Curt A. Harris

Institute for Disaster Management, Health Policy & Management, Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
Associate Professor

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Institute for Disaster Management, Health Policy & Management, Epidemiology & Biostatistics,

Dr. Harris received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his doctorate in toxicology. Following a decade at IDM in staff positions and tenure and non-tenure track faculty positions, Dr. Harris was named the director of IDM. As director and associate professor, Dr. Harris oversees educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, sets the research and outreach agenda for IDM and serves as the liaison between the college administration and external partners and IDM.


PhD, Toxicology, University of Georgia, 2008

BS, Chemistry, Georgia College and State University, 2003

Course Instruction

DMAN 7100 Introduction to Disaster Management
DMAN 7200 Disaster Management for Public Health Professionals
DMAN 7400 Public Health Crises and Disaster Management

Research Interests

Principal Investigator:
– Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Program
– Coalition Assistance Program
– Infectious Disease Transport Network Program
– Ebola Emergency Preparedness Exercise Program

Selected Publications

Desai, S., Gordon, J., and Harris, C (2019). The Economic Impact of Hurricane Evacuations on Coastal Georgia Hospitals: A Case Study. Frontiers in Public Health, section of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. Frontiers in Public Health 7:149. Doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00149

Harris, C., McCarthy, K., Liu, E., Klein, K., Swienton, R., Prins, P., and Waltz, T. Expanding understanding of response roles: An examination of immediate and first responders in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018, 15(3), 534. doi:10.3390/ijerph15030534

Dallas, C. E., Klein, K. R., Lehmen, T., Kodama, T., Harris, C. A., Swienton, R. E. (2017). Readiness for Radiological and Nuclear Events among Emergency Medical Personnel. Fontiers: Public Health, 5, 202. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00202

Christiana RD, Curtis AH. Applying Historical Responses to Infectious Disease for Future Disease Control. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Treatment. 2017, 3:1. doi:10.21767/2472-1093.100034

Hannah Grace Southall, Sarah E. DeYoung, and Curt Andrew Harris. Lack of Cultural Competency in International Aid Responses: The Ebola Outbreak in Liberia. Frontiers in Public Health: Public Health Education and Promotion. Jan 31, 2017
Liu LE, Dehning M, Phipps A, Swienton RE, Harris CA, Klein KR. Clinical Update on Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika: What We Know at the Time of Article Submission. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Aug 30:1-10