Our doctoral programs provide research-based training to seek effective behavioral, social, and structural solutions to public health problems. Students need to complete 75-course credits (inclusive of MPH credits) to graduate and are expected to graduate within four to five years.
The Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention offers the following two doctoral degrees:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)
Our students conduct health promotion research, and advocate for continual improvements in public health programs and policies to achieve health and well-being for all.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health with a concentration in Health Disparities
Our students conduct health disparities research in areas such as HIV, substance abuse, and obesity among underserved populations in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean
Our doctoral students
- Srijana Acharya Gautam, Graduate Assistant
- Islamiyat Adebisi
- Yaray Agosto
- Wissam Al Khoury, Graduate Assistant
- Talegria Brown, Graduate Assistant
- Olivia Ceavers, Graduate Assistant
- Sebastian Escarfuller, Research Assistant
- Tienna Fenton, Graduate Assistant
- Mickey Fuentes
- Gemma Galvez, CV Starr Fellowship
- Amanda Ichite, UGS Dissertation Year Fellowship
- Karen Iglesias
- Shaina Johnson, FIU Health Disparity Initiative (HDI)
- Islam Khalil
- Christie Kirchoff , UGS Dissertation Year Fellowship
- Ian Lee, Graduate Assistant (FIU Embrace)
- Osmari Novoa, FIU Health Disparity Initiative (HDI)
- Peace Nwagbo
- Alvonee Penn, CV Starr Fellowship
- Christofer Rodriguez, FIU Veterans Fellowship
- Lakisha Thomas
- Vicky Vazquez, F-31 NIH
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For information about the Ph.D. program, contact the program advisor below.