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. To learn more about each individual’s distinguished achievements, please click on their name.


William Anderson, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research,
Florida International University

R. Lorraine Collins, PhD

Associate Dean for Research,
University at Buffalo

Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Chair, Department of Epidemiology,
University of Florida

Mario De la Rosa, PhD

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

Emma Fernández-Repollet

Director, 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

Director of the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies,
Virginia Commonwealth University

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD

Director, Center for Addiction Research and Education,
University of Florida

Steve Shoptaw, PhD

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

Distinguished Professor,
Senior Scholar for Community Health,
Florida International University


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