FIU experts are available to comment on the health care legislation.
For questions or assistance in contacting any of the following experts, please call the Office of Media Relations:
- Maydel Santana-Bravo: 305-348-1555, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dianne Fernandez: 305-608-4870, email@example.com
- Madeline Baró: 305-348-2234, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ileana Varela, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine: 305-348-4926, email@example.com
- Galena Mosovich, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work: 305-348-4670, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amy Ellis, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs: 305-348-5360, email@example.com
HEALTH CARE POLICY
Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA
Eneida O. Roldan is the Immediate Past Chief Executive Officer and President for the Jackson Health System in Miami, one of the largest safety net health systems in the country. Prior to this role, she was court-appointed as President and CEO of Pan American Hospital, a Miami-Dade community hospital under Chapter 11 that successfully emerged from bankruptcy under her leadership.
Roldan has over 30 years’ experience in the health care industry having served in multiple roles both in the private and public sector to include administration both in the non-for-profit and for-profit sectors; private practice; consulting and in academia both national and international. Roldan is a known national and international speaker in the areas of obesity, health policy, health care reform, health care management and systems and leadership. In addition to her medical, public health and business degrees; she has attended executive education from Harvard University, Thunderbird School of Global Management and most recently has been named a Wharton Fellow from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Please contact Ileana Varela to speak with Dr. Roldan.
John A. Rock, M.D.
Only the fourth individual since 1980 to guide the growth and development of a new U.S. allopathic medical school, Dr. Rock, founding dean and senior vice president for medical affairs at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is former director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. During his tenure at Louisiana State University Health Science, he served as chancellor of the Health Sciences Center and had management oversight of Louisiana’s statewide Charity Hospital System. Vast experience in administration and research has served him well. At Emory, for example, he boosted the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s National Institutes of Health’s ranking from 66th in the nation to 18th; at LSU, he established a School of Public Health and increased the medical school’s research funding by almost 85 percent.
Pedro José “Joe” Greer, Jr., M.D.
For more than two decades Dr. Greer, assistant dean of academic affairs at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has brought health care to the poor and the disadvantaged. His autobiography, “Waking Up in America: How One Doctor Brings Hope to Those Who Need It Most”, details his early years as a physician delivering care to patients living under highway overpasses in Miami. Recognized by Presidents Clinton, Bush, Sr., and Carter for his work with Miami’s poor, Dr. Greer, a native Miamian, is the founder of Camillus Health Concern, an agency that provides medical care to the city’s homeless, and the St. John Bosco Clinic, which assists undocumented immigrants. He is also the recipient of three Papal Medals as well as the prestigious MacArthur “genius grant.” In 2009, Dr. Greer accepted the nation’s highest civilian honor – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dr. Greer is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D.
The executive associate dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Runowicz, is a nationally prominent expert in gynecologic cancers and women’s health who has helped develop multidisciplinary research teams in immunology, cancer prevention, and molecular medicine. Before coming to FIU, Dr. Runowicz was a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and held a position as the Northeast Utilities Chair in Experimental Oncology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She also served as Director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Among her many leadership positions in national organizations, Dr. Runowicz was the first female president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Chair of the National Cancer Advisory Board, President of the American Cancer Society and the first gynecologic oncologist to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Page joined the faculty of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work in 2008 after completing a doctorate in economics at the University of New Hampshire. His doctoral studies were concentrated in health economics and public finance. As an economist working in public health, the overarching theme of his scholarship and teaching is bringing the tools of economic evaluation into new areas of health services and policy research. Translational research and implementation science are currently areas of great interest to the research community, and economic evaluations of costs and outcomes are integral to the process of translating health service and policy research into widespread implementation to improve population health.
HEALTH CARE LAW
Elizabeth Foley is professor of law and a founding member of the FIU College of Law. She teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, and health care law. Professor Foley has testified before Congress several times, and has authored or co-authored several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Institute for Justice’s brief on the Affordable Care Act. She has served as a member of the Committee on Embryonic Stem Cell Guidelines of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and in 2011 was a Fulbright Scholar at the College of Law of the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Professor Foley is a frequent media commentator and op-ed writer, and her opinions have been aired by The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, National Law Journal, National Public Radio, SCOTUSblog.com, Jurist, CNN and the BBC, among others.