Geovanna Rodriguez, PhD

Geovanna Rodriguez

Geovanna Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ballmer Faculty Affiliate
Prevention Science Faculty Affiliate

Geovanna Rodriguez, PhD, (she/her/ella) is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon. Her research interests are housed between the intersection of neurodiversity and mental health with a special focus on supporting autistic youth and their families. Dr. Rodriguez's work focuses on the promotion of school-based mental health prevention and programming with the goal of improving equitable school mental health systems for students with disabilities and students from historically marginalized backgrounds, including Latino/a/x and Spanish-speaking communities. 

Dr. Rodriguez's practice, teaching, and research centers marginalized groups and aims to develop new healing-focused systems within schools focused on strengths, mental health equity, and intersectional justice. She is personally interested in consulting with schools on the implementation of culturally relevant multitiered systems that promote the mental health and social-emotional well-being of adolescents with disabilities. Within these systems, she has a particular interest in adolescents, school mental health promotion and prevention, special educator training, and family-community-school partnerships among underserved communities.