Who's Who - Graduate Programs Staff

MPH & MSPH Programs

J. Sunil Rao

Professor

jrao@miami.edu

(305) 243-4252
J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D., is Interim Chair, Professor and Director of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Previously, Dr. Rao was Professor of Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Rao's research interests include high dimensional model selection, mixed model selection,...

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 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Jimenez is responsible for designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote Department and Institutional culture and vision, and overseeing operations of the...

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 where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He also serves as the Chair of Graduate Programs, overseeing MPH, MSPH, and Ph.D. programs in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. He...

Viviana E Horigian

Associate Professor, Educator Track

vhorigian@miami.edu

(305) 243-4305
Viviana E. Horigian, MD, MHA, is Associate Professor of 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.  She is also the 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...

Barbara Galvez

Sr. Program Coordinator

bxg544@miami.edu

Barbara “Barbie” Galvez is Senior Program Coordinator of Student and Community Engagement at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Ms. Galvez works directly with the Director of Academic Affairs to plan, organize and implement all student events including...

Ginelle Bou Nassar

Sr. Program Coordinator

gxb557@miami.edu

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...

MD/MPH Program

Roderick K King

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

r.king@miami.edu

(305) 243-6122
Roderick K. King, MD, MPH is currently Assistant Dean of Public Health Education, Director of the MD/MPH, 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 Institute for Health Innovation (d.b.a....

Shirin Shafazand, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

sshafazand@miami.edu

(305) 585-6487

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...

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...

Renita Marie Revere

Manager, Programs

rxr913@miami.edu

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...

Andrea Raquel Sparano

Manager, Programs

ars285@miami.edu

Andrea Sparano, MPH, is Manager of the MD/MPH Capstone Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Since joining the department in 2016, Ms. Sparano has been responsible for the strategic planning, management and implementation of comprehensive advising and policies...