Diana Sheehan


Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology


Health Disparities and HIV


Dr. Diana Sheehan is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University’s (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. Her research focuses on identifying gaps along the HIV care continuum, particularly those among Latinos. Dr. Sheehan’s work has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Additionally, Dr. Sheehan is dedicated to advancing the research careers of minority investigators, both as a faculty under the FIU-Health Disparities Initiative (FIU-HDI) and as a co-investigator on the FIU Center for Reducing Health Disparities in Substance Abuse & HIV in South Florida (FIU-RCMI). She holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from FIU, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degree from Boston University.


  • Florida International University, Ph.D.
  • Boston University, BS, MPH


Sheehan DM, Fennie KP, Mauck DE, Maddox LM, Lieb S, Trepka MJ. Retention in HIV Care and Viral Suppression: Individual- and Neighborhood-Level Predictors of Racial/Ethnic Differences, Florida, 2015. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2017;31(4):167-175. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28414260

Sheehan DM, Trepka MJ, Fennie KP, Prado G, Madhivanan P, Dillon FR, Maddox LM. Individual and neighborhood predictors of mortality among HIV-positive Latinos with a history of injection drug use, Florida, 2000-2011. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015;154:243-50. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26208792

Sheehan DM, Mauck DE, Fennie KP, Cyrus EA, Maddox LM, Lieb S, Trepka MJ. Black-White and country of birth disparities in retention in HIV care and viral suppression among Latinos with HIV in Florida, 2015. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017;14(2):piiE120. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28134795

Sheehan DM, Trepka MJ, Fennie KP, Prado G, Ibanez G, Maddox L. Racial/ethnic disparities in delayed HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men, Florida, 2000—2014. AIDS Care. 2017;29(3):311-318. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27455856

Sheehan DM, Trepka MJ, Fennie KP, Prado G, Madhivanan P, Dillon FR, Maddox LM. Individual and neighborhood determinants of late HIV diagnosis among Latinos, Florida, 2007-2011. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2016; Epub ahead of print. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27119364

Sheehan DM, Dillon FR, Babino R, Melton J, Spadola C, Da Silva N, De La Rosa M. Recruiting and assessing recent young adult Latina immigrants in health disparities research. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 2016;44:245-262. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28163365