Epidemiology & Population Health Sciences

Departmental Faculty

Taghrid Asfar

Research Asst. Professor

tasfar@miami.edu

(305) 243-3826
Taghrid Asfar, MD, MSPH, is an 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 institution...

Tali Elfassy

Research Asst. Professor

t.elfassy@umiami.edu

(305) 243-5674
Dr. Tali Elfassy is an 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 disease risk...

Hermes Jose Florez, M.D.

Professor

hflorez@miami.edu

(305) 575-3388
Dr. Hermes Florez is Professor of Public Health Sciences & Medicine at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System. He is a public health physician-scientist trained in internal medicine,...

WayWay Myaing Hlaing, Ph.D.

Professor of Professional Practice

whlaing@miami.edu

(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

Professor

jhu@miami.edu

(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.

Professor

dlee@miami.edu

(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 where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He also serves as the Chair of Graduate Programs, overseeing MPH, MSPH, and Ph.D. programs in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. He...

Paulo Pinheiro

Research Assoc. Professor

pxp464@miami.edu

Paulo S. Pinheiro is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, 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 Netherlands and Miami, FL,...

Postdocs

Raquel Aparicio Ugarriza

Post Doctoral Associate

rau13@miami.edu

Post Doctoral Associate in the Department of Public Health at University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine. PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Science at University of Madrid (Spain). Expert in Nutrition at University of Barcelona (Spain). She is currently a researcher in Exercise, Nutrition and Frailty at Geriatric Research...