Rienzo, Barbara, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Health Education and Behavior


P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 392-0583


Barbara A Rienzo is Professor Emerita University of Florida, obtained PhD at Southern Illinois University (1977). She served as professor and administrator at University of Florida, 1977- until retirement 2012. She taught Human Sexuality, Emotional Health and Counseling, Women’s Health and Spirituality and Health. Her research, conducted with political scientists, concerned the politics of establishing and sustaining effective but controversial health education programs (such as school-based health clinics and schools addressing sexual orientation issues).