Prevention Science & Community Health

Departmental 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

Assoc. Professor

(305) 243-6947
Adam Carrico, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology. His translational research studies in neuroimmune pharmacology focus on delineating the bio-behavioral pathways whereby substance use may contribute to HIV pathogenesis. Currently, he is pursuing projects examining the clinical relevance of the...

Audrey Harkness

Research Asst. Professor

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...

Tatiana Perrino

Assoc. 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. For more than 20...

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School

(305) 243-2748
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and the director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, was appointed dean of the Graduate School in February 2016. As dean, Prado works in partnership with the deans of the schools and...

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...


Alejandra Fernandez

Post Doctoral Associate

Alejandra Fernandez, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2017. Her dissertation focused on the influence of parental monitoring...