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
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Quentin Felty, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • E-mail: feltyq@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-7785
  • Office: AHC5 351

Dr. Quentin Felty received a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health where he was an NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program Fellow. Dr. Felty’s ongoing research focuses on molecular risk factors of susceptibility to metabolic syndrome and its contribution to health disparities in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Metabolic syndrome has reached epidemic proportions and consequently impacts public health. Dr. Felty’s laboratory uses state-of-the-art approaches that study metabolic syndrome as the precursor of chronic disease with the hope of controlling these diseases in vulnerable communities.

Research Areas

  • Identifying a biological based mechanism by which endocrine disrupting chemicals promote microvascular lesions and its implications to brain, renal, and pulmonary vascular disease
  • Genetic association analyses between ID3 and pulmonary hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and obesity
  • Application of Bayesian Network Modeling of gene-protein interactions to measure and monitor molecular risk factors of metabolic syndrome and its contribution to health disparity
  • Development of novel 3D human blood-brain barrier tissue culture to study geneenvironment effects on aging
  • Identifying novel redox signaling molecules involved in the maintenance of vascular stem cells and its application to aging

Available Ph.D. Projects

Molecular Risk Factors of Susceptibility to Metabolic Syndrome and its Contribution to Health Disparities in Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer