Graduate Student
Clinical Program

Basic Information

Selected Publications:

Radusky, P., Rodriguez, V.J., Kumar, M., and Jones, D.L. (in press). Differential item functioning by HIV status and sexual orientation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: An item response theory analysis. Assessment.

Alcaide, M.L., Rodriguez, V.J., Abbamonte, J., Ramlagan, S., Sifunda, S., Weiss, S.M., Peltzer, K., and Jones, D.L. (in press). Maternal Factors Associated with Infant Neurodevelopment in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofz351.

Rodriguez, V.J., Shaffer, A., Are, F., Madden, A., Jones, D.L., and Kumar, M. (August, 2019). Identification of differential item functioning by race and ethnicity in the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. Child Abuse and Neglect, 94(104030)DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104030. PMID: 31181398.

Rodriguez, V.J., Chahine, A., de la Rosa, A., Lee, T.K., Cristofari, N.V., Jones, D.L., Zulu, R., Chitalu, N., and Weiss, S.M. (May, 2019). Identifying factors associated with successful implementation and uptake of an evidence-based voluntary medical male circumcision program in Zambia: the Spear and Shield 2 Program. Translational Behavioral Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/tbm/ibz048. PMID: 31093661. 

Rodriguez, V.J., Shaffer, A., Lee, T.K. Peltzer, K., and Jones, D.L. (December, 2018). Psychological and Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Maternal Depressive Symptoms during the Pre- and Post-Partum Period among Women Living with HIV in rural South Africa. Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-018-0027-8.

Rodriguez, V.J., Peltzer, K., Matseke, G., and Jones, D.L. (May, 2018). Pre- and postnatal exposure to intimate partner violence among South African HIV-infected mothers and infant developmental functioning at 12-months of age. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 21(6), 707-713. DOI: 10.1007/s00737-018-0857-7. PMID: 29796967. 

Rodriguez, V.J., Mandell, L., Babayigit, S., Manohar, R., Weiss, S.M., and Jones, D.L. (May, 2018). Correlates of Suicidal Ideation During Pregnancy and Postpartum among Women Living with HIV in Rural South Africa. AIDS and Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-018-2153-y. PMID: 29752621.

Rodriguez, V.J., Sued, O., Cecchini, D., *Mandell, L., Bofill, L. M., Weiss, S.M., Cassetti, I., Cahn, P., and Jones, D.L. (April, 2018). Suicidality among nonadherent patients living with HIV in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Prevalence and correlates. AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1458974. PMID: 29607661.

Rodriguez, V.J., Matseke, G., Cook, R., Bellinger, S., Weiss, S.M., Alcaide, M.L., Peltzer, K., Patton, D., Lopez, M., and Jones, D.L. (October, 2017). Infant Development and Pre-and Post-partum Depression in Rural South African HIV-Infected Women. AIDS and Behavior 22:1766–1774. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1925-0. PMID: 28986652. 

Rodriguez, V.J., Chisembele, M., Jones, D.L., Cook, R., Weiss, S.M., and Alcaide, M.L. (August, 2017). Influencing the Importance of Health, Partners, and Hygiene Among Zambian Women. International Journal of STDs and AIDS, 29(3), 259-265. DOI: 10.1177/0956462417723546. PMID: 28764612.

Rodriguez, V.J., Cook, R., Peltzer K, Jones D. (September, 2016). Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Suicidality among Pregnant HIV Positive Women in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1238442. PMID: 27690544.

Education:

University of Miami, Master of Science in Education: Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

Florida International University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology