Pushing the boundaries of science for the greater good

Stempel College sustains research leadership in health disparities and improving health equity, chronic diseases, health economics, healthy aging and the consequences of environmental exposure. The college’s reach extends beyond South Florida to embrace global populations as major public health issues and social welfare problems continue to affect the world.

Stempel College’s research portfolio has grown exponentially from $6.2M in 2016 to $10.6M in 2017 to now over $26 million in 2021 with new grants and exciting research projects.

Stempel College’s School of Public Health ranked 16th in most funded public health programs at public universities by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

By the numbers

  • #16most funded public health programs at public universities by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • $26.25million awarded during the 2020-2021 fiscal year
  • 44% of NIH funding to FIU through Stempel College
  • 47% Proposal success rate

Concentration in neurodegenerative diseases

  • Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS, health disparities
  • Environmental toxicity, diabetes
  • Obesity interventions, asthma
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Public health policy analysis
  • Health economics
  • Health systems analysis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • The emerging area of “environmental health impacts” (which encompasses emerging health threats such as climate change)