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Linda  Whiteford

Linda Whiteford

Linda Whiteford


Office: ADM 226
Phone: 813/974-2138


Personal Bio

Linda M. Whiteford PhD, MPH is a Professor of Anthropology, and Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Non-Communicable Disease at USF, and is also co-creator of the Social Marketing for Social Change Program with Dr. Carol Bryant. Dr. Whiteford has consulted on health for WHO, PAHO, USAID, the World Bank, and the Canadian Agency for International Development. Her new book, Community Participatory Involvement: A Sustainable Model for Global Public Health (2015), co-authored with Dr. Cecilia Vindrola –Padros, draws on those global health research and consulting experiences as they are translated into practical steps to enhance community –based health. She has been the recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) research awards, School for Advanced Research Seminars, and has been honored as Scholar of the Year by several universities. Previously Vice Provost for Program Development and Review, Associate Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs, and Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of South Florida, she has degrees in Anthropology, and also in Public Health. Her other books of interest include: Anthropology and the Engaged University: New Vision for the Discipline Within Higher Education (2013); Global Health in Times of Violence (2010), Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution (2008); Anthropological Ethics for Research and Practice (2008); and Globalization, Water and Health: Resources in Times of Scarcity (2005).

Introduction to Paul Farmer’s Malinowski address 

USF to honor humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer - Linda Whiteford's interveiw with Paul Farmer

Interview in Zaragoza, Spain.

Resource Development Committee on Donating to AAA

Community Participatory Involvement A Sustainable Model for Global Public Health

Some of her notable recent publications include:

  • Global Health in Times of Violence, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford, and Paul Farmer (editors), (2009)
  • Primary Health Care in Cuba: The Other Revolution. Linda M Whiteford and Laurence Branch, (2008)
  • Anthropological Ethics for Research and Practice, (with Robert T. Trotter, II) (2008)
  • The Medical Anthropology of Water, in Blackwell Medical Anthropology Companion, with Cecilia Vindrola Pardos
  • Reproductive Rights in No Woman's Land: Politics and Humanitarian Assistance, with Aimee Eden, in Reproduction, Globalization and the State, (2010)
  • Failure to Protect, Failure to Provide: Refugee Reproductive Rights, in Global Health in Times of Violence, (2009)


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.P.H., University of Texas School of Public Health
B.A., Anthropology, Beloit College


Applied medical anthropology, public health, health care delivery, reproduction, disasters and health, political economy of health, international health, infectious disease; Caribbean, Latin America

Graduate Students

Cori Bender, Mika Kadono, Dana Ketcher, Sarita Panchang

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
93786IDH 3400005Soc/Beh Science Honors

ALN 252
93266ANT 4532001Infectious/Contagious Diseases
ANT 2410 pre-req will be waived. Email Course description

SOC 132
95439ANG 7910020Directed Research

TBA 100
87188ANG 7980020Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100