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.
Bert Valdespino J, Naranjo Bert I, Morales AR, 2020, Las redes de apoyo en el contexto educativo escolar, familiar y comunitario: debate imprescindible para las prácticas educativas inclusivas, Revista Científica Ciencia Y Tecnología, Vol:27, ISSN:1390-6321, Pages:1-9
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, 2020, Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017, Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:750-759
Mireku MO, Rodriguez A, 2020, Family income gradients in adolescent obesity, overweight and adiposity persist in extremely deprived and extremely affluent neighbourhoods but not in middle-class Neighbourhoods: evidence from the UK millennium cohort study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:17, ISSN:1660-4601, Pages:1-12
et al., 2019, GWAS on longitudinal growth traits reveals different genetic factors influencing infant, child, and adult BMI, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548
et al., 2019, A MENDELIAN RANDOMISATION STUDY ON CAUSALITY BETWEEN ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AND MULTIPLE OBESITY-RELATED TRAITS, 27th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), ELSEVIER, Pages:S114-S115, ISSN:0924-977X