Fatima Rodriguez

Fatima Rodriguez is originally from Mexico City. She studied Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where she worked as an instructor in Tissue and Cell Biology for 3 years. She did her social service year in rural Chiapas, running one primary care clinic supported by the MoH and Partners In Health (PIH) Mexico. After learning that mental health disorders were highly prevalent in these communities she decided to stay and work as the Mental Health Coordinator in PIH Mexico. She has continued to integrate mental health services in rural primary care clinics by training physicians and Community Health Workers in treating mental health disorders. She is also a clinical supervisor and is very interested in improving her clinical skills to provide high quality healthcare to patients and medical education to young physicians. She is eager to learn about Global Health and other HEAL fellows’ experiences. Fátima is a site fellow at Compañeros En Salud in Mexico.