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Master of Public Health student takes second place at regional thesis competition

Adrian Rodriguez presents at the Boise State University 3MT Competition

Master of Public Health student Adrian Rodriguez placed second a the Western Association of Graduate Schools Three Minute Thesis Competition this week. Rodriguez previously took first place at both the Boise State University and statewide competitions. 

Rodriguez presented his thesis, “Improving Hispanic Family Caregiver Projects: Identifying How Unique Barriers and Cultural Values Influence Service Utilization and Caregiver Roles.” The Three Minute Thesis competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis or dissertation topic in just three minutes and a single slide.

A bilingual family caregiver navigator with the Family Caregiver Navigator and the Center for the Study of Aging, Rodriguez’s research aims to identify how public health programs have successfully implemented public health interventions within Hispanic populations.

Rodriguez competed against 15 graduate graduate students at the university competition, 12 others at the statewide competition and 28 other winners from across the western United States during this most recent competition. As the second place winner, Rodriguez has been invited to present at the National Council of Graduate Schools conference this summer in Denver.