Who's Who – Graduate Programs Staff

For a directory of the public health graduate programs staff, please see below. For more information, visit the Public Health Graduate Programs FAQs.


Public Health Graduate Programs

David J Lee, Ph.D.

Professor

dlee@miami.edu

(305) 243-6980
Field of Interest: Occupational & Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Accreditation & Program Governance David Lee, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1990.  He serves as Department Chair and oversees all graduate programs on the...

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...

Viviana E Horigian

Professor, Educator Track

vhorigian@miami.edu

(305) 243-4305
Field of Interest: Research Design & Implementation of Treatments for Drug Abuse, MPH & MSPH Programs Viviana E. Horigian, MD, MHA, is a Professor, Educator, in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is currently serving as the Director of Public Health Education and as a...

Begona Plaza Rovira

Executive Director, Programs

brovira@miami.edu

(305) 243-4072
Begoña Rovira, MBA, MA, is Executive Director of Master's Programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Rovira oversees the program administration, program budget, and student grievances. Ms. Rovira provides leadership and operational oversight for ongoing...

Heather Ann Rose

Sr. Director, Assessment and Accreditation

HRose@med.miami.edu

(305) 243-2209
Heather Rose, MPH, is Director of Accreditation and Doctoral Administration at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Rose is responsible for the accreditation encompassing all degree programs in the department, maintains professional and academic standards set by the Council on...

Andria Lynn Williams

Director, Admissions

alw157@miami.edu

(305) 243-0291
Andria Williams, MBA, is Director of Admissions at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Since beginning her role in 2018, Ms. Williams has been responsible for planning and executing the admissions process of all graduate public health students in both masters and doctoral programs....

Rosa Elena Verdeja

Director, Programs

rverdeja@miami.edu

(305) 243-8028
Rosa Verdeja, M.Ed., is Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Verdeja oversees curriculum implementation, faculty liaison, and standard operating procedures.  Verdeja earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in...

Megan Garber

Assoc. Director, Career Services

m.garber@miami.edu

(305) 243-0348
Megan Garber, M.Ed., is Associate Director of Career and Professional Development in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Megan advises incoming MPH and MSPH students, manages MPH capstone and MSPH thesis programs, and oversees career services for the department. Megan holds a Bachelor of...

Carlen Angella Duncombe

Sr. Manager, Programs

cduncombe@miami.edu

(305) 243-1212
Carlen Duncombe, MPA, is Senior Manager of Enrollment Services at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Duncombe is responsible for enrollment and graduation services, course logistics, and the Teaching Assistant program.  Duncombe attended Florida International...

Ginelle Bou Nassar

Sr. Program Coordinator

gxb557@miami.edu

(305) 243-7246
Ginelle Bou Nassar is Senior Program Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Bou Nassar joined the department in January 2019 and is responsible for admissions and recruitment support for graduate admissions to the department, including...

For a directory of the MD/MPH program staff, please see below. For inquiries, visit the MD/MPH Program FAQs.


MD/MPH Program

Shirin Shafazand, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

sshafazand@miami.edu

(305) 585-6487

Alberto Caban-Martinez

Assoc. Professor

acaban@miami.edu

(305) 243-7565
Field of Interest: Occupational Health & Safety Dr. Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician and epidemiologist, and an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Environment and Public Health of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the...

Renita Marie Revere

Sr. Manager, Programs

rxr913@miami.edu

(305) 243-6122
Renita Revere, MBA, is the Senior Manager of the MD/MPH Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Since joining the department in 2017, Renita has been responsible for the strategic planning, management, implementation and administration of the MD/MPH program.   Renita...

Derek Williams

Program Coordinator

dxw701@miami.edu

Derek joins us from South Bend, Indiana. While in Indiana, he attended Indiana University, South Bend where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Prior to joining the Department of Public Health Sciences, he served as a Program Coordinator in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Derek looks forward to assisting MD/MPH...

For a directory of the MS programs staff, please see below.


MS Programs

Tulay Koru-Sengul

Research Associate Professor

tsengul@miami.edu

(305) 243-2618
Field of Interest: Statistical Methods for Biological Responses Dr. Tulay Koru-Sengul is an Associate Professor and the graduate program director of Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics in the Division of Biostatistics and the lead faculty member overseeing the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) program in the Department of Public...

Naresh Kumar

Professor

nkumar@miami.edu

(305) 243-4854
Field of Interest: Environmental Health Risk Surveillance Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, and Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami. Dr. Kumar’s research and teaching are...

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...

For a directory of the Ph.D. programs staff, please see below.


Ph.D. Programs

Eric Christopher Brown

Assoc. Professor

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...

WayWay M. Hlaing

Professor of Professional Practice

whlaing@miami.edu

(305) 243-3693
Field of Interest: Chronic Conditions & Health Disparities Dr. WayWay M. Hlaing's education background consists an MBBS (a US Medical Degree equivalent based on the Scottish system of a 6-year medical curriculum), an MS degree in Health Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. She joined the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at...

Hemant Ishwaran

Professor

hishwaran@miami.edu

(305) 243-5473
Field of Interest: Developing Machine Learning Methods Hemant Ishwaran, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) and is the Director of Statistical Methodology and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Division of Biostatistics.  Dr. Ishwaran is also affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer...