From Ridge to Reef
Leading the Charge in Environmental Resilience

FIU is developing innovative, scalable solutions to the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.

We’ve focused millions of dollars on extreme natural disasters, water quality issues, health disparities associated with underserved neighborhoods and more. Half a century, more than 300 patents and $2 billion in awards later, we’re just getting started.

Meet the Experts

At FIU, we’re developing marketable solutions for the most pressing challenges of our time. Our researchers are building sustainable solutions to ensure long-term resilience in our communities.

Anuradha Godavarty

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering professor named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

Steve Oberbauer

Steve Oberbauer

Chairman, Biological Sciences

Global climate change in the Arctic

Desmond Meade

Desmond Meade

FIU Law Alumnus, McArthur Grant Recipient

One of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Diana Azzam 

Diana Azzam 

Assistant professor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work 

Advancing cancer treatments 

Tomas Guilarte

Tomas Guilarte

Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Brain, Behavior, and the Environment

Agatha Caraballo

Agatha Caraballo

Director, Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

Global Leaders in Health and Justice

FIU is committed to the local community and beyond through research and education in public health and public and international affairs.

Brain, Behavior and the Environment Program

This FIU Emerging Preeminent Program focuses on factors that affect brain health.

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

The NIH has provided FIU the funding to continue the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever conducted in the US.


FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs has been named a full member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).


Center for Translational Science

The Center for Translational Science is focused on enhancing and accelerating FIU’s basic health research with one unified goal – the rapid translation of fundamental science discoveries into innovative treatments for human health.

Disaster Risk & Resilience in the Americas

The FIU Extreme Events Institute is providing training to leaders that will prepare them to help their communities reduce risks and identify the driving forces behind them.


The United States Agency for International Development has awarded FIU $4.2 million to reduce disaster risks in Latin America and the Caribbean.