Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine



Dr. Kobetz is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity, the Associate Director for Disparities and Community Outreach at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Program Leader for the Cancer Prevention Control and Survivorship Program, also at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since 2010, Dr. Kobetz has served as the Program Director for Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity for the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In June 2015, she became the Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparities of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kobetz earned a Master’s in Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (1999), and joined UM in September 2004 after completing her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Soon after, Dr. Kobetz established Patnè en Aksyon (Partners in Action), the first campus-community partnership between the University of Miami and community-based organizations in Little Haiti, the predominately Haitian area in Miami, Florida. Dr. Kobetz serves as the Principal Investigator of multiple grants from the National Cancer Institute, including a Community Network Program Center (u54) to support collaborative science with Patnè en Aksyon. Collectively, they have garnered over $25M in extramural funding and have been recognized as the University’s model for community engaged research. Dr. Kobetz collaborates with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer on a new initiative to reach Latina women in South Florida.


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