College of Arts & Sciences

Louis Herns Marcelin

Director of Global Health Studies


(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...

Imelda K Moise

Associate Professor


(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...

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, titled 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...

Bryan Page



(305) 284-6045
Dr. Page specializes in studying the consumption of drugs in urban, street based settings. His 42-year career in the anthropology of drug use has focused on the consequences and impacts of various patterns of legal and illegal drug use in a wide variety of cultural settings. Among his funded projects supported by the National Institute on Drug...

Nick Petersen

Associate Professor


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...

Post-Doctoral Associate

Toni Cela

Post Doctoral Associate


(305) 284-5069
Toni Cela is a post-doctoral associate and the Project Coordinator of a National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) funded family and adolescent study titled, Culturally Modified Family Based Therapy for Haitian Youth in South Florida (PI: Louis Herns Marcelin). She received her doctorate in education from...

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...