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Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez

Neuroscience & Assistant Professor of Psychology, 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Angela Incollingo Rodriguez is an assistant professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She received her PhD in Health Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr Rodriguez’s research program uses an integrated biopsychosocial approach to study health and health behaviors, particularly weight-related behaviors. She conducts research at the intersection of social phenomena (such as stigma and discrimination), biomarkers (such as cortisol and inflammation), and psychological factors (such as perceived stress and depression). Her work at this intersection aims to address pressing societal issues related to discrimination, health disparities, chronic pain, addictive behaviors, and learning. Some of Dr. Rodriguez’s current projects include identifying the negative consequences of stigma and discrimination for maternal health; investigating how various types of technology (including smartphones and 3D printing) influence eating behavior; and fusing sensed data with traditional methodologies to understand chronic pain trajectories, particularly in underserved groups.