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Felicia Schanche Hodge

Felicia Schanche Hodge

School of Nursing
University of California
Tel: 310-267-2255


Dr. Felicia Hodge holds a joint faculty appointment in the School of Public Health (Health Services) and the School of Nursing (Primary Care). Professor Hodge has also served as the Chair of the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, and heads up the Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education (CAIIRE). As an enrolled member of the Wailaki tribe of Northern California, she carries a personal interest in cancer prevention and control among American Indians. Dr. Hodge earned a MPH in health care (1976) and a DrPH in health administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987. Following her master’s degree, she worked for 36 reservation tribes in the state of Washington, Oregon and Idaho where she headed up and incorporated a tribal advocacy center (Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board), testifying before Congress for clinic and training needs of tribes. Dr. Hodge has been continuously funded from federal sources since 1990. Her research includes tobacco cessation and control, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, type 2 diabetes, nutrition, wellness, and cancer symptom management, including pain and depression. Dr. Hodge completed a 4-year appointment to the NINR National Advisory Council and is currently a member of the AHRQ women’s expert group. Dr. Hodge teaches Research Methods among Indigenous Populations for the American Indian Studies program and she teaches California Indian History for the History Department. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Hodge teaches two doctoral seminars as well as classes in Responsible Conduct of Research and Family Nursing Theory.