Von Marie Rodriguez-Guzman

Assistant Research Professor


Von Marie Rodriguez-Guzman, Ph.D. is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Rhode Island. Dr. Rodriguez-Guzman is currently working closely with Dr. Lynda Stein as a Project Director on grants funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) focusing the implementation of evidenced based practices in health organizations and the improvement of opioid treatment outcomes in community supervision.

Dr. Rodriguez-Guzman holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Ponce Health Sciences University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of New York and Rhode Island. She completed her residency and clinical post-doctoral training at Sunset Terrace Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, New York. During her time in NYU she was coordinator, interventionist, and researcher in a grant examining the feasibility of a trauma focused narrative intervention for Latinx children.

Dr. Rodriguez-Guzman research interests focuses in characterizing community and individual resilience behaviors and ways cultural values distinctive of the Latinx population (e.g. ethnic pride, family cohesion, acculturation) influence post-trauma adjustment, motivation to change, and treatment outcomes. Recently, she was been devoted to use social media, spatial geographic data, and linguistic analysis to explore narratives during high risk periods of stress and transition.