Lecturer, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla.
Czerne Reid is a lecturer in the University of Florida College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry. She earned a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at Emory University, and a graduate certificate in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her bachelor's degree in chemistry is from the University of the West Indies, Mona, in her native Jamaica. Czerne leads the development, administration and evaluation of graduate and undergraduate online programs and courses in psychiatry subject areas. She also created and taught an in-person upper-level undergraduate science writing course in the U.F. College of Journalism and Communications. Czerne has worked as a science writer and reporter at various outlets across the U.S., including The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Salinas Californian, Stanford News Service, Stanford School of Medicine Office of Communication and Public Affairs, and U.F. Health Communications. Her awards include: Exemplary Teacher Award, U.F. College of Medicine; Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow, U.F. Warrington College of Business; Educational Innovator Award and Educator Award, U.F. Health Educational Scholarship Program; Kaiser Media Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation; multiple print journalism awards, South Carolina Press Association and South Carolina Medical Association. She serves as co-chair of the Education Committee of the National Association of Science Writers, coordinating a stable of career development programs for students, and was co-chair of the Regional Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 (WCSJ2017).