About Me


Dr. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at the City University of New York’s Hunter College. Her research interests intersect demography, computational social science (CSS), federal social policy and social work practice. Currently, she has two active areas of research: (1) designing ethical approaches to algorithmic decision making in human services and (2) using social media to understand the lived experience of marginalized communities in the United States.

Curriculum Vita

Recent Publications:

Rodriguez, M. Y. (2020). The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC) and Spanish-Speaking Immigrants: A Case Study. Journal of Poverty, 1-24.

Rodriguez, M. Y. , DePanfilis, D. & Lanier, P. (2019). Bridging the Gap: Social Work Insights for Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making in Human Services. IBM Journal of Research and Development. 10.1147/JRD.2019.2934047.

Storer, H.L. & Rodriguez, M.. (In Press). “The largest & most public discussion I’ve ever seen about domestic violence”: Social Movements, Social Media, and Social Work. (Journal of Community Practice)

Wilson, A., Mahadevan, T., Villodas, M., Rodriguez, M.Y., Billiard, A., & Cuddeback, G..(In Press). Tiny Homes are Huge for People with Mental Illnesses. (Research on Social Work Practice)

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