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Linda  Whiteford

Linda Whiteford

Linda Whiteford


Office: ADM 226
Phone: 813/974-2138


Personal Bio

Linda M. Whiteford is a Professor of Anthropology, and in the spring of 2012, will return to the USF Department of Anthropology from her previous position as Vice Provost. Dr. Whiteford has her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology, and master's degrees in both Anthropology and Public Health. In her role in the Provost's Office, she has facilitated several university-wide task forces that resulted in the creation of the Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Sustainability, and the Office of USF World. In her role of achieving the university's strategic initiatives, she also helped develop of School of Global Sustainability, the Global Academic Partners Program. She is an internationally recognized researcher, lecturer, and consultant; a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on water-washed and water-borne diseases such as dengue fever and cholera, and also on global reproductive health, disaster mitigation and recovery. She has consulted for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and advises on global health care policy. She has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, was selected to receive the USF Women in Research and Philanthropy Award in 2007, was the Santa Clara University Visiting Scholar of the Year in 2002, and received the George and Mary Foster Distinguished Lecturer Award from Southern Methodist University in 2002. In addition, Dr. Whiteford was elected the President of the Society for Applied Anthropology in 2002.

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


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

Kelsey Anderson, Cori Bender, Mika Kadono, Dana Ketcher, Robin Mowson, Sarita Panchang