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B.A. – University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (Economics)
M.A. – Wayne State University, MI (Economic Development)
Ph.D. – Wayne State University, MI (Economics)

Professor Heriberto Marín-Centeno is a full Tenured Professor who joined on a full time basis our program in 2007. Dr. Heriberto Marín-Centeno is an economist and a professor of the Master in Health Services Administration Program. Dr. Marín was a co-investigator in most of the externally funded research and evaluation projects carried out at the Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research of the GSPH. His various research interests include the role of mental illness, particularly depression, in work performance; the economic aspects of Puerto Rico’s Health Care Reform; and the costs associated with current drug policy in Puerto Rico. He has also provided technical assistance and was an advisor for studies projecting workforce needs for the general economy and the health services sector in Puerto Rico.  Over the past three years, he has developed important research projects on service delivery related to cancer, oral cancer and smoking, evaluation of laws on health outcomes, health information exchange initiatives and health issues of the uninsured in PR.  He is an active member of the Puerto Rico Health Services Research Institute at the Department of Health Services Administration, University of Puerto Rico.  Dr. Marín served as Department Head from 2011-2013 and returned to his faculty position on June 30, 2013. Dr. Marín is a member in good standing of the following associations: APHA.