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School of Public Service Leadership Department of Social Work

Zulema Suarez

Specializations

  • Doctor of Social Work - General Social Work
  • MS in Human Services - Multidisciplinary Human Serv
  • MS in Human Services - Social and Community Services
  • PhD in Human Services - Multidisciplinary Human Serv
  • PhD in Human Services - Social and Community Services

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Chicago, 1987
    Major: Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
    New York University, 1977
    Major: Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts
    City University of New York Lehman College, 1975
    Major: Spanish literature

Licensure & Certificates

  • ACSW

Publications

  • "Foundations of Interpersonal Practice in Social Work: Promoting Competence in Generalist Practice"Sage Publications, Inc 2009
  • "Latinas and sexually transmitted diseases: implications of recent research for prevention."Social work in health care 1997
  • "How Does Transnationalism Affect the Perceptions of Discrimination among Dominicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans?"Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2017
  • "Self-help and the Latino community."National Association of Social Work 1989
  • "PTSD Symptoms and Muslim Men and Women’s Perception of Discrimination and Hate crimes Post September 11th Attacks" 2008
  • "Muslim men and women’s perception of discrimination, hate crimes, and PTSD symptoms post September 11"Traumatology 2008
  • "Natural helping networks"Encyclopedia of social work 1994
  • "Empowerment with Latinas"Empowering women of color 1998
  • "Hispanics and health care"Hispanics in the United States: an agenda for the twenty-first century 1999
  • "Women of color and culturally competent feminist social work practice"Feminist practice 1994
  • "Critical consciousness and cross-cultural/intersectional social work practice: A case analysis"Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 2007
  • "The Cuban American Family"Pearson Education 2010
  • "Muslim American Safety and Well-being in the Wake of Trump: A Public Health and Social Justice Crisis"American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 0001
  • "What accounts for the dependency of African Americans and Hispanics on hospital-based outpatient care"Achieving Equitable Access: Studies of Health Care Issues Affecting Hispanics and African Americans. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies 1995
  • "Use of self-care by Hispanics: culture, access or need?"Journal of health & social policy 1992
  • "Natural Helping Networks Edith A. Lewis" 0001
  • "Cuban Americans in exile: Myths and reality"Family ethnicity. 1998
  • "A study of the use of self-care and outpatient medical care by Latinos in Chicago"University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration 1987
  • "Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity. Sage Focus Editions, Volume 41."SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($46, cloth–ISBN-0-8039-3736-9; paper–ISBN-0-8039-3737-7). 1992
  • "Cuban Americans"Family ethnicity: Strength in diversity 1992
  • "Spirituality and culturally diverse families: The intersection of culture, religion, and spirituality"Multicultural perspectives in social work practice with families 2012
  • "The Cuban-American family"Ethnic families in America 1997
  • "Interpersonal practice beyond diversity and toward social justice: The importance of critical consciousness"Interpersonal Practice in Social Work. 3d ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon 1996

Presentations

  • "Council on Social Work Education 43rd Annual Program Meeting: Navigating the Wings of Change"f. Mental Health, Refugees and Immigrants: A Three Dimensional Cultural Interface
    Chicago, IL. February 1997
  • "Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting"Collaborating Across Time Zones: Cultivating Effective Virtual Teams
    Atlanta, GA. November 2017
  • "Social Work Education 54th Annual Program Meeting: Social work policy and practice: Linking theory, methods, and skills"Process Recording: Righting a Writing Tool
    . December 2007
  • "Council on Social Work Education 43rd Annual Program Meeting: Launching into the Future. Orlando, FL, March 5-8, 1998. (Refereed)"Child Welfare and Latinos: Implications for Social Work Education
    Orlando, FL. February 1998
  • "Social Work Distance Conference"The best of both worlds: Engaging MSW and DSW students through asynchronous webinars.
    Indianapolis, Indianna. April 2016
  • "Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Society Social Work Research "Muslim Men and Women’s Perception of Discrimination and PTSD Symptoms Post September 11
    . December 0001
  • "The University of Illinois School of Public Health 1993 Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference: Making Change Happen on Target for 2000"h. Health Care Needs for Underserved Minority Populations: The Case of Hispanics
    Chicago, IL. February 1993
  • "Annual Field Instructors Meeting For new and continuing field instructors: Integrating theory and practice "Supervision: Making Every Moment Count
    Garden City, NY. September 2007
  • "American Public Health Association APM"Latinas and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Implications of Recent Research for Primary Prevention
    Atlanta, Georgia. October 1993
  • "Social Work Education 54th Annual Program Meeting: Islam and Muslim Simposia"Muslim Men and Women’s Perception of Discrimination and PTSD Symptoms Post September 11
    . October 2009
  • "Council on Social Work Education 43rd Annual Program Meeting: Navigating the Wings of Change"g. When Minority is the Majority: Geographic Concentration and Student Attitudes
    Chicago, IL. February 1997
  • "Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting"#CollaboratinMatters: Integrating Cultural Humility, Ethical Standards, and Transformational Leadership
    Atlanta, GA. November 2017
  • "Adelphi University School of Social Work Alumni and Friends Event"Forgiveness: From Condemnation to Transformation
    . April 2006
  • "Council on Social Work Education 54th Annual Program Meeting: Islam and Muslim Simposia, November 6-9, 2009. "Muslim Men and Women’s Perception of Discrimination and PTSD Symptoms Post September 11
    San Antonio, Texas. October 2009

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Brian Christenson PHD, MSW, BSW

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