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Berthline R. Isma

TITLE

Visiting Instructor, Department of Epidemiology

FOCUS

Health Disparities, HIV/AIDS, STDs and Global Health

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Berthline Isma is a visiting professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Dr. Isma holds a PhD degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, Master of Science in public health (MPH), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med).

Coupled with her academic credentials, Dr. Isma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of HealthCare. She has over twelve years of hands-on experience in the field of HealthCare, Strategic Planning, STD/TB and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Isma is certified by the State of Florida as an Environmental Public Health (CEPH).

Her activism is guided by the passion to help people who are disenfranchised not only in the USA, but also around the world. Her passion has led to the founding of Impact on the World Through HealthCare (IWTHC), a non-profit organization aimed at providing access to much needed health care services and helping people around the world by increasing awareness to STDs, HIV/AIDS and some chronic diseases. Her research interest is primarily focused on health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and the underserved population in the U.S. and internationally.

She is an abstract and film reviewer for several Public Health Conference panels. 

EDUCATION

  • Walden University, PhD, MPH
  • Florida Metropolitan University, MBA
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.S.

PUBLICATIONS / RESEARCH

Berthline Rendel Isma, PhD. “Examining HIV-Related Attitudes and Behaviors among Haitian immigrant women in Florida.