North Carolina State University
Angela Harris is an assistant professor in the civil, construction, and environmental engineering department at North Carolina State University, and a member of the Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (Global WaSH) cluster in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program. Harris’s research seeks to better characterize human exposure pathways of fecal contamination and develop methods to interrupt pathogen transmission to protect human health. Harris also works to improve data collection and analysis strategies related to WaSH and microbial contamination, in particular, relating to source tracking of environmental contamination. Current projects involve assessing surface water quality and soil contamination after extreme flooding events, assessing access to safe drinking water in low-income countries, and assessing the impact of a poultry feces management program on environmental contamination and human health. Harris conducts laboratory and field investigations, with previous and current research sites in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and North Carolina.
Harris earned her PhD and master's in environmental engineering from Stanford University. She also received her bachelor's in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.