Felicia Hodge, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Mailing Address:
UCLA Sch of Nurs
BOX 956919, 5-940 Factor Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Professor, Health Policy and Management
Professor of Nursing and Health Services, Health Equity

Felicia Schanche Hodge, DrPH is a Professor in the School of Nursing as well as a as a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding School of Public Health.. She teaches courses in research methods, American Indian populations and family theory. Dr. Hodge is the founder and director of the Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education (CAIIRE) which supports research, evaluation, policy development, education, planning, prevention and community service activities. Dr. Hodge is also the Chair of the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program at UCLA. She also serves as a member of the NIH-NINR National Advisory Council. She has served as Principal Investigator for several large R01 research projects targeting American Indian health issues including cervical cancer, nutrition, smoking cessation, breast cancer, wellness concepts, diabetes, cancer pain and self management, all supported by the National Cancer Institute and/or the National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Hodge's research is in the area of developing and testing culturally sensitive intervention models for American Indian populations. Her publications include an analysis of urban and rural smoking patterns, an examination of culturally sensitive interventions, and research into the application of the CES-D (depression) scale among American Indian adults, as well as various cancer and diabetes interventions.

Dr. Hodge has developed and tested the "Talking Circle" model that tests group processes and counseling to increase cancer screening among American Indians. She has also developed the train-the-trainers program for smoking cessation projects. Consumer advocacy, participatory research, and culturally sensitive interventions for the American Indian population are the focus of her research.


A selected list of publications:

Hodge Felicia Schanche, Struthers Roxanne   Persistent smoking among Northern Plains Indians: lenient attitudes, low harm value, and partiality toward cigarette smoking Journal of cultural diversity, 2006; 13(4): 181-5.
Geishirt Cantrell Betty A, Hodge Felicia S, Struthers Roxanne, Decora Lorelei H   The high incidence of cigarette smoking among American indians of the Northern Plains Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 2005; 20(1 Suppl): 97-100.
Struthers Roxanne, Savik Kay, Hodge Felicia Schanche   American Indian women and cardiovascular disease: response behaviors to chest pain The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 2004; 19(3): 158-63.
Struthers Roxanne, Hodge Felicia S   Sacred tobacco use in Ojibwe communities Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, 2004; 22(3): 209-25.
Hodge Felicia S, Geishirt Cantrell Betty A, Struthers Roxanne, Casken John   American Indian internet cigarette sales: another avenue for selling tobacco products American journal of public health, 2004; 94(2): 260-1.
Struthers Roxanne, Hodge Felicia Schanche, De Cora Lorelei, Geishirt-Cantrell Betty   The experience of native peer facilitators in the campaign against type 2 diabetes The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 2003; 19(2): 174-80.
Hodge Felicia Schanche, Pasqua Anna, Marquez Carol A, Geishirt-Cantrell Betty   Utilizing traditional storytelling to promote wellness in American Indian communities Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society, 2002; 13(1): 6-11.