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Debra McBride

Debra McBride
Assistant Director, Global Health Initiative

Debra McBride is the assistant director of the Global Health Initiative where she facilitates annual program planning, manages programming and academic processes and monitors accomplishment of strategies and goals. She is also the Instructor for IHS 6523 Technology & Innovations in Global Health and IHS 2210 Introduction to Global Health in Costa Rica.


· MA, International Administration, School for International Training, 1991

· BA, International Studies, Minor in Economics, Bowling Green State University, 1984

Research/Professional Interests

· Global Health

· Performance Excellence, Continuous Quality Improvement

Teaching Experience

· Instructor, Global Health Technology & Innovation, Ohio University

· Instructor, Introduction to Global Health, Ohio University

· Instructor, UC 1900 Social & Public Health

· Facilitator, Health Quality: Total Quality Management, University of Cincinnati

· Facilitator, Business Communications, Ohio University

Awards and Honors

· Ohio University, Global Engagement Award 2018

University/Professional Service

· Ohio University Committees: Global Engagement Award Selection Committee, Global Connections Committee, Service Learning Committee; Center for Entrepreneurship Fellow, University International Council Mobility Sub-committee

· College of Health Sciences & Professions Committees: Diversity & Inclusion, Community Engagement, Budget, Strategic Planning

· Master Examiner, Baldrige Performance Excellence Award Program

· Judge, The Partnership for Excellence