Tracy Casanova

Assistant Professor

Tracy Casanova

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

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

Bio

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

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • PSYC GA BRD of Examiners of Psy, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6320

    Brain, Behavior, & Movement
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6330

    Healthcare Across the Lifespan
  • RHON 5000

    Hematology-Oncology
  • MEDI 6150

    MCG YOU+
  • MEDI 6220

    Cardiopulmonary/Heme

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Gender Minority Stress and Health Perceptions Among Transgender Individuals in a Small Metropolitan Southeastern Region of the United States., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal