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, Public Health Sciences and Centers

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

Yanira Blanco Oliveras

Director, Research Support

yblanco1@miami.edu

(305) 243-6172
Yanira Blanco Oliveras is Director of Research Support at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Blanco Oliveras oversees the regulatory compliance, reporting, financial monitoring and the close-out of sponsored projects in the department. She is responsible for the financial and...

Patricia Ann May-Archuleta

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

p.mayarchuleta@miami.edu

(305) 243-6172
Patricia May-Archuleta is Assistant Director, Research Support at the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences.  For the department, Mrs. May-Archuleta is responsible for the financial and accounting aspects of pre- and post-grant and contracts management. Prior to joining the Department of...

Monique Shaw

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

mxs2906@miami.edu

(305) 243-8417
Monique Shaw is Senior 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...

Adelei Jacqui Johnson

Manager, Sponsored Programs

axn377@miami.edu

(305) 243-2906
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

Director, Business Operations

jlopez16@miami.edu

(305) 243-4592
Josie Lopez is 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, promotions,...

Pilar Ramirez

Executive Assistant

m.ramirez8@miami.edu

(305) 243-8331
Pilar Ramirez is Executive Assistant 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 managing and training student...

Catherine Tunnell

Sr. Administrative Assistant

cxt595@miami.edu

(305) 243-9483
Catherine Tunnell is Senior 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 Epidemiology and Health Services Research & Policy. She joined the department in October...

Georgina Reyes

Sr. Administrative Assistant

greyes2@miami.edu

(305) 243-6573
Georgina Reyes is a Sr. 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 Prevention. She joined the department in October...

Alejandro Jose Herrera

Project Coordinator

ajh5027@miami.edu

(305) 243-6863
Alejandro Herrera, MPA, is the Project Coordinator at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. His primary responsibilities include space and facilities management, submitting work orders for maintenance and repairs for research and administration space, facilitating the faculty and staff...

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

vbb10@miami.edu

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

Deycha Torres

Communications Specialist

dxt1289@miami.edu

Deycha Torres is Communications Specialist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Deycha is responsible for the press releases, announcements, and communications inquiries on behalf of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Deycha writes news stories to be published across different...

Amael Trujillo

Sr. Desktop Support Technician

agt45@miami.edu

(305) 243-4416
Amael Trujillo is Senior Desktop Support Technician at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. Amael is responsible for providing technical support to faculty, staff and students in the Department of Public Health Sciences, including maintenance and repairs of desktop computers and other...