Who's Who – Department of Public Health Sciences Administration

Mission

To achieve meaningful impact in worldwide public health, the administration staff in the Department of Public Health Sciences seeks to provide excellent administrative, fiscal and compliance support, and policy guidance to faculty, staff in research, and students, as well as towards education and local and international collaborations.

Finance, Operations, Administration & Faculty Affairs

Margie Jimenez

Sr. Administrative Officer, Basic Sciences

mjimenez5@miami.edu

(305) 243-3946
Margie Jimenez, MA, CRA, is the Assistant Chair in the Department of Public Health Sciences and its centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Mrs. Jimenez is responsible for designing and implementing business operations, overseeing the operations and work of directors, and establishing policies that promote the culture and...

Finance

Jessica Carbajal

Director, Finance

jcarbajal@miami.edu

(305) 243-2870
Jessica Carbajal is Director of Finance in the Department of Public Health Sciences and its centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Carbajal creates and oversees the budget, approves expenses and reviews that each expense is in accordance with the University's policies and procedures. Carbajal presents...

Laura Elisa Gutierrez

Sr. Financial Analyst

leg129@miami.edu

(305) 243-5822
Laura Gutierrez is Senior Financial Analyst at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Since joining the department in 2015, Ms. Gutierrez has been responsible for department operational account management, discretionary reconciliation, open commitment reviews, invoice submissions,...

Grant & Contracts Management

Cinthia Y Herrera

Director, Research Support

c.herrera2@miami.edu

(305) 243-1247
Cinthia Herrera is Director of Research Support in the Department of Public Health Sciences and its centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Herrera is responsible for the administrative and financial requirements for grant proposal submissions, regulatory compliance, reporting requirements, financial monitoring, and the...

Oriali Coffigny

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

ocoffign@miami.edu

(305) 243-8187
Oriali Coffigny is Senior Manager of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. For the department, as well as for the Department of Pathology, Ms. Caffigny is responsible for the financial and accounting aspects of pre and post-grant and contracts management.

Monique Shaw

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

mxs2906@miami.edu

(305) 243-8417
Monique Shaw is Manager of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Shaw is responsible for the financial and accounting aspects of pre and post-grant and contracts management. She joined the department in October 2019. She previously worked as a Grants...

Grace Darlene Cespedes

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

gcespedes@miami.edu

(305) 243-4324
Grace Cespedes is Senior Manager of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Cespedes is responsible for the financial and accounting aspects of pre and post-grant and contracts management. She previously worked as a Grants Accountant for the Office of Research...

Simone Lynette Whitehead

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

swhitehead@miami.edu

(305) 243-4302
Simone Whitehead is Senior Manager of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS). Ms. Whitehead is responsible for providing pre-award support for an assigned portion of DPHS’s portfolio of grants and contracts using knowledge of grant and contract...

Yanira Blanco Oliveras

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

yblanco1@miami.edu

(305) 421-4183
Yanira Blanco Oliveras is Senior Manager of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Blanco Oliveras is responsible for the financial and compliance aspects of sponsored projects in the department. She also assists the DPHS Director with regulatory compliance,...

Adelei Jacqui Johnson

Manager, Sponsored Programs

axn377@miami.edu

(305) 243-6016
Adelei Johnson is a Manager of Research Support at the Department of Public Health Sciences. Adelei joined the department on June 25, 2021 and is responsible for managing all pre-award activities and assisting with post-award activities using knowledge of grant and contract management rules and regulations, technical expertise, and analytical...

Facilities & Operations

Josie Lopez

Sr. Manager, Business Operations

jlopez16@miami.edu

(305) 243-4592
Josie Lopez is Assistant Director of Business Operations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. As a faculty affairs and human resources liaison, Ms. Lopez is responsible for salary adjustments, new hires, promotions, and terminations, as well as evaluating annual faculty performance,...

Pilar Ramirez

Sr. Administrative Assistant

m.ramirez8@miami.edu

(305) 243-8331
Pilar Ramirez is Senior Administrative Assistant of Faculty Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Since joining the department in 2013, Ms. Ramirez has been responsible for providing general and onboarding administrative support to faculty and staff, as well as for...

Catherine Tunnell

Administrative Assistant

cxt595@miami.edu

(305) 243-9483
Catherine Tunnell is Administrative Assistant in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She provides general and administrative support to faculty and staff within the Divisions of Biostatistics, Environment and Public Health, and Epidemiology. She joined the department in October...

Orlando Garcia

Systems Analyst

ogarcia0427@miami.edu

(305) 243-8023
Orlando Garcia is Systems Analyst in the Department of Public Health Sciences and its centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His primary responsibilities have included providing desktop support to faculty, staff and students, maintaining, upgrading, and troubleshooting A/V equipment in lobbies, classrooms and conference...

Veronica Bustabad

Web Developer (H_TP)*

vbb10@miami.edu

(305) 243-6314
Veronica Bustabad is the Web Developer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Bustabad is responsible for the communications of the Department of Public Health Sciences, including the website, social media, marketing materials and video. She creates and regularly updates the...

Amanda Torres

Writer (N)

axt785@miami.edu

(305) 243-6161
Amanda Torres is the Writer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. In her role, Ms. Torres is responsible for department communications.  Ms. Torres actively gathers news and creates the official newsletters of the department and its graduate programs, which showcase new...