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Assistant Professor
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL  33146

United States of America

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientist

Member Since: 2011


Denise C Vidot, PhD

Denise Vidot, MA


Ph.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
M.A.   University of Georgia
B.A.    University of Miami

Research Statement

Denise C. Vidot, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Miami. Dr. Vidot’s research interest is centered upon physical health outcomes of substance use and abuse across the lifespan among racial/ethnic minority populations.   

Specifically, she examines cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes among cannabis users from an epidemiological perspective. Dr. Vidot is also interested in the cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes among HIV patients (and those at risk for HIV) who use cannabis.   

Recent Publications


Vidot DC, Arheart KL, Prado G, Hlaing WM, and Messiah SE. Metabolic Syndrome among Marijuana Users in the United States: An Analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data. The American Journal of Medicine, 2016;129(2):173-179. E-pub 2015. PMID: 26548604.

Vidot DC, Prado G, De la Cruz-Munoz N, Spadola CE, Cuesta M, Messiah SE. Post-Operative Marijuana Use and Disordered Eating among Bariatric Surgery Patients. Surgery for Obesity Related Diseases, 2016;12(1):171-178. E-pub 2015 Jun. PMID: 26363714.

Vidot DC, Messiah SE, Prado G, and Hlaing WM. Relationship between Current Substance Use and Unhealthy Weight Loss Practice among Adolescents. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2016;20(4):870-877. E-pub 2015. PMID: 26649881.

Vidot DC, Stoutenberg M, Gellman M, Arheart K, Teng Y, Daviglu ML, Gonzalez HM, Talavera G, Isasi CR, Heiss G, and Schneiderman N. Alcohol Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome among Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 2016; E-pub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1089/met.2015.0171

Vidot DC, Prado G, Hlaing WM, Arheart KL, and Messiah SE. Emerging Issues for our Nation’s Health: The Intersection of Marijuana Use and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 2014;33(1):1-8. PMID: 24471513.


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