Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

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Thomas Unnasch, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Distinguished USF Health Professor

Specialization(s):
Molecular Biology
Vector Biology and Ecology
Tropical Public Health
Office:COPH 1118, IDRB 422 (Lab)
Phone: (813) 974-7807 or (813) 974-0507(lab)
Fax: (813) 974-8506
Email: tunnasch@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Evaluation of Plasmodium vivax Duffy Binding Protein
Enabling Technologies for Vivax Malaria Research
Forward Genetics Studies of Plasmodium falciparum
Office:IDRB 304
Phone: (813) 974-9916
Fax: (813) 974-0992
Email: jadams3@health.usf.edu
Azliyati Azizan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Microbiology
Tropical Pubic Health
Office:CPH 1129
Phone: (813) 974-2079
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: aazizan@health.usf.edu
Jaime Corvin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):
Health Disparities
Maternal and Child Health
Community Based Participatory Research
Office:CPH 1131
Phone: (813) 974-6690
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: jcorvin1@health.usf.edu
Ann C. DeBaldo, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean

Specialization(s):
Global Public Health
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Traditional Wellness Practices
Office:CPH 2019 B
Phone: (813) 974-6731
Fax:(813) 974-6616
Email: adebaldo@health.usf.edu







Dr. DeBaldo has retired from the department and retains the rank of Emeritis Professor. However, she is no longer actively accepting students.

Specialization(s):
Sharps Device Evaluations in the Laboratory Setting
Percutaneous Injury Prevention in Healthcare Workers
Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention
Occupational Infection Control
Bioreadiness and Biodefense (including Pandemic Influenza Preparedness)
Office:CPH 1132, MDC 56
Phone: (813) 974-6472
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: dhaiduve@health.usf.edu
Ismael Hoare, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):
Injury Prevention
Caribbean and Central American Health Systems
Community Health Assessment
Office:CPH 1124 56
Phone: (813) 974-7162
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: ihoare@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Vectorborne Diseases
Waterborne Diseases
Vaccinology
Ecological Changes and Emerging Diseases
Office:CPH 1127 56
Phone: (813) 974-8913
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: rizuriet@health.usf.edu
Benjamin Jacob, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):
Spatial Modeling
Office:CPH 1118 56
Phone: (813) 974-2908
Fax:(813) 974-0992
Email: bjacob1@health.usf.edu
Rays Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):
Computational biology
Comparative and integrative genomics
Quantitative cell biology
Systems biology of infectious diseases
Office:IDRB 402
Phone: (813) 974-4541
Fax: (813) 974-0992
Email: Jiang2@health.usf.edu
Boo H. Kwa, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs

Specialization(s):
Parasitology
Vectorborne Diseases
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Office:CPH 1137 56
Phone: (813) 974-6635
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: bkwa@health.usf.edu
Dennis E. Kyle, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Health Professor

Specialization(s):
Malaria
Leishmaniasis
Drug Resistance
Drug Discovery & Development
Office:IDRB 304 56
Phone: (813) 974-1273
Fax:(813) 974-0992
Email: dkyle@health.usf.edu
Wilbur Milhous, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Research

Specialization(s):
Discovery and Development
Lead Optimization
Translational Research
Office:CPH 1139
Phone: (813) 974-1174
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: wmilhous@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Vectorborne Diseases
Office:CPH 1126 56
Phone: (813) 974-2908
Fax:(813) 974-0992
Email: rnovak@health.usf.edu
Francis Ntumngia, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Malaria Vaccines
Office: IDRB 304
Phone: (813) 974-6976
Fax: (813) 974-0992
Email: fntumngi@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Health Care Reform
Systems Change
Public Health Leadership
Needs Assessment
Health Care Quality
Global Health
Office:CPH 1150
Phone: (813) 974-6603
Fax:(813) 974-6616
Email: dpeters@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Virology
Basic Virology
Diagnostic Virology
Antiviral Drug Screening
Office:IDRB 304
Phone: (813) 974-8794
Fax: (813) 974-0992
Email: avanolph@health.usf.edu
Wayne Westhoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Specialization(s):
Risk Behavior
International Studies
Office:CPH 1123
Phone: (813) 974-6621
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: wwesthof@health.usf.edu
Specialization(s):
Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Parasitology
Cell Biology of Growth Factors
Regulation of the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle
Mechanisms of Gene Expression
Office:IDRB, 325
Phone: (813) 974-8411
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: mwhite3@health.usf.edu
Kate Wolfe-Quintero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Specialization(s):
Scientific and Professional Communication
International Education
Acquisition of Discourse and Grammar
Office:MDA 1015
Phone: (813) 974-5241
Fax:(813) 974-8506
Email: kwolfequ@health.usf.edu

Research Faculty

Alexis LaCrue, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Specialization:
Malaria
Office: IDRB 304
Phone: (813) 974-4542
Fax:(813) 974-0992
Email: alacrue@health.usf.edu
Dong-Pyo Hong, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

Specialization:
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Molecular Biology
Office: IDRB 324
Phone: (813) 974-5796
Fax: (813) 974-9933
Email: dhong@usf.edu
  • Hassan Hassan, M.Sc.

    Associate In Research
  • Canhui Liu, Ph. D.

    Research Associate
  • Anatoli Naumov, Ph.D.

    Research Associate
  • Naresh Singh, Ph.D.

    Research Associate
  • Shulin Xu, M.Sc.

    Associate In Research
  • Judy Sommers Research Faculty Administrator

Adjunct / Affiliate / Emeritus / Joint Faculty


  • Peter Allen, Ph.D.,

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Phil Amuso, Ph.D.

    Joint Assistant Professor
  • Gabrielle Britton, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Affliliate Assistant Professor
  • Semiha Caliskan, M.Sc. Adjunct Instructor
  • Arlene Calvo, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • David Chadee, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Professor
  • M. Scott Cornwell, D.V.M.

    Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Thomas Crisman, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Professor
  • Cherrie Evans, C.N.M., Dr.P.H.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Rosalba Gonzalez, M.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Anthony Griffiths, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Debra Huffman, M.P.H., Ph.D.

    Courtesy Faculty
  • Kezia Katiani Gorza Scopel, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Affiliate Professor
  • Michael Knox, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Distinguished Professor
  • Danielle Landis, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Daniel Lim, Ph.D. Joint Professor
  • Rahul Mhaskar, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Eknath Naik, M.D., Ph.D.Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Nicanor Obaldia, D.V.M., M.S., D.Sc.PH.Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Tatiana Ochoa, M.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Mark O'Neill, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Instructor I
  • Yashwant Pathak, Ph.D.

    Joint Professor
  • Lakshminarayan Rajaram, Ph.D. Courtesy Assistant Professor
  • Alfonso Ruiz, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.

    Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Max Salfinger, M.D.

    Affiliate Professor
  • Xavier Saez-Llorens, M.D.

    Affiliate Professor
  • Yulia Serebrennikova, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Andreas Seyfang, Ph.D.

    Joint Assistant Professor
  • Jennifer M. Smith, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Nester Sosa, M.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Lillian Stark, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Robert Tabler, Ph.D.

    Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Laurent Toe, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Affiliate Assistant Professor
  • Robert Unnasch, Ph.D.

    Courtesy Associate Professor
  • Silvio Vega, M.D.

    Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Linda Whiteford, Ph.D.

    Joint Professor

Administration/Support Staff