University of Florida
Department of Sociology



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Barbara Zsembik

Associate Professor
3109 Turlington Hall
392-0265 x226

Office hours
Fall 2008: Thursdays, 1:00-2p.m. and by appointment

Barbara Zsembik


Ph.D. , University of Texas in Austin, 1988
M.A. , University of Texas in Austin, 1985
B.A., University of Akron, 1982
L.P.N., 1979, Akron School of Practical Nursing

Recent Publications and Current Manuscripts

Ethnic Variation in Health and Determinants of Health Among Latinos. Social Science and Medicine 61(1): 53-63, 2005.  Barbara Zsembik and Dana Fennell.

Latinos, Families and Health. Pp. 40-61 in Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, D.R. Crane and E.S. Marshall (Eds.). 2005. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Under Review

Race/ethnic and Sex Differences in Self-Care for Pain: A Substitute for Formal Health Care Services.  Under review. Joseph L. Riley III, Rochelle G. Harris, Jocelyn Fisher, Barbara A. Zsembik, R. Paul Duncan, Gregg H. Gilbert, and Marc W. Heft

Caregiving Networks of Stroke Survivors in Puerto Rico. In preparation. Melanie Sberna, Barbara A. Zsembik and Maude Rittman.

In Preparation

Migration and Health in the U.S.-Latin Caribbean Transnational Communities. To be presented at the Global Transdisciplinary Research Collaboration on the Health of the Caribbean Diaspora. Supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Harvard Medical School, Boston MA: June 23-24, 2008.

Migration and Health among Dominicans in the United States and the
Dominican Republic. 

Ethnicity Among Asian Indians in the United States.  Barbara Zsembik and Namita Manohar.

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