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Nancy C. Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D., MA

Nancy Cheak-Zamora, Ph.D., MA

Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Phone: (573) 882-5892
Fax: (573) 882-4549
E-mail: Website:

510 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Educational Background

  • PhD in Public Health, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
  • MA in Health Psychology, Texas State University,  San Marcos,TX
  • BA in Psychology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Public Health Principles and Practice

Nancy’s worked in both clinical and academic setting conducting research in ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, HIV care, health communication and literacy and examination of health status and health insurance duration.  Dr. Cheak-Zamora has received several service and leadership awards including: the Dr. James R. Kimmey Service and Leadership Award and the Mary Gumble Levy Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.

Research Interests

Her research centers on the utilization of complex measurement tools to evaluate health status and health disparities in the uninsured, in the chronically ill, and within various populations with limited access to health care.  Other areas of interest include HIV prevention and care, autism research and health policy.


  • SHP Student Affairs Committee

Bibliography of Published Works

Tregnago M.K. & Cheak-Zamora N.C. (In press). Systematic Review of Disparities in Health Care for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Cheak-Zamora N.C., Reid-Arndt S., Hagglund, K.  & Frank R.G. (in press). Health Legislation and Public Policies. In P. Kennedy (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Reid-Arndt S., Stucky K., Cheak-Zamora N.C., DeLeon P. H. & Frank R.G. (2010) Investing in our Future:  Unrealized Opportunities for Funding Graduate Psychology Training. Journal of Rehabilitation Psychology.

Cheak-Zamora N.C., Wyrwich K. & McBride T. (2008) Establishing Reliability and Validity of the SF-12v2 in the MEPS. Quality of Life Research.  18(6): 727-735.

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