Recent graduate receives National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences funding

Dr. Jeannie Rodriguez is co-investigator on effort to understand why African-American women experience a higher rate of preterm birth than Caucasian women
Rodriguez Jeannie headshotDr. Jeannie RodriguezBy Laura Lesley

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) alumna Jeannie Rodriguez, PhD, RN, C-PNP/PC, is project lead for the Microbiome, Environment, and Neurodevelopmental Delay (MEND) project, which is part of the Emory University Center for Children’s Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics (C-CHEM2).

The goal of this study is to understand why African American women experience a higher rate of preterm birth than Caucasian women.

Rodriguez is a 2015 PhD graduate of the UAB School of Nursing and a junior faculty member in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Her role in the MEND project is to research how prenatal and postnatal toxicant exposures and stress influence the infant gut microbiome, neurodevelopment, and behavior during the first 18 months of life.
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