Message from the Director

The Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) continues to address the twin epidemics of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS in Latino communities throughout southern Florida. The Center is uniquely positioned to advance our understanding of these growing problems because of its geographical location and its association with FIU ... [ MORE ]

NIMHD C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar

Mariano Kanamori, PhD
I am a Latino epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience working with underserved populations in the United States, Latin America and Africa. I conduct research that bridges social determinants of health/disease and health disparities among minority and underserved communities ... [ MORE ]


CRUSADA Alumni Impact Global Health

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Haiti

CRUSADA alumna Dr. Guitele Rahill is part of a research team at the University of South Florida that was recently awarded a $2 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health in an effort to reduce HIV/AIDS in Haitian Youth. The award stipulates that USF must use a minimum of 50% of the award in Haiti, where Dr. Rahill's research focus ... [ MORE ]

Reducing HIV, Alcohol Use in Peru

Not far from the ancient ruins and majestic views of Machu Picchu, Peru, CRUSADA alumna Elena Cyrus aims to improve global health through her work in the Yale University Global Health Equity Scholars Program. Her work in Lima focuses on HIV risk behavior and Alcohol Use Disorders among men who have sex with men, transgendered persons, and ... [ MORE ]

National Public Health News

USAID Report
Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA-C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar, authors report: Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa--Levels and Trends from the Demographic and Health Surveys

NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, HHS, and Other Postings
A listing of currently available jobs and opportunities

National Reports on Latino Health
Reports from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and SAMHSA-NSDUH on Latino Health