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
2019
John Wiesman, DrPH (Public Health Executive Leadership)
2018
Carmen Samuel Hodge, RD, PhD (Nutrition)
2017
Sara (Sally) Pritchard Herndon (Health Behavior)
2016
Pam C. Silberman (Health Policy and Management)
2015
Janice V. Bowie (Health Behavior)
2014
C. Marjorie Aelion (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
2013
Wilbur Milhous (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)
2012
William A. Rutala (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)
2011
Peter J. Kolsky (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
2010
Richard Brostrom (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
2009
Rebecca S. King (Health Policy and Administration)
2008
Charles W. McGrew (Health Policy and Administration)
2007
Aaron E. Blair (Epidemiology)
2006
Allen J. Wilcox (Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology)
2005
Jonathan Metsch (Health Policy and Administration)
2004
Margaret E. Molloy (Nutrition & Health Policy and Administration)
2003
Margaret E. Layne (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
2002
Gary J. White (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
2001
Clarence Pearson (Health Behavior)
2000
Stephen A. Morse (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1999
C. Earl Fox (Maternal and Child Health)
1998
R. Gary Rozier (Health Policy and Administration)
1997
Craig Turnbull (Biostatistics)
1996
Donald Francisco (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1995
Sarah Brown (Health Policy and Administration)
1994
Raymond Greenberg (Epidemiology)
1993
Priscilla Guild (Biostatistics)
1992
Linda Little (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1991
Howard Fitts (Health Behavior)
1990
Betty Jane Phillips (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)
1989
Dan Blazer (Epidemiology)
1988
Geswaldo Verrone (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1987
George Dudney (Health Policy and Administration)
1986
Sarah Morrow (Maternal and Child Health)
1985
Verna Barefoot (Maternal and Child Health)
1984
Elmer Spurrier (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)
1983
Mary Suther (Public Health Nursing)
1982
Ronald Levine (Health Policy and Administration)
1981
Thomas Brooks (Parasitology and Laboratory Practice)
1980
Harriet H. Barr (Health Behavior)
1979
John G. Todd (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1978
George Ponghis (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
1977
William Darity (Health Behavior)
1976
Elizabeth McMahan (Health Behavior)
1975
Mabel Johansson (Public Health Nursing)

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