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.