M.D. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, 2003
M.P.H. University of South Florida, 2007
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2013
Maternal and Child Health
Social Determinants of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Perinatal Health
Life Course Perspective on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Community-Based Participatory Research
Mixed-Methods Research Designs
Child Development and Early Intervention
Dr. Salinas-Miranda has both clinical and public health background. He earned an MD degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua in 2003. He holds a Master of Public Health with Maternal and Child Health Concentration from the University of South Florida (Fulbright Scholar 2005-2007). He received his Ph.D. in Community and Family Health, from the University of South Florida in 2013. His dissertation tested a structural equation model of social determinants of perinatal health in the context of two county-wide Healthy Start programs. Dr. Salinas is a Certified Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) by the Florida Department of Health (2009) and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology from the University of South Florida (2010). In 2014, he became an inducted member to the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, and a Fully Elected Member of the American College of Epidemiologists (credential-based distinction). His publications have focused on multiple aspects of maternal-child health areas including community health, pre-conceptual care, care of the newborn, families, and the training of health providers.
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