Dr. Miriam J Rodriguez completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University in 2002 with a major in Psychology and a Minor in English. Her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Concentration) were obtained at Nova Southeastern University in 2013. Her clinical internship was completed at Broward Health Medical Center and was focused on Health Psychology and consultation/Liaison. Dr. Rodriguez completed a Neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Her clinical training was focused in the areas of Neuropsychology, Health and Rehab Psychology. She worked with clinical populations including Neurological disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure disorders, Stroke, Cancer, Cardiovascular disorders, and other medical disorders that affect cognition and behavior.
Dr. Rodriguez’ research interests lie primarily with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She has presented at several national conferences and has published papers predominately focused on the early identification of AD diagnosis, when treatment can be most effective, and distinction between different types of dementia (i.e. Lewy Body disease vs AD) through the use of neuropsychological measures and neuroimaging techniques. She is interested in continuing work in this area, particularly in the investigation of individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Dr. Rodriguez will be investigating methods, such as cognitive rehabilitation, to prevent disease progression and progression from MCI to AD.