About Felicia

Felicia Casanova

Project Manager, SALTO Diary Study

Interviewer, Justice Affected Care Syndemics

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

Felicia is a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami (UM), in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, in medical sociology, race, ethnicity, and immigration studies. Her overall research mission is to create equitable health care systems for historically marginalized groups in Miami. Felicia received her M.A. at UM evaluating the role, global, and local health impact of medical missions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Felicia’s previous research specifically examines health disparities among Latinx farmworker families using community health worker (CHW)-led interventions and CBPR. Felicia has experience in community-based approaches for addressing health inequities, community health workers interventions, and the translation of local conceptions of health in interventions for underserved communities, especially those related to HIV prevention and care. Felicia has presented her interdisciplinary work at sociological and public health conferences. She has published peer-reviewed articles in social science and health journals. Felicia was a UM, Distinguished Fellow for the Institute for the Advanced Studies of the Americas. Several UM programs have funded her research and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.