Environment and Public Health Division

For a directory of the Environment and Public Health Division faculty, please see below.


Primary Faculty

John C Beier

Professor

jbeier@miami.edu

(305) 243-2977
John C. Beier, Sc.D., is Professor and Director of the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Beier’s research is committed to the ecology and control of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, Zika, other arboviruses, and leishmaniasis. With a strong network of...

Scott C. Brown

Research Associate Professor

s.brown5@miami.edu

(305) 243-4410
Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has a secondary appointment at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Previously, he completed postdoctoral fellowships in cognitive aging and behavioral health at the University of...

Alberto Caban-Martinez

Assoc. Professor

acaban@miami.edu

(305) 243-7565
Dr. Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician and epidemiologist, and an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Environment and Public Health of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Disorders and...

Naresh Kumar

Assoc. Professor

nkumar@miami.edu

(305) 243-4854
Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, and Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami. Dr. Kumar’s research and teaching are dedicated to prevent and manage environmental disease burden....

Secondary Faculty

Joanna L. Lombard

Professor

jlombard@miami.edu

(305) 284-3731
Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect (Florida) and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and is a 2019-2020 Abess Faculty Scholar in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy....

Frank Martinez

Assoc. Professor

fmartinez@miami.edu

(305) 284-4957
Frank Martinez is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Architecture, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a graduate degree from Princeton University. He teaches design, drawing and...

Mehdi Mirsaeidi

Assoc. Professor of Clinical

msm249@miami.edu

Dr. Mirsaeidi is a highly motivated, focused and established physician and biomedical researcher. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Miami and staff physician in Section of Pulmonary, Miami VA Healthcare System. He is Director of UM Sarcoidosis Program...

Imelda K Moise

Asst. Professor

moise@miami.edu

(305) 284-2360
Trained as a health geographer, Dr Moise's overarching program of research focuses on families and communities at risk. Her methodological expertise lies in utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods, often employing mixed methods study designs including geospatial analysis to examine the sociocultural and contextual...

Elizabeth M. Plater-Zyberk

Professor

epz@miami.edu

(305) 284-3731
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP, is Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine.  She was dean of the School of Architecture 1995-2013.  She teaches...

Justin B Stoler

Associate Professor

stoler@miami.edu

(305) 284-6692
Dr. Stoler's research explores the geographic patterns of urban health disparities and environmental influences on social and behavioral epidemiology. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and is an affiliate of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Dr. Stoler enjoys field work and has...

Voluntary Faculty

Gunter Muller

Muller Gunter

Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Lauren Murphy, PhD

Lauren Murphy, PhD

Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Lauren A. Murphy is a voluntary assistant professor of public health sciences in the Division of Environment and Public Health at the UM Department of Public Health Sciences and an industrial/organizational psychologist whose research focuses on occupational health psychology topic areas, including safety climate and work-life integration. Her work has examined employees in high-risk blue-collar occupations such as long-haul trucking and commercial construction. Dr. Murphy uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct research, with an emphasis on mixed methods study designs. Her postdoctoral fellowship at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health extended Dr. Murphy’s expertise to macroergonomics and sociotechnical systems theory. She also serves as a preceptor for UM MD-MPH and traditional graduate public health students.

Rui-De Xue, PhD

Rui-De Xue, PhD

Voluntary Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Postdocs

Andre Barreto Bruno Wilke

Post Doctoral Associate

axb1737@miami.edu

(786) 602-2316
Andre B. B. Wilke, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Wilke has more than ten years of experience in the fields of vector ecology, vector control, population genetics, and the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. He has more than 30...