Debra G. Morris, MPH, CHES

Director of Technical Assistance
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)
  Primary Areas of Expertise:
Local tobacco control and prevention
Strategic Planning
Secondary Areas of Expertise:
Mobilizing Communities
Substance Abuse
Cultural Competency
Population Speciality:
General population
Debra Morris is Director of Technical Assistance for the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, located at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University where she also is Senior Associate Faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education. She has served in several leadership roles at Emory University both in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health over a span of 20 years.Ms. Morris is responsible for technical assistance services provided by TTAC. She assists federal, state and local agencies and foundations, and collaborates with national partners, to develop and support comprehensive tobacco use prevention and control programs. Debra’s strong communication and interpersonal skills have been tremendous assets in her extensive work with coalitions to develop strategies to address tobacco control and prevention at the local level. She has facilitated integration and strategic planning for foundations and departments of health in a number of states and territories. Ms. Morris, also an experienced trainer, has developed and led programs on engaging and mobilizing communities, substance abuse, cultural competency and diversity, tobacco-related disparities, HIV/AIDS, and reducing cardiovascular risk.  Debra fosters collaboration by helping organizations develop solutions to complex issues and by mentoring both clients and young public health professionals.
Debra received a BA degree from Spelman College and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University.  She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a member of Delta Omega public health national honor society.  Debra is married and is the mother of two adult children.
Contact Information:
Debra G. Morris, MPH, CHES
Director of Technical Assistance
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
1632 N Hudson Avenue, Unit 1
Chicago, IL  60614
Tel. (312) 274-1488
Fax (630) 794-9410
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