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Larry Pierre, M.D., M.P.H.

Executive Director, Center for Haitian Studies, Health & Human Services

Personal Statement

While in training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital during the early 80’s as visiting fellow, I came in contact with a significant number of patients of Haitian origin who were affected by HIV/AIDS and were not appropriately served due to language and cultural barriers. Conscious of the difficulties of providers to meet the challenges of the Haitian population of South Florida, I founded the Center for Haitian Studies (CHS) in 1989 with the purpose of improving the conditions of Haitians living in South Florida. The mission of the Center has been accomplished through the provision of health and social services and through community-based research. From 1988 to date, I have brought through research and outreach education intervention projects over 40 million dollars to the Haitian community of South Florida. I have filled a number of positions in community and government boards including the City of Miami and the City of North Miami. During the 2011 Leadership Conference held on board of the Carnival Destiny, I received from the Mayor of North Miami a Key of the City of North Miami in recognition of my dedication and services for the advancement of the Community. Since 2004, funds that cover the costs of operation of the Center for Haitian Studies as well as my income have been generated through the development of training programs for students from international medical schools. The development of networks to secure contracts with the international medical schools requires good reputation and good rapport with local hospitals, community physicians, local and national government officials since training for these students in the United States are subject to state and national policies.

Positions and Honors

  • 1970 – 1975 Administrator of Bethany Hospital, Haiti
  • 1975 – 1978 Asst Administrator (Part-time College Work Study), Rhode Island
  • 1978 – 1983 Hospital Coordinator (Part-time Medical School), Haiti
  • 1982 – 1983 Medical Internship (University of Haiti), Haiti
  • 1983 – 1984 Physician Intern (Arcahaie Community Clinic), Haiti
  • 1984 – 1991 Medical Consultant for World Harvest Haiti Ministry and New Directions Ministry
  • 1984 – 1988 Consultant for Haitian Youth Ministry, Delray Beach, Florida
  • 1986 – 1988 Fellow, University of Miami, Florida
  • 1989-Present Executive Director/CEO, Center for Haitian Studies, Health & Human Services
  • 1989 – 1991 Consultant Epidemiologist for Haiti Ministries in Miami
  • 1991-Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • 2004-Present President/CEO, Greater Miami Health Education & Training Center, Inc.
  • 2004-Present Faculty Liaison/Consultant, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
  • 2005-Present Consultant- HIV/AIDS Project with POZ, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 2006 Best Public Health Physician “Best of Miami “Miami New Times”
  • 2006-2011 Faculty Liaison, American University of Antigua-Kasturba Medical College, Antigua, India
  • 2004-Present Consultant, Project Medishare for Haiti
  • 2009-Present Member, Executive Board of the American Red Cross, Miami & the Keys
  • 2009-Present Member, Community Leaders/Partners with the Obama Administration
  • 2009-Present Member, Board of Directors, INURED, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 2009-Present Member, Community Advisory Board, Sylvester Cancer Research Center, U of Miami
  • 2009-Present Consultant, Fondation Bienfaisance, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 2010-Present Consultant-Haiti Reconstruction Project, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 2010-Present Member, Quality Assurance Board, Miami Jewish Hospital Systems
  • 2010-Present Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • 2011-Present Member, Advisory Board, Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad, South Florida Chapter
  • 2011-Present Member, Advisory Committee and Preceptor/Faculty “MD, MPH “University of Miami Miller School of Medicine”
  • 2012 North Miami Citizen “Hall of Fame”
  • 2012 President, Haitian American Democratic Caucus of Florida.
  • 2013 Trustee “Florida Democratic Party”

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

Antoine LB, Laurinus Pierre & Page JB.- Exclusion of Blood Donors by Country of origin and discrimination against Black foreigners in the USA. AIDS 1990, Vol 4 No. 7 (Current Science)

Shultz, J.M., Laurinus Pierre, Antoine LB. Heterosexual transmission of HIV in the US: Male-to-female ratio among persons from pattern II countries compared to American-born Heterosexual. August 1990 (Current Science)

E. Kobetz, PhD, MPH., J M PhD, MPH, B.Barton, MA, Laurinus Pierre, MD, MPH, Joshua Diem, PhD & Pascale Denize, RN, BSN. Patnè en Aksyon: Addressing Cancer Disparities in Little Haiti Through Research and Social Activities. American Journal of Public Health July 2009, Vol.99, No. 7.


Barrington College, Barrington, Rhode IslandBachelor05/78Biology
Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, HaitiDoctorate08/83Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FlFellowship12/85Internal Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FlFellowship


University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FlMaster12/90Public Health