Keri L. Rodriguez, PhD - Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
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Keri L. Rodriguez, PhD

Keri Rodriguez, PhD
CHERP COIN Investigator, Co-Director of Qualitative Methods Core
VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Research Health Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs
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Dr. Rodriguez works at the interface of medicine, sociology, palliative care, and linguistics. She is an active member of the Palliative Care-Heart Failure Education and Research Trials and the VA Biomedical Ethics Advisory Committee. Building on existing work in oncology, she is interested in how cardiologists negotiate information transfer and decision making. Her research is aimed at gaining a better understanding of doctors' communication styles and determing whether doctors modify their conversation based on their patients' values, sociodemographic characteristics, or clinical status. Ultimately, her goal is to develop interventions to improve relevant skills, reduce disparities, and promote equity in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations.

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Racial Differences in Satisfaction with VA Health Care: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study. Zickmund SL, Burkitt KH, Gao S, Stone RA, Rodriguez KL, Switzer GE, Shea JA, Bayliss NK, Meiksin R, Walsh MB, Fine MJ. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2015 Sep;2(3):317-29. doi: 10.1007/s40615-014-0075-6. Epub 2015 Jan 21.

Large-Scale No-Show Patterns and Distributions for Clinic Operational Research. Davies ML1, Goffman RM2, May JH3, Monte RJ4, Rodriguez KL5,6,7, Tjader YC8, Vargas DL9. Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Feb 16;4(1). pii: E15. doi: 10.3390/healthcare4010015.

Veteran, primary care provider, and specialist satisfaction with electronic consultation.  Rodriguez KL, Burkitt KH, Bayliss NK, Skoko JE, Switzer GE, Zickmund SL, Fine MJ, Macpherson DS.JMIR Med Inform. 2015 Jan 14;3(1):e5. doi: 10.2196/medinform.3725.

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Updated:  Sept 2019