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Albert, FeLisa

Felisa Albert
Academic Success Coach
Senior Faculty
DrPH - Doctorate in Public Health / Advocacy and Leadership Track
Capella University
Undergraduate Department of Academic Advising
(617) 873-0523
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Focus

Expert in the fields of public health, racial equity leadership, health disparities, Black women’s health, health and wellness, and nutrition.

Courses Taught

Variety of courses in health and human services


DrPH – Health Sciences, Capella University – Public Health

M.A. – Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University – Women’s’ Health

B.S. – Undergraduate Studies, Cambridge College – Human Services


“Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power - not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist”. Bell Hooks

Professional Experience

Facilitator for Conversations on Race

Health and Education Consultant

Capstone / Mentor Consultant – Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership in Schools and Communities

Course Designer and Admissions Reader for MPH Program – Suffolk University

Nurse – Boston hospitals

Awards & Recognitions

Alliance Student Success Newsletter (2020) – Cambridge College

Employee Recognition (2020) – Cambridge College

Class Commencement speaker (2008) – Cambridge College

Research & Publications

Albert, F. (2016): "Perceptions and experiences of racial disparities affecting Massachusetts Black residents' utilization of health care services". Doctoral Dissertation. ProQuest Publishing. Ann Arbor, MN.

This research used a qualitative phenomenological design methodology supported by the Critical Race Theory and Behavioral Use of Health Services. To be considered an expert in racial disparities and to understand why health disparities continue to be a persistent public health concern, research had to include historical racism, discrimination, and medical exploitation far beyond the now-infamous Tuskegee study. I also reported that consistent data revealed that structural, institutional, and perceived forms of racism experienced by communities of color had profound and detrimental implications in regard to their health outcomes.

Selected Presentations

Cultural Competency and the Patient-Provider Interaction

Racial Disparities across the Lifespan

Cross-Cultural Communication in Health Professions

Power in Equity and Diversity Leadership

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Harvard Graduate School of Education (Mentor / Panelist)

Minority and Women Businesses

American Public Health Association