Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
R. Louise Floyd, RN, DSN
Areas of Expertise
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Team Lead, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Prevention Team, NCBDDD
R. Louise Floyd, RN, DSN, is a Supervisory Behavioral Scientist and Team Leader of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Prevention Team, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
She began her career in public health at the Georgia Department of Human Resources where she worked prior to joining the Centers for Disease Control in 1988. At CDC she served as Project Officer of Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy (SCIP) Randomized Controlled Trial that was conducted by the Division of Reproductive Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In 1992 she joined the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities as Chief of the FAS Prevention Program where she currently resides. She is the CDC representative to the federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on FAS (ICCFAS) and oversaw the development of the National Task Force on FAS/FAE, serving as its first Executive Secretary. She served as the CDC Primary Investigator of Project CHOICES, an innovative program shown to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies in high risk women.
Dr. Floyd received her BS degree in nursing from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky and a master′s in nursing from Emory University where she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing. She received a Doctorate of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama.
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