Dr. Max C. E. Orezzoli

Dr. Max C. E. Orezzoli
Ph.D. (2000)
  •  Sociology (Medical, Health & Epidemiological Studies), Florida International University
  •  Dissertation: “Health Beliefs and Health Care Options of Disparate Black Communities in the United States.”
M.A. (1998)  Comparative Sociology, Florida International University
M.S. (1996)  Psychology, Florida International University
B.A. (1993)  Sociology / Anthropology, Florida International University with a concentration in Business Administration


Dr. Orezzoli’s expertise and research focus are centered on community-based interventions that positively impact the health of underrepresented communities. Dr. Orezzoli has over 15 years of experience providing statistical and methodological consulting and assistance to institutions, biomedical, and business organizations. He has designed, coordinated, executed, and directed research/evaluation utilizing data from national and independent databases for the purpose of assisting these entities with strategic planning, demographic analyses, socioeconomic impact assessments, economic policy analyses, and management.

Dr. Orezzoli’s prior research projects have addressed the health needs of communities in Miami Gardens, FL and include funding from the Council of Independent Colleges which resulted in forming “The Campus & Community Alliance for North Miami- Dade.” Currently, Dr. Orezzoli is part of a SAMHSA grant awarded to Florida Memorial University in the amount of approx. $900,000.00 for a three-year study addressing HIV issues in the greater Miami Gardens area.

Dr. Orezzoli teaches Introduction to Statistics, Advanced Statistics, Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Group Dynamics, Sociology of Deviance, and Marriage and Family. He is also the Advisor to the FMU Sociology Club and the FMU Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) Chapter, the International Sociology Honors Society.