Annette M. Schwabe, Ph.D.

Associate in Sociology
Florida State University
425 Bellamy Building
Phone: 850-644-4456 (direct line)
Phone: 850-644-6416 (Sociology Department)
Email: aschwabe at


Gender, race and class differences in health behavior
Sociology of mental health and substance use
Social inequality in physical health and healthcare


Medical Sociology; Research Methods; Social Problems; Population and Society

Education and Recent Professional Experience

Ph.D. in Sociology with specialization in Medical Sociology, Kent State University (2002)
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington (1984)
B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Minnesota State University (1980)

Associate in Sociology, Florida State University (2008-current)
Assistant in Sociology, Florida State University (2005-2008)
Research Associate, Center for Demography and Population Health (2003-2005)
Coordinator of Statistical Research, Florida Department of Health (1999-2003)
Medical/Health Care Analyst, Florida Department of Health (1997-1999)

Selected Papers and Publications

Schwabe, Annette and Jan Kodras. 2000 "Race, Class, and Psychological Distress: Contextual Variations Across Four American Communities." Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 4 (2):234-260.

Roetzheim, Richard, Naazneen Pal, Colleen Wilson, Lydia Voti, John Z. Ayanian, Annette Schwabe and Jeffrey P. Krischer. 1999. "The Effects of Health Insurance and Race/Ethnicity on the Early Detection of Cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 91,16:1409-1415.

Rushing, Beth and Annette Schwabe. "Health Effects of Role Context: Gender and Racial/Ethnic Comparisons." Sex Roles, July 1995.

Schwabe, Annette. "International Dependency and Health: A Comparative Case Study of Cuba and the Dominican Republic" in Global Perspectives on Health Care, edited by Eugene Gallagher and Janardan Subedi. Pp. 292-310. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:Prentice Hall.

Selected Honors

University Teaching Award, Florida State University, 2009.

Departmental Best Teacher Award, Florida State University, 2009.

Graduate Student Paper Award. Awarded by the Health, Health Policy, and Health Services Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. 1994.

Editor's Award for Article of Highest Merit in 1986. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 17,1:38-55. 1987.

Curriculum Vitae (click here)