Dr. Keecha Harris

Birmingham, Alabama
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community Based Participatory Research
Economic Security
Rural Development
Policy & Education
Public Health & Safety
Youth Development
Youth Development


Keecha Harris is President of Harris and Associates, a food systems and public health consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. She works with corporate, philanthropic and advocacy organizations on resource management, communications, strategic planning and cultural competence issues. Among her current projects, she serves as the primary investigator in an evaluation of federally funded nutrition programs. Dr. Harris is an alumnus of the Food and Society Policy Fellowship Program supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. As a Fellow, she communicated messages about the relationships between food production and consumption and their impacts on local economies, human health and the environment. She has published in referred sources such as the Journal of Nutrition, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and Gellis and Kagan's 17th edition of Current Pediatric Therapy. Her media experiences include providing expertise for print, broadcast and electronic media such as www.Forbes.com, Healthy CHILDcare, Essence, Better Nutrition, Real Health and National Public Radio's Marketplace. She is a weekly nutrition columnist for www.msn.com. Dr. Harris is a National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She is an alumnus of Iowa State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been recognized as Young Dietitian of the Year for the Birmingham Dietetic Association and as a Mover and Shaker in the upcoming publication Becoming a Nutritionist: A Guide for Dietitians and Dietetics Students.