Brown Bag Lecture:
Effects of lead exposure on blood pressure
Monica Bastos Paoliello, PhD
State University of Londrina
Parana, Brazilo

Brown Bag Lecture:
Inequalities in Health Service Use among Former Inmates: Implications for Race/ Ethnic Health Disparities
Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD
University of Miami

NIMHD Awards Endowment to FIU (PIs: Gil, De La Rosa)
Endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes

NIAAA Awards R01 Grant to Dr. De La Rosa
Study will Examine Alcohol Use among Recent Latino Immigrants

Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Awarded NIH K99/R00 Grant
First investigator from College of Public Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award

CRUSADA/C-SALUD PhD Fellow wins at 2016 Florida Research Symposium
Stephanie Diez won 1st Place in Social Sciences Category for presentation on problem videogame play in children & youth

NIH Awards $12.7 Million to FIU
Three CRUSADA Researchers are Members of Interdisciplinary Team

Frank Dillon Awarded R15 grant from NIMHD
Affiliated faculty member Frank Dillion was awarded a R15 to conduct a study of HIV testing among at risk Latino men

USAID Report
C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar authors report titled "Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa"

CRUSADA Faculty Featured on NIH Website
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Recent Latino Immigrants


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Guitele Rahill: Making a Difference in Haiti

Dr. Guitele Rahill, a graduate of Florida International University (2008; PhD, Social Welfare) who successfully completed the CRUSADA PhD Student Scholars in Health Disparities training program, is part of a research team at the University of South Florida (USF) that was recently awarded a research grant that totalled approximately $2 million from the National Institutes of Health. The award stipulates that USF must use a minimum of 50% of the award in Haiti, where Dr. Rahill's research focus is of the utmost relevance given the work she has done in the area of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.

  • Dr. Rahill, along with Dr. Celia Lescano of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, USF, will serve as Principal Investigators on this project.

  • The primary aim of this project is to develop strategies that will prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS in youth, a significant public health concern.

  • This multidisciplinary, international project will feature a partnership with researchers in various departments at USF, along with researchers in Haiti at l'Universit√ɬ© d'Etat d'Haiti: Dr. Jacques Jovin and Professor Calixte Clerisme.

  • For further information on this project, please visit the following page created by the University of South Florida:

  • For a more information on Dr. Guitelle Rahill, please view her expanded biography on the University of South Florida website: