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Brown Bag Lecture:
Effects of lead exposure on blood pressure
Monica Bastos Paoliello, PhD
State University of Londrina
Parana, Brazilo


Brown Bag Lecture:
Inequalities in Health Service Use among Former Inmates: Implications for Race/ Ethnic Health Disparities
Kathryn M. Nowotny, PhD
University of Miami


NIMHD Awards Endowment to FIU (PIs: Gil, De La Rosa)
Endowment makes FIU regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity, and diabetes


NIAAA Awards R01 Grant to Dr. De La Rosa
Study will Examine Alcohol Use among Recent Latino Immigrants


Dr. Kanamori, CRUSADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Awarded NIH K99/R00 Grant
First investigator from College of Public Health & Social Work to receive an NIH Pathway to Independence Award


CRUSADA/C-SALUD PhD Fellow wins at 2016 Florida Research Symposium
Stephanie Diez won 1st Place in Social Sciences Category for presentation on problem videogame play in children & youth


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


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


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


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Cyrus, Elena

Office: PCA 362C
Tel: (305) 348-5002
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Email: ecyru002@fiu.edu




Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology primarily as it relates to HIV prevention, reproductive health, and women's health.

Elena Cyrus is a third year candidate in the PhD Epidemiology program at Florida International University. Additionally, she has worked at the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) since 2011. CRUSADA focuses on issues related to health disparities in substance use affecting Latino minorities in the United States. Prior to her doctoral work, Ms. Cyrus worked for several years in HIV clinical trials research. This experience stemmed from her training as a Master's student in Public Health and as a University of Michigan Reproductive Health Fellow. Ms. Cyrus has international health research experience among populations in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States. Her dissertation focus is on the possible association between social capital, HIV risk, and substance use among Recent Latino immigrants in South Florida.