5 reasons to pursue a public health degree

MPH graduates are making an impact on their communities and the world. If the coronavirus pandemic has offered any insight, it would be that the world needs public health professionals who can help keep communities informed and healthy. “Public health is really about helping people and communities,” says Yasenka Peterson, director of educational programs and […]

Stempel doctoral student earns NIH fellowship to study impact of trauma, stress on alcohol use of recent Latinx immigrants

For the past eight years Vicky Vazquez has been working with the immigrant community in Florida, helping organize outreach events and learning about their needs.  It’s a labor of love and particularly personal for the doctoral candidate, who is studying health promotion and disease prevention in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social […]

Article about Stempel professor’s COVID-related nutrition findings earns record-breaking number of page views

Advice from dietetics and nutrition professor Cristina Palacios on how to help fight off COVID-19 by consuming specific foods and supplements has taken the internet by storm. An article on work she conducted in collaboration with a team of international experts appeared on the FIU News website in late November and continues to earn a […]

“What I’m doing is personal,” says newly graduated Stempel Ph.D. whose dissertation on the wellbeing of refugees has just garnered national attention

Mitra Naseh this month won a national award for a dissertation that presents “a multidimensional model for understanding poverty among refugees.” But the 2020 graduate of the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has had little time to celebrate the good news. She’s too busy. The native of Iran, who earned a bachelor’s […]

Professor makes the case for culturally sensitive nutrition services

In an increasingly multicultural society, helping individuals navigate the food landscape with an eye toward better health can be challenging. Associate Professor Marcia Magnus of the Stempel College’s Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at FIU knows that better than most. With the university for more than 30 years, she served for part of that time […]

Through the lens of COVID-19: Researchers offer a holistic look at health as the collateral damage of social inequality

A professor and a doctoral student in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work have pulled together statistics that lay bare the devastation of COVID-19 on the United States’ most economically vulnerable populations. In a paper recently published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, Nasar U. Ahmed and Ian J. […]

Message from the Dean: January 6, 2021

Today marks the fifth anniversary of having the honor and privilege of leading our wonderful Stempel College at Florida International University. The past five years have been remarkable in so many ways.  As I reflect back to the beginning of my tenure, I was often asked why I came to Stempel College. The answer has always […]