J. Glenn Morris Jr.
Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute; professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and public health, University of Florida
Glenn Morris came to Gainesville to become director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute in 2007. He holds an M.D. and a master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane and has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focusing his attention on cholera and other water- and foodborne illnesses. From 2000 to 2007 he chaired the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Morris has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and served on the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, on multiple IOM/National Academy of Sciences committees dealing with food safety and on the Armed Forces Epidemiology Board. Much of his current research is international and focuses on enteric and foodborne pathogens: “New diseases do not respect borders,” he notes. He currently has NIH funding for studies of cholera in Haiti and Bangladesh.