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Natalia Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

Associate Director for Population Health and Health Equity of Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Courtesy Appointments

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Human-centered design
  • Community-based participatory research
  • COVID-19 response in homeless populations
  • Community Health Workers
  • Cervical Cancer screening

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

Department of Public Health Research Area(s)

  • Women’s Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Intervention and Implementation Science


Dr. Natalia Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, and Associate Director of Population Health and Health Equity at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Her interdisciplinary research engages diverse communities in the design and implementation of innovative technologies to address health disparities.


  • BS, Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2009
  • BS, Biology, MIT, 2009
  • MSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2016
  • MPH, Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017


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Current Courses

  • PUBH 51000 - Foundations of Global Health

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Purdue University - 2021
  • NIH/NCI Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award - 2019

Selected Grants

  • Principal Investigator, Community-Based Participatory Design of an HPV Rapid Diagnostic Test for Cervical Cancer Screening. National Cancer Institute (K01 CA241073). Period: 09/24/2019 - 08/31/2024

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