Prevention Science and Community Health Division

For a directory of the Prevention Science and Community Health Division faculty, please see below.

Primary Faculty

Eric Christopher Brown

Assoc. Professor

(305) 243-6973
Dr. Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Prevention Science and Community Health where he directs the Implementation Science track for the Department’s Ph.D. program in Prevention Science. Dr. Brown works on the...

Adam Carrico


(305) 243-6947
Adam Carrico, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health. Dr. Carrico’s clinical and translational research program targets the intertwining epidemics of substance use and HIV/AIDS. His clinical research focuses on boosting the effectiveness of...

Audrey Harkness

Research Asst. Professor

(305) 243-8949
Dr. Audrey Harkness is a clinical psychologist and a Research Assistant Professor of Prevention at the University of Miami. Dr. Harkness’ work focuses on optimizing mental and physical health for sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities with a focus on HIV-prevention. Prior to her graduate training,...

Mariano Kanamori

Asst. Professor

(305) 243-2427
Dr. Mariano Kanamori is an epidemiologist committed to reducing health disparities in underserved communities. He has over twenty-six years’ experience applying qualitative and quantitative methodologies to global health issues. Dr. Kanamori’s community based participatory research (CBPR) studies using advanced...

Amy Otto

Research Asst. Professor

Tatiana Perrino

Professor, Educator Track

(305) 243-8983
Dr. Perrino is a prevention scientist dedicated to promoting child and adolescent mental health, particularly in communities disproportionately affected by these health concerns. She is a trained and licensed clinical psychologist who completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse post-doctoral fellowship in drug abuse prevention. She is a...

Seth J Schwartz, Ph.D.


(305) 243-8791
Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. He has a master’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Florida International University. Dr. Schwartz’s research program focuses on identity,...

Sara Mijares StGeorge

Asst. Professor

(305) 243-0726
Sara M. St. George, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on developing and...

Secondary Faculty

Daniel Enrique Jimenez

Assoc. Professor

(305) 243-2776
Dr. Jimenez has extensive experience in aging research and has dedicated his career to improving access and engagement in mental health services among underserved populations. His research interests include geriatric mental health services research, health promotion, multicultural mental health, and mental illness prevention. He has combined...

Sonjia Kenya

Associate Professor, Educator

(305) 243-8893

Louis Herns Marcelin

Associate Dean for Program Development
Director of Global Health Studies

(305) 284-8493
Dr. Marcelin is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship in the Americas. His research also examines questions related to health and human security, and the roles of power, violence, and marginalization in society (particularly in Brazil, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States). He...

Erin N Marcus, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

(305) 585-7195
Dr. Marcus is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She directs the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Academic Internal Medicine Primary Care Clinic, which is one of the Medicine Residency Training Program’s main outpatient teaching sites. She also directs the MD/MPH...