Dr. Anita Zuberi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Duquesne University. Her research lies at the intersection of urban poverty, racial inequality, and social policy, with a particular focus on the role of the neighborhood context in shaping the health and well-being of low-income families. Her current projects involve a mix of methodological approaches, including community based participatory research (CBPR), qualitative data analyses, spatial analyses of local neighborhood data, and multi-level models using longitudinal surveys. Her recent study, "The Other Side of the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Landlords in order to Improve Housing Opportunity for Low-Income Households," has been supported by seed funding from the Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) at Duquesne University, as well as a recent grant from the Russell Sage Foundation.
- Ph.D., Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2009
- M.A., Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2006
- B.A., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 2000
- SOCI 101 - Survey of Sociology
- SOCI 106 - Social Problems and Social Policy
- SOCI 106C - Social Problems and Social Policy - RATIO
- Learning Community
- SOCI 201 - Sociological Methods
- SOCI 219 - Introduction to Human Services
- Booth, Jamie, Samantha Teixeira, Anita Zuberi, & John Wallace, Jr. (2018). "Barrios, Ghettos, and Residential Racial Composition: Examining the Racial Makeup of Neighborhood Profiles and their Relationship to Self-Rated Health." Social Science Research, 69, 19-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2017.10.002
- Zuberi, Anita. "Feeling Safe in a Dangerous Place: Exploring the Neighborhood Safety Perceptions of a Sample of Low-Income African American Youth" (2018). Journal of Adolescent Research. DOI: 10.1177/0743558416684948
- Teixeira, Samantha & Anita Zuberi. (2018). "Neighborhood Social and Environmental Factors and Asthma among Children Living in Low-Income Neighborhoods: The Importance of Informal Social Control." Family and Community Health, 41, 214-224.
- Yonas, Michael, Anita Zuberi, Anna Kasunic, Patricia Bamwine, Stephanie Boddie, Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, & John Wallace, Jr. (2017). "Using Concept Mapping to Explore and Engage Parent and Youth Community Residents around Children's Asthma." Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 11(4): 333-345. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0041
- Teixeira, Samantha, & Anita Zuberi. (2016). "Mapping the racial inequality in place: Using youth perceptions to identify unequal exposure to neighborhood environmental hazards." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9): 844-858. DOI:10.3390/ijerph13090844
- Zuberi, Anita, Waverly Duck, Bob Gradeck, & Richard Hopkinson. (2016). "Neighborhoods, Race, and Health: Examining the Relationship between Neighborhood Distress and Birth Outcomes in Pittsburgh." Journal of Urban Affairs, 38(4): 546-563. DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12261
- Ohmer, Mary, Samantha Teixeira, Jamie Booth, Anita Zuberi, & Demi Kolke. (2016). "Preventing Violence in Disadvantaged Communities: Strategies for Building Collective Efficacy and Improving Community Health." Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(7-8): 606-621. DOI: 10.1080/10911359.2016.1238804
- Zuberi, Anita, Rick Hopkinson, Bob Gradeck, & Waverly Duck. (2015)."The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Distress and Health Study: Neighborhood Profiles." A Technical Report for the Center on Race and Social Problems & the University Center for Urban and Social Research, University of Pittsburgh.
- 2018-2019: Russell Sage Foundation, Presidential Authority Award for Social Inequality ($17,088). The Role of Landlords in Shaping Housing Opportunities for Low-Income Households (PI)
- 2016-2018: Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research, Duquesne University,
Seed Funding for Community Engaged Research ($19,926). The Other Side of the Story: Exploring the Experiences of Housing Choice Voucher Landlords as a way to improve the stability of Low-Income Households and Communities. (PI)
- 2016-2017: Wimmer Family Foundation ($2,750). Support for research on the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Distress and Health (PghNDH) Study and the Landlord Study.
- 2013-15: Annie E. Casey Foundation's Making Connections Research Scholar Award ($7,500) Low-Income Neighborhoods and Health: Assessing the Influence of Physical and Social Neighborhood Conditions on Child Health (PI)