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Dr. Alfredo Ardila

 

Dr. Alfredo Ardila

Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
AHC3 - Room 431B
(305) 348-2750
ardilaa@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Evolution of language; Brain organization of cognition; Aphasia; Alexia; Agraphia; Acalculia; Cultural and educational variables in cognition; Neuropsychology theory; Neuropsychological assessment; Bilingualism

Dr. Kathleen Blais

 

Dr. Kathleen Blais

Professor Emerita, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 328A
(305) 348-7712
blaisk@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Geriatric nursing

Dr. Dorothy Brooten

 

Dr. Dorothy Brooten

Professor, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 221
(305) 348-7715
brooten@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Health & functioning of grandparents, parents and siblings following the death of a child; Health services research including outcomes of advanced practice nurses; Diet and exercise in pregnancy; Asthma in Hispanic adolescents

Dr. Ellen Brown

 

Dr. Ellen Brown

Associate Professor, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 226
(305) 348-1312
ebrown@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Geriatrics: care transitions, depression care, and use of technology

Dr. Denis Brunt

 

Dr. Denis Brunt

Professor & Chair, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 431
(305) 348-1652
dbrunt@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Clinical gait analysis; Prosthetics/orthotics; Foot and ankle

Dr. Helen Cornely

 

Dr. Helen Cornely

Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs, CNHS
AHC3 - Room 538A
(305) 348-1968
cornelyh@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Simulation in education; Adult education and human resource development

Dr. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo

 

Dr. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director, Athletic Training
AHC3 - Room 336
305-348-3398
dohertyj@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Exercise physiology; Educational research

Dr. Leonard Elbaum

 

Dr. Leonard Elbaum

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 426
305-348-3113
elbauml@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Pediatric physical therapy; Gait disorders; Applications of new technologies in physical rehabilitation

Dr. Sheldon Fields

 

Dr. Sheldon Fields

Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs & Health Policy
AHC3 - Room 524
(305) 348-7709
sdfields@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: HIV/AIDS Prevention with a focus on young men of color; Health disparities within minority communities; Health policy

Dr. Inae Gadotti

 

Dr. Inae Gadotti

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 427
305-348-0532
igadotti@fiu.edu

Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Temporomandibular disorders; Craniocervical posture; Cervicogenic headaches; Cervical spine

Dr. Ana Cristina Gouvea

 

Dr. Ana Cristina Gouvea

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
AHC3 - Room 437
305-348-0362
agouvea@fiu.edu

Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Infant language development; Children’s language processing; Language comprehension in children with autism; Bilingual language processing with adults; Psycholinguistics; Neurolinguistic: Language acquisition

Dr. Jeffrey Groom

 

Dr. Jeffrey Groom

Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program
AHC3 - Room 343
305-348-7725
groomj@fiu.edu

Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Simulation-based education; Instructional technology; Patient safety; Trauma anesthesia; Total intravenous anesthesia techniques; Resuscitation science

Henry Henao

 

Henry Henao

Clinical Assistant Professor & Coordinator - STAR Center
AHC3 - Room 305A
305-348-1082
hehena@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Simulation in education

Dr. Sandra Jones

 

Dr. Sandra Jones

Associate Professor, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 326A
305-348-7732
joness@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Young adult/adult HIV/AIDS prevention and care; HIV/STD prevention for vulnerable populations

Dr. Carol Patsdaughter

 

Dr. Carol Patsdaughter

Clinical Professor, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 222
305-348-7758
patsdaug@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: HIV/AIDS prevention and care in young adults

Dr. Amy Paul-Ward

 

Dr. Amy Paul-Ward

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
AHC3 - Room 422A
305-348-3104
paulward@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Medical anthropology; Occupational therapy; Health disparities; Social justice; Transitional needs of adolescents in foster care

Dr. Luz Porter

 

Dr. Luz Porter

Professor Emerita, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 525
305-348-7744
porterl@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Nursing education; Maternal and child health; Drug abuse

Dr. Eliane Ramos

 

Dr. Eliane Ramos

Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
AHC3 - Room 433
305-348-6589
ramoseli@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Diagnosis and treatment of monolingual and bilingual children with language disorders; Phonological and syntactic development in bilingual children

Dr. Marilys Randolph

 

Dr. Marilys Randolph

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director - Clinical Education, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 425A
305-348-3112
mrandolp@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Amputee rehabilitation; Pulmonary disorders; Exercise and cardiovascular disorders (hypertension, diabetes); Health Disparities

Dr. Mark Rossi

 

Dr. Mark Rossi

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 428
(305) 348-3478
rossim@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Upper and lower extremity orthopedics

Dr. Ora L. Strickland

 

Dr. Ora L. Strickland

Dean & Professor, CNHS
AHC3 - Room 529
(305) 348-0407
olstrick@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Child development and family relations; Nursing research, measurement, evaluation; Maternal and child health; Parenting

Dr. Edgar Vieira

 

Dr. Edgar Vieira

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
AHC3 - Room 430
305-348-0568
evieira@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Musculoskeletal injury prevention; Ergonomics; Safety in healthcare; Older adult falls; Work-related back pain

Dr. JoAnne Youngblut

 

Dr. JoAnne Youngblut

Professor, Nursing
AHC3 - Room 241
305-348-7749
youngblu@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Grandparent, parent, and surviving siblings’ health and functioning after the death of a child in the NICU or PICU; Children with acute, chronic, or critical health conditions and their families

Dr. Kinsuk Maitra

 

Dr. Kinsuk Maitra

Professor and Chair, Occupational Therapy
AHC3 - Room 443
305-348-2264
kmaitra@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Neurological disabilities; Rehabilitation outcome research; Secondary data analysis; Implicit memory and daily function in health and disease

Dr. Hae Yean Park

 

Dr. Hae Yean Park

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Occupational Therapy
AHC3
305-348-7715
haepark@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Cognition systematic review and meta-analysis; Driving simulation research; Cognitive control of daily function

Dr. Lynne Richard

 

Dr. Lynne Richard

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
AHC3 - Room 442
305-348-2921
youngblu@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Adult neurological disorders; Rehabilitation outcomes; Curriculum development

Dr. Pey-Shan Wen

 

Dr. Pey-Shan Wen

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
AHC3 - Room 424A
305-348-3510
pwen@fiu.edu
Bio  |  CV

Research & Area(s) of Interest: Traumatic brain injury; Assessment development; Rehabilitation outcomes