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Florence Greer

Associate Teaching Professor, Public Health Practicum Coordinator

Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


Email: fgreer@fiu.edu

Focus

Cultural Humility, Professional Development, and Community Partnerships

Biography

Florence Greer serves as the Public Health Practicum Coordinator where she oversees applied practice experiences for Master of Public Health (MPH) students. She is a former Investigator/Consumer Safety Officer for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where her duties at the FDA included enforcement of laws and regulations protecting the public’s health from foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices that were adulterated, misbranded, ineffective, or dangerous. 

She began her academic career in 1996 as an adjunct faculty member while working for the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Miami-Dade as the Teen Pregnancy Coordinator for the Healthy Start Program. In this role, she coordinated services for pregnant and parenting teens, infants, and children up to age three. With the DOH Ms. Greer also served as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator for the School Health Program and subsequently as the Regional Minority AIDS Coordinator for the HIV/AIDS Program where she provided technical assistance and consultation regarding minority-focused HIV/AIDS activities in Miami-Dade County, Florida. 

Ms. Greer is the instructor for PHC6945 – Practicum in Public Health, and PHC6930C – Integrative Seminar for Public Health where she enjoys providing students with opportunities to experience public health in action as well as integrative learning experiences.

Education

  • Florida International University, MPH
  • Eastern Michigan University, MPA
  • Spelman College, BS