Title IX Coordinators

The University has a designated Title IX Coordinator to coordinate the University’s efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"). In addition, the University may also designate Deputy Title IX Coordinators to work with the Title IX Coordinator in that effort.

Title IX is a federal law that protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons (collectively, “Covered Persons”) from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. Covered Persons at educational institutions are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of the institution’s educational programs and activities. Prohibited sex discrimination under Title IX also includes discriminating against or excluding any student from its education program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom.

The duties of the Title IX Coordinator and any Deputy Title IX Coordinators include:

  • Knowing the requirements of Title IX
  • Understanding the sexual misconduct grievance procedures
  • Participating in the investigation of and response to sexual misconduct complaints
  • Preventing and addressing patterns of systemic problems related to sexual misconduct
  • Answering questions and responding to concerns about sexual misconduct
  • Ensuring publications contain adequate contact information and notice of nondiscrimination
  • Notifying and training staff, students, faculty, and other relevant persons on sexual misconduct policies and procedures

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are listed below. Deputy Title IX Coordinators have been designated to assist specific members of the University community as indicated, while the Title IX Coordinator is available to assist students, faculty, staff, and others on all University campuses. You may contact someone individually or email titleixcoordinator@miami.edu.

Bonnie Muschett

Title IX Coordinator

Bonnie M. Muschett, JD, MBA, CCEP
Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
University of Miami
Office of Title IX Compliance
Gables One Tower, Suite 700
1320 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305)284-8624
Email: bmuschett@miami.edu

David Birnbach

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Faculty Members

David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH
Miller Professor and Vice Provost
Senior Associate Dean for Quality, Safety and Risk
Director, UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety
University of Miami
Office of the Provost
Ashe Building, Suite 240
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305)284-2002
Email: dbirnbach@miami.edu

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Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Staff Members

Jessica N. Pacheco, Esq.
Director
University of Miami
Workplace Equity and Performance
Gables One Tower, Suite 100R
1320 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305)284-3781
Email: j.pacheco5@miami.edu

Steven Priepke

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Undergraduate, Law and Graduate Students

Steven K. Priepke, JD
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Director of Judicial Affairs
Financial Manager - Student Media
University of Miami
Dean of Students Office
Whitten University Center, Suite 2250
1306 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305)284-5353
Email: spriepke@miami.edu

Ana Campo

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Medical Students - Miller Campus

Ana E. Campo, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Director of Medical Student Education for Psychiatry
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Phone: (305)243-7978
Email: acampo@med.miami.edu

Hilit Mechaber

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Medical Students - Miller Campus

Hilit F. Mechaber, MD, FACP
Associate Dean for Student Services
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
RMSB Room 2155B/PO Box 016960 (R-128)
Miami, FL 33101
Phone: (305)243-7978
Email: hmechabe@med.miami.edu

Julie Belkowitz

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Medical Students - Regional Medical Campus

Julia Belkowitz Lichtenstein, MD, MPH
Assistant Regional Dean for Student Services
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
RMC Pediatric Clerkship Director
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Regional Medical Campus
2500 N. Military Trail, #260
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561)886-1202  
Email: jbelkowitz2@med.miami.edu

Amalinnette Zito

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for Medical Students - Regional Medical Campus

Amalinnette "Amy" Zito, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Services
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
Regional Medical Campus
2500 N. Military Trail, #260
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561)886-1202 
Email: arzito@med.miami.edu

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Deputy Title IX Coordinator
for RSMAS

Cassandra R. Wiggins
Director of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs
University of Miami
Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)421-4000
Email: cwiggins@rsmas.miami.edu