Professor Himilce Vélez is Professor of Public Health Program at Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences (PSMHS). She received her MS degree in Epidemiology from the Medical Sciences Campus at University of Puerto Rico. She has a Graduate Certificate (18 credits) in Gerontology. She has doctoral studies in Environmental Health and is currently working in her dissertation. She participated in research related to cancer, environmental epidemiology, health literacy and community engagement. She is part of Outreach component in the U-54 Moffit and PSMHS Partnership.
In the Public Health Program she teaches Biostatistics, Environmental Epidemiology and Risk Assessment. She is the first year coordinator and the culminating experience coordinator. She is the chair of Public Health Evaluation Committee.