Core Faculty

Robert L. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of SHARC
Professor
College of Public Health and Health Professions & College of Medicine, UF

Nicole E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
Associate Director of SHARC, Assistant Professor
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Babette Brumback, PhD

Babette Brumback, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Education and Professor
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Ronald Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Cognitive Aging and Memory Program
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Christa L. Cook, Ph.D., MSN, RN, APHN-BC
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, UF

Mark Hart, Ed.D, MALS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Online Learning
MPH Coordinator
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Robert Leeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
College of Health Education & Behavior, UF

Eric Porges, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Yan Wang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Scientist
College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

 
 
 

Affiliated Faculty

University of Florida

Jennifer W. Janelle, M.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine, UF

Gary P. Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine, UF

Ali Yurasek, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Health Education & Behavior, UF

 

Florida International University

Jessy Devieux, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, FIU

Gladys Ibanez, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, FIU

Michele Jean-Gilles, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
AIDS Prevention Program

Rhonda Rosenberg, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work
AIDS Prevention Program

University of Miami

Varan Govind, PhD
Associate Professor
Miller School of Medicine, UM

Allan E. Rodriguez, M.D.
Professor
Miller School of Medicine, UM

Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Miller School of Medicine, UM

 

University of South Florida

Jamie Morano, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
College of Pubic Health & College of Medicine, USF
Medical Director, Hiv and Hepatitis Programs, Florida Department of Health

Charurut Somboonwit, MD FACP
Professor
College of Medicine, USF
Director of Communicable Diseases
& Director of Clinical Research, Florida Department of Health

 
 

Brown University

Babette Brumback, PhD

Christopher Kahler, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and the Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH)
School of Public Health, Brown

Nancy P. Barnett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
School of Public Health, Brown

 
 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kendall Bryant, Ph.D.
NIAAA HIV/AIDS Program

 
 
 

Staff

Nicole Castro
Florida Cohort Coordinator

Joseph Sacht
Research Assistant/IRB Specialist

Zhi Zhou, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Data Manager/Analyst

Dominique Easterling, MBA
Administrator

Ezekial Ojewale, MD, MPH
Research Coordinator

Huiyin (Helen) Lu
Data Analyst

Shamiel Nelson
Marketing Assistant

Jenna Hansen, L.P.N
Recruiter, Fl. Dept. of Health, Columbia County

Students

Doctoral

Vaughn Bryant, Sc.M.
Clinical and Health Psychology

Shantrel Canidate, MPH

Shantrel Canidate, M.P.H.
Behavioral Science and Community Health

Eugene Dunne, M.A.
Clinical and Health Psychology

Zachary Mannes, M.S.
Clinical and Health Psychology

Shanjun Helian
Biostatistics

Larry Burrell, M.S.
Clinical and Health Psychology

Stephanie Lee
Public Health

Verlin Joseph, MPH
Epidemiology

Masters

Matt Von Zimmerman
Public Health

Akemi Wijayabahu
Epidemiology

Shuo Zhang
Biostatistics

 

Undergraduate

Lance Reccoppa
Health Science

Ralph B. Lamonge
Health Science

Emma O’Halloran Leach
Honors Medical Program – Pediatrics

Arielle Konen
Combined BHS/MPH

Previous Affiliates

César G. Escobar-Viera, MD, MPH, PhD

Wenru Zhou
Biostatistics

Danielle Sharpe
Epidemiology

Alex Zirulnik, MPH

Leandra Stubbs

Natalie Kelso-Chichetto, M.S.W.
Epidemiology

Samantha Abbott
Health Science

Chukweuemeka N. Okafor, M.P.H.
Epidemiology

Jon Mills, M.B.A.
Health Services Research, Management, and Policy

WHAT-IF Team in Miami
Left to right: Gabrielle Tantalean; Clery Quiros, M.P.H., MPH; Diana LaForest; Diego Bueno

Mustapha Kamara, MBBS
Research Assistant

Jing Jin
Public Health