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Virginia Visconti PhD, MAT

Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health

Virginia Visconti, PhD, MAT is an assistant professor (C/T) in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) at the Colorado School of Public Health.  She is trained as a social-cultural anthropologist and educator and has an extensive background in ethnographic research, community-based participatory research, collective impact coordination, higher education service-learning, and community-academic partnership building in diverse settings.  Prior to relocating to Colorado, Virginia directed the Public Service Research Program at Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, where she also taught in the Urban Studies Program.  Most recently, she served as the Collective Impact Coordinator for the Families Forward Resource Center’s Healthy Babies Strong Families Healthy Start Program. Virginia holds a dual major PhD in social-cultural anthropology and education policy studies and a MAT in English, both from Indiana University-Bloomington.  She conducted fieldwork for her dissertation in Viet Nam as a Fulbright Scholar.  Virginia also earned a Public Health Sciences Certificate from the Colorado School of Public Health.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Public health anthropology
  • Community-based participatory research

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Social-Cultural Anthropology and Education Policy Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, 2006
  • MAT, English, Indiana University Bloomington, 1989
  • BA, English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1986


  • President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Colorado, 2022
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Colorado School of Public Health, 2020
  • Faculty Excellence in Public Health Practice, Colorado School of Public Health, 2018

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