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Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.

General Information

Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.


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  • Professor & Chairman Emeritus, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Nursing
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Sociology


Research Interests

• Native American/ Alaska Natives
• Drug Abuse
• Health Disparities
• Health Services
• Global Health
• Cancer
• Academic Mentoring, Publishing and Administration


1970 Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
1967 M.A.
University of Cincinnati
1965 B.A.
University of Cincinnatti
1963 B.A.
Cincinnatti Seminary



Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D. has established a successful career and international reputation in research, teaching and administration. He has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni at the University of Cincinnati, Norview High School, and Most Outstanding Faculty Athletic Representative by the American Football Foundation (served as the Faculty Athletic Representative 1994-2012, President of the ACC 2009-2010, and a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame) and is proud to be a member of University of Miami’s Iron Arrow and Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars.  

Dr. McCoy’s public health contributions include the following:  He served as chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami School of Medicine for more than a decade, Director of the Comprehensive Drug Research Center and Director of Health Services Research since 1974.  He has more than 35 years of experience working with the State of Florida and its many departments particularly the Department of Health where he has been the Chair of the Biomedical Research Advisory Council as well as the Center for the Universal Research to Eradicate Disease.   Dr. McCoy is founding member of the Florida Institute of Public Health and the Miami Dade Public Health Institute, which became the state-wide Florida Public Health Institute, of which he was a founding member and continues to serve today.  He has served for many years as a member of the Resident Advisory Council for the Palm Beach Public Health Department; the only local department with a residency in preventive medicine.  He was the inaugural recipient of the Senator James King Leadership Award recognizing his many contributions to the Florida Department of Health and the State of Florida.   

Dr. McCoy is a founding member of the Special Populations Scholars Group of NIDA, including the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) and the American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN) Special Populations Group, and still serves on both groups.