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$124M awarded since FY2018.

Stempel College’s School of Public Health ranks No. 16 among U.S. public schools of public healthand No. 2 in the state of Floridafor research funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.

By the numbers

  • #15most funded public health programs at public universities by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • $21.3million awarded during thus far in the 2021-2022 fiscal year
  • 44% of NIH funding to FIU through Stempel College
  • 62% 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)