US News and World ReportWe are proud to announce that FIU’s School of Social Work’s graduate program (MSW) has been ranked in the top 100 social work graduate programs in the country for 2019. The ranking is from US News and World Report.

The School of Social Work also has the highest licensure pass rate in South Florida!

Stempel College reaches 90% second-year retention rate for 2017-2018 cohort.

Red Tide

Dean Guilarte part of FIU’s red tide expert panel

The confirmation of a red tide in the waters off Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties – a rare occurrence on the East Coast – could have implications for the environment, businesses, the tourism...
Brain alzheimer's

Dean Guilarte to study effects of environmental toxins and their links to Alzheimer’s disease

The global prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible neurodegenerative condition resulting in extensive memory loss and dementia, is increasing. The disease is of great public significance as there...

Ph.D. Student Interns at The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Branch

Amani Othman, a public health Ph.D. student at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, participated in a three-month summer internship at The United...

Stempel College Researchers Analyze DNA-Damaging Agents in Tobacco Use

While tobacco smoking is recognized as detrimental towards one’s health, there are still important factors concerning the properties of tobacco that remain unidentified. Various agents found in...

Doctoral student interviewed on NPR Atlanta about research on medicaid expansion and infant mortality

Chintan Bhatt, a doctoral student at Florida International University (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, was interviewed live on NPR Atlanta on July 19, 2018 for his research...
Hookah Smoking Portrayal

Stempel College research examines portrayal of hookah on Instagram

  As hookah smoking continues to grow in popularity worldwide, particularly on social media, researchers at Florida International University (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work published a...

Welcome to the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Stempel College is a kaleidoscope of scholars, staff and students from around the world. Our differences bring us closer together in the pursuit of discovery.

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Stempel College’s Online MPH application deadline closes on July 30, 2018 for fall 2018 admission

Calling all students: Stempel College’s Online MPH application deadline closes on July 30, 2018 for fall 2018 admission. As only a few seats remain, it is imperative that prospective students apply as soon...

The Stempel College Story

Together for the greater good.

When Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte arrived at Florida International University in 2016, he ignited an exciting new era as dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. His vision for collaboration, innovation and evolution has elevated the college and its major disciplines—Public Health, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work and Disaster Preparedness—to a top-tier status. Our robust research portfolio and initiatives, as well as our emerging preeminent programs, bring our students and faculty to the forefront of their fields.

Stempel College’s unique geography at the intersection of the Americas in Miami, Fla., drives us to solve complicated health and social welfare matters afflicting the most underserved populations. And, this doesn’t change after graduation; alumni continue to contribute in meaningful ways.


To inspire groundbreaking research and education in public health, dietetics and nutrition and social welfare from within a nurturing academic environment that influences policy and promotes healthy lives—especially for the most underserved—in communities near and far.


We are shaping the future by integrating our academic disciplines for our students and sharing our innovative research and solutions to promote health and wellness around the world.


We embrace the responsibility to be a force for good for our students and the diversity of our communities through ethical research and problem solving, while educating and serving with courage, integrity, fairness and respect.

Our Research

Stempel College is home to groundbreaking research programs and centers fueled by faculty, staff and students who parse problems to find answers at an accelerated pace. We research and teach to affect positive change in our communities through interventions at every possible level. Our research guides leaders, is translated into policy and processes, and ultimately, serves those who need the most support.

We are Stempel College

A pioneering spirit drives the college forward. We have a laser-sharp focus on making discoveries—in the lab, the classroom and within the community. To maintain this momentum, we are constantly evolving the way we teach, interrelate and tell the stories behind our findings.