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Ms. Rodriguez gained her public health experience at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff. In this role, Ms. Rodriguez actively participated in internal and external projects to improve agency processes and facilitate collaborations with other City agencies to protect the health of New Yorkers. She assisted in the drafting of the agency-wide confidentiality policy. She was a key support to the DOHMH's partnership with the Department of Homeless Services to improve the health of homeless adults. Also, Ms. Rodriguez was the primary author of the Bureau of Tobacco Control's proposal for nomination to the 2007 American Public Health (APHA) Epidemiology Section Award, which was awarded to the BTC at the 135th annual APHA conference in November 2007. In the health care sector, Ms. Rodriguez has been involved in quality assurance projects at Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City; at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Barcelona, Spain; and at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her previous teaching experience includes seventh grade physical science at a New York City junior high school, as well as English as a second language and health and hospital administration at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, CUNY.
Ms. Rodriguez's research interests include how language barriers impact health care access; the use of medical interpretation to improve health outcomes; bioethics, with special interest in the ethics of genetic testing; the role of minors in health care decision making; and school readiness.
Bonsignore, K. & Rodriguez, N. (2008). "Transitioning from traditional course delivery to hybrid and online formats." Baltimore, Maryland.