Barbara Zsembik

  • Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Graduate Coordinator and Interim Chair

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Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology University of Texas at Austin, 1988


Areas of Interest

Unequal opportunities for health and risks of illness and disability are unjust in a democratic society. I strive to bring the Latino experience into the mainstream of social science and epidemiological studies of health disparities. I work within a life course framework, evident in my past research focus on health and aging, and current attention to health among Latino adults and among Latino children.


Research

Unequal opportunities for health and risks of illness and disability are unjust in a democratic society. I strive to bring the Latino experience into the mainstream of social science and epidemiological studies of health disparities. I work within a life course framework, evident in my past research focus on health and aging, and current attention to health among Latino adults and among Latino children.


Biography

Barbara Zsembik received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the University of Texas in Austin, 1988. She teaches and writes on health disparities in the United States, and Latino issues and experiences. Dr. Zsembik has received recognition as Provost Administrative Fellow (2000), T. Lynn Smith Term Professor (1999-2000), and University Teacher of the Year (1995).

Phone: (352) 294-7190

Room: 3109

Office Hours:

  • Fridays 9:00am – 11:00am

Email: zsembik@ufl.edu

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