Student Life

Meet Our Students

Undergraduate

You are here to pursue the greater good, and together we can truly make a difference. At Stempel College, your life 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. And, all of these perks prepare you to tackle the challenges of dietetics and nutrition and social work. You are workforce-ready when you graduate; ready to be a force for good.

Graduate

Advancing your education to be a force for good demands dedication and guidance. A master’s degree from Stempel College is a catalyst for practitioners looking to sharpen their skills and scholars gearing up for a doctoral degree. Our three fully accredited disciplines strike a balance between your course work, lab research and practice so you can develop the sophisticated skills you need to become a leader.

Doctoral

Pursuing your Ph.D. at Stempel College is an interdisciplinary journey into the most critical health and social welfare concerns of our time. Together, with the support of nurturing mentors who blur traditional academic boundaries, your cutting-edge, relevant and solutions-focused research will help you chase the greater good for our community—and beyond.

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

 
 

Student Spotlight

Abraham Mengist

Area of Research: Malaria and Helminth Infection, Cervical Cancer Prevention, HPV Vaccine Acceptability Education: Currently: Doctoral candidate in Department of Public Health with specialization in Epidemiology Addis Ababa University, MSc in Biology with...

Cassandra Rene

Area of Research: HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Health Disparities in the Haitian Community Education Currently: Doctoral student in Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention University of Miami, MPH University of Florida,...

Vanessa A. Vassall, MSPH, MCHES

Area of Research: Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health, Child Welfare, Health Inequity, Access to Quality Care Education Currently: Doctoral student in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; McKnight Doctoral Fellow, NACCHO...

Russell P. Miller

Areas of research: Health Disparities, Tobacco Control, Sexual and Minority Health Education Currently: MPH candidate in Epidemiology Bowling Green State University, BS in Public Health I knew FIU’s Stempel College was the next step in my public health...

Jeanna Laurent

Area of Research: Health Disparities, Minority Health, Global Health Education Currently: MPH candidate with concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, specializing in Maternal and Child Health Florida International University, BS in...

Zizah-Wosseni J. Blair

Area of research: Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes and Adaptive Immunity Education Currently: MPH candidate in accelerated Public Health + Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program Certificate in Pre-Health Professions Florida International...

Survival Guide

Resources you need to make sure you’re living your best life as a student here at Stempel College.

International Students

There are more than 3,500 international students studying at FIU, and the University prides itself on its diverse student population. Thirty-five percent are foreign-born and more than 143 countries are represented on our campuses. #YouAreWelcomeHere is FIU’s hashtag for international students and visiting scholars. Here are the resources FIU provides:

Stempel College Study Room

Take a break!

Find respite from the fast-paced academic cycle inside our OSAA. Students can reserve the Study Room for one-hour intervals (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays) throughout the semester via sign-up sheets available at the front desk (AHC5-145). During finals week, we kick it up a notch with an additional Study Break Table featuring coffee, tea, snacks and a comforting sense of calm from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday in the communal area of our office. We know that you will finish strong!