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

Professor of Professional Practice

ecb41@miami.edu

(305) 243-6973
Field of Interest: Community-Based & International Prevention Science 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...

Ariana Lea Johnson

Asst. Professor

alj74@miami.edu

Ariana Johnson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson is an epidemiologist with a passion for disease prevention. Her research focuses on how the intersection of implementation science, social networks, and machine learning impacts health disparities particularly as it relates to HIV...

Mariano Juan Kanamori Nishimura

Associate Professor

mjk194@miami.edu

(305) 243-0595
Field of Interest: Latinos, Substance Use Disorders & HIV Studies 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...

Wendy G. Lichtenthal

Pending Rank at Assoc. Professor

wgl31@miami.edu

Wendy Lichtenthal, Ph.D., is an associate professor (pending rank) in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Lichtenthal's impactful research is centered around pioneering and assessing innovative psychosocial interventions tailored for cancer patients and their families. Her work particularly zeroes in on the challenging...

Patricia I. Moreno, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

pim19@miami.edu

(305) 243-9844
Field of Interest: Cancer Control & Survivorship Patricia I. Moreno, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Lead of Evidence-Based Survivorship Supportive Care at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Moreno received a BA in Psychology...

Sara Mijares StGeorge

Asst. Professor

s.stgeorge@miami.edu

(305) 243-0726
Field of Interest: Obesity & Chronic Disease 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...

Secondary Faculty

Sannisha Dale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Strengthening Health through INnovation and Engagement (SHINE) Research Program
Chair, Diversity and Equity Committee, Department of Psychology

skd52@miami.edu

(305) 284-1991
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in conducting research on the intersection of mental (e.g., PTSD) and physical health (e.g. HIV) and developing interventions. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Boston University in 2014, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School...

Audrey Harkness

Asst. Professor

axh975@miami.edu

(305) 243-8949
PhD Dr. Audrey Harkness is a psychologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Harkness received her PhD in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. She then completed a clinical health psychology postdoctoral fellowship in the Psychology Department...

Daniel Enrique Jimenez

Assoc. Professor

dej18@miami.edu

(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

Professor of Professional Practice

skenya@miami.edu

(305) 243-8893

Louis Herns Marcelin

Professor

lmarcel2@miami.edu

(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

emarcus@miami.edu

(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...

Roger Christopher McIntosh

Associate Professor

r.mcintosh@miami.edu

(305) 243-2047
Dr. Roger McIntosh directs the BREATH (Brain Respiration Embodiment Affect & Translational Health) Lab. and examines the effects of aging, stress and chronic inflammatory immune conditions (e.g., HIV) on neuropsychological functioning. Dr. McIntosh is currently supported by the NHLBI to study how individual differences in cardiovascular...

Nicholas Joseph Metheny

Research Associate 2, MAS (N) (A)

nxm975@miami.edu


Tatiana Perrino

Professor of Clinical
Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; School of Nursing & Health Studies

tperrino@miami.edu

(305) 284-1551
Tatiana Perrino is a prevention scientist whose work focuses on promoting child and adolescent mental health, particularly in communities that are disproportionately affected. She is a trained and licensed clinical psychologist who completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse post-doctoral fellowship in adolescent drug abuse prevention. She...

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D.
Professor

gprado@miami.edu

(305) 284-2002
Guillermo (Willy) Prado is the University of Miami's chief academic officer, serving as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, with appointing and oversight authority concerning the deans of the 12 schools and colleges and the senior administrators involved with research, undergraduate and graduate education, and...

Emmanuel Thomas

Associate Professor

ethomas1@miami.edu

(305) 243-2895
Having been raised in Miami-Dade county, in the underserved community of West Perrine, I have a strong commitment to improving the health of our local community. I am a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD). I am the Board Chair for the National Advisory Board of the American Liver Foundation and was on the...

Emeritus Faculty

Hilda M Pantin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

hpantin@miami.edu

(305) 243-3021

Voluntary Faculty

Portrait of Charles Hendricks Brown

Charles Hendricks Brown

Voluntary Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Jeri Cohen

Jeri Cohen

Voluntary Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Peter Gorski

Peter Gorski

Voluntary Faculty Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Ji-Young Lee

Ji-Young Lee

Voluntary | Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Laura Redwine

Laura Redwine

Voluntary Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Adelaida Rosario

Adelaida Rosario

Voluntary | Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Seth Schwartz

Seth Schwartz

Voluntary Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Eleni Sfakianaki

Eleni Sfakianaki

Voluntary Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences


Portrait of Lourdes Rojas

Lourdes Rojas

Voluntary Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences