Angela Incollingo Rodriguez is an assistant professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She is also co-director of the Global Public Health minor. She received her PhD in health psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her research program uses a biopsychosocial approach to study health and health behaviors. She conducts research at the intersection of social phenomena – such as weight stigma, biomarkers – such as the stress hormone cortisol, and psychological factors – such as depression and self-perceived weight. Her work follows two core arcs investigating (1) biopsychosocial predictors of eating, not eating (i.e. dieting), and obesity; and (2) the phenomenon of weight stigma and its consequences. Her current work is extending the study of weight stigma specifically into the novel context of pregnancy and postpartum health.
Professor Rodriguez is dedicated to teaching and mentoring students. This year, she will be instructing Social Psychology (PSY 1402) and Psychophysiology (PSY 2502). She also is eager to engage students in her research, and encourages students to contact her if interested in working or volunteering in the Stigma, Eating, and Endocrinology Dynamics (SEED) Lab. She is also the co-director of the Global Public Health minor and looks forward to advising students interesting in pursuing this minor.
In the News
Boston 25 spoke with Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, assistant professor of social science and policy studies, regarding her research about the impact of weight stigma or fat shaming on pregnant and postpartum women.
This morning, WBUR featured an interview with Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez, assistant professor of psychology, on her research - the first such study of its kind - into the impact of weight stigma on pregnant and postpartum women.