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Lourdes J. Rodríguez, DrPH
Program Officer, New York Health Foundation
Lourdes J. Rodríguez Dr. Lourdes Rodríguez serves as Program Officer at the New York State Health Foundation, where she works on projects related to building healthy communities. In this capacity, she works towards supporting neighborhood-level interventions to increase healthy food options and improve the built environment; advancing public policies that promote healthy living; and increasing access to programs that help New Yorkers lead healthier lives.

Prior to this position, Lourdes served as Associate Director of Community Partnerships for Healthy Neighborhoods at City Harvest, overseeing the implementation of the organization’s community engagement activities to help address the epidemics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other diet-related diseases in five low-income neighborhoods in New York City. From 2004 through 2012 she was on the faculty of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Global Institute of Public Health. She co-edited a book examining community mobilization for health and has authored numerous publications and book chapters on violence prevention, mental health, active living, and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Lourdes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctorate in Public Health degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.