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Lourdes J. Rodríguez, DrPH

Education

DrPH, Public Health in Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University

About

Lourdes J. Rodríguez serves as director of the Center for Place-Based Initiatives at Dell Medical School. She works on community-engaged research and practice projects that build on ideas elicited from community colleagues.

Previously, she served as program officer at the New York State Health Foundation. From 2004-12, she was a faculty member of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Rodríguez received a Bachelor of Science in industrial biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, an Master of Public Health from the University of Connecticut, and a DrPH from Columbia University.

Professional Affiliations
  • Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences
    Board Member, 2017
  • "Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
    Board Member, 2017-2020
  • National Academy of Science
    Engineering and Medicine Round Table on Population Health