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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Student Scholars in Health Disparities

Incoming PhD Student Class of 2012

CRUSADA / C-SALUD Faculty and staff would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the incoming class of Student Scholars in Health Disparities! We look forward to working with this motivated group of researchers as they explore and examine the important issues surrounding minority health and health disparities.

Fortuna, Karen
2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Ravelo, Gira J. 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Sheehan, Diana 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Epidemiology
Spadola, Christine 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work

Research Interests

Student Scholars in Health Disparities

  • Fortuna, Karen: Research Interests include health services needs of older persons with mental illness.

  • Ravelo, Gira J: Research Interests include health disparities in older adults.

  • Sheehan, Diana: Research Interests are in the areas of epidemiology, health disparities, and access to and quality of care.

  • Spadola, Christine: Research Interests include racial and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, obesity and obesity surgery, substance use and abuse, health psychology, grief and loss.