RCMI Clinical Research Program (PRCTRC)

Principal Investigators

 

Cruz-Correa, Marcia R., MD

Department: PRCTRC

Position: PRCTRC Principal Investigator and Associate Professor

E-mail: marcia.cruz1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Familial Adenomatosus, Colorectal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

 

Luciano-Román, Carlos A., M.D.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: PRCTRC Principal Investigator and Associate Professor

E-mail: carlos.luciano1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV Neuropathy

 

MSC Key Function Leaders

 

Pérez-Cardona, Cynthia M., PhD

Core: Professional Development Core (PDC)

Position: Professor

E-mail: cynthia.perez1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Diabetes Epidemiology, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hepatitis C

 

Benabe, Julio, MD

Participant & Clinical Interaction Resources

Core: Clinical Research Resources and Facilities (CRF)

Position: Researcher

E-mail: julio.benabe@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Nephrology, Hypertension

 

Irizarry-Ramírez, Margarita, PhD

Core: Collaborations and Partnerships Core (CPC)

Position: Professor

E-mail: margarita.irizarry@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Prostate Cancer, Proteomics, Genomics

 

Colón-Jordán, Héctor, PhD

Core: Community Based Research (CBR)

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: hector.colon8@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Substance Abuse Epidemiology HIV Transmission and Prevention of Problem Behaviors among Adolescents Program Evaluation Methods for Performance Monitoring, Substance Abuse Epidemiology HIV Transmission and Prevention of Problem Behaviors among Adolescents Program Evaluation Method

 

Acosta Pérez, Edna, PhD, MSc

Core: Community Based Research (CBR)

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: edna.acosta2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Social Community Psychologist and Researcher; Clinical Researcher; Minor in HIV Research

 

Mays-Serpan, Mary Helen, PhD

Core: Biomedical Informatics Core (BIC)

Position: Research Development Specialist

E-mail: mary.mays@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cancer

 

Rivas-Tumanyan, Sona, DMD, DrPH

Core: Research Design and Biostatistics Core (RDB)

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: sona.tumanyan@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Systemic Disease, Epidemiology

 

Noboa-Ramos, Carlamarie, MS, PhDc

Core: Evaluation Core (EC)

Position: Project Director

E-mail: carla.noboa@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Evaluation

 

Wojna-Muñiz, Valerie, M.D.

Core: Clinical and Translational Pilot Project Program (PPP)

Position: Professor

E-mail: valerie.wojna1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV/AIDS, HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), Women, HAND Biomarkers, CSF Oxidative Stress, Neuropsychology

 

Rodríguez-Medina, José, Ph.D.

Core: Technology and Resources for Core Laboratories

Position: Director and Professor

E-mail: jose.rodriguez123@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cell Cycle / Molecular Biology - DNA Sequencing

 

Investigators

 

Acevedo, Karina

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

E-mail: kariacevedo@yahoo.com

Area of Expertise: Genetic Variants, Vitamin K

 

Acosta, Edna

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Training Director and Director, Behavioral Sciences Research Institute

E-mail: edna.acosta2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: asthma

 

Alfonso, Gishlaine

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: gishlaine.alfonso@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Neurology, CNS Disorders

 

Almodovar, Pablo I.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Adhonorum Professor

E-mail: dermatol.rcm@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Leprosy, clofazimine

 

Arroyo, Maritza

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: maritza.arroyo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Parkinson, Genetic Epidemiology, Neurology

 

Báez-Pagán, Carlos

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Adjunct Professor

E-mail: cbaezlpagan@gmail.com

Area of Expertise: HIV, Neurotoxin, gp120, Nicotinic

 

Banchs, HéŽctor L.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: hector.banch3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

 

Burgos-Calderó—n, Rafael

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: rafael.burgos2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: ESRD, Kidney Diseases, Albuminuria, Diabetic Type 2 Neuropathy, Hemodialysis

 

Carlo-Izquierdo, JosŽé

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: jose.carlo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 

Coló—n, Vivian

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: vivian.colon@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HPV, HIV, Drug Users

 
 

D’íaz-Pérez, Clemente

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: clemente.diaz

Area of Expertise: Hepatitis A, Varicella, Pneumococcal vaccines

 

Gerena-López, Yamil

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: yamil.gerena@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Mechanisms of insulin resistance and cognitive impairment in HIV seropositive positive

 

Joshipura, Kaumudi

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: kaumudi.joshipura@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Periodontal Disease, Prediabetes, Dietary Assessment in Patients with Periodontal Disease

 

L—ópez-Del Valle, Lydia

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: lydia.lopez1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Health in Children, Diabetes, Gestacional Diabetes

 

Meléndez, Loyda

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: loyda.melendez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Neuropathogenesis of HIV-1, HIV Dementia

 

Nazario, Cruz M.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: cruz.nazario@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Breast Cancer, Epidemiology

 

Ortíz, Ana P.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: ana.ortiz7@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Metabolic Syndrome

 

R’íos, Grissel

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: grissel.rios@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sclerodema

 

Rodr’íguez, Vanessa E.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: vanessa.rodriguez13@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ocular Manifestatiosn, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

 

Romaguera, Josefina

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: josefina.romaguera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cervical Dysplasia, Red Cell, Aalloimmunization, Menopause, Osteoporosis, HPV, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

 

Santiago, Fernando

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Instructor

E-mail: fernansan28@aol.com

Area of Expertise: Insulin Resistance, Stroke

 

Suarez, Marta

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: marta.suarez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Oxidative Stress, Vitamin D, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Injury in Children

 

Torres, Esther

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: esther.torres@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

Tortolero-Luna, Guillermo

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: guillermo.tortolero@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Endometrial Cancer, Insulin Resistance, Adiponectin

 

Vilá‡, Luis M.

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: luis.vila2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythemoatosus, Muskuloskeletal Manifestations, Diabetes

 

Wojna, Valerie

Department: PRCTRC

Position: Professor

E-mail: valerie.wojna1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: CSF Controls (HIV Dementia Study), NeuroAIDS, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, HIV Neurocognitive Disorders