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Our Staff

Cynthia M. Harris, Ph.D., DABT

Principal Investigator and LPS Director

Dr. Cynthia M. Harris is Director and Professor of the Florida A&M University Institute of Public Health.  The Institute of Public Health was created in 1995 by the Florida Legislature and administers two accredited public health programs: Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree Programs.  She is the inaugural director.  Dr. Harris has over (25) years of research and service experience in health disparities, community-based participatory research, and environmental toxicology and health risk assessment.  She currently serves on the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) Board of Directors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Charter Science Advisory Board, and is Vice-President of the Trust for America’s Health Board of Directors. She is also a former councilor of the national public health accrediting body, the Council on Education for Public Health.  She has served on numerous grant reviews for several federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Environmental Health Services, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Dr. Harris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.

Gebre-Egziabher Kiros, Ph.D., MSc

Faculty Trainer

Dr. Gebre-Egziabher Kiros is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University. Dr. Kiros has vast experience in programing, data management, and analysis. He is also an IBM Certified Data Analytics Professional. His research interests include research study design, demography, multilevel analysis, and health disparities.

Sandra G. Suther, Ph.D.


Dr. Sandra Suther is a professor in Economic, Social & Administrative Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University. She received her master’s in Medical Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her doctorate in Health Education from Texas A&M University. Dr. Suther has over 17 years’ experience in community-based research utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Research interests include racial and ethnic health disparities, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health as well as concerns about the misuse of new genomic technology. Additionally, Dr. Suther has been evaluating health programs and projects for over 15 years. She has served as evaluator for 12 funded programs (Texas Department of Health, Florida Department of Health, HRSA, NIH, NSF, Howard Hughes Medical Institute).

Felicia Green, MPH, CHES

Program Coordinator

Felicia Green is the program coordinator of the Florida Public Health Training Center at Florida A&M University. She holds a Masters of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at FAMU. Through her community involvement, her passion is to improve the quality of life in underserved populations. Her areas of interest include: disease prevention education, school based violence and injuries, and child adolescent health related issues specifically in the areas of mental health and bullying victimization among youth.