Dr. Amy Rodriguez is a Research Health Scientist with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Science her from the University of Florida in 2010 and went on to complete a NIH T-32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida (2010-2011) and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (2011-2015)

Research Interests:

As a speech-language pathologist and rehabilitation scientist, Dr. Rodriguez’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of neuroplasticity-based treatments for language and cognitive disorders resulting from neurologic disease. The overarching goals of her research are to: 1) develop clinically translatable treatments that yield generalizable and lasting effects and 2) develop clinically accessible ways of identifying who will acquire benefit from a specific treatment approach. Her work includes investigation of intensive comprehensive treatment approaches, as well as the use of exercise and brain stimulation as adjuvants to traditional treatment. Additional interests include dose-response relationships, as well as behavioral and neural predictors of treatment response. Her work is motivated by the desire to help Veterans maximize their language function to support meaningful connection with others and participation in activities of everyday life

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9Rdad44AAAAJ&hl=en

Phone: (404) 321-6111 x 204201

Fax: (404) 728-4837
Email: amy.rodriguez@emory.edu


  • Research Health Scientist, Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Research, Atlanta VA
  • Director, Connectivity Core, Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Research, Atlanta VA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Director, Therapeutic Programs, Cognitive Empowerment Program