Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo’s research focuses in the areas of minority health, health disparities, health services research, and health policy. In particular, he is interested in community-based approaches to cancer prevention and control, with emphasis on approaches that employ principles of Community Based participatory Research. His work involves both health service research approaches such as analysis of large secondary datasets, as well as community-based interventions. He is also interested in work that involves use of lay health workers for outreach, and in educational and behavioral interventions.
For the last seven years he has been the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and now also Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. He oversees a clinical, teaching and research enterprise of 56 full time faculty including six primary care practices and an additional ambulatory hospital based clinic at Jackson Health System (Miami Public Hospital system). Dr. Carrasquillo is national expert in minority health, health disparities, community based participatory research, access to care and community health worker interventions.
Dr. Carrasquillo is currently the PI of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s NCI U54 South Florida Center for Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities. As part of this project Dr. Carrasquillo is leading an RCT trial to examine the most optimal approach to effectively screen hard to reach minority women for cervical cancer.