Tony Maurelli is Professor of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His laboratory studies the genetics of Shigella, the bacterium that causes dysentery, and Chlamydia, the leading bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. Tony made his first trip to Haiti in 2008 and started a Gift of Water project in Baradères, the Sister Parish community of his church in Silver Spring, MD. In his new position at the University of Florida, Tony will expand his work on water quality in Haiti. He is also currently conducting a surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in the adult population in Gressier and Baradères, Haiti.