• Dr. Mariceli Comellas Quinones is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Health Services Administration program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

    Dr. Comellas provides years of experience as a health administrator and research faculty whose focus ranges from cultural competency in patient care to diabetes and cardiovascular care.

    Prior to her arrival at FIU, Dr. Comellas was the Clinical Program Development Specialist at Emblem Health, one of the nations largest nonprofit health insurance companies. She has served as a Research Coordinator for the Institute of Family Health and Clinical Project Coordinator for Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

    She has been published in numerous journals including the . American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, and the The Diabetes Educator.

    Dr. Comellas is member and reviewer for the American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, and American Medical Informatics Association.

    Dr. Comellas earned her Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, her Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School University, and her Doctor of Education in Health Education from Columbia University.

research interests

  • Urban Minority Adults; Clinical Outcomes; Diabetes Care; Cultural Competency

full name

  • Mariceli Comellas Quinones