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Scholarly Interest Report
Augusto Rodriguez
Lecturer in Kinesiology
  • Ph.D Kinesiology (2010) University of Houston, Main campus
  • M.S. Exercise Science (2003) University of Houston, Main campus
  • B.E. Physical Education (1998) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Primary Department
   Department of Kinesiology
Department Affiliations
  • Department of Kinesiology
    Research Areas
     Obesity prevention and Physical Activity in children Environmental factors affecting physical activity and fitness: accessibility to facilities Father influence in physical activity and obesity in Hispanic children Physical Activity and Fitness in Latino Community Health Care Workers
    Teaching Areas
     Measurement and Statistics
    Research Methods
    Exercise Physiology
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory
    Exercise and Physical Activity Epidemiology
    Health Disparities
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    AUGUSTO X. RODRIGUEZ, PhD; NORMA OLVERA, PhD; PATRICK LEUNG, PhD; DANIEL P. O’CONNOR, PhD; DENNIS W. SMITH, PhD. "Association Between the Summer Season and Body Fatness and Aerobic Fitness Among Hispanic Children." Journal of School Health, 84 (4) (April 2014) : 233-239.


    Olvera, N., McCarley, K., Rodriguez, A., Noor, N. & Hernandez-Valero, M. "Body Image and Predictors of Body Dissatisfaction among Hispanic and White Preadolescents." Journal of Research on AdolescentsIn Revision


    Olvera, N., Leung, P., Kellam, S. & Rodriguez, AX. "It is summer time! Physical activity, screen time and eating practices of Hispanic and African American girls." In Revision


    Rodriguez, A., Olvera, N., O`Connor, D., Leung, P. & Smith, D. "Association between the summer season and body fatness and aerobic fitness among Hispanic children." In Revision


    Olvera, N., Kellam, S., Leung, P., Liu, J., Rodriguez, A., & Smith, D. (2010). It’s summer time! Activity and eating practices of Latina and African American girls. Submitted to BMC Pediatrics.


    Olvera, N., Kellam, S., Leung, P., Liu, J., Rodriguez, A., & Smith, D. (2010). Impact of exercise intervention on adiposity indicators in Latina and African American girls. Submitted to Obesity Research.


     Invited Talks

    Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) - Jones Graduate School



    Rodriguez, AX., Iammarino, N. & Shah, J. (2013, March). Is summer season negatively associated to body fatness and aerobic fitness in low-income Hispanic children? Poster session presented at the VI International Congress of Health Promotion Universities and IV Puerto Rican Public Health Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Editorial Positions
     Other, Journal of School Health. Willey. (2015 - 2016)

     Other, Journal Of School Health. Wiley. (2014 - 2015)

     Book Review Editor, Research in Kinesiology and the Health Sciences. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (2012 - 2012)

     Other, Journal of School Health. Wiley - Blackwell. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of School Health. Willey. (2012 - 2016)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research- "Investing in America's Future: Mentoring Researchers in Latino Health Disparities, NHLBI/PRIDE (2012-2013)