FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work



Be the Change

Our students learn to identify why some people get sick and others don’t and provide critical information that can be used to improve the health of entire populations. From its development in the 19th century to understand and prevent infectious diseases such as cholera, to its modern application of studying factors associated with non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer, epidemiology is a science rooted in finding solutions to serious public health problems.


We aim to train highly qualified professionals who are experts in understanding and investigating the etiology of diseases and their risks in the society. You will able to:

  • Identify important public health issues that merit epidemiologic study.
  • Analyze and interpret epidemiologic research data.
  • Design and conduct epidemiologic studies.
  • Analyze and report results of an epidemiological study by applying statistical methods and writing research findings suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develop scientific models for prevention and control of disease based on empirical research.
  • Teach graduate students and health professionals in an academic setting.


Our mission: Provide students with the skills to detect, prevent and control human disease and to promote the health and well being of the public through innovative research, education and training.


Our epidemiology degree programs promote intellectual exchange and collaboration for excellence in education, methodological and applied research and service. The program equips students with strong analytic and quantitative skills to be as successful in designing and conducting public health investigations, disease surveillance, innovative interventions and methodological research.

Did You Know?

Are you hoping to investigate the next “Outbreak”? Consider an occupation as an epidemiologist to investigate the causes of diseases and research ways to prevent them from spreading. This field is expected to see employment swell by 13.1% before 2022.


The RSCPHSW is accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH), and the college is home to ACEND and CSWE accredited programs. The College is also a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health.


Department of Epidemiology

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus
AHC 5, 4th Floor
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-0118
Fax: 305-348-4901

Wasim Maziak, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Phone: 305-348-4501


Caridad Mesa, M.P.A.
Office Assistant
Phone: 305-348-0118