Rachel Rodgers

Associate Professor
  • Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

Office: 418 INV
Phone: 617-373-2105
Email: r.rodgers@neu.edu


Ph.D., Toulouse University, France
M.A., Toulouse University, France

Certification:  Licensed psychologist in France

Specializations:Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

Dr. Rodgers’ interests are in the area of body image, disordered eating and adolescent/young adult psychopathology, in particular focusing on sociocultural influences on body image and eating concerns. Her research aims both to examine socio-cultural determinants of health-related behaviors but also to generate research which may inform public policy. She is the author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters.


Spring 2012: CAEP 7720 Advanced Clinical Interventions; CAEP 7716 Advanced Research and Data Analysis

Summer 2 2012, 2013: CAEP 6399 Clinical Skills in Counseling Psychology

Spring 2013: CAEP 7720 Advanced Clinical Interventions 

Fall 2013: CAEP 7756 Social Psychology in an Organizational and Ecological Context

Fall 2013 CAEP 6390 History and Systems of Psychology

Recent Publications:


Franko, D. L., Rodgers, R. F., Fernandes, C. A.*, Lovering, M.*, Alfieri, A.*, Roehrig, J.*, & Thompson-Brenner, H. Cover images and article content in Latina magazine: Potential implications for body dissatisfaction in Latina women, Journal of Latina(o) Psychology, in press.

 Franko, D. L., Cousineau, T. M., Rodgers, R. F., & Roehrig, J. P.* Bodomojo: Effective Internet-based promotion of positive body image in adolescent girls. Body Image, in press.

 Fulmer, T., Rodgers, R. F., & Pelger, A*. Verbal mistreatment in the elderly:  Association with depression and quality of life. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, in press.

Garnett, B. R, Buelow, R., Franko, D. L., Becker, C. B., Rodgers, R. F., & Austin, S. B. A pilot evaluation of social marketing campaign Fat Talk Free Week®: The importance of campaign saliency as a predictor of attitude and behavior change, Health Communication, in press.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., & McLean, S. A. (2013). A biopsychosocial model of body image concerns and disordered eating in early adolescent girls, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, in press.

Ross, A., Paxton S. J., & Rodgers, R. F. Y's Girl: increasing body satisfaction among primary school girls. Body Image, in press.

vanLeeuwen, N., Rodgers, R. F., Gibbs, J, & Chabrol, H.  Callous-unemotional traits and antisocial behavior among adolescents: The role of self-serving cognitions.Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, in press.

Bui E., Rodgers R. F., Simon N. M., Jehel, L., Metcalf, C., Birmes, P., & Schmitt L. (2013) Body piercings and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in young adults. Stress and Health, 29, 70-74.

Cailhol, L., Jeannot, M., Rodgers R. F., Guelfi, J. D., Perez-Diaz, F., Pham-Scottez, A., Corcos, M., Speranza, M. (2013). Brief Report: Borderline personality disorder and mental healthcare service use among adolescents. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27, 252-259.

Franko, D. L., Cousineau, T.M., Rodgers, R. F., & Roehrig, J.P.* (2013) Social-cognitive correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption in minority and non-minority youth. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(2),96-101.

Rodgers. R. F., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., Campbell, K. J., Wertheim, E. H., Skouteris, H., Gibbons, K. Do maternal body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint predict weight gain in young pre-school children?  A one-year follow-up study. Appetite, 67, 30-36.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., Massey, R., Campbell, K. J., Wertheim, E. H., Skouteris, H., & Gibbons, K. (2013).Maternal feeding practices predict weight gain and obesogenic eating behaviors in young children: A prospective study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10:24

Rodgers R. F., Melioli T.*, Laconi, S.*, Bui, E., Chabrol, H. (2013). Internet addiction symptoms, disordered eating and body image concerns. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social networking, 16, 56-60 .