J. Glenn Morris, Jr., MD
Dr. Morris is Director of the newly established Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) at the University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2000-2007 he served as Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore (UMB), and from 2005-2007 was interim dean of the UMB School of Public Health.
Dr. Morris received his MD degree and a master's degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University, New Orleans. He served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta from 1979-81. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr. Morris has authored over 60 textbook chapters and symposium proceedings and over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has had continuous federal grant funding since 1984; his scholarly contributions were recognized by election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1996. He has served on four National Academy of Sciences expert committees dealing with food safety, and currently serves on the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board.
Dr. Morris maintains an active research program in the area of emerging pathogens and enteric diseases, including ongoing work in India and Bangladesh. He also has extensive experience in work with antimicrobial resistance, including major papers on risk factors for infection with resistant microorganisms and on therapeutic approaches to control of such infections. His work at the University of Florida will continue to focus on antibiotic resistance and resistance mechanisms.