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Javier Rodriguez

Health Researcher, Health Policy Analysis, Mathematica Policy Research.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Californa - Los Angeles

Dr. Rodriguez’s research incorporates theoretical and methodological principles from economics, demography, psychology, and public health to study the political causes and consequences of socioeconomic and racial disparities in health. He investigates how political actors and institutions, like presidents and political parties, influence health at the aggregate and individual levels, and how these health outcomes in turn determine political processes such as policy-making and electoral outcomes. An important component of his research is the assessment of the political consequences of socioeconomic-driven premature mortality, and the disentangling of the underlying causal mechanisms through which the early disappearance of the poor masks the true detrimental effects of social stratification and political inequality.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Granados, Jose, and Javier Rodriguez. 2015. "Health, economic crisis, and austerity: A comparison of Greece, Finland and Iceland." Health Policy, 119(7): 941-953. DOI. Abstract.

Bound, John, Arline T. Geronimus, Javier Rodriguez, and Timothy A. Waidmann. 2015. "Measuring Recent Apparent Declines In Longevity: The Role Of Increasing Educational Attainment." Health Affairs, 34(12): 2167-2173. PMCID: PMC4783133. DOI. Abstract.

Rodriguez, Javier, Arline T. Geronimus, John Bound, and Danny Dorling. 2015. "Black lives matter: Differential mortality and the racial composition of the U.S. electorate, 1970–2004." Social Science and Medicine, 136-137: 190-192. PMCID: PMC4465208. DOI. Abstract.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "Authors' response: Politicization with Misrepresentation: On De-trending in Time Series Analysis." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(4): 1343-1344. PMCID: PMC4121564. DOI.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "Rejoinder: Time Series Analysis and US Infant Mortality: De-trending the Empirical from the Polemical in Political Epidemiology." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3): 831-834. PMCID: PMC4052136. DOI.

Rodriguez, Javier, John Bound, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2014. "US Infant Mortality and the President’s Party." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3): 818-26. PMCID: PMC4052132. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Pantoja, Adrian, Rafael Jimeno, and Javier Rodriguez. 2012. "The Political Consequences of Latino Immigrant Transnational Ties." In Immigration and The Border: Politics and Policy in the New Century edited by David L. Leal and Jose E. Limon. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press.

Other Reports

Bound, John, Arline T. Geronimus, Javier Rodriguez, and Timothy A. Waidmann. 2014. "The Implications of Differential Trends in Mortality for Social Security Policy." Abstract. Public Access.