Szurek, Sarah

Szurek Cropped for WebAssistant Research Scientist, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy

(352) 627-9143

2197 Mowry Road, 176
PO Box 100177
Gainesville, FL 32610-0177


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, The University of Alabama
  • M.A., Anthropology, The University of Alabama
  • B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York, College at Geneseo

Professional Biography

Dr. Sarah M. Szurek is a medical anthropologist who holds a faculty position as an Assistant Research Scientist in the College of Medicine’s Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics and the Institute for Child Health Policy. Her research focuses on understanding the social and cultural factors that influence health outcomes among vulnerable populations. She has worked with Mexican immigrants in Alabama to examine how personal social networks affect diabetes risk, and with African Americans in Florida on projects related to racism, cardiovascular disease, and the local food environment.

Dr. Szurek currently oversees the Florida Health Kids Program evaluation, which examines the quality of care that children receive in the state.