Olga Villar-Loubet, PhD


Victoria Behar Mitrani, PhD, University of Miami

HISTP Mentor

Nabila El-Bassel, PhD

Dr. Villar-Loubet is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She earned her PsyD from Carlos Albizu University and is a clinical health psychologist, licensed in the state of Florida. Dr. Villar-Loubet’s research interests include the development, tailoring and implementation of culturally-sensitive intervention-based behavioral research on HIV, substance use and mental health. Her research publications address issues related to HIV prevention, treatment, and health promotion, substance use, sexual behavior, medication adherence, and stress management. Dr. Villar-Loubet has been PI on NIH and CDC grants in the US and Co-Investigator on NIH grants in the US and sub-Saharan Africa targeting HIV-positive prevention among individuals, pregnant women and couples, as well as substance use and mental health issues.

HISTP Pilot Study

Sexual Communication and Risk Reduction among HIV Serodiscordant Heterosexual Hispanic Couples