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Born in 1936, Ed Dodge grew up as a missionary kid in Angola, Africa. Some of his adventures included living in the wilds of northern Angola, hunting for wild game, and traveling across many poorly charted areas of Africa. He first visited Zimbabwe at age 12 when his parents drove across Africa with their four children to attend a missionary conference.
He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine with his MD degree in 1962. Earning the Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1967, he became an Assistant Professor at the Public Health College in Gondar, Ethiopia for two years. When he returned to the United States, much of his career was spent in Florida where he directed a local health department for a few years and was a family physician for many years. He also served as Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida.
After retiring in 1996, Dr. Dodge made numerous Volunteer-in-Mission trips to Zimbabwe over a number of years. In 2010, he was appointed as a volunteer Visiting Adjunct Professor at Africa University in Zimbabwe, teaching in the Master of Public Health program for one semester each year since then. His years of experience in clinical and public health in both Africa and the USA have given him a broad perspective of health challenges in both the developing and the developed world. Through his experiences, he grew to understand the great value of embracing the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
Realizing from a lifetime of caring for patients that most people wish to be healthy, Dr. Dodge was motivated to write about the joys and strengths of holistic health that almost anyone can achieve. Be Healthy is the end result of three years of research and a lifetime of learning.
Dr. Dodge has three children and ten grandchildren. He and his wife live in San Antonio, Texas when he is not doing volunteer work or teaching in Africa.