In Grateful Recognition of Founding Contributions and Visionary Leadership

Robert Straus, PhD

January 9, 1923 – June 6, 2020

Founding Member of the UK College of Medicine 1956-1960 

Founding Chair and Professor
Department of Behavioral Science


Elected to the Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Sciences


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Advisory Council


Lifetime Achievement Award
American Public Health Association
Section on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


Leo G. Reeder Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Medical Sociology
American Sociological Association
Medical Sociology Section

Video Tributes


In Memoriam: Robert Straus--Alcohol Researcher, Pioneer, and Friend [OPEN ACCESS]

Kelly TH, Leukefeld CG, J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021;82(2):297-299 


Robert Straus and the Alcohol Research Group [OPEN ACCESS]

Greenfield TK, J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021;82(2):300 

Robert Straus in Berkeley [OPEN ACCESS]

Roizen R,  J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021;82(2):301-302 

Robert Straus and the End of an Era [OPEN ACCESS]

Roman PM, J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021;82(2):303-304