Mary Rodriguez-RabassaPonce Health Sciences University · Clinical Psychology Program
Doctor of Psychology
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Citations since 2017
13 Research Items
June 2014 - present
Ponce Health Sciences University
May 2014 - present
Ponce Research Institute
- IRB Member
January 2007 - September 2020
Ponce Health Sciences University
- Professor (Full)
August 2015 - June 2017
July 2001 - December 2006
Ponce School of Medicine
Field of study
- Clinical Psychology
Psychological sequelae are important elements of the burden of disease among caregivers. Recognition of the impact of adversity and stress biomarkers is important to prevent mental health problems that affect rearing practices and child well-being. This cross-sectional study explored social determinants of health (SDoH)-mediated stressors during CO...
Objective To describe anthropometric, sensory, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of Zika virus exposed children from birth to 36 months. Study design The cohort includes 114 children born to mothers with confirmed and probable ZIKV pregnancy infection, from 2016-2017. Children attending study visits from May 2017 through February 2020 underwent phys...
Background: An international collaborative study was conducted to determine the demographic and clinical profiles of Hispanic/Latinx endometriosis patients from Latin America and Spain using the Minimal Clinical Questionnaire developed by the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonization Project (...
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico (PR). Hurricane Maria (HM) and its aftermath lead to widespread devastation on the island, including the collapse of the healthcare system. Medically fragile populations, such as cancer survivors, were significantly affected. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of HM on barriers to car...
p>Background: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico (PR). Hurricane Maria (HM) and its aftermath lead to widespread devastation in the island, including the collapse of the healthcare system. Medically fragile populations, such as cancer patients and survivors, were significantly affected. The goal of the current study was to assess t...
Alcohol-related disorders (ARD) are highly prevalent among Latin American-Caribbean countries. Mental disorders are common comorbidities in individuals with ARD. However, the etiology of the association between ARD and mental disorders remains unclear. We examined the association of inflammatory cytokines, microbiome, and other biomakers with measu...
Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), an accepted U.S. screening tool for early lung cancer detection, is not widely-used in Puerto Rico. We investigated knowledge and attitudes about LDCT in focus groups of primary care physicians (PCP) and individuals at high risk for lung cancer (HRI) in Puerto Rico. Transcribed/translated audio-recorded discussi...
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico (PR). Hurricane Maria (HM) and its aftermath lead to widespread devastation in the island, including the collapse of the healthcare system. Medically fragile populations, such as cancer survivors, were significantly affected. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of HM on barriers to car...
Tobacco use has been implicated as an immunomodulator in the oral cavity and contributes to the development of oral cancer. In the present study, we investigated the effects of cigarette smoking on bacterial diversity and host responses compared to healthy nonsmoking controls. Saliva samples were collected from eighteen smokers and sixteen nonsmoki...
Objectives • Describe natural disaster outcomes of Hurricane Maria on cancer patients and non-cancer participants. • Describe perceived stress levels after Hurricane Maria on cancer patients and non-cancer participants.
OBJECTIVES/SPECIFIC AIMS: Childhood obesity has become an issue of some concern worldwide. Some reviews and a recent study in adults have indicated that obesity-related inflammatory responses produce brain damage. However, studies exploring associations between inflammation and executive functions in children are overlooked. Therefore, the objectiv...
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III (WAIS-III) was translated, culturally adapted and standardized for a Puerto Rican population by the present research group. The new Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Adultos III (EIWA-III) has the new subtests of the WAIS-III that assess additional intellectual processes such as working memory and proces...
The standardization for Puerto Rico of the WAIS-III included an evaluation of a sample of adults with a diagnosis of epilepsy. The performance of this clinical group was compared with a matched group from the normalization sample of the test. The results obtained are consonant with what the literature presents about the cognitive and neuropsycholog...
Resumen Éste es el primero de la serie de artículos técnicos sobre la estandarización para Puerto Rico de la Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III), denominada en Español Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Adultos III (EIWA-III). Se presenta un resumen del proceso de traducción de la WAIS-III, su adaptación a la realidad sociocultural d...
En este artículo presentamos los resultados de los estudios de confia- bilidad de la EIWA-III, Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Adultos Versión III, Puerto Rico (traducción adaptación y normalización de la WAIS III). Estos estudios psicométricos confirman la solidez de la consistencia interna y la estabilidad temporal de la EIWA-III. Concl...
This study aims to describe physical, neurologic, sensory and developmental outcomes of congenital ZIKV infection that present overtime and to assess how the environment and the health care system impact exposed children in their school readiness at age five. Principal Investigators: Drs. Luisa I. Alvarado & Mary Rodriguez