Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez
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BA Psychology & Spanish Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 2012
MA Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2015
PhD Health Psychology University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2018

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez is an assistant professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience. She directs the Stigma Eating & Endocrinology Dynamics (SEED) Lab and collaborates on interdisciplinary research initiatives throughout WPI and around the globe.

Dr. Rodriguez's research program harnesses an integrated biopsychosocial approach to identify psychosocial predictors and mechanisms that drive health behaviors, overall health, and health disparities. Her mixed-methods research occurs at the intersection of social phenomena (such as weight stigma), biomarkers (such as cortisol and inflammation), and psychological factors (such as stress and behavior change). Core themes throughout her work include eating and exercise, weight and obesity, stigma and discrimination, pregnancy and maternal health, and chronic pain.

Dr. Rodriguez is dedicated to teaching and mentoring students. She instructs Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychophysiology, and Advanced Psychophysiology and serves as the Assistant Director of the Psychological & Cognitive Science Program. She also leads an active team of student researchers in the SEED Lab and encourages any interested students to contact her about opportunities to work, volunteer, or conduct projects.

Scholarly Work

Hailu, H., Skouteris, H., Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C., Hill, B. (in press). SWIPE: A conceptual, multi-perspective model for understanding and informing interventions for weight stigma in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartumHealth Psychology Review.

Nagpal, T. S. & Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C. (in press). Support or stigma? Investigating weight stigma and close relationships from pregnancy through the postpartumStigma & Health.

Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C.,Nephew, B. C., Polcari, J. J., Melican, V., King, J., & Gardiner, P. (2024).Race-based differences in the response to an integrative medical group visit intervention for chronic painGlobal Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health.

Hailu, H., Skouteris, H., Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C., Ramachandran, D., Galvin, E., & Hill, B. (2024). Drivers and facilitators of weight stigma among preconception, pregnant and postpartum women: A systematic reviewObesity Reviews.

Mansoor, H., Gerych, W., Alajaji, A., Buquicchio, L., Chandrasekaran, K., Agu, E., Rundensteiner, E., & Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C. (2023). INPHOVIS: Interactive visual analytics for smartphone-based phenotypingVisual Informatics.

Nagpal, T. S., Nippert, K. E., Velletri, M., Tomiyama, A. J., & Incollingo Rodriguez, A. C. (2023). Close relationships as sources of pregnancy-related weight stigma for expecting and new mothersInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine.


SEE MORE NEWS ABOUT Angela Incollingo Rodriguez
Self Magazine
How to Cope If Pregnancy Is Messing With Your Body Image

Angela C. Incollingo Rodriguez, assistant professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience, talked with Self Magazine for an article about how pregnancy can impact body image. She noted that pregnancy content on social media tends to skew toward what we look like versus what we feel like, even if what you're seeing isn't overtly talking about appearance.  

Postpartum Weight Stigma

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience, spoke with the Southern California NPR station KPCC about weight stigma before and after pregnancy, and its relationship to postpartum depression and social media.