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


(305) 243-3826
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 Studies, a pioneer research and capacity-building...

Tali Elfassy

Research Asst. Professor


(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...

WayWay Myaing Hlaing, Ph.D.

Professor of Professional Practice


(305) 243-3693
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 University of Miami (UM) in 2010 and she currently serves as a...

Jennifer Hu



(305) 243-7796
Dr. Hu is a Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Human Genetics and Genomics. As a trans-disciplinary cancer researcher, she has training in basic sciences (Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and cancer epidemiology (M.S. in Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and her research...

David J Lee, Ph.D.



(305) 243-6980
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 (acting), and oversees all graduate programs on Miller School campus. Dr. Lee is a chronic disease and occupational epidemiologist and has been...

Ana M. Palacio

Professor of Clinical


(305) 243-9754
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 2004. Since then her work has focused on the improvement of clinical...

Paulo Pinheiro

Research Assoc. Professor


(305) 243-2390
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 completed his MS and Ph.D. in Epidemiology in the...

Secondary Faculty

Kenneth W Goodman



(305) 243-5723
Kenneth W. Goodman 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 Ethics Programs have been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of...

Doug Johnson-Greene



(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


(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



(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



(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



(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.



(305) 243-6146

Leonardo J Tamariz

Professor of Clinical


(305) 243-9736

Joanne Wuu

Research Associate Professor


(305) 243-4819

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

Rui-De Xue, PhD

Rui-De Xue, PhD

Voluntary Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences