André Marcel Harris obtained his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Fayetteville State University. At Fayetteville State, he was privileged to study abroad in Shanghai, China. While earning his undergraduate degree, He completed a fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health at a Sickle Cell Agency in Hollywood, Florida. Before graduating with his BSW, he completed undergraduate research as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and presented the research at an international conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
Currently, André is an MSW/PhD dual degree student at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, specializing in Political Social Work. Mr. Harris serves as President of the Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) University of Houston chapter. Mr. Harris is a burgeoning, published social science researcher with research interests concerned with how the sociopolitical determinants affect the health of sickle cell and rare disease patients and black men. Mr. Harris recently completed his MSW field placement requirements via the Austin Legislative Internship, a competitive program that places students in offices of the Texas House of Representatives. Mr. Harris served Texas State Representative Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) of District 139. André serves on the Executive Board of the Sickle Cell Association of Houston and serves several other advisory boards for sickle cell and rare disease organizations. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
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