College of Arts & Sciences

Imelda K Moise

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


(305) 284-2360
Trained as a health geographer, Dr Moise's overarching program of research focuses on families and communities at risk. Her methodological expertise lies in utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods, often employing mixed methods study designs including geospatial analysis to examine the sociocultural and contextual...

Louis Herns Marcelin



(305) 284-8493
Dr. Marcelin is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship in the Americas. His research also examines questions related to health and human security, and the roles of power, violence, and marginalization in society (particularly in Brazil, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States). He...

Catherine Newell

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3733
Catherine L. Newell is a scholar of the conjoined histories of religion and science (specifically technology, ecology, and medicine). She is particularly interested in how scientific paradigms frequently owe their genesis to a religious idea or spiritual belief. Her first book, Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

Kathryn M Nowotny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


(305) 284-6154
Dr. Kathryn Nowotny is Associate Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Miami where she directs the Miami Health & Justice Lab (www.miamihealthjustice.com). Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the multilevel factors that create increased risk for poor health among justice-involved people and...

Nick Petersen

Associate Professor


(305) 284-6169

Sherri L. Porcelain

Voluntary Instructor


(305) 284-3128
Professor Sherri L. Porcelain has been part of the Voluntary Faculty in Public Health Sciences Miller School of Medicine since 1986 as well as teaching global health in world affairs for the Interdisciplinary International Studies Program at the College of Arts and Science since 1991. She served as a Senior Research Scholar for...

Shouraseni Sen Roy



(305) 284-4820
Professor Sen Roy's research and teaching interests center on Climatology, spatial analysis, and crime patterns. Her work focuses on spatio-temporal patterns of climate processes across various regions, including the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, China, and USA, using advanced geo-statistical techniques to analyze trends in climatic...

Justin B Stoler

Associate Professor


(305) 284-6692
Dr. Stoler's research explores urban health disparities using social, environmental, and spatial epidemiological methods. He is also affiliated with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Dr. Stoler enjoys field work and has worked in several countries—including a decade...

Douglas O Fuller

Professor Emeritus


(305) 284-6695
Dr Fuller (Professor Emeritus) earned his PhD in Geography in 1994 from the University of Maryland. His research and teaching interests include spatial epidemiology, vector-borne diseases, and mapping climate and land-use change using satellite imagery. He has lived and worked in a number of countries including Brazil, Senegal, Zambia,...

School of Medicine

Viviana E Horigian

Professor, Educator Track


(305) 243-4305
Field of Interest: Research Design & Implementation of Treatments for Drug Abuse, MPH & MSPH Programs Viviana E. Horigian, MD, MHA, is a Professor, Educator, in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is currently serving as the Director of Public Health Education and as a...

David J Lee, Ph.D.



(305) 243-6980
Field of Interest: Occupational & Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Accreditation & Program Governance David Lee, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1990.  He serves as Department Chair and oversees all graduate programs on the...

“Faculty” of Practice

Dr. Chad A. Perlyn

Dr. Chad A. Perlyn is president of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In this role, Dr. Perlyn provides leadership related to the development of the vision and strategic growth of the health system’s more than 250 employed physicians, 26 pediatric specialty practices and outpatient care centers. He is also a practicing pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon.