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Sarah Mbiza, Ph.D., OTR/L, CRC

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1224 mbiza@nova.edu

Dr. Sarah Mbiza is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience in rehabilitation and is an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University at the Ft. Lauderdale Campus. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, a Master’s degree in Health Policy Research, and a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Mbiza has practiced in varied settings from community-based rehabilitation and inpatient mental health settings in rural Zimbabwe to school-based and home-based pediatric therapy, and long-term care facilities in the US. She has also held leadership roles at hospital rehabilitation departments in Zimbabwe, and long-term care facilities in the US. Her Ph.D. focused on variations in coping among family caregivers of individuals with dementia. Her research interests include health disparities, multicultural issues, quality of life, dementia caregiver health, coping in autistic adults, and service learning for occupational therapy students. She has presented at local, national and international conferences.

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