Melanis Rivera-Rodríguez is a licensed psychologist formally trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and evidence-based practices. In addition to teaching and research, she provides psychology services to our medical students at the HWCOM Medical Student Counseling and Wellness Center.
Before joining FIU, Dr. Rivera-Rodríguez provided clinical health psychology services for HIV/AIDS patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She also worked at inpatient/outpatient care settings focused on the treatment of eating disorders.
Dr. Rivera-Rodriguez’s research interests include benefits of mindfulness, personality styles and medicine, burnout in medical students, program development with a focus on wellness and well-being, enhancing the well-being of healthcare providers and neurocognitive factors of learning and education.