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
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 (acting), and oversees all graduate programs on Miller School campus. Dr. Lee is a chronic disease and occupational epidemiologist and has been...

Margie Jimenez

Asst. Chair, 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
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 director of the Americas Initiative for Public Health Innovation. Dr. Horigian is also an Executive Director of the...

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

Director, Education

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

Roderick K King

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

r.king@miami.edu

(305) 243-6122
Roderick K. King, MD, MPH is currently Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Director of the MD/MPH Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics in the Miller School of Medicine. He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Florida...

Shirin Shafazand, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

sshafazand@miami.edu

(305) 585-6487

Renita Marie Revere

Sr. Manager, Programs

rxr913@miami.edu

(305) 243-6122
Renita Revere, MBA, is the 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 manages all...

Valerie Suzette Leal

Program Coordinator

vxl267@miami.edu

Valerie Leal, M.P.H., is the Program Coordinator of the M.D./M.P.H. Capstone Program and Awards in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Leal works closely with students to ensure they are meeting established markers for completion of the Capstone Program, assists them with field...

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


MS Programs

Eric Christopher Brown

Assoc. Professor

ecb41@miami.edu

(305) 243-6973
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 Department’s Ph.D. program in Prevention Science. Dr. Brown works on the...

Tulay Koru-Sengul

Research Associate Professor

tsengul@miami.edu

(305) 243-2618
Dr. Tulay Koru-Sengul is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a member of the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Clinical Protocol Review Committee, the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee and a faculty biostatistician in the...

Naresh Kumar

Assoc. Professor

nkumar@miami.edu

(305) 243-4854
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 dedicated to prevent and manage environmental disease burden....

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


Ph.D. Programs

WayWay Myaing Hlaing, Ph.D.

Professor of Professional Practice

whlaing@miami.edu

(305) 243-3693
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 University of Miami (UM) in 2010 and she currently serves as a...

Hemant Ishwaran

Professor

hishwaran@miami.edu

(305) 243-5473
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 Center (SCCC) and the Center for Computational Sciences...

Seth J Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor

sschwartz@miami.edu

(305) 243-8791
Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. He has a master’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Florida International University. Dr. Schwartz’s research program focuses on identity,...