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.
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 perceived stress and body image). 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, which she is currently extending into the novel context of pregnancy and postpartum health.
Dr. Rodriguez is dedicated to teaching and mentoring students. She instructs Social Psychology (PSY 1402), Health Psychology (PSY 2408), and Psychophysiology (PSY 2502). She also is eager to engage students in her research and encourages them to contact her about opportunities to work or volunteer in the Stigma, Eating, and Endocrinology Dynamics (SEED) Lab.
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.