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Mirna P Amaya, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Instructor

DrPH Program

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Office Hours

Email to schedule online meeting - Spring 2024 Semester
Tuesday 02:00pm – 02:30pm
02:30pm – 03:00pm


Dr. Amaya is currently a Senior Consultant contributing to projects at Cornell University and the World Health Organization (WHO). Additionally, she serves in various leadership roles including as an Advisory Board Member of the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Center for Climate, Health and Equity, a Governing Councillor for APHA, and as the Immediate Past Chair of the APHA Human Rights Forum.

Her research and teaching interests include global health, leadership and management, health systems, health workforce development, human rights, health equity, and health policy analysis. In addition to her various academic and research activities, she has experience providing technical assistance at the local, regional and global health levels including with the Alachua County Health Department, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Pan American Health Organization, U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank,  United Nations Volunteer Regional Office for Latin America and The Caribbean, and at WHO, among others.



• PhD in Public Health - One Health Concentration | University of Florida
• Masters in Public Health - Health Policy, and Management | University of Florida
• Bachelor of Science - Integrative Biology Major/Pre-medical Track | University of Florida
• Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major, Latin American Studies Minor | University of Florida

- Certificate on Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making | WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University
- Certificate in Global Health Challenges | University of Copenhagen
- Certificate in Latin American Studies | University of Florida
- Diploma in International Relations | University of Florida
- Certificate for Leadership in Action | University of Florida
- Teaching Center Certificate in General Pedagogy | University of Florida
- Teaching Center Certificate in Teaching with Technology | University of Florida