Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Dr. Knaul is  a Professor in the Department of Public Health Services at the Miller School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Miami Institute for the Americas. She is an international health economist and an expert in Latin American health systems and social sectors. Felicia is the wife of UM President Julio Frenk.


Kenny Broad, Ph.D.

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Dr. Broad's interdisciplinary training includes an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and holds a joint appointment at Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryBroad's long history of diving and documentary film expeditions includes the exploration of one of the world's deepest caves in the Huautla Plateau in Mexico.


David Forrest, Ph.D.

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Dr. Forrest is the Research Assistant Professor for the Socio-Medical Sciences Research Group (SMSRG) which conducts epidemiological, social, behavioral, anthropological, and policy research that addresses the health and psychosocial needs of medically underserved populations. His research projects primarily focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; address substance abuse policy; and women's health.


Cristina Gomes, Ph.D.

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Dr. Gomes's research focuses on understanding the evolution of sociality and the mechanisms associated with cooperation in both chimpanzees and humans.


Frederick Hanselmann, Ph.D.

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Dr. Hanselmann is Faculty in the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society and part of the Exploration Sciences Program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and directs programs in underwater archaeology and underwater exploration.  Having worked on underwater sites from a wide variety of time periods, his research has ranged from submerged prehistoric deposits in springs and caves to historic shipwrecks in Latin America and the Caribbean.  He is a GUE cave and technical diver, a Nautical Archaeology Society Tutor, a certified SCUBA instructor, and a fellow of The Explorer’s Club.  His work has been widely featured in the media, including documentaries and films with the National Geographic Channel, the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Channel, South by Southwest, and the Travel Channel.


Ellen Kapsalis, Ph.D.

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Dr.  Ellen Kapsalis specializes in the areas of primate social behavior; reproductive behavior; and colony management, working particularly with the Macaque species. She received her B.A. in English and History from Boston College followed by an M.A. in Anthropology and lastly a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York. Kapsalis is also the Director of Research Compliance for UM’s Animal Care and Use Committee and has previously worked as an Environmental Enrichment Director at Charles River Laboratories.


Sarah K. Meltzoff, Ph.D. (Columbia, 1982)

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Industrial and small-scale fisheries analyses, political anthropology; Indo-Pacific and Spanish West Africa.   


Kate Ramsey, Ph.D.

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Kate Ramsey works on Caribbean history and culture with a particular focus on Haiti. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of law, religion, and performance in the Caribbean; the genealogy of the concept of “magic” under colonialism; and Caribbean intellectual history and social movements. Ramsey is co-coordinator of the Haiti Research Group through the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Prior to arriving at UM, she was the recipient of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Forum and Yale University’s Center for Religion and American Life.


Meryl Shriver-Rice Ph.D.

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Dr. Shriver-Rice is the Director of Environmental Media at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. As both a visual anthropologist and palaeoethnobotanist, her interdisciplinary background includes dual degrees in Anthropology and Biology, a Master’s degree in Archaeology (University of Nottingham, England), and a Ph.D in Interactive Media, Film, and Visual Culture (University of Miami). Her archaeological work investigates the organic evidence for paleoecology, prehistoric agriculture, and trade in consumables amongst the pre-Roman city-states of modern day Tuscany. Her current media studies research focuses on the intersection of science, digital culture, and corporate branding in shaping societal values and perceptions of the environment.