Administration

Director

J. Glenn Morris

J. Glenn Morris M.D., M.P.H. & T.M.

Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute
Phone: (352) 273-7526

Dr. Glenn Morris assumed the position of Director of the Emerging Pathogen Institute in August 2007. In addition to his position as EPI Director, Dr. Morris is a professor of infectious diseases in the UF College of Medicine. Morris has worked in public health and pathogen related fields for more than 40 years, and has had a continuing fascination with emerging pathogens. At EPI, Morris has helped to shape the creative vision behind a web of campus-wide projects to anticipate, understand and control the emergence of new, disease-causing microorganisms. Morris started his public health career at the Centers for Disease Control where he was an epidemic intelligence service officer and focused his attention upon cholera and other water- and food-borne illnesses. Before coming to the University of Florida, he was Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Accomplishments:
  • University Term Professor
    2019-2020 · University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Selected annually as one of “Florida 500”
    2017-Current · Florida Trend Magazine
  • Honneur et Merite
    2017 · Universite d’Etat d’Haiti
  • Faculty Research Award, Clinical Science
    2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Certifications:
  • IM – INFECTIOUS DISEASE
    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • IM – INTERNAL MEDICINE
    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Specialties:
  • Infectious Disease
Publications:
Grants:
  • Sep 2022 ACTIVE
    Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (SCCAHS)
    CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION · Principal Investigator
  • Mar 2022 – Oct 2022
    Insect Activity Screens with Pogostone
    PYRONE SYSTEMS · Project Manager
  • Dec 2021 ACTIVE
    Bacteriophages as Modulators of Bacterial Colonization
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Other
  • Sep 2021 – Nov 2022
    Trainings for UKR Pre-Sequencing Strain Confirmation and Viability Analysis of EDP Collections (Part II)
    LEIDOS · Project Manager
  • Jul 2021 ACTIVE
    Linking within- and between-host dynamics in tracking recent Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Other
  • Jun 2021 ACTIVE
    Cross-reactivity of SARS-CoV-2 with coronaviruses isolated from humans in Haiti
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2021 ACTIVE
    Multiplexed Detection of Mosquito-Borne Viruses at the Point-of-Care
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2020 – Nov 2022
    TD-O4-013 Anthrax Surveillance in The Northern Philippines (Twin)
    LEIDOS · Project Manager
  • Jan 2020 – Aug 2020
    The provision of research and evaluation to determine the short and long-term human health impacts from harmful algal blooms (HABs)
    FL DEPT OF HLTH · Co-Investigator
  • Jan 2020 ACTIVE
    EVA-GLOBAL (European Virus Archive goes Global) EU project 871029
    AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY · Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
    Surveillance of mosquito and reservoir animal infection with Keystone virus: a possible cause of human encephalitis
    FL DEPT OF AG AND CON SER AG ENV SVC · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2019 – Feb 2022
    Impacts of the 2017 Hurricanes on Emergency Department Admissions and Outcomes in St. Thomas, USVI
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIMHD · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2019 ACTIVE
    Cholera in Goma, DRC
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
  • Dec 2017 – May 2018
    Technical Directive TD-B-006 Lugar Center: Laboratory Management Mentor Georgia
    LEIDOS · Principal Investigator
  • Nov 2017 ACTIVE
    EQUIP – Strengthening smallholder livestock systems for the future
    GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA · Project Manager
  • Apr 2017 – Mar 2019
    Rapid risk assessment of chronic domoic acid exposure in WA razor clam harvesters
    UNIV OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE · Principal Investigator
  • Mar 2017 – Jun 2018
    Rapid diagnostic test for Zika virus in dried blood spots with low demands on instrumentation
    FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
  • Dec 2016 – Jun 2022
    Southeastern Regional CoE in Vector-Borne Diseases: The Gateway Program
    CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION · Co-Investigator
  • Dec 2016 ACTIVE
    Cholera persistence, transmission, and clinical illness in Haiti
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2016 – Sep 2021
    Preparedness, research and action network on maternal-pediatric axis of ZIKV infection in Latin America and the Caribbean
    PENTA FOUNDATION · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2016 – Sep 2022
    Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCC-AHS)
    CTRS FOR DIS CNTRL INST OCCUP SFTY HLTH · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2016 – Aug 2018
    Entomological Studies of Zika Virus Transmission in Haiti
    US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2016 ACTIVE
    Collaborating to Advance Teaching and Learning of Science Educators and Students (CATALySES)
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS · Co-Investigator
  • Jul 2016 – Jun 2022
    Cholera transmission and evolution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2016 – May 2019
    Development of anti-Salmonella Single-chain Abs as serum diagnostics
    DUKE UNIVERSITY · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2016 – Mar 2022
    ROS responses during Vibrio cholerae infection
    UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2016 – Aug 2016
    Learning from the 2014-15 West Africa Ebola epidemic: advancing real-time outbreak analysis to inform public-health decision making.
    MCMASTER UNIV · Principal Investigator
  • Nov 2015 – Apr 2016
    Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence
    FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2015 – Sep 2016
    Intergovernmental Personnel Act for Michael Batz
    US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Sep 2017
    Develop and Validate Risk Ranking Model (version 3) to Inform High Risk Foods List
    RTI INTERNATIONAL · Principal Investigator
  • May 2015 – Apr 2017
    Optimizing Community-based interventions
    GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2015 – Feb 2020
    Understanding antibiotic resistance occurence and development of mitigation strategies in cattle
    US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG · Project Manager
  • Apr 2013 – Nov 2016
    Measuring, Understanding and Responding to Covert Social Networks: Passive and Active Topography
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2012 – Jun 2022
    Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Gene Therapy and Genetics Research – F017885/6
    UF FOUNDATION · Project Manager
  • Apr 2012 – Sep 2015
    Intergovernmental Personnel Act for Michael Batz
    US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER · Principal Investigator
  • Dec 2011 – Jun 2016
    Cholera Transmission in Gressier Region, Haiti
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2011 – Sep 2021
    TBESC: Prospective Comparison of the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) vs. Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) in Diagnosing Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
    CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION · Project Manager
  • Jun 2011 – Apr 2017
    Health Impact of Deepwater Horizon Spill in Eastern Gulf Coast Communities
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIEHS · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2011 – Feb 2017
    Domoic Acid Neurotoxicity in Native Americans
    UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2010 – May 2017
    Epidemiology and Ecology of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY · Project Manager
  • Oct 2009 – Oct 2018
    Multiple Sponsors
    MULTIPLE SPONSORS · Principal Investigator
Patents:
  • Published July 2012
    Primers, Sequences, and Recombinant Probes for Identification of Mycobacterium Species
    #US2013-0338018-A1
Education:
  • 1981-1982
    Residency – Internal Medicine
    Emory University Medical School, Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978-1979
    Residency – Internal Medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, Texas
  • 1977-1978
    Internship – Internal Medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, Texas
  • 1977
    M.P.H. & T.M.
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1977
    M.D.
    Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1973
    B.A. (Magna Cum Laude)
    Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • 1969
    Graduate
    International School, Bangkok

Assistant Directors

Miriam Hill
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Miriam Hill

Assistant Director, Admin
Phone: (352) 294-5381
Eric B Chesser
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Eric B Chesser

Assistant Director, Operations
Phone: (352) 294-5168

Administration Team

Nicole M Darrow
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Nicole M Darrow

Grant Administration Manager
Phone: (352) 273-8273
Pam Anders
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Pam Anders

Administrative Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-7526
Alexa T Sauvagere
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Alexa T Sauvagere

Marketing And Communications Specialist
Phone: (352) 294-5754

Operations Team

Mohammed H Rashid
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Mohammed H Rashid

Scientific Laboratory Manager
Phone: (352) 294-5121
Tamara Revazishvili
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Tamara Revazishvili

Scientific Laboratory Manager
Phone: (352) 273-9395
Chris Weeks
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Chris Weeks

Facilities Operations Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-9039
Michael P Barr
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Michael P Barr

Operations Assistant
Phone: (352) 273-7505

Information Technology

Ronald M Scott
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Ronald M Scott

IT Manager
Phone: (352) 273-7941
John C Powell
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

John C Powell

End User Computing Specialist III
Phone: (352) 273-9568
Cyrus Saleem
Department: RE-EMERGING PATHOGENS

Cyrus Saleem

Data Management Analyst II
Phone: (352) 273-7526