Pastides, PhD, MPH, Harris


Harris Pastides was named the University of South Carolina's 28th president on Aug. 1, 2008, following a decade of service as a professor, dean, and vice president. Under Pastides' leadership as vice president for research and health sciences, research funding and sponsored programs at South Carolina have increased 89 percent since 2002, reaching a record $206 million for fiscal year 2008.

Biographical Profile

Arnold School of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Tenure Status

Interest Background

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Interest Keywords
president, innovation, sustainability
Personal Focus Areas
sustainability, innovation, the University's role in the development of a knowledge economy

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1980 Yale University Graduate School New Haven, Connecticut PhD Epidemiology
1978 Yale University Graduate School New Haven, Connecticut MPhil Epidemiology
1977 Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut MPH Public Health
1974 The University at Albany, State University of New York Albany, New York BS Biology
1972 American Institute for Foreign Study certificate Economics

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1980 - 1998 Faculty Member and Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1998 - 2003 Dean, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
2003 - 2008 Vice President for Research and Health Sciences, University of South Carolina
2008 President, University of South Carolina

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
1979 Award NCI Development Award, "The Histopathobiology of Cancer" National Cancer Institute
1987 Award Fulbright Scholar Fulbright Foundation
2003 Award James A. Hayne Award for Meritorious Achievement in Public Health South Carolina Public Health Association
2003 Award Distinguished Alumni Service Award Yale University Public Health
2004 Award Distinguished Alumni Award (Excellence in Education) University at Albany
2010 Award Richard A. Rempel Faculty Award USC Student Government Association
2012 Award Presidents Award Columbia Urban League
2012 Award Recognition Award University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
2013 Award Visionary Award University of South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program
2013 Award Ambassador of the Year Central South Carolina Alliance Committee of 100
2014 Award Ambassador of the Year Greater Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce
2015 Award Whitney M. Young Service Award Boy Scouts of America
2016 Award IIE Global Changemaker Award Institute of International Education
1975 Fellowship Epidemiology Training Fellowship National Cancer Institute
1982 Honor Elected Fellow American College of Epidemiology
2009 Honor Honorary Member Delta Alpha Pi, Pi Chapter, Disabled Student Honor Society
2009 Honor Member Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
2009 Honor Honorary Member Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Learning Honor Society
2010 Honor Member Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
2017 Honor Ellis Island Medal of Honor National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO)
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