Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D. has served the University of Miami in various capacities for more than three decades. During his tenure at the University of Miami, he 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, and Most Outstanding Faculty Athletic Representative by the American Football Foundation 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 has over 300 publications with over 200 scientists including articles in leading journals including The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the Pan American Health Organization, JAIDS, Annals of Epidemiology, American Journal of Epidemiology, Substance Use and Abuse, and the Journal of Urban Health.
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 for more than 3 decades and Director of Health Services Research since 1974. He has more than 30 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 which was created to guide the new Lantana State system including a new TB hospital. Also he was a founding member of the Miami Dade Public Health Institute, which became the state-wide Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 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 also has held the role of Faculty Athletic Representative since 1994 and as such is responsible for ensuring academic integrity, facilitating institutional control of intercollegiate athletics and enhancing the student-athlete experience and is the University representative to the NCAA, the ACC and other organizations involving student athletics. Within the ACC, he is the voting delegate representing the University of Miami and therefore part of the governing body of the Conference. He served as President of the ACC in 2009-2010.