Graduate School of Public Health

Acosta Pérez, Edna, PhD, MSc  

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: edna.acosta2@upr.edu

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

Albizu-García, Carmen E., MD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: carmen.albizu@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Mental Health Services, HIV/Hepatitis B and C

 

Alonso-Amador, Annie, PsyD

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: annie.alonso@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Autism and Health Services

 

Altreche-Bernal, Wanda I., PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: wanda.altreche@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety/ Health Work Force, Role play simulations

 

Arroyo-Acevedo, Hiram V., EdD, MPHE

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: hiram.arroyo1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Promotion, Health Education, International Health, Community Health, School Health, Historical Issues on Public Health.

 

Avilés Vera, Luis. A., PhD, MS, MPH

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: luis.aviles3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health policy analysis, sociology of statistics, visual rhetoric of statistics, social and economic inequality, marxism, critical social theory.

 

Bonilla-Soto, Luis A., PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: luis.bonilla1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Pesticides and health, vector-borne diseases, clinical research, bioethics.

 

Borges Cancel, Maria T., EdD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: maria.borges@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Educación en Salud Comunitaria, Currículo y Enseñanza, Educación Superior

 

Bustillo-Hernández, Marta M., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: marta.bustillo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Women's Health, Health Inequities, Social Sciences and Public Health

 

Caporali-Filho, Sergio A., PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: sergio.caporali@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Evaluation and control of occupational and environmental noise. Evaluation and control of airborne contaminants in occupational environments.

 

Capriles-Quirós, José A., MD, MPH

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

E-mail: jose.capriles@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Public Health, Health Services Research

 

Carrión-Baralt, José R., PhD, MPH

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: jose.carrion6@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Successful Aging, Cognitive Aging, Dementia and Risk Factors and Psychological of Aging

 

 

Clatts, Michael C., PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: michael.clatts@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV/STIs, Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment, Global Health, Vulnerable Populations

 

Colón Colón, Marcilyn, EdD, MPH, MA

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: marcilyn.colon@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Educational leadership; Health communication and social marketing; Health promotion, education and networking; and Participatory action research.

 

Colón-Jordán, Héctor, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

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

 

Colón-López, Vivian, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: vivian.colon@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HPV, HIV Drug Users

 

Dávila-Román, Ana L., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: analuisa.davila@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Demography, population studies, aging, woman health and gender, social determinants of health, research methods

 

García Meléndez, Ivelisse M., EdD

Department: Deanship/Social Sciences

Position: Associate Dean/Associate Professor

E-mail: ivelisse.garcia1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Higher Education

 

Gely Rodriguez, Daisy M., MPHE

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: daisy.gely@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV, Capacity Development, Health Care Training and Education

 

González-Guzmán, Michael J., PhD, DSc

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: michael.gonzalez5@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Non-toxic therapies for chronic diseases, Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid, Lipoid Acid, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, Pharmacokinetics of Nutrient Mega Doses

 

Gorrín-Peralta, José, MD, MPH

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: jose.gorrin@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Humanization of Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Maternal and Child Health, Rearing Attachment, Gender Issues

 

Labault-Cabeza, Nirzka, PhD

Department: Human Development

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: nirzka.labault@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Aging Services and Health Policy

 

León-López, Luz E., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: luz.leon@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Population Studies, Demography, Migration, Population Dynamics, Aging

 

Malavé-Rivera, Souhail M., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Adjunct Professor

E-mail: souhail.malave@upr.edu

Area of expertise: HIV, Stigma, Youths, Health Disparities

 

Mansilla-Rivera, Imar, PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: imar.mansilla@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: human exposure and health risk assessment of environmental pollutants, chemical characterization of environmental samples

 

Marchand Arias, Rosa E., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: rosa.marchand@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Ethnology (law, religion, gender); information technology.

 

Marín Centeno, Heriberto A, PhD

Department:  Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: heriberto.marin@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health economics, health system analysis, economic evaluation, econometric analysis and health policy.

 

Mattei-Torres, Hernando, PhD

Department: Social Science

Position: Professor

E-mail: hernando.mattei@upr.edu  

Area of Expertise: Demography

 

Méndez-Lázaro, Pablo, PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail:  pablo.mendez1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Climate Change and Public Health (heat related diseases and vector-borne diseases), resilience to extreme weather events, water resources management, hydro-climatology, Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing.

 

Nazario-Delgado, Cruz María, PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: cruz.nazario@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cancer

 

Negrón-Martínez, Edna L., EdD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: edna.negron@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Lipopolysaccharides, Endotoxin, Gram negative bacteria, Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), Recombinant Factor C (rFC)

 

Norat-Ramírez, José A., PhD, JD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: jose.norat@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Waterborne Diseases, Nonpoint Source Pollution Processes, Health Impact Analysis, Water Pollution Control and Policy, Water and Wastewater Management, Environmental Litigation.

 

Oliver Vázquez, Marlén, EdD

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: marlen.oliver@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Aging and Bioethics

 

 

Ortiz-Martínez, Ana P., PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: ana.ortiz7@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Infectious diseases, Cancer, Diabetes

 

Orta-Anés, Lida, PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: lida.orta@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Disorders

 

Palacios-Alzuru, Cristina, PhD

Department: Human Development

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: cristina.palacios@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Vitamin D, Calcium, Bone, Obesity, Cardiometabolic, Nutrition

 

Parrilla-Rodríguez, Ana M., MD, MPH

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: ana.parrilla@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Breastfeeding Medicine, Human Lactation, Maternal and Child Health, Reproductive Health, Public Policy Issues, Safe Motherhood, Prenatal and Labor Preparation, Humanization of Labor and Delivery, Parenting, Community Outreach, Energy Medicine

 

Peña-Orellana, Marisol, MS, EdD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Assistant Research Professor

E-mail: marisol.pena@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Literacy, Emergency Preparedness, Vulnerable Populations, Drug Use, Health Disparities

 

Pérez-Cardona, Cynthia M., PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: cynthia.perez1@upr.edu

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

 

Pérez Díaz, José M., PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: jose.perezdiaz@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Healthcare financing, actuarial analysis and projections, accounting in healthcare organizations, and statistical analysis

 

Pimenta De Olivera, Aluisio C., PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail:  aluisio.pimenta@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Water quality, water and wastewater treatment, drinking and wastewater regulations, solid waste processing.

 

Rabionet Sabater, Silvia, EdD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: silvia.rabionet@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health education and patient education; History of the health sciences; HIV behavioral research. Higher education and research mentoring.

 

Ramírez García, Roberto, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: roberto.ramirez3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Healthcare administration, health system analysis and health policy.

 

Ramos-Valencia, Gilberto, DrPH

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: gilberto.ramos3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Translational Research, Asthma Intervention and Community Health Assessment

 

Reyes-Pulliza, Juan C., EdD, MS

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor, Interim Dean

E-mail: juan.reyes5@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Epidemiology of Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Infectious Diseases

 

Ríos Motta, Ruth, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: ruth.rios2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health services research and evaluation, qualitative studies, primary care and, health system analysis.

 

Rivera Gutiérrez, Ralph, PhD, MSW

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health

E-mail: ralph.rivera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Public Health Emergency and Disaster Preparedness; Community Health; Health Policy and Health Systems

 

Rivera Rodríguez, Angel

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: angel.rivera55@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Economics, Finance, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Econometrics, Actuarial Studies, Operations Research, Viability Studies.

 

Rivera-Soto, Winna T., PhD

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: winna.rivera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Childhood Obesity, Food in Security

 

Rodríguez-Díaz, Carlos E., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: carlos.rodriguez64@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV, Sexual Health, Incarcerated Populations, and Health Promotion Interventions

 

Rodríguez Figueroa, Linnette, PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail:  linnette.rodriguez3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Risk behaviors and mental health among adolescents

 

Rodríguez Madera, Sheilla L., PhD

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: sheilla.rodriguez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV prevention, gender construction issues, transgender stigma, transgender health, violence from the public health perspective.

 

Rodríguez Sánchez, Mario, EdD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: mario.rodriguez5@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Organizational Development, Health Services Administration, Health Services Planning.

 

Rodríguez Sierra, Carlos J., PhD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: carlos.rodriguez65@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Toxicological and chemical characterization of environmental samples, exposure assessment, health risk assessment

 

Rosario Rosado, Rosa V., PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: rosa.rosario1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Epidemiology of breast cancer, epidemiology of hypertension

 

Ruiz Cora, Edgardo, PhD

Department: Human Development

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: edgardo.ruiz1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Social and economic aspects of aging, successful aging

 

Salas Pagán, Carol, PhD

Department: Human Development

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: carol.salas@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Clinical psychology / Developmental disabilities and early intervention

 

Sánchez Cesáreo, Marizaida, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position:  Associate Professor

E-mail: marizaida.sanchez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health services research and evaluation, prevention interventions in community settings

 

Santos-Ortiz, María del Carmen, PhD, MPHE-Education

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: maria.santos7@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Sexuality, Health /School Psychology, HIV/STDs, Art, Health Promotion and Prevention Interventions, Gerontology

 

Seguinot-Barbosa, José, PhD, JD

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: jose.seguinot@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: GIS, environmental law, environmental geology, human ecology.

 

Suárez-Pérez, Erick L., PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: erick.suarez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Biostatistics

 

Torres-Degró, Arnaldo, PhD, MS

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: arnaldo.torres1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Demographic Mathematical Analysis, Population Policy, Historical Demography,

 

Torres-Zeno, Roberto, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: roberto.torres7@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Services Research with Emphasis on Patterns of Use of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Puerto Rico, Strategic Planning, Health of Marginalized Populations and Health Policy.

 

Vazquez Torres, Dharma, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail:  dharma.vazquez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health services administration, Policies

 

Vélez Santori, Carmen N., PhD

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail:  carmen.velez3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Psychiatric epidemiology and psychosocial aspect of HIV

 

Vélez-Vega, Carmen M., PhD, MSW

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: carmen.velez2@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Qualitative Health Research, Sexual Minorities, Health and Human Rights, Social Exclusion, LGBT Health, Environmental Health and Exposure to Contaminants and Toxic Substances in Pregnancy and Early Childhood, Community Engagement

 

Vera-Ríos, Mildred, PhD

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Professor

E-mail: mildred.vera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Mental health treatment effectiveness, mental health service disparities