Dr. Christiana Best is a licensed social worker with a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. As the creator and host of the Inside Out/Outside In podcast, she facilitates conversations between academia and the community to amplify the voices of marginalized groups.
Dr. Christiana Best began publishing professionally almost twenty years ago and continues to do so with her commitment to racial equity in systems. Along with her colleagues, she recently completed a research project on Microaggression in the Caribbean Diaspora and is working on two manuscripts.
As of 2021, Dr. Best is involved in five projects. Together with three colleagues, the research study Microaggression in the Caribbean Diaspora was completed and the manuscripts are being written. She also created and produces a monthly podcast, Inside Out/Outside In- which highlights the voices of people of color and leads with the themes of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Dr. Christiana Best-Giacomini is the host and creator of the podcast Inside Out/Outside In, which engages in conversations between academia and its communities and is framed by the themes of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Dr. Best is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Welfare and is a licensed social worker.