Faculty

Health Division Leadership

Neil Schneiderman

Professor
Director, Health Division, Department of Psychology
James L. Knight Professor of Health Psychology

nschneid@miami.edu

(305) 284-5467

Health Division Primary Faculty

Michael H Antoni

Professor
Director, Center for Psycho-Oncology Research
Associate Director, Health Division

mantoni@miami.edu

(305) 284-5466
Dr. Antoni is the Director of the Center for Psycho-Oncology Research, and the Editor of The Int'l Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology & Health His current interests include Psycho-oncology, AIDS and psychoneuroiminunology: coping styles, social support, life event stress, and health/disease.

Sannisha Dale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Strengthening Health through INnovation and Engagement (SHINE) Research Program
Chair, Diversity and Equity Committee, Department of Psychology

skd52@miami.edu

(305) 284-1991
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in conducting research on the intersection of mental (e.g., PTSD) and physical health (e.g. HIV) and developing interventions. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology at Boston University in 2014, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School...

Barry E Hurwitz

Professor

bhurwitz@miami.edu

(305) 243-1444
Dr. Barry Hurwitz is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering. He is the Director of the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Behavioral Medicine Laboratory (CARDIA-BMED), and Associate Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at the University of Miami. Much of his research has been focused on examining the...

Gail H Ironson

Professor

g.ironson@miami.edu

(305) 284-5299
With over 250 publications Dr. Ironson has directed federally funded research studies investigating psychological factors in long survival with HIV, stress management, positive psychological factors and coping, spirituality, and treatments for traumatized individuals. She is currently President of the American Psychosomatic Society and is Past...

Youngmee Kim

Professor

ykim@miami.edu

(305) 284-5439
My research interests concern social motivation and emotion, close relationships, and cross-cultural psychology. I have applied these interests primarily to the field of psycho-oncology. My research focuses on various aspects of the quality of life of cancer survivors and their family members and close friends. These outcomes include...

Maria Magdalena Llabre, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, Biobehavioral Statistics
Behavioral Medicine Research Center
Cooper Fellow

mllabre@miami.edu

(305) 284-6698
Dr. Maria Magdalena Llabre is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami.  She is also Director of Biobehavioral Statistics at the Behavioral Medicine Research Center. She teaches graduate statistics and is lead faculty in the Applied Quantitative LaB.  Her research uses...

Elizabeth Reynolds Losin, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor

exl174@miami.edu

(305) 284-8672
As of March 2023, the SCN Lab will be moving to The Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University. Dr. Losin will be accepting graduate students through the Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health or The Neuroscience Graduate Program in the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences in Fall 2022 to start in August 2023. Elizabeth...

Philip M. McCabe

Professor
Chairman, Department of Psychology

pmccabe@miami.edu

(305) 284-5507
I am a Professor of Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, and the Chairman of the Psychology Department at UM. Before I became the Chair, I served as the Director of the interdepartmental Undergraduate Neuroscience Program.  I did my undergraduate studies and also received my Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at...

Roger Christopher McIntosh

Associate Professor

r.mcintosh@miami.edu

(305) 243-2047
Dr. Roger McIntosh directs the BREATH (Brain Respiration Embodiment Affect & Translational Health) Lab. and examines the effects of aging, stress and chronic inflammatory immune conditions (e.g., HIV) on neuropsychological functioning. Dr. McIntosh is currently supported by the NHLBI to study how individual differences in cardiovascular...

Frank J Penedo

Professor
Associate Director for Cancer Survivorship & Translational Behavioral Sciences
Director, Cancer Survivorship Program Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

frank.penedo@miami.edu

(305) 284-4290
Dr. Penedo’s work evaluates the role of sociocultural, biobehavioral, and psychosocial mechanisms underlying disease activity and health outcomes, and the efficacy of evidence-based psychosocial interventions in promoting optimal chronic disease management and health outcomes in cancer. His work also involves translational research...

Marc Puccinelli

Asst. Professor of Clinical
Clinical Assistant Professor

mpuccinelli@miami.edu

(305) 243-3508

Patrice G. Saab

Professor

psaab@miami.edu

(305) 284-5472

Steven A. Safren

Professor

sas436@miami.edu

(305) 284-2818
I am the Director of the UM Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (NIMH-funded AIDS Research Center) and the Health Promotion and Care Research Program where we study health behavior change, with a particular emphasis on mental health and substance use components of HIV prevention and treatment domestically and internationally....

Neil Schneiderman

Professor
Director, Health Division, Department of Psychology
James L. Knight Professor of Health Psychology

nschneid@miami.edu

(305) 284-5467

Angela Szeto, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor

aszeto@miami.edu

(305) 243-6729
Angela Szeto, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, studies the role of social/emotional factors on the progression of atherosclerosis and Type 2 Diabetes in cell culture models (in vitro) and animal models (in vivo).

Affiliated Faculty

Audrey Harkness

Asst. Professor

axh975@miami.edu

(305) 243-8949
PhD

Amishi Jha

Professor
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience

a.jha@miami.edu

(305) 284-1931
Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to her current post, she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D in...

Bonnie E Levin

Professor

blevin@miami.edu

(305) 243-7529

Armando J Mendez, Ph.D.

Research Assoc. Professor

amendez2@miami.edu

(305) 243-5342

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School
VIce Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor

gprado@miami.edu

(305) 243-2748
Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Dean of the Graduate School; and Professor of Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Miami. Previously, he was Miller Professor and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community in the Department of Public Health...