Psychosocial Epidemiology and Public Health

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Francisca S. Rodriguez

Curriculum Vitae

2020Habilitation (venia legendi) in Psychology, Technical University of Kaiserslautern
2011-2014PhD (“”) in Social Medicine, Occupational and Public Health, University of Leipzig, Germany
2008-2010Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004-2008Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and International Economics, American University of Paris, France
Major previous appointments
since 2019Head of junior research group at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Greifswald, Germany
2018-2019Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Cognitive Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
2017Postdoc at the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
2016Visiting Researcher at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Since 2011Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health (ISAP), University of Leipzig, Germany
Activities in the Scientific Community / Professional Memberships
since 2017Member of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
since 2017Founding member of the International Interdisciplinary Young Investigators Alzheimer's & Dementia
2015Member of the German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention  (DGSMP)
Honors and Awards
2017Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles Young Investigator Award


Hans-Heimann Prize, German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
2015Dissertation award, German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention
2015Dissertation award, Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig

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