Dr. Ann C. DeBaldo has a background in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Medical Science with a specialty in Immunology of Parasitic
Disease. She has a certificate in Wellness Counseling and Mind/Body Consciousness from the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, and a Yoga Instructor Certificate from Svyasa in Bangalore, India. A member of the founding faculty of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, she has extensive academic and research expertise; her research has been extensively supported by NIH and the TDR-WHO. Dr. DeBaldo has traveled and worked extensively throughout Asia, India, Central and South America and was a Fulbright scholar 2004-05 in India where she worked with the Public Health Foundation of India in global public health and developed and was in charge of an offsite MPH degree program. She leads student study abroad and faculty development trips to Asia and Latin America and as the Associate Vice President for International Programs at USF Health, she overseas international programming for USF Health. As Vice President of the USF Health International Foundation Council in Panama, Dr. DeBaldo is in charge of programming and Foundation activities at the Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge), Republic of Panama. In her present capacity as Associate Dean for International Programs, College of Public Health, she identifies and facilitates opportunities for faculty and student research, education, and service learning projects as well as other collaborative programs throughout the world.
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