Victoria Behar-Zusman, Ph.D.


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Victoria Behar Mitrani, PhD, is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. She completed a BA (1980) and a PhD (1986) in psychology at the University of Miami. Dr. Mitrani is a licensed psychologist with clinical specialization in family therapy. Her research focuses on family process and family intervention in populations affected by HIV, substance abuse and other mental health disorders. She directs the School of Nursing and Health Studies' Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, and is a principal investigator of the NIH-funded Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities: CLaRO, a partnership with Florida International University, which advances interventions to address HIV, substance abuse and trauma-related mental health problems among vulnerable Latino communities. Dr. Mitrani also serves as director of the Implementation Core for the Miami site of the NIH-funded Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative, a partnership with Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College. Dr. Mitrani mentors early-stage faculty and nursing PhD students and teaches quantitative research methods and research ethics in the PhD program. She also serves as vice-chair of the University of Miami Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board.

Victoria Behar Mitrani, PhD

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