Professor of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Glenn Morris Jr. is a physician and internationally recognized infectious diseases and public health scientist who directs the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute.
He leads a campuswide effort to anticipate, understand and control the emergence of new, disease-causing microorganisms.
Morris is the force behind an ambitious agenda investigating pandemic influenza, diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects (such as dengue, West Nile and citrus greening), drug resistant tuberculosis and non-TB mycobacterial diseases, diarrheal disease and food safety, and resistance among hospital-acquired microorganisms (such as MRSA) that are spreading into the community.
The institute also has the ability to respond rapidly to investigate new human, animal and plant pathogens that may emerge.