Amanda RodriguezAssistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Vestibular Function and Assessment, Boys Town National Research Hospital, 2018
Ph.D., Vestibular Function & Assessment - Communication Sciences & Disorders, Texas Tech University, 2016
Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Texas Tech University, 2014
B.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Amanda Rodriguez, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A, is an assistant professor and the director of the Concussion and Vestibular Evaluation (CAVE) Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Through the CAVE Lab and collaborations with Nebraska Athletics and the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, Amanda and her team focus on offering clinical vestibular and balance assessments at baseline and post-concussion for Nebraska student-athletes. These services provide useful diagnostic information for the student-athletes, their families, and athletic staff about the student-athletes' vestibular and balance function. Amanda and her team also focus on investigating the physiological and functional performance changes that can occur to the vestibular and balance system following a sports concussion, and ways in which to optimize vestibular rehabilitation methods for the student-athlete population.
In addition, Amanda is a vestibular audiologist and provides full diagnostic vestibular and balance services through the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, serving patients across the lifespan. She also teaches graduate courses in Vestibular Assessment for students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Doctor of Audiology program. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2018, Amanda spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Boys Town National Research Hospital in the Vestibular and Balance Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. in vestibular function and assessment in 2016 and Au.D. in 2014 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2010.
Areas of Expertise:
Pediatric and adult vestibular assessment
Vestibular function and performance outcomes post-sports concussion
Optimization of vestibular and balance assessments for collegiate and youth athletes
Effects of vestibular loss on cardiovascular and sleep function in children and adults