Robin Harris

Research Focus Group Membership: 
Research Focus Group 1

MPH, University of Texas, Houston 1973
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle 1986

College Affiliations: 

College of Public Health

Research Interests: 

Melanoma, arsenic contamination, sun safety, prospective epidemiologic studies, chronic diseases (cancer), arsenic and other metal exposure, UVR exposures

Environmental Health Research & Expertise: 

Robin B. Harris, MPH, PhD is Professor of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is also Co-Director of the Skin Cancer Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center. Robin is a native Arizonan, although many years have been spent away from the state.  Her PhD in epidemiology is from the University of Washington and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas at Houston. Her basic philosophy as an epidemiologist is that the practice of epidemiology is collaborative by nature. She seeks to blend teaching, research and service by working with faculty from multiple departments, with health department officials, with students, and with communities.

Select Publications


Kurzius-Spencer, M., J. L. Burgess, R. B. Harris, V. Hartz, J. Roberge, S. Huang, C-H. Hsu, and M. K. O'Rourke, "Contribution of diet to aggregate arsenic exposures-an analysis across populations.", J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, vol. 24, issue 2, pp. 156-62, 2014 Mar-Apr. PubMed PMCID: PMC4027043  PMID: 23860400


Kurzius-Spencer, M., M. K. O'Rourke, C-H. Hsu, V. Hartz, R. B. Harris, and J. L. Burgess, "Measured versus modeled dietary arsenic and relation to urinary arsenic excretion and total exposure.", J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, vol. 23, issue 4, pp. 442-9, 2013 Jul. PubMed PMCID: PMC4039495  PMID: 23321855