Ana Rodriguez, MD, MPH

  • 276 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20122022
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Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She later completed the Masters of Public Health Program at UTMB. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She joined the staff of UTMB in 2009. Since then, she has been clinically active and has been performing innovative research in women's health as well as being involved in the training of medical students, residents, and junior faculty members. Dr. Rodriguez is one of our minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons who received the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) designation in 2013, which was successfully renewed in 2017. This designation signifies the highest level of laparoscopic gynecological expertise accredited by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. Rodriguez’s clinical areas of interest comprise the diseases related to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, family planning / contraception, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez’s primary research interests are cancer prevention, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and HPV infection. She has been the principal investigator on projects involving the study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, the risk of cancer associated with obesity (especially endometrial cancer), and the risk of colorectal cancer among cervical cancer survivors. She is currently the principal investigator for projects investigating the long-term impact of HPV vaccination among women and projects implementing HPV vaccination strategies among high-risk populations in Texas.

Research interests

Education/Academic qualification

Masters of Public Health, University of Texas Medical Branch

20112013

OB/GYN, Residency Training, Texas Tech. University Health Sciences Center

20052009

OB/GYN, Internship, Texas Tech. University Health Sciences Center

2006

Medical Degree, Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador

19932000

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2011 → …

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 276 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Interventions in the U.S. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Rodriguez, A., Do, T. Q. N., Goodman, M., Schmeler, K. M., Kaul, S. & Kuo, Y. F., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Meta-Analysis
Incidence
Young Adult
Vaccination

Low-cost, high-resolution imaging for detecting cervical precancer in medically-underserved areas of Texas

Parra, S. G., Rodriguez, A., Cherry, K. D., Schwarz, R. A., Gowen, R. M., Guerra, L. B., Milbourne, A. M., Toscano, P. A., Fisher-Hoch, S. P., Schmeler, K. M. & Richards-Kortum, R. R., Sep 1 2019, In : Gynecologic Oncology. 154, 3, p. 558-564 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medically Underserved Area
Colposcopy
Costs and Cost Analysis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Point-of-Care Systems
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Parents
Vaccination
Health Personnel
Students

School-based human papillomavirus vaccination program for increasing vaccine uptake in an underserved area in Texas

Kaul, S., Do, T. Q. N., Hsu, E., Schmeler, K. M., Montealegre, J. R. & Rodriguez, A. M., Dec 2019, In : Papillomavirus Research. 8, 100189.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vaccination
Vaccines
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Education
Students

Disparities in adolescent and young adult sarcoma survival: Analyses of the Texas cancer registry and the National SEER Data

Avila, J. C., Livingston, J. A., Rodriguez, A., Kirchhoff, A. C., Kuo, Y. F. & Kaul, S., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 7, 6, p. 681-687 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survival Analysis
Sarcoma
Registries
Young Adult
Epidemiology

Activities 2005 2016

  • 6 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization
  • 1 Other

Standards Committee for the Center for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) Program - American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists U.S.

Ana Rodriguez (Member)
Feb 2016 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS)

Ana Rodriguez (Member)
Nov 2016 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)

Ana Rodriguez (Member)
Jun 2015 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Society of Family Planning (SFP)

Ana Rodriguez (Other)
Jul 2014 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

Ana Rodriguez (Member)
Jan 2011 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization