Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.

Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Clyde McCoy is a professor and emeritus chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He directed the Miami Comprehensive Drug Research Center for more than three decades, mentoring a generation of drug abuse researchers and helping to build a multidisciplinary research team focused on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in the tri-ethnic Miami community. A long-time and valued contributor to the NIDA International Forum, Dr. McCoy has worked with international organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, as well as individual scientists from universities around the world to stimulate cooperation and share research knowledge. Dr. McCoy and his team have forged partnerships with research partners in a dozen countries throughout the Caribbean, China, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, increasing the capacity of developing countries to deal with the AIDS epidemic and its affected populations, especially chronic drug users, through epidemiological research, clinical trials, and other prevention programs. With support from NIDA, Dr. McCoy helped establish the Comprehensive Research Center (East) at Yunnan University in China to study drug use in the province. His publications workshops have helped junior scientists enhance both the quality and quantity of their publications. An active member of the NIDA Office of Special Populations mentoring group, Dr. McCoy is currently mentoring a group of Native American researchers and has just begun a new project with the Clinica Montserrat drug treatment program in Colombia.