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.

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 under served—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.

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the brand-new website for FIU’s Stempel College! It’s an honor to capture your attention and I want to thank you for your interest in our unique college. Academic life here flows from state-of-the-art laboratories to our very own tropical backyard, where our community partners provide incomparable in-the-field experience with Miami’s diverse population. Our community engagement is complemented by opportunities to learn from esteemed faculty in small class settings, while collaborating across disciplines. All of these perks prepare our students to tackle the challenges of public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work and disaster management as leaders and scholars. We are here to pursue the greater good, and together we can truly make a difference. We hope you will join us!

—Tomás R. Guilarte, Ph.D. | Dean

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.