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Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH

General Information

Olveen  Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH


  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Internal Medicine



  • Internal Medicine


  • Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Director, Health Services Research & Policy
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Public Health Sciences

Research Interests

• Health Services Research
• Health Policy
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Diabetes
• Cancer Screening
• Minority Health
• Health Disparities
• Community Based Interventions


1997 MPH
Harvard University
1991 M.D.
New York University
1989 B.S.
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education


Dr. Carrasquillo is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. He is a Puerto Rican born physician who was raised in the Bronx. He graduated summa cum laude from the Sophie Davis School of Bio-Medical Education at City College, and subsequently obtained his MD degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and then completed Harvard’s two-year General Medicine Fellowship and obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.  

For twelve years, Dr. Carrasquillo was faculty member at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons rising to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Community Partnerships. At Columbia, he was also director of their NIH funded P60 Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research and also director of the Primary Care Fellowship Program; a combined research training program involving General Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. 
Dr. Carrasquillo has served as Principal investigator on over a dozen government and foundation sponsored research and training grants in the areas of minority health, health disparities, community based participatory research and access to care.   His research has been published in a variety of journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health.  
 Dr. Carrasquillo is active in various organizations, including numerous current and past leadership roles in the Society of General Internal Medicine, Physicians for a National Health Program and the National Hispanic Medical Association.  He is also co-founder and Vice-president of Latinos for National Health Insurance. Dr. Carrasquillo is often called upon by the media to discuss his research as well as health care topics of particular relevance to the Hispanic community including being a frequent guest on Univision and Telemundo.  

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