Kira Rodriguez

As a member of UNE's School of Community and Population Health’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on population health needs assessments and program evaluation projects for regional and state governments as well as health professions programs, health care providers and health systems.  This includes responsibility for the design, measure development, implementation and analysis of health assessment and evaluation research; report writing and project management.  During her tenure, major projects have included managing a statewide population health needs assessment for the OneMaine Health Collaborative, conducting a health assessment for United Way of Greater Portland and serving as project manager for a Statewide evaluation of Maine’s Healthy Maine Partnerships program.  Ms. Rodriguez also recently completed an evaluation of Hanley Leadership Programs for public health (HLD) and physician leaders (PELI). 

She is currently an evaluator for three of UNE’s programs the Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Maine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).  

Prior to her position at UNE, she worked as the Planning Director for a community health center in rural Alaska, developing programs and services, ensuring compliance with federal reporting requirements, and working with community partners to evaluate and respond to health needs.  Ms. Rodriguez evaluation experience also includes a five-year position as the Senior Research Program Manager for a comprehensive evaluation of a community based home visiting program for at-risk families conducted by the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine.



Brown University



Johns Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health



Program Evaluation

Educational Evaluation

Health Professions

Community Health Needs Assessments

public health


Selected Publications


Caldera D., Burrell L., Rodriguez K. et al  (2007)  Impact of a statewide home visiting program on parenting and on child health and development. Child Abuse & Neglect 31: 829-852


Duggan A., Caldera D., Rodriguez K. et al  (2007)  Impact of a statewide home visiting program to prevent child abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect 31: 801-827


Treiman R. Tincoff R. Rodriguez K. Mouzaki A. and Francis D.J. (1998) The foundations of literacy: Learning the sounds of letters.  Child Development, 69(6): 1524-40.


Treiman R. Broderick V. Tincoff R. and Rodriguez K. (1998) Children's Phonological awareness: Confusions between phonemes that differ only in voicing.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 68(1): 3-21


Kira Rodriguez, MHS

Kira Rodriguez



Research Associate

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Programs in Public Health

Off Campus

Linnell Hall

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