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Community Collaboration


Shana collaborates with the Florida Harm Reduction Collective, a state-wide organization committed to improving syringe access, overdose prevention, and healthcare for people who use drugs.

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Shana collaborates and volunteers with IDEA Orlando, the syringe services program of Orange County, Florida. One of only a handful of such programs in the state, IDEA Orlando opened in July 2021 and is run by Hope & Help.

Professional Service

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Shana is the Vice Chair and former Chair of the Society for Medical Anthropology's Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG). The mission of ADTSG is to facilitate communication and collaboration among anthropologists who study of alcohol, tobacco, drugs across cultures.


Shana founded the Florida Medical Anthropology Network (FMAN) in 2018. The network facilitates conversations among medical anthropologists working or researching in Florida, and aims to establish connections, communicate research, and share information about local health-related issues and initiatives.

Public Lectures


2019. "A Therapeutic Trip: Treating Drug Addiction with Psychedelics in Mexico." Central Florida Anthropological Society.


2019. "Q&A with Dr. Shana Harris on Psychedelic-Based Drug Treatment." HED Matters (August 2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1 - Theme: Psychedelics)

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2019. "UCF Students Learn to Recognize Health Benefits of Psychedelic Drugs." NSM Today, University of Central Florida.


2017. "An Anthropologist's Take on Drug Abuse and Treatment." Following Carl podcast, Episode 3.


2017. "Anthropologist Studies Alternative Treatment for Addiction." COS News, University of Central Florida.

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