Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award

Harriet Barr

Harriet Barr

Established in 1975, the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the achievements of alumni and their contributions to public health. Each year, it honors a deserving graduate of the School working full-time in public health or in a related field.

The selection criteria include demonstrated:

  • Commitment and service to public health through achievements in leadership, innovation, experimentation and collaboration within the profession.
  • Impact within the nominee’s practice arena.
  • Outstanding service beyond the requirements of the nominee’s employment.

The award carries the name of its 1980 recipient, the late Harriet Hylton Barr, to honor her contributions to public health. Barr, who earned her MPH from UNC in 1948, dedicated 28 years of service to the School. She was a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior and she was the School’s first director of alumni affairs. More information about Harriett Hylton Barr is available online.

Year

Recipient

Year

2015

Recipient

Janice V. Bowie (Health Behavior)

Year

2014

Recipient

C. Marjorie Aelion (Environmental Sciences & Engineering)

Year

2013

Recipient

Wilbur Milhous (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)

Year

2012

Recipient

William A. Rutala (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)

Year

2011

Recipient

Peter J. Kolsky (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

2010

Recipient

Richard Brostrom (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

2009

Recipient

Rebecca S. King (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

2008

Recipient

Charles W. McGrew (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

2007

Recipient

Aaron E. Blair (Epidemiology)

Year

2006

Recipient

Allen J. Wilcox (Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology)

Year

2005

Recipient

Jonathan Metsch (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

2004

Recipient

Margaret E. Molloy (Nutrition & Health Policy and Administration)

Year

2003

Recipient

Margaret E. Layne (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

2002

Recipient

Gary J. White (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

2001

Recipient

Clarence Pearson (Health Behavior)

Year

2000

Recipient

Stephen A. Morse (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1999

Recipient

C. Earl Fox (Maternal and Child Health)

Year

1998

Recipient

R. Gary Rozier (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

1997

Recipient

Craig Turnbull (Biostatistics)

Year

1996

Recipient

Donald Francisco (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1995

Recipient

Sarah Brown (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

1994

Recipient

Raymond Greenberg (Epidemiology)

Year

1993

Recipient

Priscilla Guild (Biostatistics)

Year

1992

Recipient

Linda Little (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1991

Recipient

Howard Fitts (Health Behavior)

Year

1990

Recipient

Betty Jane Phillips (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)

Year

1989

Recipient

Dan Blazer (Epidemiology)

Year

1988

Recipient

Geswaldo Verrone (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1987

Recipient

George Dudney (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

1986

Recipient

Sarah Morrow (Maternal and Child Health)

Year

1985

Recipient

Verna Barefoot (Maternal and Child Health)

Year

1984

Recipient

Elmer Spurrier (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)

Year

1983

Recipient

Mary Suther (Public Health Nursing)

Year

1982

Recipient

Ronald Levine (Health Policy and Administration)

Year

1981

Recipient

Thomas Brooks (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)

Year

1980

Recipient

Harriet H. Barr (Health Behavior)

Year

1979

Recipient

John G. Todd (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1978

Recipient

George Ponghis (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)

Year

1977

Recipient

William Darity (Health Behavior)

Year

1976

Recipient

Elizabeth McMahan (Health Behavior)

Year

1975

Recipient

Mabel Johansson (Public Health Nursing)