Julio Rodriguez, Ed.D., M.S., CHES

Instructional Assistant Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior

  • Ed.D. in Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2016)
  • M.S. in Community Health Education, University of West Florida (2012)
  • B.S. in Health Studies, Monmouth University (2011)
  • CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commissions for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Contact Info

FLG 23
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 294-1805 | jdrodriguez@hhp.ufl.edu


Julio D. Rodriguez received his Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University’s Department of Health & Behavior Studies. A Certified Health Education Specialist, Dr. Rodriguez also holds an M.S. in Community Health Education with a specialization in Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness from the University of West Florida.

Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Rodriguez served as adjunct faculty in William Paterson University, Monmouth University, and Middlesex County College. Dr. Rodriguez has taught courses titled Stress Management, Strategies for Healthy Living, and Contemporary Health Issues. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez served as an Academic Advising Center Coordinator at Middlesex County College.

Dr. Rodriguez’ primary research areas of interest include: stress management within the college student population, substance use and abuse among the college student population, school health, community health, foundations of health education and promotion. The title of Dr. Rodriguez’ dissertation: An Online Investigation of Diverse College Students’ Experiences of Stress: Predictors of High Levels of Past Month Perceived Stress.


  • HSC3102: Personal and Family Health
  • HSC3201: Community and Environmental Health
  • HSC3537: Health & Medical Terminology