Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center


154 Haven Ave. 3rd Fl
NY NY 10032


Carmen Rodriguez, MA, PhD, is the Director of Columbia University Head Start at the Mailman School of Public Health and has been a faculty member in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health since 2002. Prior to her directorship at Head Start, Dr. Rodriguez was the Senior Psychologist at the Therapeutic Nursery at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez has conducted several rounds of research on the improved use of antibiotics for URI in children of recently immigrated Latinos as part of The ACURI Project, and she continues to conduct research on the provision of Early Head Start and Head Start programs in Northern Manhattan. Dr. Rodriguez was awarded her second Irving Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Pilot Research Award Phase 1 Columbia University in 2012, and she serves as an Advisory Board Member of both The Center for Children and Families at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education: QUIERE Board at Teacher's College.



PhD, 1985, New York University
MA, 1982, New York University
BA, 1973, Queens College

Areas of Expertise

Child Health and Development

Select Urban Health Activities

Columbia University Head Start: Dr. Carmen Rodriguez directs the federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start program sponsored by the School of Public Health. Columbia University Head Start (CUHS) provides comprehensive bilingual child development and family support services to children from birth to age five, pregnant women and their families. The program serves a predominantly Latino immigrant population in Washington Heights and West Harlem/Hamilton Heights.

Select Publications

Canino I, Spurlock J Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents The Guilford Press NY, NY USA 85-102 2000
Noble, K., Duch, H., Landers, C., Rodriguez, C., Grundleger, A., and Darvique, M.E Getting Ready for School: A Preliminary Evaluation of a Parent-Focused School-Readiness Program Child Development Research 1-14 2012
Duch, H. and Rodriguez, C. Strengthening families in Head Start: the impact of a parent education program on the emotional well-being of families Early Child Development and Care 181 733-748 2011
Stockwell, M.S., Catallozzi, M., Meyer, D., Rodriguez, C., Martinez, E., Larson, E. Improving care of upper respiratory infection among Latino Early Head Start parents. Immigr Minority Health. 12(6) 925-31 2010
Duch, H. and Rodriguez, C. Consultation in International Development School Psychology International 26 162-178 2005
I.Canino & J.Spurlock Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents (2nd Ed.) Guilford Press New York 84-102 2000

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