Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences Division

For a directory of the Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences Division faculty, please see below.


Primary Faculty

Taghrid Asfar

Research Asst. Professor

tasfar@miami.edu

(305) 243-3826
Field of Interest: Tobacco Policies & Regulations Taghrid Asfar, MD, MSPH, is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and a Full Member at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also a member of the founding team of the Syrian Center for Tobacco...

WayWay M. Hlaing

Professor of Professional Practice

whlaing@miami.edu

(305) 243-3693
Field of Interest: Chronic Conditions & Health Disparities Dr. WayWay M. Hlaing's education background consists an MBBS (a US Medical Degree equivalent based on the Scottish system of a 6-year medical curriculum), an MS degree in Health Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. She joined the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at...

Jennifer Hu

Professor

jhu@miami.edu

(305) 243-7796
Field of Interest: Cancer Center & Control Dr. Hu is a Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Human Genetics and Genomics. She is the Director of the Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences Division in the Department of Public Health Sciences. As a trans-disciplinary cancer...

David J Lee, Ph.D.

Professor

dlee@miami.edu

(305) 243-6980
Field of Interest: Occupational & Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Accreditation & Program Governance David Lee, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1990.  He serves as Department Chair and oversees all graduate programs on the...

Ana M. Palacio

Professor of Clinical

apalacio2@miami.edu

(305) 243-9754
Field of Interest: Minority Health and Health Disparities Dr. Ana M. Palacio is a clinician researcher and epidemiologist who completed the Internal Medicine residency at the University of Miami and a General Medicine Fellowship and Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She joined the University of Miami as faculty in...

Paulo Pinheiro

Research Associate Professor

pxp464@miami.edu

(305) 243-2390
Field of Interest: Population-Based Cancer Epidemiology Paulo S. Pinheiro is a Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with over 15 years of experience in population-based cancer epidemiology. He trained as a resident physician in Portugal where he specialized in Public Health, then...

James Shultz

Associate Professor, Educator track

jshultz1@miami.edu

Field of Interest: Population Health, Disaster Public Health, Complexity Science, Substance Use Dr. James M. Shultz received his MS in Health Behavior Research in 1986 and his PhD in Behavioral Epidemiology in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami,...

Secondary Faculty

Tali Elfassy

Research Asst. Professor

t.elfassy@umiami.edu

(305) 243-5674
Dr. Tali Elfassy is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Elfassy’s research focuses on the area of cardiovascular disease and minority health. Her program of research focuses on understanding how complex cardiovascular...

Kenneth W Goodman

Professor
DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR BIOETHICS AND HEALTH POLICY
CO-DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY ETHICS PROGRAMS

kgoodman@miami.edu

(305) 243-5723
Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE, is founder and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs. The Institute has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health...

Doug Johnson-Greene

Professor

djgreene@miami.edu

(305) 243-4569
Doug Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP is a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist who joined the faculty at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2009 after spending 13 years on the faculty of the Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He is currently a tenured Professor, Director of Neuropsychology and...

Allan E Rodriguez, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

arodriguez2@miami.edu

(305) 243-3011
Allan E Rodriguez, M.D. main areas of research are in the behavioral and clinical sciences in HIV-infected populations with a focus on interventions targeting disadvantaged patients including minorities, women, substance users and persons with mental health problems to reduce health disparities. He has extensive experience with clinical and...

Tatjana Rundek

Professor

trundek@miami.edu

(305) 243-7847
Dr. Tatjana Rundek is a Professor of Neurology, Epidemiology and Public Health with tenure, Executive Vice Chair of Research and Faculty Affairs, Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, and a Director of Clinical Translational Research Division in the...

Ralph L Sacco

Professor

rsacco@miami.edu

(305) 243-7519
Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, is the Chairman of Neurology, Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, Miller Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics, and Neurosurgery, Executive Director of the Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of the Clinical and...

William K Scott

Professor

w.scott@miami.edu

(305) 243-2371
William K. Scott, Ph.D. is Professor and Vice-Chair for Education & Training in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a core faculty member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and...

Jay M. Sosenko, M.D.

Professor

jsosenko@miami.edu

(305) 243-6146

Leonardo J Tamariz

Professor of Clinical

ltamariz@miami.edu

(305) 243-9736

Denise Christina Vidot

Asst. Professor

dvidot@miami.edu

(305) 284-5740
Dr. Denise C. Vidot is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Vidot is a trained Epidemiologist with analytical, design, and implementation experience in substance use and cardiometabolic disease risk research fields. She has designed epidemiological investigations and has over 7 years of...

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Voluntary Faculty

Alberto Barcelo

Alberto Barcelo

Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Noella Dietz

Noella Dietz

Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Eric Hecht

Eric Hecht

Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Julie Kornfeld

Julie Kornfeld

Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Willy Valencia Rodrigo

Willy Valencia Rodrigo

Voluntary Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences