Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences Division

Primary Faculty

Taghrid Asfar

Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences


(305) 243-3826
Field of Interest: Tobacco Policies & Regulations Taghrid Asfar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, 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...

Farren Basil Shaw Briggs

Pending Rank at Assoc. Professor


Farren Briggs, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Briggs will continue to lead and engage in ongoing research, as well as build new collaborations to advance scientific endeavors in the department and in the Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Briggs is a...

WayWay M. Hlaing

Professor of Professional Practice


(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



(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.



(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


(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 Professor


(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...

Victor Daniel Rosenthal

Research Associate Professor


(305) 343-3546
Field of Interest: Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Health Care Associated Infections and Multi Drug Resistant Organisms Dr. Victor D. Rosenthal is a Research Associate Professor at the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences, in the Department of Public Health Sciences, at Leonard M. Miller...

James Shultz

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice


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,...