American Heart Association
Hispanic Serving Institution Program Mentors
Our dedicated mentors are the backbone of our HSI Scholars Program. Students accepted into the program are awarded opportunities to engage in a virtual leadership and professional development series to enhance critical skills to position them for success beyond graduation. The early exposure to research labs and partnerships with professional mentors will help shape the next generation of Latino biomedical science and health care professionals.
Want to become a volunteer mentor? Email Mitzi Cardona for more information.
|Sylvia Rosas||Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School||Harvard University|
|Julia Mack||Assistant Adjunct professor for the Cardiology UCLA Department of Medicine||University of California, Los Angeles|
||Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology
||University of California, Los Angeles
|Silvia Torices Del Val||Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||University of Miami: School of Medicine|
|Dahis Manzanares Tapia||Assistant Professor Biology||Miami Dade College|
|Maria E. Monzon-Medina||Assistant Professor of Chemistry School Pathways||University of Miami: School of Medicine|
|Joel Fernandez MD, FACC||Associate Professor of Medicine||Morsani College of Medicine|
||Associate Professor of Psychology
||Miami Dade College
|Laura Dada||Research Associate Professor||Northwestern University|
|Alexandra McQuattie Hanrahan||Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow||Northwestern University|
|Luisa Mendoza||Northwestern University|
|Felix Nunez||Senior Research Associate & Director of Imaging in the Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Division||Northwestern University|
|Mireya Vilar Compte||Associate Professor, Public Health||Montclair University|
|Jaclyn Catalano||Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry||Montclair University|
|Carlos Molina||Professor in the Department of Biology||Montclair University|
|Stephanie Silvera||Professor in the Department of Public Health||Montclair University|
|Frederick Waldron, MD, DrPH, MS, FACEP||Emergency Medicine||Clara Maass Medical Center|
|Johana Contreras, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FHFSA||Director of Ambulatory Heart Failure Network||Mount Sinai Heart|
|Chiara Giannarelli, MD, PhD||Associate Professor of Cardiology & Pathology||New York University|
|Itsaso Garcia-Arcos, PhD||Research Assistant Professor||SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University|
|Rosalinda Aybar Batista||Research Technician at the Institute of Sustainable Biology||Inter American University of P.R.|
|Luz Silva Torres||Acting Commissioner||University of Puerto Rico|
|Gloribell Ortiz Rios||Epidemiologist & Professor in the Department of Nursing||University of Puerto Rico|
||Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department
||University of Puerto Rico: School of Pharmacy Medical Sciences Campus
|Na Li||Associate Professor||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Cherly Brohord, PhD, RN, CNS-ONC, AOCN®, CHPCA®||Associate Professor||University of Houston|
|Micah Castillo||Professor in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry||University of Houston|
Current HSI Scholars
The Class of 2022-23 is paving their road to success.
HSI Scholars Program Alumni
Making a difference and impacting the future of their communities.
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated through the Quest Diagnostics Foundation provided the American Heart Association with financial and other support for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program.