Denise Christina Vidot

Asst. Professor

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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. Dr. Vidot’s program of research focuses on the physical health outcomes of substance use (specifically, marijuana use) across the lifespan. Dr. Vidot has examined post-operative marijuana use among young adult bariatric surgery patients, marijuana use and unhealthy weight loss practices among adolescents, and the relationship between prenatal and current marijuana use among African American young adults. Her current research examines the relationship between metabolic syndrome and marijuana use across the lifespan and how the relationship varies by race/ethnicity. Dr. Vidot currently serves on the Marijuana Sub-Committee of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and is the Cannabis (Marijuana) Research Needs Workgroup Chair within the Cannabis and Public Health Consortium. Dr.Vidot was recently selected as a finalist for the National Institute of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. 

Denise C. Vidot, PhD

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