Encijar Hassan-Ríos, DrPH, MS



Dr. Hassan has a DrPH in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health, from the University of Puerto Rico and an MSc degree in Epidemiology also from UPR. Dr. Hassan worked as Statewide Coordinator of the Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases and Outbreaks Surveillance System at Department of Health. As Instructor at Catholic University, Ponce, PR. she teaches the course of MPH level Environmental Risk Assessment. Dr. Hassan has researched on foodborne and waterborne outbreaks in Puerto Rico. She is joining the PSMHS PHP faculty in March and will teach epidemiology methods, applied epidemiology and environmental health risk assessment courses.



Research Interest
  • Foodborne and waterborne outbreaks
  • Epidemiology of enteric diseases
  • Food safety
  • Health effects of exposure to toxic substances
  • Children's environmental health.