Administrative Staff

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, Business Operations

jcarbajal@miami.edu

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. Manager, Finance

leg129@miami.edu

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) 243-1247
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...

William Roger Caiaffa

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

wcaiaffa@miami.edu

(305) 243-8187 x1120

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...

Rosa C Fernandez Campas

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

rfcampas@miami.edu

(305) 284-3994

Misty Ives

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

mxi340@miami.edu

(305) 243-1258

Shamaah Walls

Sr. Manager, Sponsored Programs

sxw1325@miami.edu


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...

Alicia Pearce

Manager, Sponsored Programs

axp2567@miami.edu


Denatra T Lewis

Manager, Sponsored Programs

dxl1184@miami.edu


Facilities & Operations

Josie Lopez

Director, Administrative Operations

jlopez16@miami.edu

(305) 243-6863
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...

Michelle Cabrera

Manager, Administrative Operations

mxc1839@miami.edu

(305) 243-6863
Michelle Cabrera is the Manager of Administrative Operations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences. Michelle has been part of the university since 2017 and joined the department in April 2023. Michelle is responsible for overseeing administrative operations activities and services, including...

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 Division of Epidemiology, Division of Environment and Public Health, and the Division of Health Services Research...

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...

John P Soto

Web Developer

jps347@miami.edu

John P. Soto is the Web Developer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences. John is responsible for designing and creating content for the department’s internal and external websites. John oversees the website layout, graphics integration, and provides web development technical...

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...

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