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Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH

General Information

Olveen  Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

CV

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Roles

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

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine

Primary Care

 

Research Interests

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

 

V. PROFESSIONAL

22. Funded Research Performed

Past Grant Support

1997-99

Title: Access, functional status and utilization among Hispanic elders        

 

Supplement for Underrepresented Minority Investigators

 

Role: PI on Supplement Award  (PI of parent grant: Lantigua)

 

Source: National Institute on Aging. 

 

Total Direct Costs for Supplement Award: $200,000

1998-05

Title: Research Training in Primary Care

 

Role: Co- Principal Investigator

 

Source: Health Resources Service Administration (PI: Shea)

 

Total Direct Costs: $1,281,531 

1999-04

Title: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars

 

Total Direct Costs: $239,799

1999-07 

Title: Columbia Center for Active Life of Minority Elders

 

Role: Principal Investigator of Community Liaison Core (since 2001)

 

Source: National Institute on Aging (PI of Center Grant: Lantigua)

 

Total Direct Costs: $599,882 

2000-01

Title:  Examining Future Insurance Directions and Policy Options for the Task Force on the Future of Health Insurance

 

Role: Investigator

 

Source: Commonwealth Fund  (PI: Glied)

Total Direct Costs for effort: $15,000 

2002-03 

Title: Preventive Services among immigrants

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: Commonwealth Fund  

Total Direct Costs: $20,000 

2006-07

Title: Improving Minority Access to Clinical Trials 

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: NYS DOH Office of Minority Health

Total Direct Costs: $62,000

2007-09 

Title: Improving Analysis of Health Insurance Options for NYS

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: New York State Health Foundation # 2007-2055503

 

Total Direct Costs: $214,000

2003-09

Title: Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities (P60 Award)

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: NIH/ National Center Minority Health Disparities Grant # MD00206 P60

 

Total Direct Costs: $ 7,374,000 (2nd cycle)

2005-09

Title: HRSA Primary Care Faculty Development

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: Health Resource and Service Administration D55HP05154-04

 

Total Direct Costs: $1,088,953

2008-09

Title: Primary Care Research Fellowship (T32 Award)

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: NRSA/HRSA T32HP10260-01-00

 

Total Direct Costs: $741,856

2008-09

Title: NIH Partners in Research Program (R03 Award)

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: NIH/ Grant # 1R03AG033929-01

 

Total Direct Costs: $50,000

2008-09

Title: Lang Youth Program

 

Role: Principal Investigator

 

Source: NIH/ NCMHD Grant # 3P60MD000206-06S1 (Supplement to P60)

2010-12           

Title: Improving Adherence to Post PCI Anti-platelet Therapy in Minorities

Source: NCMHD Grant # 1RC1MD004327-01

Role: Co-PI (Palacio PI)

Total Direct Costs: $947,000

2010-12

Title: Cardiovascular Health Disparities Research Training

 

Role: Investigator (Tamariz PI)

 

Pfizer Health Foundation

2010-13

Title: RWJF Disparities Solutions Automated Medication Delivery Device on Diabetes Outcomes

 

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant #68499

 

Role: Co-PI (Palacio PI)

 

Total Direct Costs: $399,906

2008-14

Title: Miami Healthy Heart Initiative

 

Source: NHLBI Grant # R01 HL083857-02

 

Role: Principal Investigator

Total Direct Costs: $2,595,693

Active Grant Support

2010-15

Title: South Florida Center for Elimination of Cancer Health Disparities

 

Role: PI

 

Source: NCI #  1 U54 CAI53705-01

 

Total Direct Costs: $4,505,026

2011-16

Primary Care Research Faculty Development Program

 

Role: PI

 

Source: HRSA 1 D55HP23209

 

Total Direct Costs: $1,099,805

2012-17

Miami Clinical Translation Science Institute

 

Role: PI Community Engagement and Diversity Core

 

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

 

Total Direct Costs: $15,000,000 Core I lead ($1,200,000)

2011-14

South Florida Center for Elimination of Colorectal Cancer Disparities

 

Source: Coley BioMed Program, FL Department Health Grant # 2BT02

 

Role: PI

Total Direct Costs: $1,500,000

2010-15

Title: Improving Adherence to Cholesterol Medications among Minority Populations in Florida: A Randomized Trial

Role: Co-PI (Palacio PI)

Source: FL Department of Health/ James & Ester King Biomed #10KG-11

Total Direct Costs: $399,906

2012-14

Source: NCI U54 Supplement 3U54CA153705-03S2

 

Total Costs: $119,752

2013-14

Title: Cervical Cancer Community Outreach in Little Haiti

 

Role: PI

 

Source: NCI U54 Supplement 3U54CA153705-03S1

 

Total Costs: $49,967

2013-17

Florida Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities

Role: Investigator (Sacco PI)

Source: NINDS Grant # NS081763 (Sacco PI)

2014-19

Title: Hispanic Secondary Stroke Prevention Initiative

Role: PI

Source: NMHD R01MD009164

Total Costs: $1,918,750

2014-15

Title: One Florida Cancer Control Alliance

Role: PI of UM Subcontract (Shenkman PI, Univ Florida)

Total Cots $1,500,000

2014-19

 

Title: Addressing Cervical Cancer Disparities in South Florida: CBPR

Role: Investigator (Kobetz PI)

Source: NCI R01 CA183612

 

Total Costs $1,900,000

Education

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

Publications

Biography

DDr. Carrasquillo is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.  He is Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and oversees a clinical, teaching and research enterprise of 40 full time faculty including three private clinical practices and an additional ambulatory hospital based clinic at Jackson Memorial Hospital.  He is also Division Head of Health Services Research and Policy in the Department of Public Health Sciences where he leads a group of 7 full time research faculty.

 

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 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, Harvard’s two-year General Medicine Fellowship and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.   Prior to UM, Dr. Carrasquillo was an Associate Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Community Partnerships at Columbia University and Director of their Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research.  

 

Dr. Carrasquillo research interests are in minority health, health disparities, community based participatory research and access to care.  He has over fifteen years of experience leading several NIH Center grants and large randomized trials, totaling over $30 million, in various disease areas including diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and various cancers.  He also directs UM’s Primary Care Fellowship Program and the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity component of the Clinical Translation Science Institute.  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 a Board Member of the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center and the South Florida Health Council. He is also co-founder 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 most of the major Latino television networks.  

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