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.

Stempel College’s research portfolio has grown exponentially from   $6.2M in 2016 to $10.6M in 2017 to now over $17.1M in 2018

Stempel students completed more than 178,819 internship hours in 2017-2018.

Post-doctorate Earns Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist Travel Award

The society for Arab Neuroscientists recently presented the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist Travel Award in recognition of excellence in research and contributions to the advancement of neuroscience globally and in the Arab world to FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work postdoctoral fellow Dr. Aseel Eid.

Join us: Flint Water Crisis Panel Discussion

Join our very own Dean Guilarte and Dr. Beck-Sagué as they participate on a panel of FIU experts to provide insight regarding the issues that continue to surround the community of Flint, Michigan.

Global Health Consortium and PAHO launch new manual to guide management of antibiotic resistance in the Americas

A new manual launched by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and Florida International University (FIU) calls on countries in the Americas to set up programs to optimize the use of antibiotics as a way to prevent resistance.

CBRI researchers find after school ensemble music programs positively affect students’ character, competence and caring

A study performed by FIU’s Community-Based Research Institute (CBRI) at Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work has found that ensemble-based musical instruction in an after school program positively affects the behavior and development of school-aged children.

The Accelerated MPH in Epidemiology Helps Students Stay on Track

Where does disease come from and how does it spread? Those are the questions that students who are earning a Master of Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology are learning to ask – and finding the answers.

Podcast puts listeners on the frontlines of social change

Shimon Cohen wanted to find a way to highlight the people who are on the frontlines of social change and social justice, and he knew he needed to find an innovative way of doing it.

Stempel College research on lead

At least four million households in the United States have children who are being exposed to high levels of lead. Learn more about what is being done at Stempel College to treat the effects of lead on the brain.

Hear it from our students: Ph.D. in the Environmental Health Sciences department

Our Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D. programs include research focused on cancer, cardiopulmonary disease, neurodegenerative disease, cognition and behavior, along with the emerging area of “environmental health impact,” which encompasses health threats such as climate change.

Hear it from our students: Ph.D. in Epidemiology

Our Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology trains established public health researchers with a higher level of knowledge and professional skills that are necessary for applying epidemiological research methods to public health problems.

Hear it from our students: Ph.D. in Health Disparities

Our Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Health Disparities trains the next generation of health disparities researchers to be acutely aware of the social and cultural determinants of health.

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.