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Medical Research

Researching solutions for ailments doesn't happen overnight. At Global Health Association of Miami in Miami, Florida, we recognize the hard work of research associates and support staff.


Research Staff

We're proud to have such a dedicated and talented research staff at our disposal. Find out a little more about our skilled team below.

Terri L. Meinking, PI - President
Professor Meinking is a former research associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Professor Meinking has more than 20 years of experience in conducting clinical trials in the dermatological field, with a specialization in head lice and scabies, and has published articles in respected medical journals including Pediatric Dermatology, Primary Care, Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment, and Advances in Dermatology.

Kamara Mertz-Rivera, MA, CCRC - Support Staff
Kamara is a certified clinical research coordinator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and has a master's degree in international administration in health. Kamara is an experienced research associate and coordinator of clinical trials in the dermatological field, with more than 15 years of experience, and can speak conversational Spanish.

Maureen Vicaria, MA, MPH - Support Staff
Maureen has a master's degrees in public health and medical anthropology. She has more than 15 years of experience as a research associate and coordinator in fields of psychiatry, dermatology, HIV/AIDS education, injecting drug use, maternal and child health. Specializing in traditional medicine and healing, she has farm worker/migrant health experience.

Maria Elena Villar, MPH - Support Staff
Maria has a master's degree in public health and has been a research associate and coordinator in of dermatology and epidemiology for more than 10 years. She is fluent in Spanish.

Juan B. Rivera - Support Staff
Juan has been a research associate and coordinator in the dermatologic field for more than 15 years. He is fluent in Spanish.