Linda A. Baffo, DrPH, MPH, CHES has more than 12 years of experience conducting research and evaluation of public health programs. Her research and evaluation experiences address health equity through her work in chronic disease prevention and control, adolescent reproductive health, and school nutrition. She has drafted case studies, training materials, guidance documents, publicly available products, literature reviews, and reports in collaboration with Federal agencies, and nonprofits/foundations.
She has also facilitated guest lectures and presentations on qualitative methods, evaluation, and–specifically–culturally responsive and equitable evaluations with universities and professional organizations, and in state and national conferences. Her passion for health equity stemmed from her own childhood experiences and observations in her community and from her pursuit of educational equity as a 5th grade educator prior to her career in public health.
Dr. Baffo earned a BA in African American Studies at Columbia University, MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and DrPH in Community Health Behavior and Education at Georgia Southern University.