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Beatriz L. Rodriguez, MD, PhD

Title: Professor of Medicine
Company: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Beatriz L. Rodriguez, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of health care academia.

Leveraging more than three decades of excellence as a scientist, educator and mentor, Dr. Rodriguez has established an accomplished career in the field of education. A proven leader in her industry, she has earned distinction as a professor of medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she has taught since 1991. Throughout her tenure at the college, she has largely focused her efforts on conducting research and teaching students about cardiovascular diseases and diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Rodriguez primarily teaches courses in clinical research, chronic diseases and problem-based learning.

As part of her commitment to her profession, Dr. Rodriguez has also served as a valued member of the American Heart Association Inc. She has notably participated with the program committee for the organization’s scientific sessions for many years. Likewise, she remains active as a fellow of the Council of Epidemiology and Prevention. Dr. Rodriguez was the President of the American Heart Association’s Hawaii affiliate from 1998 to 2000 and a board member of the organization as a whole from 2000 to 2002. Over the course of her career, she has contributed more than 260 publications in scientific journals.

Before embarking on her vocational journey, Dr. Rodriguez cultivated her own higher education. She originally earned a Doctor of Medicine at the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies of Monterrey in 1985. Following this achievement, she achieved both a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in epidemiology in 1991 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Rodriguez completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of Texas in 1991.

In light of her fulfilling career, Dr. Rodriguez has attributed much of her success to the guidance of her mentors. Accounting for her accomplishments, she is particularly proud of all of her field research, as well as her many opportunities to mentor future health care practitioners and medical students. Within the coming years, Dr. Rodriguez intends to continue her teaching and mentorship work, and she hopes to similarly continue giving back to her community of physicians and scientists.

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