Felisa Gonzales, PhD, MPH
Ph.D. George Washington University
M.Phil. George Washington University
B. A. The Colorado College
My research interests include structural and psychosocial influences on the health of populations of color. Over the past five years, I have been involved in research projects investigating the impact of trauma and loss on Latina immigrants and contextual factors influencing sexual risk behaviors among Latino men who have sex with men. My master’s thesis explored the impact of acculturation and social support on Latina birth outcomes and my dissertation project focused on sexual and substance use risk among Latino adolescents. Currently, I am conducting research on primary, secondary, and tertiary cancer prevention. I am particularly interested in viral cancers, such as HPV and liver cancers, and cancers of the reproductive system. I intend to engage in independent and collaborative research efforts that contribute to the reduction of physical and mental health disparities among communities of color.