Keri Norris, Ph.D., MPH accepted the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority's position as the Chief of Health Policy and Administration, (CHAPS) in July 2014.
Dr. Norris comes to the FDHA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation. She worked at the CDC for seven years and held positions as a health scientist, evaluator and epidemiologist. She has also served on the advisory council for the CDC's University School of Public Health Research and Medicine. She has extensive and specific experience in the areas of eliminating health disparities for the Appalachian, Latino/Hispanic, older, African-American, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander and other vulnerable populations in the United States.
Dr. Norris five years as a public health professional in the capacity of evaluator, program planner and health policy analyst before joining the CDC and prior that she worked completed a fellowship with the University of Michigan’s Center for Research in Culture and Health’s Bridges program. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several institutions of higher learning such as the University of South Carolina, Agnes Scott, Spelman and Morehouse School of Medicine.
She has earned numerous awards and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Agnes Scott, a Masters of Public Health in Health Administration, Management and Policy from Morehouse School of Medicine's Master of Public health Program and a certificate of graduate study in Gender and Women's Studies. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. She has also been accepted into the Emory University School of Law Juris Master program with a focus on public health law.
Her duties with the FDHA include: oversight of the Community Health Awareness and Prevention Office and general operation matters.