Dr. Robert L. Harris was a 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, 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).
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 AIHA, and the first Jerome J. Wesolowski Award from the International Society of Exposure Analysis.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
In awarding the Robert L. Harris Scholarship, students meeting the AIHF general scholarship criteria are eligible.
Current and Past Recipients
2018 - 2019
Ryan Papiernik, Oakland University
2017 - 2018
Sophia M. Ridl, University of Michigan
2016 - 2017
Alexandra E. Shishkova, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
2015 - 2016
Marysel Pagan Santana, University of Puerto Rico
2014 - 2015
Kimberly A. Kavran, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
2013 - 2014
Zachary H. Zmoos, Tulane University
2012 - 2013
Eric E. Bernreuter, Wayne State University
2011 - 2012
Morgan N. Freestone, Utah State University
2010 - 2011
Corry Cranston, Colorado State University
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2009
Chun-Yip Hon, University of British Columbia
2007 - 2008
Duane A. Beasley, University of Texas
2006 - 2007
Phillip Clark, Colorado State University
2005 - 2006
Katherine Clark, Johns Hopkins University