- Research Program Mentor
PhD at University of Florida (UF)
Abnormal psychology, health psychology/behavioral medicine, PTSD/trauma, health disparities, cervical cancer screening, substance abuse, primary care-mental health integration, reproductive and perinatal mental health, evaluating therapy outcomes, psychology theory, intersection of gender and health
BioHello! My name is Vicki Rodriguez and I am a licensed psychologist. My academic passions include abnormal psychology, health psychology, health behaviors, and PTSD/trauma. I especially love working on issues at the intersections of gender and health as well exploring health disparities in any area and why they exist. In my therapy practice I specialize in reproductive and perinatal concerns, which are also academic interests of mine. When I'm not working with clients or mentees, I love to craft, sew, practice yoga, play with my Havanese puppies, and listen to true crime podcasts.
Motivators of and Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening
In this project, mentees will examine which variables serve as motivators of and barriers to the practice of cervical cancer screening in a certain population. This can highlight which psychosocial variables are associated with this health behavior.
Increasing Awareness of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
In this project, mentees will research risk and protective factors for postpartum mental health issues and develop original promotional materials (e.g., social media posts, pamphlets, presentations, podcasts, etc.) in order to increase awareness of postpartum mental health issues.