William Michael Reid, PhD, MBA, is author of an article based on his work with the Public Health Leadership Institute of Florida (PHLIF) between 1994 and 2010. The article “Leadership Concepts in Poetry (And Some Prose)” appears in the Florida Public Health Review, Vol. 11, pp. 16-24.
An emeritus associate professor in the USF College of Public Health, Dr. Reid served as principal investigator for the CDC award that supported the founding of the PHLIF. It was created in response to a “seminal call for greater leadership training for public health workers.”
Dr. Reid assembled a “dream team” to manage the PHLIF operation. Susan Webb, MPH, was co-investigator and assistant director in the Institute’s early years. Later, Danielle Landis, PhD, an adjunct assistant professor in the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health, served as co-investigator and co-director of the Institute.
Together, they prepared and graduated more than 400 professionals in the 15 year history of the Institute.
Reid’s article is based on notes he assembled for workshops and presentations made to Institute scholars and a paper he distributed to graduates when the program ended.
During his 17 years in the college, Dr. Reid served as principal investigator for grants and contracts totaling over $18 million, primarily from the CDC and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
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