Alexandra Rodriguez

Chosen to represent “Discovery & Innovation,” one of six core values at the University of Florida (UF) in 2022, Alex Rodriguez, MPH values and practices research at the intersection of arts and public health. As a current Public Health PhD student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration, Alex primarily pursues research with UF Center for Arts in Medicine‘s Interdisciplinary Lab. She has had the opportunity to contribute to arts in public health research such as CDC field guides on how to utilize the arts to promote vaccine confidence as well as the Oxford Bibliography for the field of Arts in Health. More recently, Alex developed a grant-funded, mural-based vaccine confidence project which was selected for a Cam Busch Award (Honorable Mention) by the National Organization of Arts in Health. Alongside her continued research at the University of Florida, Alex is working with One Nation/One Project – a national arts and community wellbeing project across 18 cities in the United States – as a National Research and Impact Associate.

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