Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH
2012 – present Director of Public Health Policy program, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA.
2011 – present Consultant in public health and policy
2008 – present Chairman, NJ Public Health Institute
2011 – present Adjunct Professor, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ
2011 – 2011 Team Leader, Healthy Essex Coalition
2008 – 2010 President, NJ Association for Biomedical Research
2008 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMDNJ – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ
2004 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMDNJ –NJ Medical School, Newark, NJ
2004 – 2008 Assistant Professor, UMDNJ – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ
2001 – 2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMDNJ – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ
1984 – 2001 Podiatric Medicine, private practice, Linden, NJ (1988-2001); Roselle, NJ (1984-1988)
2008 – 2008 Topics in Public Health Law for Medical Students, NJ Medical School – Developed case-based curriculum for 4th year topics course.
2008 – 2010 Program Manager, Tick Learning & Education for Schools (TickLES), US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant
2004 – 2008 Director, Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER)
2004 – 2008 Assistant Director, NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness at UMDNJ
2006 – 2007 Consultant, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Emergency Response and Crisis Management Project
2003 – 2006 Principal Investigator, Bioterrorism Education & Training Memorandum of Agreement with NJ Department of Health & Senior Services
2003 – 2005 Assistant Director, HRSA Cooperative Agreement, Bioterrorism/Public Health Emergency Curriculum Development Project, [William E. Halperin, MD – PI]
2003 – 2008 Member, NJDHSS MedPrep BT advisory committee & Education & Training Subcommittee
2005 – 2007 Redefining Readiness, Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health at The New York Academy of Medicine. [public health subject matter expert] Roz Lasker, PI.
2004 – 2005 NJ Health Officers Association, Public Health Consultant.
2001 – 2004 University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Executive Director for Special Projects for Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Coordinator, UMDNJ’s Bioterrorism response efforts.
2002 – 2004 Health Leadership Initiative, Partnership for New Jersey, Director [under contract with UMDNJ]
2000 – 2001 Podiatry Online, Advisory Board
2000 – 2001 Investigator, CLOSURE Trial, Human Genome Science, Repifermin growth factor phase III study
2000 – 2001 Member, UMDNJ School of Public Health, Dean’s Search Committee
1997 – 1999 Medical Co-director, St. Elizabeth Hospital Wound Healing Center, Elizabeth, NJ
1990 – 2001 Chief, St. Elizabeth Hospital Podiatric Surgery Division, Elizabeth, NJ
1986 – 2001 Attending physician, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ
1984 – 2001 Medical Staff member, Union Hospital, Union, NJ
1991 – 1994 Assistant Project Manager, Kessler Communications, Inc., National Library of Medicine; medical indexing contractor
1. Ziskin, L. and Harris, D. State Health Policy for Terrorism Preparedness. American Journal of Public Health, September 2007, 97(9), 1583-1588.
2. Caplan, R., Harris, D. and Rosen, M. New Jersey’s Coming Public Health Worker Shortage. New Jersey Medicine, October 2004, 101(11):47-51.
3. Harris, D. Public Health Emergency and Disaster Preparedness [book chapter] in Public Health and Podiatric Medicine. Helfand, A., editor, 2006.
1. National Environmental Health Association, Annual Educational Conference, 2007, Atlantic City, NJ. “Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER): A case-based leadership training program [oral session].” Baron, R., Polonsky, C. and Harris, D.
2. APHA Annual Meeting, 2007, Washington, DC. “Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER): A case-based leadership training program [oral session].” Harris, D., Caporinno, C., Baron, R. and Rosen, M.
3. APHA Annual Meeting, November, 2006, Boston, MA. “Developing a state-based public health leadership training program for emergency response. [Continuing education institute].” Harris, D., Sass, M., Caporinno, C. and Baron, R.
4. APHA Annual Meeting, November, 2006, Boston, MA. “Using a virtual community to teach the reality of public health leadership [Poster].” Harris, D., Caporinno, C., Baron, R. and Rosen, M.
5. APHA Annual Meeting, December, 2005, Philadelphia, PA. “Public health emergencies: Terrorism preparedness [poster].” Ziskin, L., Bresnitz, E., Paulson, G., Perry, E. and Harris, D.
6. Forty-hour public preparedness course, NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, presented throughout NJ, January, 2004 – 2007. Harris, D. “Public Health Law [presentation].” Harris, D.
7. “Public Health Innovations Roundtable Discussion – Public Health On-Line Expert in Residence program [panel].” APHA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 1996.
1. “Public Health is Political.” [blog] SurroundHealth.com, 4/20/2012.
2. “Public health decisions should be based on science.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, 2/28/2012.
3. “Objections to vaccination of children in New Jersey must be validated.” [op-ed with Renee Steinhagen, NJ Appleseed] The Star-Ledger, February 2, 2011.
4. “Why the closing of two Newark hospitals should worry all of us.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, January 15, 2008.
5. “Hospitals’ infection control plan won’t wash.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, August 30, 2007.
6. “Better to put our money on preventing disease.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, August 16, 2007.
7. “Jersey looks like a pipsqueek on public health.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, March 16, 2007
8. “Case Study: Public Health Law.” Case study developed for the Case-based Training Institute of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-NJ Medical School. 2006.
9. “Potentially the unhealthiest cut of all.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, November 14, 2006.
10. “State must not undermine student surveys.” [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, January 5, 2001.
11. “Those Who Search for the State’s Ounce of Prevention.” [op-ed] The New York Times, January 16, 2000.
12. “One Board Above All Should Say What We Do.” Podiatry Today. July/August 1995; VIII, 7:104.
1. Testimony before NJ Assembly Commerce Committee to preserve public health funding in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield conversion foundation mission. 2008.
2. “Public Health Overview.” [presentation] NJ Association for Biomedical Research Summer Fellowship Program. July 17, 2007.
3. “Putting the Public into Public Health Preparedness: Marketing and Preparedness.” [presentation] 2006 Annual Conference of NJ State and Local Health Officers, October 3, 2006.
4. Testimony before the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly Health and Budget and Appropriations Committees on increased funding for public health infrastructure and various public health priorities. Newark, NJ, 2004.
5. NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services funded project to educate public health professionals on use of the Internet and computer technology; Project Director. 1997 – 2000.
6. “The Information Network: What Every Public Health Professional Should Know.” [presentation] Annual Conference of State and Local Health Officials; October 9, 1996.
1. NJ Public Health Institute, Advocacy Support, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Grant: $10,000. 2012.
2. NJ Public Health Institute, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Advocacy Research and Support, Environment America. Grant: $10,000. 2012.
3. NJ Association for Biomedical Research, NJ International Life Sciences Workforce Summit at the Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University and Life Science MeetUp at Rutgers University. US Department of Labor Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED)/Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations/Bio1 Middlesex County NJ. Grant: $40,650. 2010.
4. NJ Association for Biomedical Research, New Medicines: Pathways to Cures. An 8-week program for the Morristown High School Science Academy. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Madison NJ. Grant: $5,000. 2010.
5. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Tick Learning and Education System (TickLES). US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant (PESP) (PE-97241001-0). $50,500. 2008 – 2010.
6. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Commuter and Transportation Analysis Project for Pandemic Influenza subcontract with New York City Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management and Eng-Wong/Taub & Associates (principal). Contract: $30,000. 2007 – 2008.
7. UMDNJ-Center for Public Health Preparedness, CDC National Public Health Performance Standards Program, Local Public System Performance Assessment Instrument Evaluation, $110,000. 2007 – 2008.
8. UMDNJ-NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Emergency Response and Crisis Management Project, 2007.
9. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program. HRSA Grant # T01HP02309-01. $347,931. 2003-2005.
10. UMDNJ, Bioterrorism Education & Training Memorandum of Agreement for Focus Area G, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. 2003: $575,000; 2004: $786,500; 2005: $538,000.
American Public Health Association
2009 – present Member, Executive Board. Chair, Strategic Planning Committee.
2009 – present Member, Publications Board
2006 – present Section Councilor, Podiatric Health
2004 – 2009 Member, Education Board, Member
2002 – 2004 Member, Executive Board
2003 – 2004 Chair, Executive Board Strategic Planning Committee
State of New Jersey
2006 - 2008 Member, Preparedness College, NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
2005 Member, Governor-elect Jon Corzine Transition, Homeland Security & Public Safety Policy Group
New Jersey Public Health Association
2002 – 2007 Member, coalition to preserve non-profit health entity assets
2000 – 2002 President
1992 – 2000 Officer and Board member, various positions
2012 – present Member, Quality Improvement Advisory Council (QIAC), NJ Department of Health
2007 – present Member, NJ for Healthcare Coalition
2007 – 2008 Featured contributor, NJVoices, The Star-Ledger newspaper opinion site.
2006 – 2007 State & Local Partnerships Collaboration Workgroup, CDC Centers for Public Health Preparedness. Co-chair.
2000 – 2005 Member, Steering Committee & Community Advisory Board, Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, UMDNJ
2006 – 2007 School accreditation site visitor, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1996 – 2004 Member, Westfield Board of Health
1992 – 1995 Co-host, HouseCalls, Weekly medical, radio talk show, WJDM-AM Elizabeth, NJ
New Jersey Public Health Association web site, Developer. 1994.
New Jersey Public Health Association
American Public Health Association
The Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ
Fall, 2012 Public Health Administration and Law – PUBH 4110 (scheduled to teach)
Spring, 2012 Health Policies and Issues – PUBH 2402 (developed new curriculum)
Fall, 2011 Public Health Administration and Law – PUBH 4110 (introduced new textbook; developed new curriculum)