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


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.

Published Research

Large-Scale No-Show Patterns and Distributions for Clinic Operational Research. Healthcare (Basel) (2016)
Rodriguez KL, et al.

Research Areas

  • Physician Communications