Yenisel Cruz-Almeida MSPH, PhD

Associate Professor & Associate Director, Pain Research & Intervention Center Of Excellence, UF College of Dentistry

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida was born in La Habana, Cuba. She completed a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology & Cell Science from the University of Florida, followed by a Master’s degree in Epidemiology & Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis from the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine. Yenisel is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as affiliate faculty in the Departments of Epidemiology and Neuroscience. Dr Cruz-Almeida serves as the Associate Director of the UF Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence. She is the Course Director of GMS 6711 (Neurobiology of Pain), DEN 6251 (Science and Clinical Management of Dental Pain), and GMS 6895 (Clinical Translational Sciences Journal Club).