Dr. Rodlescia Sneed is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Sneed is a social and health psychologist interested in the interactions between the social environment, stress, and physical health outcomes across the lifespan. She has a particular interest in vulnerable populations, including older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and the economically disadvantaged. She is a skilled quantitative researcher who utilizes both experimental and observational research methods to evaluate the effects of stress, social support and social relationships on psychological well-being and objective indicators of health.
Outside of work, she enjoys singing, playing the violin, and being a doggie-mama to her Shih Tzu, Gracie.