M. Harris is an award- winning strategic communications
consultant specializing in editorial and media relations
services for health, science and technology organizations,
The founder and president of the Harris
Communications Group, Anita has worked with
Collaboration, Dentigenix, The Forsyth Institute, Genzyme
Biosurgery, Inspire, Scientia Advisors, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Wyeth, among
She has also served
as interim public affairs director at
the Harvard School of Public Health, as a public information officer
in the Harvard University News Office, and as deputy editor of the
Journal of the US Public Health Service.
Previously, Anita was a national
journalist reporting on health, science and technology for the
MacNeil-Lehrer Report (now the NewsHour) of PBS. She
has also written for Newsday, National Public Radio,
Healthgate.com, and "The American Experience" of PBS, was
a regular columnist for MSN, and is the
Broken Patterns, a nonfiction book
concerned with the social impact of technological change.
She has given numerous talks and keynotes and has been featured on
Talk of the Nation and the Connection and in the Boston
Globe, Boston Herald
and the Detroit News.
Anita has taught communications at Harvard and Yale
Universities, at Simmons College, at the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy, and in the MBA Program at Babson College.
A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism, Anita was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard,
and has held fellowships in the Boston University College of
Communications and at the Center for International Communications
at Tufts University.
Her affiliations include the Publicity Club of New England, the
Public Relations Society of America, New England Science Writers and
the President's Council of Cornell Women. She is also the founder
and former chair of a nonprofit organization serving alumni of 10
prestigious universities and has served on the boards of several
arts and alumni organizations.
Anita has won four Publicity Club of
New England Bell Ringer Awards and four International Communicator
In her free time, she enjoys
photography, classical music, contemporary art, the outdoors and