Contact Information

Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

1425 N.W. 10th Avenue, Suite 301C
1120 N.W. 14th Street, #917
Miami, FL 33136
United States of America

Office (305) 243-2343
Office (305) 243-3021
Fax (305) 243-5577

  • Psychology
Research Keywords
  • Prevention
  • Adolescent Drug Use
  • HIV
  • Smoking
  • Family
Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2002


Hilda Pantín, Ph.D.

Hilda Pantín, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of Miami
M.S. University of Miami
B.A. Wellesley College

About Me

I have been fortunate to enjoy a distinguished career as a Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM). Currently, I serve as the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. During my 25 years as a faculty member at UMMSM, I have made significant contributions to preventing drug use, sexual risk behaviors, and related problem behaviors in Hispanic adolescents through family-based interventions. During my career at the University of Miami, I have served as Principal Investigator, Co Principal Investigator, or Investigator of several grants funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research Statement

Throughout my career, I have been committed to advancing clinical knowledge in the service of enhancing the quality of prevention intervention implementation and research locally and nationally. More importantly, I have led the development, evaluation, and dissemination of  the efficacy and effectiveness of Familias Unidas, a Hispanic-specific, family-based, parent-centered preventive intervention designed to prevent conduct disorders, illicit drug use, alcohol use, cigarette use, and sexual risk behaviors by improving family functioning.

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Recent Publications

Perrino, T., Brincks, A., Howe, G., Brown, C. H., Prado, G., & Pantin, H. Reducing Internalizing Symptoms Among High-Risk, Hispanic Adolescents: Mediators of a Preventive Family Intervention. Prevention Science Prev Sci, 17(5), 595-605, (2016).

Jacobs, P., Estrada YA., Tapia MI., Quevedo Teran AM., Condo Tamayo C., Alban Garcia M., Valenzuela Triviño GM., Pantin H., Velazquez MR., Horigian VE., Alonso E., & Prado, G. Familias Unidas for high risk adolescents: Study design of a cultural adaptation and randomized controlled trial of a U.S. drug and sexual behavior intervention in Ecuador. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47: 244-53, (2016).

Brincks, A., Perrino, T., Howe, G., Pantin, H., Prado, G., Huang, S., Cruden, G., & Brown C. H. Preventing Youth Internalizing Symptoms through the Familias Unidas Intervention: Examining Variation in Response. Prevention Science, (2016).

Perrino, T., Pantin, H., Huang, S., Brincks, A., Brown, C.H., Prado, G. Reducing the Risk of Internalizing Symptoms among High-Risk Hispanic Youth through a Family Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Family Process, 55 (1): 91-106. (2016)

Brown, S. C., Lombard, J., Wang, K., Byrne, M., Toro, M., Plater-Zyberk, E., Feaster, D. J., Kardys, J., Nardi, M., Perez-Gomez, G., Pantin, H., & Szapocznik, J. Neighborhood greenness and chronic health conditions in Medicare beneficiaries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (2015).