Curtis A Harris Ph.D.

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Associate Director, Assistant Professor

Barrow Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 
706-380-1456
Fax: 
706-542-5254
Educational Background: 
PhD, Toxicology, University of Georgia (2008)
BS, Chemistry, Georgia College and State University (2003)
Area of Specialty: 
  • Prevention/Excretion of Radioactive Iodide in the Body Post Radiation Exposure
  • Healthcare Disaster Management
  • Alternate Care Sites
  • Mass Fatality
Research Interests: 
  • Effects of radiation fallout on the endocrine system via radioactive isotopes of iodine
  • Domestic and international disaster preparedness
  • Disaster management and response for mass fatalities
  • Healthcare exercise design and exercise execution
  • Internally displaced person and mass casualty management
  • Food emergency response
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Chair for the Department of Public Health, Health Protection, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup on All Things Surge.
  • Chair for the Department of Community Health, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup on Alternate Care Sites.
  • Member of the Georgia Food Safety Defense Task Force
Honors and Awards: 
  • The University of Georgia Career Center Award for contributing to the career development of UGA students (2012).
Selected Publications: 
  • Harris, C. A., Fisher, J. W., Rollor III, E. A., Ferguson, D. C., Blount, B. C., Valentin-Blasini, L., Taylor, M. A. and Dallas, C. E. Evaluation of Potassium Iodide (KI) and Ammonium Perchlorate (NH4ClO4) to Ameliorate 131I- Exposure in the Rat, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A,72:14,909-914. (2009)
  • Harris, C.; Dallas, C.; Rollor III, E.; White, C.; Blount, B.; Valentin-Blasini, L.; Fisher, J. Radioactive Iodide (131I) Excretion Profiles in Response to Potassium Iodide (KI) and Ammonium Perchlorate (NH4ClO4) Prophylaxis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 2936-2948.
  • Heath Ford, Cham E. Dallas and Curt Harris. Examining Roles Pharmacists Assume in Disasters: A Content Analytic Approach. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, available on CJO2013. doi:10.1017/dmp.2013.99.
Courses Taught: 
  • DMAN 7005, Graduate Student Seminar.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • DMAN 7100, Introduction to Disaster Management.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • DMAN 7200, Disaster Management for Health Professionals.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • DMAN 7350, Basic Disaster Management for Health Professionals. University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • DMAN 7351, Advanced Disaster Management for Health Professionals. University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • PBHL 7560. Internship PBHL.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • PBHL 7800, Capstone Public Health. University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • DMAN 8900, Special Topics in Disaster Management, University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • PBHL 9000, Doctoral Research.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • PBHL 9300, Doctoral Dissertation.  University of Georgia, College of Public Health.
  • Controller/evaluator training on how to evaluate hospital exercises based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.
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