Sandra Rodriguez



Sandra Rodriguez is the Senior Research Director of the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) at Columbia University School of Social Work’s (CSSW) Social Intervention Group (SIG). She works closely with the HCS Senior Project Director to provide research guidance and support to the Study.

Sandra Rodriguez joins SIG with 10 years of experience in academic and healthcare research, program planning and evaluation, and quality improvement projects. She also has experience conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis, development, design, and implementation of research protocols, as well as grant writing.

She has spent the last few years working as a Research Project Manager at multiple New York City Hospitals, managing clinical trials and quality improvement projects. Prior to her work as a Project Manager, Sandra worked on the ground conducting health assessments in low-income neighborhoods and implementing health informatics technology as small clinical practices.  

In 2012, Sandra completed a global fellowship position in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa with the human rights organization, Heartland Alliance. During her time abroad, she worked closely on monitoring and evaluation tools for program activities that were focused on reducing HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men, and their significant partners.

Sandra Rodriguez holds a master’s degree in International Public health from New York University (2010), and a BA in Biology from Southern Adventist University (2005).