Nikita Rodrigues, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing integrated behavioral health services in a primary care setting. Dr. Rodrigues is an assistant professor of pediatrics and psychology and behavioral health and works as a psychologist through Whole Bear Care: Primary Care Behavioral Health Services at Children’s National.
Dr. Rodrigues specializes in providing mental health consultation and brief intervention for children ages 0-22. She is committed to increasing access to high-quality, culturally competent care for under-resourced children and families. Additionally, Dr. Rodrigues is involved in initiatives to improve the recruitment and training of the psychology workforce to better partner with communities to improve health outcomes. Her research focuses on intervention development and the implementation of evidence-based interventions in clinical settings. Her research and clinical interests align in improving access to quality care and adapting evidence based treatments to reach patients in effective ways. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Dr. Rodrigues graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Child Studies and a minor degree in Cognitive Development. She received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Georgia State University after completing her pre-doctoral internship in integrated behavioral health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her post-doctoral training at Children’s National working in primary care.