Dr. Amy Rodriguez is a research scientist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology from West Virginia University in 1998 and a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of Central Florida in 2000. After completing a one-year clinical fellowship at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, Dr. Rodriguez earned her certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology. From 2001-2004, she worked as a research speech-language pathologist at the VARRD Center of Excellence in Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL). After three years of experience implementing aphasia rehabilitation studies, Dr. Rodriguez decided to pursue her doctoral degree. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. Following her graduate studies, Dr. Rodriguez completed 4.5 years of postdoctoral research training. She held a one-year NIH T-32 fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida and a 3.5 year fellowship in the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Rodriguez’s work focuses on development of neuroplasticity-based interventions to improve language and cognitive function in healthy older adults and individuals with aphasia.
Research Interests: Aging, Aphasia, Exercise, Treatment Dosage
Phone: (404) 321-6111 x 204201
Fax: (404) 728-4837
Research Health Scientist, CVNR
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland