National Childhood Obesity Foundation®
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Jose E. Rodriguez; M.D.

Dr. Rodríguez is a board-certified family physician and Associate Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He is founder and director of "Health not Cosmetics," a lifestyle-based approach to weight loss and healthy living, active in many health centers in New York and Florida. Dr Rodriguez is currently serving as Medical Director of Neighborhood Health Service, a not-for-profit clinic that serves uninsured adults in Tallahassee, FL. He has presented at several conferences on obesity in underserved minority populations. Dr Rodriguez is also the author of numerous articles on obesity, minority health, medical education and health disparities. He is the Editor in Chief of HEAL:Humanism Evolving Through Arts and Literature, which is a yearly journal published by the FSU College of Medicine. He co-authored with Michelle May, MD a Spanish lifestyle modification workbook entitled "Tendré Hambre? Cuaderno del manejo del peso y diario de motivación." (Am I Hungry? Weight Management Workbook and Motivation Diary). Dr Rodriguez is also an assistant editor for the Family Practice Inquiries Network, the publisher of "Clinical Inquiries" and "Evidence Based Practice." He is an expert in weight loss and non-pharmacologic obesity management. Dr Rodriguez is the recipient of the Medical Student Council Faculty Member of the Year, and the recipient of the 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award. He recently received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award in recognition of outstanding scholarly excellence and Strong Commitment to Dr King's Ideals from Florida State University. Dr Rodriguez holds M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY, a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, with honors, in Latin American Studies, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. Later, Dr. Rodriguez was an attending Physician and Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.


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