Natalia Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Public Health & Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Dr. Natalia Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. She earned B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology from M.I.T., a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, an M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training in the Medical Devices Unit of the World Health Organization. In 2019, she started the Health TechQuity Lab, an interdisciplinary research group focused on the design and implementation of rapid diagnostic tests to address health disparities. By meaningfully engaging underserved communities in translational science, her lab employs participatory methodologies to increase adoption of technological innovation, empower community health workforces, and improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Dr. Rodriguez is the recipient of a career development award from the National Cancer Institute and the 2023 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

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