Meet Our Faculty

Chair

Stephen Kimmel

Stephen Kimmel

Dean’s Professor and Chair
Phone: (352) 273-5468

Core Faculty

Shantrel S Canidate

Shantrel S Canidate PhD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5962
Ting-Yuan D Cheng

Ting-Yuan D Cheng

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5495
Research Interests:
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Energy balance and cancer
  • Health Disparities
  • Molecular pathological epidemiology
Natalie E Chichetto

Natalie E Chichetto PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8349
Research Interests:
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Health Syndemics
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Gut Microbiome
Robert L Cook

Robert L Cook M.D., M.P.H.

Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5869
Linda B Cottler

Linda B Cottler PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean’s Professor And Associate Dean For Research
Phone: (352) 294-5947
Research Interests:
  • Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
  • Drug addiction
  • community engagement
Kelly K Gurka

Kelly K Gurka

Assistant Professor Of Epidemiology
Phone: (352) 273-5362
Research Interests:
  • Injury Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
  • Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
  • Consequences of substance use, including overdose and neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on pregnant women, especially vulnerable populations such as women with SUD
  • Impact of health policy related to prescribing practices
Volker Mai

Volker Mai

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9398
Email: vmai@ufl.edu
Simone Marini

Simone Marini

RES AST PROF
Phone: (352) 273-5468
Cindy A Prins

Cindy A Prins

Assistant Dean For Educational Affairs
Phone: (352) 294-8576
Mattia Prosperi

Mattia Prosperi

Professor And College Coordinator Of Artificial Intelligence
Phone: (352) 273-5860
Huaizhen Qin

Huaizhen Qin

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8545
Email: hqin@ufl.edu
Jerne J Shapiro

Jerne J Shapiro

Faculty
Phone: (352) 273-6861
Ronald I Shorr

Ronald I Shorr

Research Professor
Phone: (352) 548-6077
Catherine L Striley

Catherine L Striley PhD, MSW, MPE

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5359
Krishna Vaddiparti

Krishna Vaddiparti

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5746
Deepthi S Varma

Deepthi S Varma

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5941
Research Interests:
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Qualitative Research
Yan Wang

Yan Wang

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5942
Lusine Yaghjyan

Lusine Yaghjyan

AST PROF
Phone: (352) 294-5940
Dongyu Zhang

Dongyu Zhang

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5934
Research Interests:
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Multimorbidity and functional decline
  • Nutritional/metabolic factors and cancer
Jinying Zhao

Jinying Zhao MD, PhD

Deans Endowed Chair And Professor Director, Center For Genetic Epidemiology And Bioinformatics (GeneBio), Preeminence Faculty
Phone: (352) 273-5933

Joint Faculty

Sonja A Rasmussen

Sonja A Rasmussen M.D., M.S.

Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5934
Email: skr9@ufl.edu
Research Interests:
  • COVID-19
  • Emerging infectious disease
  • Zika virus

Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty may serve as supervisory committee chairs, co-chairs, and internal members, but they may not serve as external members.

Name Title Department Email
Rebecca J Beyth Rebecca J Beyth Professor, Associate Residency Program Director MD-INTERNAL MEDICINE rbeyth@ufl.edu
Babette Brumback Babette Brumback Professor And Associate Chair For Education PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS brumback@ufl.edu
Muna Canales Muna Canales Assistant Professor Of Medicine MD-NEPHROLOGY muna.canales@medicine.ufl.edu
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Associate Professor & Associate Director, Pain Research & Intervention Center Of Excellence DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY cryeni@ufl.edu
Awewura Kwara Awewura Kwara Professor Of Medicine MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES awewura.kwara@medicine.ufl.edu
Michael Lauzardo Michael Lauzardo Associate Professor Of Medicine; Deputy Director Of Emerging Pathogens Institute MD-MEDICINE GLOBAL HEALTH lauzam@medicine.ufl.edu
Ira M Longini Ira M Longini Professor PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS ilongini@ufl.edu
Todd Manini Todd Manini Professor; Chief, Division Of EDGE MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH tmanini@ufl.edu
J. Glenn Morris J. Glenn Morris Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS jgmorris@epi.ufl.edu
Michael G Perri Michael G Perri DEAN HP-OFFICE OF THE DEAN mperri@phhp.ufl.edu
Marco Salemi Marco Salemi Professor MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL salemi@pathology.ufl.edu
Stephanie Staras Stephanie Staras Associate Professor And Division Director MD-HOBI-GENERAL sstaras@mail.ufl.edu
Scott L Tomar Scott L Tomar Professor PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY stomar@dental.ufl.edu
Almut Winterstein Almut Winterstein Distinguished Professor & Chair; Director, Center For Drug Evaluation & Safety (CoDES) Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy almut@ufl.edu