Stempel College epidemiologist comments on new surge of COVID-19 cases

A fourth wave of COVID-19 is here with many states experiencing a drastic increase in infections. Here in Miami-Dade County, public health experts are seeing five times as many cases as they saw in early June. The highly contagious Delta variant is rapidly spreading and poses significant risks to unvaccinated and vaccinated people. In an […]

Stempel College alumna lands job at Amazon as a user experience researcher

Last December, Etinosa Oghogho graduated with a doctoral degree in public health from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. Today, she’s a user experience researcher at Amazon. Read more about her journey below. Name: Etinosa Oghogho Hometown:  Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria Degree/major: Ph.D. in Public Health, focusing on Health Promotion & […]

Stempel College’s Global Health Consortium on COVID-19’s impact on vaccination programs

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant decline in childhood vaccinations worldwide. In 2020, 23 million children missed out on essential vaccines “due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services” caused by COVID-19. “Vaccination is the most important and relevant strategy in public […]

Visiting researcher at Stempel College explores Parkinson’s disease and how exercise can help

In the United States, about one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. The disease is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors and is usually diagnosed with the presence of cardinal motor signs and symptoms. Tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness of the arms, legs […]

The Global Health Conference of the Americas to take place in Cartagena, Colombia

The Global Health Consortium at Stempel College has announced that this year’s Global Health Conference of the Americas will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, on December 2-5, 2021. The conference will tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and provide a platform for global health experts to discuss solutions that are vital for […]

Stempel College student dedicates life to support sexual abuse survivors

Venezuelan native Linda Guillotti has dedicated her college career to advocating for human and reproductive rights. Guillotti draws from her personal experience of sexual abuse and recovery to support other survivors who are struggling and feeling alone. This summer, she will graduate and be honored as a Real Triumph Graduate during commencement at Florida International […]

Stempel College alumna Sahar Ajabshir appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition

Sahar Ajabshir, an alumna of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), a leading global authority in nutrition science founded in 1928. She will serve as the Board’s Early Career Nutrition Representative. “I am honored to represent […]

Stempel College epidemiologists explain some of the most common COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions

By Cristina Jaramillo From social media to advice shared by family and friends, we are continually bombarded with misinformation. To help us decipher what is fact and what is not, Dr. Melissa Ward, an epidemiologist and postdoctoral associate in the Community-Based Research Institute, and Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology […]

Stempel College: Children get a behind-the-scenes look into research in dietetics and nutrition

Last week, children from Florida International University’s Camp Discover spent a fun summer morning exploring what a future in dietetics and nutrition research could look like. Together with Stempel College’s MetA-Bone Trial research team, children ages 5-12, participated in hands-on lab activities that gave them a glimpse of what it takes to get involved in […]

Stempel College: Key takeaways from Part II of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

Last week, members of the global health community came together for the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit. Representatives from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF and Baylor’s School of Tropical Medicine explored the challenges around the COVID-19 vaccine, […]