Who's Who - MPH & MSPH Programs

Graduate Programs Staff

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 Assistant Chair and Director of Finance, Operations, and Administration in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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, 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.

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. Ms. Garber advises incoming MPH and MSPH students, manages MPH capstone and MSPH thesis programs, and oversees career services for the department. Garber holds a...

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...

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...