Robert L. Harris Scholarship

The Dr. Robert L. Harris, Jr. Scholarship was endowed in 2006 through the generous donations from Dr. Harris’ former students, colleagues and friends. All students meeting the AIHF general ​scholarship criteria are eligible for this scholarship. 

Introducing ​Dr. Harris 

Dr. Harris is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. He served as director of the School of Public Health’s Occupational Health Studies Group throughout the 1970s and 1980s. 

Prior to arriving at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Harris held the positions of director of the Bureau of Abatement and Control of the National Air Pollution Control Administration (the predecessor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), and chief of engineering for the Public Health Service’s Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health (the predecessor to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). 

Dr. Harris has served on numerous government and professional commissions, committees and boards. He is a recipient of the Henry F. Smyth Award from the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, the Meritorious Achievement Award from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, the Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the first Jerome J. Wesolowski Award from the International Society of Exposure Analysis. Dr. Harris is an honorary member of the AIHA and a certified industrial hygienist. 

Recipients 


2017
Alexandra E. Shishkova, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2016
Marysel Pagan Santana, University of Puerto Rico

2015
Kimberly A. Kavran, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

2014
Zachary H. Zmoos, Tulane University

2013
Eric E. Bernreuter, Wayne State University

2012
Morgan N. Freestone, Utah State University

2011
Corry Cranston, Colorado State University

2010
Sayaka Takaku-Pugh

2009
Chun-Yip Hon, University of British Columbia

2008
Duane A. Beasley, University of Texas

2007
Phillip Clark, Colorado State University

2006
Katherine Clark, Johns Hopkins University