October Brown Bag Lectures:
-- Friday, October 23rd
-- Tuesday, October 27th

NIH Awards $12.7 Million to FIU
Three CRUSADA Researchers are Members of Interdisciplinary Team

Frank Dillon Awarded R15 grant from NIMHD
Affiliated faculty member Frank Dillion was awarded a R15 to conduct a study of HIV testing among at risk Latino men

Dr. Rahill accepts tenured position at USF
Former PhD student scholar Dr. Guitele Rahill becomes a tenured Associate Professor at USF

Scholar Awarded at NIMHD Conference
Dr. Kanamori Awarded third place at the 2014 National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees Conference

Dr. De La Rosa (CRUSADA) & Dr. Romano (PIRE) will co-investigate Drinking & Driving Among Recent Latino Immigrants

USAID Report
C-SALUD Postdoctoral Scholar authors report titled "Indicators of Child Deprivation in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Dr. De La Rosa Honored
National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse honors Dr. De La Rosa with National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator

CRUSADA Faculty Featured on NIH Website
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Recent Latino Immigrants


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Student Scholars in Health Disparities

Incoming PhD Student Class of 2012

CRUSADA / C-SALUD Faculty and staff would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the incoming class of Student Scholars in Health Disparities! We look forward to working with this motivated group of researchers as they explore and examine the important issues surrounding minority health and health disparities.

Fortuna, Karen
2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Ravelo, Gira J. 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work
Sheehan, Diana 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Epidemiology
Spadola, Christine 2012 Incoming Student Scholar

Discipline: Social Work

Research Interests

Student Scholars in Health Disparities

  • Fortuna, Karen: Research Interests include health services needs of older persons with mental illness.

  • Ravelo, Gira J: Research Interests include health disparities in older adults.

  • Sheehan, Diana: Research Interests are in the areas of epidemiology, health disparities, and access to and quality of care.

  • Spadola, Christine: Research Interests include racial and ethnic disparities in physical and mental health, obesity and obesity surgery, substance use and abuse, health psychology, grief and loss.