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Acosta Pérez, Edna

 

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.

 

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

 

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: annie.alonso@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Autism and Health Services

Altreche-Bernal, Wanda I.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: jose.carrion6@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Successful aging, cognistive aging, dementia and risk factors and psycological of aging

Clatts, Michael C.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: vivian.colon@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HPV, HIV Drug Users

Dávila-Román, Ana L.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Department: Human Development

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: nirzka.labault@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Aging Services and Health Policy

León-López, Luz E.

 

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.

 

Department: Social Sciences

Position: Adjunct Professor

E-mail: souhail.malave@upr.edu

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

Mansilla-Rivera, Imar

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: cruz.nazario@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cancer

Negrón-Martínez, Edna L.

 

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.

 

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

 

Department: Human Development

Position: Professor

E-mail: marlen.oliver@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Aging and Bioethics

Ortiz-Martínez, Ana P.

 

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: ana.ortiz7@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Infectious diseases, Cancer, Diabetes

 

Orta-Anés, Lida

 

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: lida.orta@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Disorders

Palacios-Alzurus, Cristina

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor 

E-mail: gilberto.ramos3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Translational Research, Astma Intervention and Community Health Assestment

Reyes-Pulliza, Juan C.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Department: Human Development

Position:  Professor

E-mail: winna.rivera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Childhood Obesity, Food in Security

Rodríguez-Díaz, Carlos E.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Séguinot-Barbosa, José

 

Department: Environmental Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: jose.seguinot@upr.edu

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

Suárez-Pérez, Erick

 

Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Position: Professor

E-mail: erick.suarez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Biostatistics

Torres-Degró, Arnaldo

 

Department: Social Sciences

Position:  Professor

E-mail: arnaldo.torres1@upr.edu

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

Torres-Zeno, Roberto

 

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

 

Department: Health Services Administration

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: dharma.vazquez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health services administration, Policies

Vélez Santori, Carmen N.

 

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 Milagros

 

Department: School of Public Health

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

Venegas-Ríos, Heidi L.


Department: School of Public Health

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: heidi.venegas1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Biostatistics,epidemiological, clinical and biomedical analysis. Health-related areas: Obesity, diabetes, women's health during pregnancy.

Vera-Ríos, Mildred


Department: School of Public Health

Position: Professor

E-mail: mildred.vera@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV Women's Health

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