COVID-19/School Reopening Scientific Medical Advisory Council

  • To promote the health and well-being of students, staff, families and the broader community, the following medical professionals from the University of Florida are currently advising Alachua County Public Schools and the Alachua County Health Department on COVID-19 protocols for schools. Additional professionals may be included in the future in response to circumstances, newly-identified needs, etc.

    Dr. Kathleen Ryan, M.D.: Clinical Associate Professor in the UF College of Medicine, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases         

    Dr. Glenn Morris, M.D.: Director of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and Professor, UF College of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine

    Dr. Mike Lauzardo, M.D.: Deputy Director, UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and Associate Professor, UF College of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine

    Dr. Eric Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, UF College of Medicine Pediatrics, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, Environmental and Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute

    Dr. Yana Banks, M.D.:  Clinical Assistant Professor, UF College of Medicine, Pediatrics

    Dr. Sarah McKune, MPH, Ph.D.:  Assistant Professor, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, Environmental and Global Health and the Center for African Studies