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Heidy Mendez-Rodriguez, B.A.

Pronouns: Heidy

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Medicine

San Diego

Areas of Research

Psychosocial and Biological Mechanisms, Health Behaviors, Health Disparities, Disease Management, Patient-Provider Communications


My research focuses on the psychosocial and biological mechanisms behind health behaviors, how integrated models of care can reduce health disparities, and how technology-based interventions and community-partnered interventions can improve disease management and patient-provider communications.


  1. B.A. Health and Human Biology
    Brown University
  2. B.A. Psychology
    CUNY School of Profession Studies
  1. Pyatak, E., Hernandez, R., Pham, L., Mehdiyeva, K., Schneider, S., Peters, A., Ruelas, V., Crandall, J., Lee, P., Jin, H., Hoogendoorn, C.J., Crespo-Ramos, G., Mendez-Rodriguez, H., Harmel, M., Walker, M., Serafin-Dokhan, S., Gonzalez, J.S., Spruijt-Metz, D. (2021). Function and Emotion in Everyday Life with Type 1 Diabetes (FEEL-T1D): A fully remote intensive longitudinal study of blood glucose, function, and emotional well-being in adults with type 1 diabetes. JMIR Research Protocols.
  1. Integrated Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship – T32 Grant (2022-2027)
Awards & Honors
  1. Integrated Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship – T32 Grant (2022-2027)