Area of Specialization – Geropsychology
Research Advisor/Mentor – Dr. Todd McCallum
Research Interests – I have a broad interest in Clinical and Multicultural Psychology, specifically in their application to Geropsychology. I am particularly interested in factors that promote successful aging, such as mental and physical activity, autonomy, nutrition, and social competence; and how these can be incorporated in prevention strategies geared toward mid-life and beyond. Further, I wish to contribute to the development of adequate policies and competent professionals in the field of Gerontology. My hope is to act as an advocate to better assist our underserved aging populations through clinical practice, research, and public service.
Selected Publications and Presentations – Rodriguez, S. (April, 2016). Ability to recognize emotion in voices as a function of age and bilingualism. Poster presented at the annual Western Psychological Association convention, Long Beach, CA.
Favorite Part of the Program and Comments on the Faculty – I am excited to develop as a well-rounded professional at Case and to explore the different clinical and research opportunities the program has to offer. I also look forward to getting to know and working with my peers and faculty members.