• Dr. Carissa Cabán-Alemán is a community psychiatrist and the medical director for behavioral health for FIU Student Health Services.

    Cabán-Alemán is a founding member of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance and CrearConSalud, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to mental health education and advocacy in Puerto Rico. She also co-leads the Health & Wellbeing Team of the Miami-Dade County Resilient305 Project, developing an assessment and strategic plan for climate resilience efforts.

    In addition, Dr. Cabán-Alemán participates in the International Transformational Resilience Coalition Climate Trauma Mental Health and Disaster Management Preparedness Group and the Florida and Puerto Rico Clinicians for Climate Action coalitions. She is a former board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry (AACP) and currently represents the AACP in the Social Climate Leadership Group. Dr. Cabán-Alemán has worked with disaster response initiatives since 2017 in Puerto Rico and Florida.

research interests

  • Community psychiatry, mindfulness, meditation, climate health, cultural humility, social justice, and structural competence in mental health.

full name

  • Carissa Caban-Aleman


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