FIU study selected by NIEHS as a 2022 Top Paper of the Year

The study revealed how DDT exposure contributes to Alzheimer’s disease risk The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) rolled out its 2022 Papers of the Year, and an FIU study led by researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work came out on top. Out of nearly 3,300 publications by […]

Q&A with Catherine Coccia, Ph.D. Director of Dietetics and Nutrition

Catherine Coccia (pictured on the right in the above photo) shares information about the Ph.D. program at Stempel College’s Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. Catherine is an associate professor in the department and also leads the Ph.D. program. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What’s your background and what type of research do you […]

Ph.D. student aims to prevent overspending on heart healthcare

While working as a cardiology fellow in Germany, Cameroon native Abraham Enyeji ’23 observed how his previously treated patients were returning to the hospital. “People were coming back again…for things that could be preventable. For example, people who were smokers were coming back with cardiovascular issues even though they had procedures done to prevent heart […]

FIU Epidemiology student is a finalist in 2023’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Student aims to raise awareness around breast and cervical cancer screenings to improve women’s health in Caribbean countries Ten students from the Graduate Program at Florida International University will compete at this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Anny Rodriguez, Ph.D. student of epidemiology at Stempel College, will join fellow competitors in presenting her 80,000-word […]

FIU study selected by NIEHS as a 2022 Top Paper of the Year

The study revealed how DDT exposure contributes to Alzheimer’s disease risk The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) rolled out its 2022 Papers of the Year, and an FIU study led by researchers at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work came out on top. Out of nearly 3,300 publications by […]

Q&A with Catherine Coccia, Ph.D. Director of Dietetics and Nutrition

Catherine Coccia (pictured on the right in the above photo) shares information about the Ph.D. program at Stempel College’s Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. Catherine is an associate professor in the department and also leads the Ph.D. program. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What’s your background and what type of research do you […]

Cristina Palacios elected as Chair of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Cristina Palacios is the new chair of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition. She has also been promoted to professor of dietetics and nutrition. As chair, Palacios will focus her efforts on instruction, research, and service. In addition to providing direction to the department, Palacios will be point for mentoring junior faculty, supervising faculty and […]

Meet Blanca Jara, Master of Public Health ’21

An alumna highlights how her MPH degree helps her with a career working for a distributor of wine and spirits. Written by: Monica Smith As an FIU student in the fully online Master of Public Health, Blanca Jara liked the interdisciplinary curriculum. The varied nature of the program, the only generalist public health program in […]

Three Stempel College Environmental Health Science faculty recognized as Top Scholars

Three faculty from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have been selected as Top Scholars by Florida International University. The Top Scholar award is the highest recognition a faculty or staff member can receive from FIU and is given to individuals who are making […]

FIU Stempel College researchers awarded NIH supplement grant to explore the role of a neuroinflammation protein in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, researchers have been working to identify risk factors and treatments to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Failed clinical trials targeting Beta-amyloid plaques, which are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, have led researchers to search for other targets to help the 6.5 million Americans currently living with the […]

FIU Stempel College biostatistics students are using data to make an impact on population health

In public health, translating data into clearcut messages can make an impact on the health of millions. Behind the scenes of major public health decisions are data analysts, like biostatisticians, who develop new methods and model the data to identify trends that help improve approaches to health promotion, disease prevention and clinical care. “Our job […]