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Professor and Chair
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Clinical Research Building, 6th Floor
1120 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136
United States of America

Office (305) 243-8331

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2000

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José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

José Szapocznik, Ph.D.


Ph.D. University of Miami
M.S. University of Miami
B.S. University of Miami

Research Statement

For over three decades, my primary research focus has been the role of context (culture, family) on adolescent problem behavior, and the development and testing of family-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of drug abusing and problem behavior Hispanic adolescents. My colleagues... Read more

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Recent Publications

• Brown, S.C., Mason, C.A., Lombard, J.L., Martinez, F., Plater-Zyberk, E., Spokane, A.R., Newman, F.L., Pantin, H., & Szapocznik, J. (2009). The relationship of built environment to perceived social support and psychological distress in Hispanic elders: The role of “eyes on the street”. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 64B (2), 234-246 • Robbins, M.S., Feaster, D.J., Horigian, V.E., Puccinelli, M.J., Henderson, C., & Szapocznik, J. (2011). Therapist adherence in Brief Strategic Family Therapy for adolescent drug abusers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. • Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Zamboanga, B.L., & Szapocznik, J. (2010). Rethinking the concept of acculturation: Implications for theory and research. American Psychologist, 65(4), 237-251.17.


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