Health Disparity Research Group
Founded by Dr. Nasar U. Ahmed, the Health Disparity Research Group is a consortium of researchers dedicated to the study of health disparities. We encourage cross-disciplinary collaborative research and hope to provide a forum for the dissemination of research findings and innovative strategies to reduce and eliminate health disparity. [Click to view member's page]

Florida International University
Established in 1972, Florida International University (FIU) offers more than 200 bachelor, masters and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with sponsored research funding (grants and contracts) from external sources for the year 2005-2006 totaling $92 million. The University is ranked as a Research University in the High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system.

FIU is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and has more than 38,000 students and approximately 1,000 full-time faculty. The student body comes from more than 130 countries and is approximately 52% Hispanic, 22% non-Hispanic White, 14% non-Hispanic Black, and 3.5% Asian/Pacific Islander. The University has two campuses: the 344-acre University Park campus in western Miami-Dade County, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast Miami-Dade County.

Robert R. Stempel School of Public Health
The vision of Florida International University’s Robert Stempel School of Public Health (SSPH) is to serve as a model for stimulating educational programs and community-based research in the advancement of public health. The School is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) placing it in the ranks of 38 other nationally accredited schools of public health such as Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

The mission of the Robert Stempel School of Public Health is threefold:

• To educate and train future leaders, researchers, and health professionals from diverse backgrounds;
• To conduct innovative research and to translate that research into policy, program, and practice; and,
• To promote healthy lives for the diverse communities of South Florida, especially, the underserved, and the peoples of the Caribbean and Latin America

To this end, the School offers Masters’ and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Public Health in Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Community Nutrition, Dietetics and Nutrition and Master’s degrees in Biostatistics, Health Policy, and Health Services Administration. The School has a faculty of 40 and more than 1,000 students. Faculty are actively engaged in research on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, obesity, and many other areas of prevention of national and local interest. The diverse faculty and student body at Florida International University, in addition to large immigrant populations in Miami-Dade and surrounding counties, provide a rich research environment.

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