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Dr. Mariano Kanamori Selected as a Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Mariano Kanamori, Ph.D., professor of public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, has been selected as a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar (HDRI). The HDRI, hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), will take place on August 12 to 16, 2019 in Bethesda, Md. 

“I am very excited about this opportunity. My current research is on evaluating how social networks can be used to enhance HIV prevention interventions for Latinas who live in underserved communities in South Florida,” Dr. Kanamori said. 

The goal of the HDRI is to support the career development of promising minority health and health disparities research scientists, as well as to stimulate research in the discipline. 

The five-day program will feature lectures on minority health and health disparities research, small group discussions, mock grant review, and seminars. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific staff across various NIH Institutes and Centers.

Dr. Kanamori, an epidemiologist with over 26 years of experience, is dedicated to using advanced social network analysis to help reduce health disparities in underserved communities. His community-based participatory research has been previously operated under the NIH, USAID-PEPFAR, the European Union, UNICEF, the Peru Health Ministry, Family Planning Management/John Snow, Inc., the Population Council, Salesian Missions-Ethiopia, the Maryland Department of Health, and Asociación Benéfica Prisma. 

Written by Amanda Torres
Published on June 27, 2019