Leadership Team

Eric F. Wagner, PhD

Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Director, FIU-CBRI

Michelle Hospital, PhD

Associate Research Professor, School of Integrated Science and Humanity
Associate Director, FIU-CBRI

Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

Assistant Research Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Associate Director for Clinical Training, FIU-CBRI

Zoran Bursac, PhD

Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Chair, Department of Biostatistics

Mary Jo Trepka, MD,MSPH

Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Department of Epidemiology

Adriana Campa, PhD, MBA, RD, LD/N

Associate Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Tomas Guilarte, PhD

Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University

Elisa Trucco, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Florida International University

Matthew Sutherland, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Florida International University

Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Maria Carricarte, B.S.

Research Assistant
FIU-RCMI, Administrative Core

Sara Charles, MPH

Sr. Coordinator
FIU-RCMI, Administrative Core

Sofia B. Fernandez, PhD, MSW

Postdoctoral Associate
FIU-RCMI, Investigator Development Core

Nasreen Hidmi, MS

Program Coordinator
FIU-RCMI, ACE Project

Melissa M. Howard, PhD, MPH, MCHES

Community Engagement and Evaluation
FIU-RCMI, Community Engagement Core

Robbert Langwerden, M.S. 

 Sr. Research Assistant
FIU-RCMI, Administrative Core

Brigitte Madan

Sr. Research Assistant
FIU-RCMI, ACE Project

Diana Sheehan Delgado, PhD

FIU-RCMI, Investigator Development Core

Jordan Quintana, MSW

Research Coordinator
FIU-RCMI, Recruitment Core

Melissa Ward-Peterson, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Associate
FIU-RCMI, Research Infrastructure Core

External Advisory Board

The FIU – RCMI External Advisory Board is composed of a diverse group of distinguished biomedical and behavioral Researchers whose research is centered on health disparities, substance abuse and HIV.

William Anderson, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research
Florida International University

R. Lorraine Collins, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
Director, Innovation Lab
University at Buffalo

Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida

Mario De la Rosa, PhD

Professor, Social Work
Director, Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA)
Florida International University

Emma Fernández-Repollet

Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Director, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Research Center in Minority Institutions
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Angela Laird, PhD

Professor, Physics
Director, Center for Imaging
Florida International University

Gerrard F. Moeller, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University

David Nelson, MD

Professor, Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, College of Medicine
University of Florida

Steve Shoptaw, PhD

Professor, Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services
University of California, Los Angeles

Elliot A. Stein, PhD

Senior Investigator, Neuroimaging Research Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse

William Vega, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Social Work
Executive Director, Edward R. Royal Institute on Aging
University of Southern California

The Community Advisory Board

The FIU – RCMI Community Advisory Board is composed of community stakeholders brought together by the Community Engagement Core, to monitor, evaluate and facilitate community engagement and partnerships amongst all constituents of the FIU – RCMI.

Danielle Barreras

Community Engagement Liason at The Children’s Trust

Mileyka Burgos, MS

Program production at NBC/Telemundo

Santra Denis, MS

Vice-President of Community Prosperity at Catalyst Miami

Karlyn Emile, PhD

Program Director of Carrfour Supportive Housing-Royalton

Luigi Ferrer, PhD

Community Relations Manager of Pridelines Organization

Juan Carlos Gonzalez, MS

Director of Community Outreach of the Department of Family Support Services at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Florence Greer, MPA, MPH

Professor, Public Health Practicum Coordinator at FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Emelina Martinez

Outreach Coordinator at IDEA Exchange

Ashley Mayfaire

Co-Founder & Director of Operations of TransSOCIAL, Inc.
Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Trans Pride Fort Lauderdale

Morgan Mayfaire

Co-Founder & Executive Director of TransSOCIAL, Inc.
Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Trans Pride Fort Lauderdale

Doralba Munoz, MPH

Executive Director of Union Positiva, Inc

Virama Oller, MS

Program Director, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™

Angel L. Rodriguez, Ed.D

Family Liaison Officer in Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the Department of Family Support Services.

Edward Suarez Jr., Psy.D.

Community Engagement Manager at IDEA Exchange

Orlando Sosa

Miami Testing Programs Lead at Latinos Salud

Omar Valdez

Counseling and Navigation Services Lead at Latinos Salud