Muriel Jean Harris, Ph.D., MPH

Harris, MurielTitle: Professor

Company: University of Louisville, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Location: Louisville, KY

Dr. Harris has worked as an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville since 2011. She is the author of “Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs,” as well as numerous articles and chapters in her field. She is also a proficient speaker and presenter as a subject matter expert. Dr. Harris has conducted research for numerous organizations and on various illnesses and disorders. She is currently in charge of teaching students obtaining master’s degrees and doctoral degrees, and reviewing evaluations on public health.

Harris bookOver the course of a successful career, Dr. Harris has made a name for herself as a pacesetter and modernizer in the public health arena. She has garnered a reputation of distinction through the years, and she continues to strive for excellence in her every endeavor. In the past three decades, Dr. Harris has earned awards and accolades that include the following honors:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, YMCA (2008)
  • Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum, National Delta Omega Association (2008)
  • Minority AIDS Research Initiative Award, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003)
  • Community Engagement Award, University of Louisville
  • Award, Center for Health Equity Louisville Metro Department for Public Health and Wellness

Dr. Harris became involved in her profession after many of the individuals who tested positive for the HIV / AIDS virus did not seem to understand how they became infected or how to protect themselves. She feels that she has been able to achieve her professional goals due to the educational opportunities with which she has been afforded, and her great mentors.

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