Silvia (Rodriguez) Hernandez

Clinical Psychology
Mather Memorial

Other Information

Research Areas: Adult Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialization – Geropsychology

Research Advisor/Mentor – Dr. James Overholser

Research Interests I am interested in the factors that promote healthy aging and how they can be used in prevention and intervention strategies. Through clinically-informed research, I hope to understand ways in which quality of life can be improved for older adults facing age-related issues, including emotional, psychological, and sociocultural problems

Selected Publications and Presentations – Hernandez, S., Overholser, J. C., Phillips, K., & Stockmeier, C. (2019). Suicide among young-old and old-old adults: Interactions between key biopsychosocial risk factors. Poster presented at the Aging in America Conference, New Orleans, LA

Favorite Part of the Program and Comments on the Faculty – One of the main qualities I was looking for when applying to programs was how approachable and caring the faculty are, and the faculty here at Case Western is exactly that. They are always available to their students and truly care about our success in the program. Given our training and opportunities, I am confident I will be a well-rounded and highly prepared internship and licensure candidate in the future.