Denise Rodriguez Esquivel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Program Director, Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship

Dr. Rodriguez Esquivel is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine for the treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and cPAP adherence. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology with a health focus at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and her internship and postdoctoral residency were completed at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center in New Mexico. Dr. Rodriguez Esquivel has also worked as primary care psychologist, specializing in work on adjustment disorders, bereavement, and depressive and anxiety disorders.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Research/Clinical Interests

Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, cPAP Adherence, Health Disparities, and Sleep Health Disparities

  • PhD: University of Miami, Clinical Psychology
  • MA: University of Texas, Clinical Psychology
  • BA: Stanford University, Psychology
  • Southwest Consortium Professional Psychology Internship: Albuquerque, NM, 2013
  • New Mexico VA Healthcare System, Postdoctoral fellowship in interprofessional psychology, Albuquerque, NM 2014
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine