• Maryse A. Pedoussaut, MD, teaches medical students at all levels, concentrating on clinical skills and emphasizing motivational interviewing. At FIU, she introduced mindfulness and stress reduction workshops.

    As faculty in the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), Pedoussaut conducts household visits with medical, nursing, physician assistant, and social work students. She leads the group health care visits for household members who are prediabetic and diabetic.

    Pedoussaut is an avid supporter of medical students in their community service activities. She serves as the faculty advisor of two student organizations, the Medical Students Working to Improve Society and Health (MedSWISH) and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).

research interests

  • Health Care for Underserved Populations – Social Determinants of Health
    Motivational Interviewing
    Prediabetes and Diabetes Group Visits
    Complementary Alternative Medicine: Body-Mind-Spirit Medicine (Mindfulness/Meditation), Functional Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Ayurvedic Medicine)
    Lifestyle Medicine
    Obesity Medicine
    STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math

full name

  • Maryse Pedoussaut