Researcher investigating racism’s effects on health recognized with early career award

Timely research on racism and its effects on mental health and health risk behavior have earned a psychologist at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work a distinguished early career award. Associate Professor Miguel Ángel Cano received the prize from the National Latinx Psychological Association for a body of work that includes […]

What would a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

As the world continues to wrestle with the pandemic, many of us are wondering if the development of a COVID-19 vaccine would be the decisive strike in attacking the coronavirus and reducing the pandemic. This topic was one of many that a group of international experts discussed as part of this year’s Global Health Consortium’s […]

Researcher explores ways to increase COVID-19 testing among poor minorities

Testing for COVID-19 seems ubiquitous these days, but how many folks from low-income neighborhoods have taken advantage of it? That’s a question Marianna Baum and a team at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work want to answer. With as many as a million people per day currently submitting to free testing […]

Stempel College faculty honored with FIU Top Scholar Awards for 2020

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] AHC5photo [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] This year, three members of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work were selected to receive Top Scholar awards, presented by President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Kenneth G. Furton. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Mentorship and wisdom, keys to teaching excellence

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Darrowphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] “Teaching is standing in front of a class, saying all the right things, hoping that everyone learns the lesson of the day and passes their tests. Teaching well is being understood emotionally as well as intellectually. Your words and actions resonate with everyone who acknowledges your presence,” Dr. William Darrow said. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Social Work student comes full circle as family therapist specialized in substance abuse

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] studentphoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Amber Cole ’17 is ready to take her next challenge: earning her Ph.D. in Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, where she plans to integrate social work research into public policy issues and outcomes. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Meet a rising champion for public health in the developing world

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] donaldyanogophoto [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Already entrenched in the medical system of Burkina Faso, where he worked as an endocrinologist and a nutritionist, Dr. Donald Yanogo did his homework and applied as a Fulbright scholar to Miami’s public research university, some 8,000 miles away. His country's record on communicable diseases—thousands of deaths occur annually from malaria and respiratory illnesses alone—served as a catalyst for leaving behind his young family and parents to pursue a master of public health at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. [/su_column] [/su_row]