CPC Fellow Harris elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences

May 5, 2014


Carolina Population Center Fellow Kathleen Mullan Harris has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Harris is the James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the Principal Investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), a research project based at the Carolina Population Center.

UNC issued this news release (April 30, 2014):
Kathleen Harris elected to the National Academy of Sciences
"Harris' work and her wide-ranging experience in running large data collection projects have made her an internationally recognized expert on social inequality and health, and a pioneer in bridging social and biomedical sciences to advance knowledge on the development of health trajectories across the life course."

The Herald-Sun (Durham) reported this announcement (April 30, 2014):
UNC professor elected to National Academy of Sciences
"She's the first woman and 13th faculty member at UNC to earn election into the academy, a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to advancing science and technology for the public good."

Watch Harris being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (57 second video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guRC_B1T8jU.

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