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.


SEE MORE NEWS ABOUT Angela Incollingo Rodriguez
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.
As I See It: Balancing Work and Life Also Balances Me

Angela Rodriguez, assistant professor in the Social Science and Policy Studies department, wrote an account for the Telegram & Gazette's "As I See It" section on how our culture can more positively reshape its portrayal of the working mom and work-life-balance – especially while in a pandemic.