Health Division Primary Faculty

Michael H Antoni

Professor
Director, Center for Psycho-Oncology Research

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.

Asst. 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...

Marc D. Gellman

Research Assoc. Professor
Associate Director for Administration, Behavioral Medicine Research Center

mgellman@miami.edu

(305) 243-2044
Dr. Gellman is a University of Miami (UM) Hurricane lifer, having started his academic career at the University of Miami in 1970 as he entered his freshman year with a major in Psychology and minors in Biology and Chemistry.  If he entered the University of Miami with today’s major options he would have been a Neuroscience...

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
Dr. Ironson has over 200 publications in the field of behavioral medicine applied to HIV/AIDS, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, is past president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Society (a senior level organization by invitation only), and is current or past member of the editorial board of five journals (International Journal...

Youngmee Kim

Professor
Health Division

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
Associate Chair, Department of Psychology
Director, Biobehavioral Statistics
Behavioral Medicine Research Center

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
Elizabeth Losin, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social and Cultural Neuroscience Lab at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012 and came to the University of Miami at the start of 2015. Her passion lies in combining her training in anthropology and neuroscience to explore...

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

Asst. 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...

Patrice G. Saab

Professor

psaab@miami.edu

(305) 284-5472

Steven Safren

Professor

sas436@miami.edu

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV treatment. At the end of the 1990s, highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) had recently transformed HIV from a terminal disease to a chronic illness.  Adherence was quickly identified as a complicated but critical component for this treatment success.  I developed and tested the...

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).

Ray W. Winters

Professor

rwinters@miami.edu

(305) 284-3327
Dr. Winters is a biological psychologist who has conducted research in several areas including, single cell electrophysiological studies in the visual system, and single cell and neuroanatomical tracing studies of the emotional systems that underlie cardiovascular reactions to stress. Dr. Winters current research efforts focus on the...

Affiliated Faculty

Amishi Jha

Assoc. Professor
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience

a.jha@miami.edu

(305) 284-1931
The Jha Lab Dr. Amishi Jha and her laboratory study the brain systems of attention and working memory, as well as how these systems may be strengthened with mindfulness training.

Jason S. Nomi, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor

jxn131@miami.edu

(305) 284-2814
BCC Lab Jason's research focuses on mapping functional and structural large-scale neural networks across development in both typical and atypical populations, such as autism spectrum disorder, using functional MRI and diffusion MRI approaches.

Lucina Q. Uddin

Associate Professor
Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Division

l.uddin@miami.edu

(305) 284-3265
BCC Lab Dr. Lucina Uddin and the BCCL (Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory) use neuroimaging to study the relationship between brain connectivity and cognition in typical and atypical development.