About Erica Harris

Erica Harris

Erica Harris, PhD, MPH
72 East Concord St.
Robinson Building, B528
Boston, MA 02118

Dr. Harris completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2001, her Master of Public Health from Boston University (BU) in 2005 and her PhD in Behavioral Neursocience at BU in 2011. While at UVA, she had the opportunity to work on a spatial learning project with Alzheimer’s disease patients within the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia Medical Center. After graduating from UVA, she worked at Duke University Medical Center on studies involving at-risk youths, aggression, substance abuse, and school transitions for adolescents. This work prompted her to pursue her MPH. She is currently a Grants Administrator (in the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory, www.bumc.bu.edu/len) in the Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She works on a variety of projects including sleep, Parkinson’s disease, pragmatic language skills, social cognition, dreams, the concept of the self, the frontal lobes, and the evolution of religion.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine