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Laura Acosta

Senior Lecturer

Laura Acosta specializes in clinical nutrition care, diagnosing malnutrition and the integration of fitness and nutrition.

ljacosta@ufl.edu 914-523-7224
Clinical Nutrition Dietetics Fitness Green Tea Malnutrition

Darcy Adin

Clinical Professor

Darcy Adin is interested in the management of congestive heart failure in dogs and medical therapies to improve life for pets.

adind@ufl.edu 352-294-8606
Canine and Feline Congestive Heart Failure Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Diuretics Dilated Cardiomyopathy Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

Farid AitSahlia

Assistant Professor

Farid AitSahlia is an expert in financial technology, with specific interest in topics including computational methods and risk management.

farid.aitsahlia@warrington.ufl.edu 352-392-5058
Market Microstructure Financial Engineering Fintech Risk Management Asset Pricing

Elif Akçali

Associate Professor

Elif Akçali's research interests are inventory and supply chain systems, lean production systems, sustainability and creativity.

akcali@ufl.edu 352-294-7726
Creativity Lean Production Systems Supply Chain Inventory Systems Sustainability

Mazen Al-Mansour

Assistant Professor/M.D.

Dr. Mazen Al-Mansour is an expert in abdominal wall and hernia surgery, focusing on the use of minimally invasive (e.g. robotic) surgery.

mazen.al-mansour@surgery.ufl.edu 352-265-0761
Gastrointenstinal Surgery Robotic Surgery Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery

Meryl Alappattu

Research Assistant Professor

Meryl Alappattu's research interests include chronic pain, pelvic pain, rehabilitation and women's health.

meryl@ufl.edu 352-273-9661
Chronic Pain Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

Afsar Ali

Research Associate Professor

Afsar Ali researches disease spillover from environment to humans and how to mitigate cholera and diarrheal diseases.

aali@epi.ufl.edu 352-273-7984
Diarrheal Disease Cholera Algal Blooms Flesh Eating Bacteria Environmental Disasters

Anita Anantharam

Associate Professor

Anita Anantharam’s research interests include nationalism and feminism in South Asia, women's movements, food and cultural studies.

aanita@ufl.edu 352-273-0383
Women and Business Inclusion Diversity Developing World Emerging Markets

Benjamin Anderson

Assistant Professor

Benjamin Anderson's expertise includes pathogen discovery and the use of novel virus surveillance techniques.

ander88@ufl.edu 352-273-9572
Pathogen Discovery Virology Respiratory Viruses Public Health One Health

Jeanette Andrade

Assistant Professor

Jeanette Andrade has a long-term goal to create nutrition education tools to improve renal outcomes and delay the initiation of dialysis.

jandrade1@ufl.edu 352-294-3975
Evaluation Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Disease Nutrition Education

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