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Kaitlyn Nicolasa Félix is a Research Program Manager with ASU’s Biostatistics Consultation Core and Project Manager for ASU’s Project ECHO. Kaitlyn is a catalyst for change, operationalizing Project ECHO programs aimed at improving access to healthcare across the state of Arizona. A seasoned professional with a passion for mixed-methods data analysis and community-engaged research, her expertise lies in project management, data analysis, and outcome dissemination, particularly in collaborating with community partners to implement impactful interventions. Her research background is focused on the importance of community engagement, emphasizing the importance of authentic connections to improve community health and outcomes, in areas such as Alzheimer’s dementia and the human trafficking field. Kaitlyn excels in weaving together data-driven insights and the personal narratives of communities to identify impactful solutions, making her work meaningful and actionable.
In previous roles, including Program Director and Instructor for a community-engaged, service-learning initiative, Kaitlyn mobilized research and teaching practices aimed at transforming the future healthcare workforce through interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, specifically working with vulnerable populations. Believing in the transformative power of research to drive innovation and improve decision-making, Kaitlyn is dedicated to bridging the gap between knowledge generation and practical outcomes across diverse fields. Kaitlyn's impact extends beyond research. She played a crucial role in designing, implementing, and evaluating a collaborative model for interprofessional primary care education for both students and faculty in the clinical learning environment.
Kaitlyn's proficiency in Spanish, both written and spoken, is a testament to her cultural connection. As a proud first-generation American, her family from México, she stands as the first in her family to graduate from college. In 2018, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, complemented by a minor in Spanish Linguistics, from Arizona State University. She continued her academic pursuit, culminating in the attainment of her Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery in 2021.
Kaitlyn's commitment to making a difference in the healthcare landscape is evident not only through her academic achievements but also in her clinical experience, as a certified nursing assistant. Her expertise spans geriatrics, neuro-trauma, pediatrics, dementia/memory care, and hospice/palliative care. Currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing (Entry to Nursing Practice, MEPN) program, Kaitlyn aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner, fueled by a profound desire to combatting healthcare disparities and threats to population health. These experiences have cultivated in her a holistic perspective of the healthcare field, which influences her dedication to developing solutions for healthcare disparities and championing a “person-first” approach to care.
MS in Nursing - anticipated graduation 2025 - Arizona State University, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
MS in Science of Health Care Delivery - 2021 - Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions
BS in Health Sciences with a Minor in Spanish Linguistics - 2018 - Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions & Barrett, the Honors College
Eno, C, Piemonte, N, Michalec, B, Adams, C, Budesheim, T, Félix, K, et al. Forming Physicians: Evaluating the Opportunities and Benefits of Structured Integration of Humanities and Ethics into Medical Education. Journal of Medical Humanities (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-023-09812-2
Petrov, M, Calvin S, Vander Wyst, K, Whisner, C, Meltzer, L, Chen, A, Félix, K, Roe-Sepowitz, D. Sleep Disturbances and Hygiene of Adolescent Female Survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Journal of Pediatric Health Care (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2023.07.006
Calvin, S, Newman, N, Félix, K, Mersbergen, C. Chapter 13: Forced Labor & Labor Trafficking in Human Trafficking – A Global Emergency: Perspectives in Nursing, Criminal Justice, and the Social Sciences; Springer Vancouver, 2023. Textbook pending publication.