Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 0941a.rodriguez




168Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Professor Rodriguez first joined Imperial College School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on a prestigious VINNMER grant by Vinnova - Sweden’s Innovation Agency and is presently a visiting professor. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Uppsala University, Sweden, where she is still affiliated.  Professor Rodriguez contributes to post-graduate education in epidemiology and public health.  She supervises PhD students and mentors’ post-doctoral fellows.

Professor Rodriguez incorporates epidemiology, public health, and psychology to identify causal risk factors for mental health problems in mothers and children.  She leads and collaborates on prospective pregnancy-offspring cohorts using a life course approach.  She studies preventable maternal lifestyle factors such as stress, depression, and obesity in pregnancy as well as health behaviours such as diet and physical activity.  The child outcomes of interest are neonatal health, childhood growth and obesity, neurodevelopmental problems including symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

Professor Rodriguez is a member of multi-disciplinary networks including: EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium and the Cognition & Behaviour Working Group; Early Growth Genetics (EGG) consortium, consisting of European, Australian, and American cohorts to examine the genetics of growth and psychiatric outcomes; and Global Burden of Disease (GBD) is the premier epidemiological consortium and provides up-to-date analysis for global, regional, and national health policies.  She is also a part of new Earth Observation Network of Excellence and the Youth Mental Health Group at Imperial - a College-wide network.



Rodriguez A, 2021, The link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and obesity-related traits: Genetic and prenatal explanations, Translational Psychiatry, Vol:11, ISSN:2158-3188, Pages:1-8

van der Laan CM, Morosoli-García JJ, van de Weijer SGA, et al., 2021, Continuity of genetic risk for aggressive behavior across the life-course, Behavior Genetics: an International Journal Devoted to Research in the Inheritance of Behavior in Animals and Man, Vol:51, ISSN:0001-8244, Pages:592-606

Ip HF, van der Laan CM, Krapohl EML, et al., 2021, Genetic association study of childhood aggression across raters, instruments, and age, Translational Psychiatry, Vol:11, ISSN:2158-3188, Pages:1-9

Mireku MO, Rodriguez A, 2021, Sleep duration and waking activities in relation to the national sleep foundation's recommendations: an analysis of US population sleep patterns from 2015 to 2017, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:18, ISSN:1660-4601, Pages:1-15

Curtis F, Laparidou D, Bridle C, et al., 2021, Effects of cognitive behavioural therapy on insomnia in adults with tinnitus: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Vol:56, ISSN:1087-0792

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