Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO)

Funded Pilot Studies

Cohort 4

Tali Elfassy, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Developing an Intervention to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence in Latino Male Couples: A Syndemic Approach

Nicholas Metheny, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

Adverse childhood experiences and blood pressure changed in adulthood among US Hispanics/Latinos of Diverse Backgrounds

Mariya Petrova, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

COVID-19 in Latinx Emerging Adults Research (CLEAR)

 

Cohort 3


PI: Yui Matsuda, PhD, APHM-BC, MPH

Title: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami

Study Title: Examining Maternal Psychological Distress, Trauma and Family Conflict as Moderators of Outcomes for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

 

 

PI: Yue Pan, PhD

Title: Research Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Venezuelan Immigrants HIV Care Outcomes in Miami (VIVO-Miami)

 

 

PI: Dayana Rojas, PhD, MPH

Title: Manager, Research Support, AHF, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: The Effects of the Social Determinants of Health on HIV Viral Load in Miami-Dade County, FL

 

 

PI: Sara M. StGeorge, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Latino GBM Living with HIV and Cancer

 

 

 

Cohort 2

 

PI: Claudia Martinez, MD
Primary Mentor: Barry Hurwitz, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: DNA Methylation and Cardiovascular Risk in Latinos Living with and without Cocaine Use

Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/claudia-martinez-md/

 

 

PI: Roger McIntosh, PhD
Primary Mentor: Gail Ironson, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Miami

Study Title: Psychoneuroimmunological Outcomes Associated with a Culturally Adapted Written Emotional Disclosure Intervention in Traumatized Hispanic/Latina Women Living with HIV

Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/roger-mcintosh-phd/

 

PI: Kathryn Nowotny, PhD
Primary Mentor: Bryan Page, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami

Study Title: Minority Stress and Sexual Identity across the Life Course of Mexican-American Women Who Have Sex with Women and Men: An examination of Stressful Life Events, Social Support and Substance Use

Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/kathryn-nowotny-phd/

 

PI: Sara M. StGeorge, PhD

Focus: Obesity, cancer, parenting, family-based digital interventions, health disparities 
Title: Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Latino GBM living with HIV and Cancer

Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/julia-seay-phd/

 

 

Cohort 1 

PI: Audrey Harkness, PhD
Primary Mentor: Steven A. Safren, PhD
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Syndemic barriers and facilitators to engagement in HIV-prevention and behavioral health services for Latino MSM in Miami
Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/audrey-harkness-phd/

 

PI: Daniel E. Jimenez, PhD
Primary Mentor: Deborah J. Weiss, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Preventing Cardiometabolic Disease in HIV-Infected Latino Men through a Culturally-Tailored Health Promotion Intervention
Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/daniel-e-jimenez-phd/

 

 

PI: Karina Gattamorta, PhD
Primary Mentor: Daniel Santisteban, PhD
Title: Research Associate Professor, UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

Study Title: Feasibility and Acceptability of the Family Acceptance Project among Hispanic Families
Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/karina-gattamorta-phd/

 

PI: Mariano J. Kanamori, PhD
Primary Mentor: Adam Carrico, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: PROGRESO-II: Developing and Pre-testing a PrEP Intervention to Promote Latina Seasonal Farmworkers’ Progress in the PrEP Cascade
Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/mariano-j-kanamori-phd/

 

PI: Yannine Estrada, PhD
Primary Mentor: Victoria Behar-Zusman, PhD
Title: Assistant Scientist, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Study Title: Development of eHealth intervention prototypes to prevent drug use and sexual risk behaviors among Hispanic adolescents
Abstract: https://claro.fiu.edu/2020/01/09/yannine-estrada-phd/