Tracy Casanova

Assistant Dean for Learning Well-Being

Tracy Casanova

Assistant Dean for Learning Well-Being

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities


Dr. Tracy Casanova is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior. She attended Michigan State University where she received a BS in Psychology. She went on to earn an MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. She concluded her graduate education in Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she received a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Dr. Casanova completed her pre-doctoral internship at Southern Illinois University Counseling and Psychological Services. She finished her training at Charlie Norwood VAMC with a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in Military Sexual Trauma. Dr. Casanova’s expertise lies in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and the LGBTQ community. She is passionate about social justice and focuses her research on examining intersectional issues of identity. She is currently the President of the Board for the Equality Clinic. Dr. Casanova is licensed in the state of Georgia and an active member of the Georgia Psychological Association.

  • CN-3302


  • CER, Women's Studies Southern Illinois University a, 2016

  • Ph.D., Psychology, General Southern Illinois University a, 2016

  • MPHIL, Social Psychology University of Cambridge - Fitz, 2008

  • BS, Psychology, General Michigan State University, 2007


  • PSYC GA BRD of Examiners of Psy, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RHON 5000

  • MEDI 6150

    MCG YOU+


Selected Recent Publications

  • A Scoping Review of Institutional Policies and Recommendations for Trans Inpatient Mental Health Care, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Filling a Gap in Healthcare for the Transgender Community in the CSRA, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Differences in Healthcare Access, Utilization and Experiences amongst LGBTQ+ Subgroups in the Southern United States. , 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Effects of Polyvictimization on Mental and Physical Health Outcomes in the LGBTQ Sample, 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Gender Minority Stress and Health Perceptions Among Transgender Individuals in a Small Metropolitan Southeastern Region of the United States., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal