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Behavioral and Community-Based Research Team

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH is the Director of the BCSR and Professor and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Carrasquillo’s research interests and expertise are in minority health, health disparities, community-based participatory research, and access to care. He has over 15 years of experience leading several NIH grants and large randomized trials in cancer prevention with noted expertise in training and utilizing Community Health Workers for participant recruitment and retention.

Natasha Schaefer Solle PhD, RN is the Assistant Director of the BCSR and Research Assistant Professor of Medicine. Her research expertise is in qualitative methodology and community-based participatory research, with a focus on addressing cancer-related disparities within vulnerable occupational groups and medically underserved communities.

Madeline Krause, MSEd is Co-Manager of the BCSR providing oversight to clinic-based, psychosocial oncology research endeavors and translation services. A native of Miami’s Hispanic community, she has over 15 years of experience working with diverse cancer patient and survivor populations as a bilingual assessor, interventionist, and project manager.

Dinah Trevil, MPA is Co-Manager of the BCSR and oversees all community-engaged studies supported by the BCSR. A native of Miami’s Haitian community, Trevil has been providing community-engagement services on behalf of the University of Miami since 2006. She has extensive experience in conducting focus groups, consenting participants, and conducting interviews in diverse community settings.

BCSR Staff: The BCSR is supported by ten other highly experienced, trained personnel who represent the cultural and linguistic diversity of South Florida. Collectively, they have decades of experience in cancer research and repeatedly receive high investigator satisfaction ratings on user evaluations.