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Alejandro Domínguez Rodríguez

He obtained his degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), later he participated as a therapist in the PTSD project to care for victims of criminal violence through Virtual Reality. He was granted with Santiago Grisolía scholarship from the Community of Valencia, Spain, where he worked as a therapist and researcher with the Labpsitec research group (Laboratory of Psychology and Technology) at the University of Valencia, where he implemented psychological treatment through the use of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, online interventions, among other technological tools.
He completed his master's and doctorate degrees with the implementation of intervention through digital platforms aimed at sedentary population to increase physical activity accompanied by pedometers and also of the MEAL platform, a project funded by the European Union, which aims to teach Nutrition Education to girls and boys between 9 and 12 years old through serious games and to train primary school teachers and nutritionists

Afterwards, he participated as a visiting researcher in the Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie research group at the University of Mannheim, Germany. On a Project that analyzed the cortisol response on University Students submited to TSST-G. He has worked as a full-time research professor at the Autonomous University of Baja California and in private universities in México. He has published in international journals on JCR on topics related to the modification of behavior, acquisition of nutritional educational knowledge through technologies, and implementation of clinical treatments for the reduction of symptomatology of anxiety and affective disorder.
He is recently certified as User Experience designer by CareerFoundry, and is implementing the UX principles in only interventions and he is currently collaborating with the International University of Valencia, Spain (VIU) and is director of the COVID-19 Mental Health intervention. https://www.saludmentalcovid.com/ a self-applied treatment for the symptoms of anxiety and depression due to psychological impact of COVID-19 and the measures adopted to reduce the spread of the virus. And also is director of the platform Grief COVID, a platform directed to offer a self-applied treatment for the prevention of complicated grief disorder for persons that lost someone due to COVID-19 or during the lock down of COVID-19, https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04638842
ResearchGate Profile https://cutt.ly/crVnusr
LinkedIn Profile https://cutt.ly/JrC8s3S.

Experience

  • –present
    External professor, Universidad Internacional de Valencia
  • 2017–2020
    Research professor, Autonomous University of Baja California, México
  • 2019–2020
    Invited Researcher, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2016–2017
    Invited Researcher, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2012–2016
    Researcher, LABPSITEC Research Group, Valencia, Spain
  • 2011–2012
    Therapist and researcher, PTSD Project, UNAM and UACJ, México.

Education

  • 2020 
    CareerFoundry, Usex Experience (UX) designer
  • 2016 
    University of Valencia, PhD Research in Psychology
  • 2015 
    University of Valencia, Official Master´s degree of Advances in Research, treatments in Psychopathology and Health
  • 2011 
    Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Publications

  • 2020
    Coping strategies associated to widespread fear and post-traumatic stress traits in a Mexican sample during COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study,
  • 2020
    Efficacy and acceptability of a tool to teach nutrition education to children,
  • 2020
    A Self-applied Multi-component Online Intervention for the Mexican Population: Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial,
  • 2020
    Effectiveness of Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression in medical students: Study protocol for a quasi-experiment design,
  • 2020
    Unified protocol for anxiety disorders in two cities of Mexico measuring gamma activity: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial,
  • 2017
    Increasing Physical Activity through an Internet-based motivational intervention supported by pedometers in a sample of sedentary students: A Randomized control trial,
  • 2016
    On-line platforms to teach Nutrition Education to children: a non-systematic review,
  • 2015
    MEAL Project: Modifying Eating Attitudes and Actions through Learning,
  • 2015
    El uso de podómetros para incrementar la actividad física en población adulta: una revisión,
  • 2015
    Plataforma MEAL: Herramienta innovadora para enseñar educación nutricional a maestros y nutricionistas,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Bildungsgutschein
    Role:
    UX Designer in Career Foundry
    Funding Source:
    Bundesagentur für arbeit. Germany
  • 2012
    Santiago Grisolía
    Role:
    Personal Investigador en Formación
    Funding Source:
    Comunidad Valenciana