• Doctor Jorge Camilo Mora obtained his medical degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. After completing his Masters’ in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000, Dr. Mora worked with the Harvard AIDS Institute and François-Xavier Bagnoud International. His work focused on issues related to health care access, HIV/ AIDS, and health and human rights in India, Colombia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Later, Dr. Mora joined the University of Texas where he was program manager for a National Institutes of Health sponsored Community Programs for Clinical Research in AIDS at the Houston AIDS Research Team. He oversaw four clinical centers with over 3,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS. After Dr. Mora completed his family medicine residency at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, he joined Broward General Hospital in Broward County, Florida and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. In September 2009, Dr. Mora joined Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as faculty in Family Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Mora completed his fellowship in geriatric medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

    Dr. Jorge Camilo Mora is currently the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Director of Geriatric Education and Clinical Nutrition; and the Professional Development Strand Leader at the Herbert Wertheim Florida International University College of Medicine.

    Research Interests
    • Florida Registry for Aging Studies. National Institute on Aging, 1R24AG067951-01. ($2,077,626), Co-Investigator, 08,2020 to 04/2023.
    • Florida Registry for Aging Studies. National Institute on Aging, 1R24AG067951-01. ($959,365), Co-Investigator, 2020.
    • Joan Peven Smith and Harry B. Smith Endowment, supports educational activities within the Professional Development Strand at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine that further medical students’ understanding of patient and caregiver experiences with health conditions and illnesses, 2019 ($100,000).
    • Piloting diet and exercise interventions in older Hispanics with diabetes”. Funded by Wertheim Endowed Innovation Fund, 2018 ($50,000.00), Co-Investigator.

    • Cleveland Clinic, Weston FL. Geriatric Fellowship, June 2013
    • Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency/ Florida State University, Tallahassee FL. Family Medicine, June 2007
    • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA. MPH International Health, June 2000
    • National University of Colombia, Bogotá Colombia. Medical Doctor, June 1994

    • Excellence in Teaching, FIU Faculty Convocation Award 2021.
    • Top Scholar Florida International University, 2021.
    • Mid- Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award 2021, American Geriatrics Society.
    • AOA for the Harris Professionalism Award, 2019.
    • Florida Academy Family Practice (FAFP) Exemplary Part-Time Educator Award, 2014.
    • Recipient of the Susan U. Wager Resident Teacher Award for Demonstrated Interest, Ability and Commitment to Family Medicine Education; Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Family Medicine Residency Program, 2007.

    Selected publications

    1. Mora JC, Valencia WM. Exercise for Older Adults. Reichel’s Care of the Elderly 8th edition, Cambridge University Press 2022.
    2. Minor S, Samuels M, Kashan S, Milanez M, Mora JC. Facilitating the Advance Care Planning Conversation with Patients: An Interactive Virtual 1.5-Hour Session. South Med J. 2022 May;115(5):290-293. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001385. PMID: 35504607.
    3. Mora JC, Galindez, A. Foot Bulla. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Jan 2022, 89 (1) 10-12; DOI: 10.3949/ccjm.89a.21051
    4. Vieira ER, Cavalcanti FAdC, Civitella F, Hollifield M, Caceres S, Carreno J, Gaillard T, Huffman FG, Mora JC, Queiroga MR. Effects of Exercise and Diet on Body Composition and Physical Function in Older Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(15):8019.
    5. Minor, S. E., Samuels, M., Milanez, M. N., Kashan, S. B., & Mora, J. C. (2021). Using Five Wishes to Facilitate the Advance Care Planning Conversation with Patients. AAMC iCollaborative: Interpersonal and Communication Skills Resources.
    6. Mora JC. Physical Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: June 2019.
    7. Mora JC, Valencia WM. Exercise and Older Adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2018 Feb;34(1):145-162. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Oct 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 29129214.
    8. Mora JC. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Nocturia in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from:
    9. Mora J. Medications Help but may Also Harm, Harvard Macy Institute. Boston, MA. May 2017
    10. Viera E, Mora, JC, Gait of Faller and Non-Faller Older Hispanics During Street Crossing Simulations. Accepted for presentation at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA, July 2017.

research interests

  • Medical education
    Cognitive impairment and dementia
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM)

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