Dr. Erin Rodriguez studies family and sociocultural influences on children’s coping and adaptation to stress. The primary focus of her work is on families faced with a child’s chronic medical illness. Her current projects in this area examine adjustment to pediatric cancer and asthma. She also has an interest in the development of coping in bilingual youth. Her work in this area examines coping and mental health in bilingual Latino adolescents. The aim of her research is to inform culturally competent family-based interventions for children and adolescents faced with medical illnesses and other chronic stressors. Dr. Rodriguez’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Society of Pediatric Psychology.