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Luis A. Rodriguez


Pediatric dietitian
Husband, father and cardiometabolic disease researcher

Luis A. Rodriguez is a pediatric dietitian who specializes in preventing and treating prediabetes, fatty liver and childhood obesity. In addition to patient care, Rodriguez conducts research focused on preventing and treating type 2 diabetes at the population level, particularly among marginalized and underserved racial or ethnic groups.

Rodriguez earned a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, completed his dietetic internship at UCSF and earned a master of public health degree at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He earned a doctorate in epidemiology at UCSF and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in delivery science and diabetes translational research at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. He joined UCSF in 2009.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, BS, Nutritional Sciences, 2008

    UC Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH, 2015

  • Languages


I conduct epidemiological and clinical research to inform and improve patient care.

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