Health Division Leadership

Neil Schneiderman

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


(305) 284-5467

Health Division Primary Faculty

Michael H Antoni

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


(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.

Christina Cordero

Research Asst. Professor


(305) 243-2044

Sannisha Dale, Ph.D.

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


(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



(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



(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



(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.

Director, Biobehavioral Statistics
Behavioral Medicine Research Center
Cooper Fellow


(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...

Philip M. McCabe

Chairman, Department of Psychology


(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


(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

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


(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


(305) 243-3508

Patrice G. Saab



(305) 284-5472

Steven A. Safren



(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

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


(305) 284-5467

Angela Szeto, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor


(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).

Lara Traeger

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3012

Affiliated Faculty

Audrey Harkness

Asst. Professor


(305) 243-8949

Amishi Jha

Director of Contemplative Neuroscience


(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



(305) 243-7529

Armando J Mendez, Ph.D.

Research Assoc. Professor


(305) 243-5342

Guillermo J Prado, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School
VIce Provost for Faculty Affairs


(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...