Project Investigator Biography
Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Division of General Medicine
1120 N.W 14th Street #968
Miami FL 33136
phone: (305) 243-2718
fax: (305) 243-7096
Dr. Carrasquillo is Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences (with tenure) 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 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 has served as Principal investigator on over twenty government and foundation sponsored research and training grants totaling over $30 million 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. At UM he leads several large government sponsored disparities intervention focused research projects in the areas of cancer (cervical and colo-rectal), diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, directs the University's Primary Care Fellowship Program, and the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity component of the Clinical Translation Science Institute.
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 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.