Luciana Andrea Giorgio Cosenzo

Luciana is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia School of Social Work. Her main research interests focus on examining the association of acculturation, social ties, cognitive coping strategies, and health behaviors related to cardiometabolic health among Latinx and Hispanic adults. Under the guidance of Dr. Carmela Alcántara, Luciana is examining how social relationships affect sleep health among Latinx women and men. Prior to her doctoral studies, Luciana received a Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming with a focus on contemporary social issues from Columbia University. She studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2014.

Research Interests

Health Inequities
Immigrant Health
Migrant Health
Second Generation
Social Determinants
Social Support


General Social Survey (GSS)