UM Faculty

Guillermo Prado
Dean Graduate School, OSC

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 Sciences at the University of Miami.

As dean, Prado works in partnership with the deans of the schools and colleges to support and develop strategies for attracting the next generation of scientists and researchers to graduate education at the University of Miami.

He specifically manages the process of external program reviews and new program proposals, oversees the selection process for University of Miami graduate fellowships, chairs the Graduate Council meetings, and meets regularly with graduate program directors, among other duties.

Johis Ortega
Principal Investigator

Dr. Ortega is a valued undergraduate lecturer, he is the Associate Dean for Hemispheric and Global Initiatives, director of undergraduate clinical placement and director of international programs at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. He holds a BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. He teaches Adult Health III, Role Transition, Pathophysiology, Leadership and Management, International Health “Transcultural Nursing”, Across Life Span, Leadership and Management, and Adult Medical Surgical.

Karina Gattamorta
Program Director

Karina Gattamorta is a Research Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami. She earned her PhD in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation in 2009 from The School of Education at UM and an EdS in School Psychology in 2005 from Florida International University. In her current role, she teaches courses in introductory and intermediate statistics, measurement, and research methods in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Cindy Munro

Yannine Estrada

Denise Vidot

Dr. Denise C. Vidot is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Vidot is a trained Epidemiologist with analytical, design, and implementation experience in substance use and cardiometabolic disease risk research fields. She has designed epidemiological investigations and has over 7 years of experience working with diverse groups including Hispanics, African Americans, children, and under-served populations.