Claire Baralt
Assistant Director, Communications, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Claire Baralt joined the UF Health Science Center Office of News & Communications in 2011 as the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Assistant Director, Communications. Baralt brings more than a decade of communications and strategic planning experience to her role at UF. Over the course of 11 years, she served as the Communications Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, a $1.6 billion national foundation supporting five grant-making programs and three properties. Prior to that, she worked in the White House Social Office, where she provided writing, editing and logistical support for events that included the America’s Millennium celebration. Baralt holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University and bachelor’s degrees from UF in magazine journalism and advertising. She earned honors for her master’s thesis project, a consulting assignment to develop a communications strategy for improving the recruitment of African-American adoptive parents.


Lead the development and implementation of internal and external communications plans to advance the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s goals. Provide strategic communications planning and content development support for the institute’s announcements, events, projects, programs and operations.