About

Dr. Rodriguez is an assistant research professor and pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in 1996 with her BSN and worked as a staff nurse in a specialty unit focused on caring for the ventilated child at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta before obtaining her MSN from Emory University in 2000. She has worked as a PNP in pediatric primary care. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Areas of Expertise

Biological Behavioral/omics
Child and Adolescent Health
Environmental Health
Health Disparities
Obesity
Vulnerable Populations

Publications

Rodriguez, J., Affuso, O., Azuero, A., Downs, C., Turner-Henson, A., Rice. M. (in press). Infant feeding practices and weight gain in toddlers born very preterm: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Rodriguez, J., Jordan, S., Mutic, A., & Thul, T. (2017). The neonatal microbiome: Implications for the NICU nurse. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 42(6), 332-337.

Jordan, S., Baker, B., Dunn, A., Edwards, S., Ferranti, E. Mutic, A., Yang, I., & Rodriguez, J. (2017). Maternal-child microbiome: Collection, storage, and implications for research and practice. Nursing Research, 66(2), 175-183.

Rodriguez, J., Huntington-Moskos, L., Johnson, A., Williams, S., Gulledge, E., Feeley, C., & Rice, M. (2016). Collecting biological measures for research with children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Doi 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.12.007.

Rice, M., Turner-Henson, A., Park, N., Azuero A., Amiri, A., Feeley, C., Johnson, A., Lam, T., Huntington-Moskos, L., Rodriguez, J., & Williams, S. (2016). Child and maternal factors that influence child blood pressure in preschool children: An exploratory study. Applied Nursing Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.01.008.

Teaching

My teaching experience is in the area of pediatric nursing.

Research

My long-term professional goal is to develop an independently funded research program to investigate interactions among exposures, the gut microbiome, metabolic pathways, and disease development in young children.

Awards