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Memorial celebration planned for Walter Holland

A memorial celebration of the life and work of Walter Holland has been planned on Monday, 1 October at 2 p.m. at 11 St. Andrews Place, London. Those wishing to attend should send their RSVP to Fiona Holland.

Holland, the 1987-1990 president of IEA, had a very wide contribution to the field of epidemiology and […]

DA Henderson 1928-2016


DA Henderson, one of the most eminent epidemiologists worldwide, has died. He led the World Health Organisation’s smallpox eradication program in the 1960s and 70s. He had also been Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and was an adviser on bioterrorism to several presidents. Until his death he continued to […]

Betty Monsour (1949-2015)

Betty Monsour, who acted as President of the 20th World Congress of Epidemiology held in August 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska, passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. All of us who worked with her since 2008, when Alaska was chosen to host the WCE, are deeply appreciative of her energy, […]

Obituary: Tony McMichael

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Tony McMichael. Only a few weeks ago he presented the opening Cruickshank Lecture at the IEA World Congress in Alaska on “Climate Change, the Anthropocene, and Human Health: Implications for 21st Century Epidemiology”. Tony was a worldwide authority on the possible health consequences […]

Dr. Mervyn Susser: Obituary

Dear Colleagues and friends

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dr Mervyn Susser, our dear friend and colleague, passed away last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Zena Stein, their children and their families. Below is a short biography:

Dr Mervyn Susser and his wife, Dr Zena […]

Pat Buffler, 1938-2013


It is with profound sadness that we inform IEA members and the epidemiology community of the passing of one of the giants of our profession, Patricia Buffler. Her untimely death on Thursday, September 26, at the age of 75, stopped her career at a point when she was as active as ever. Pat was […]

Obituary: Professor David JP Barker CBE FRS

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Born: 29th June 1938, Died: 27th August 2013

David JP Barker was a physician, a biologist and one of the most influential epidemiologists of our time. His ‘fetal programming hypothesis’ (‘Barker Hypothesis’) transformed our thinking about the causes of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. He challenged the idea that they are explained by bad genes […]

Obituary – Johannes Mosbech (12/02/1922 – 18/02/2013)

Johannes was President of the IEA between 1984 and 1987. His death is a great loss. He obtained his medical degree in 1948 from Copenhagen University and became Dr.Med in 1953. He worked as a consultant in internal medicine at a number of the major hospitals in Copenhagen. From 1957 to 1994 he also worked […]

John Pemberton Archives

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John Pemberton was the key figure in founding the ‘International corresponding club (ICS), later to become the International Epidemiological Association (IEA), and the Society for Social Medicine (SSM). A collection of papers, mostly relating to foundations and early years of IEA and SSM, collected by John Pemberton himself, has been lodged at Cardiff University. […]

Obituary: Dr. Palmer Beasley


Dr. Palmer Beasley, an IEA member, passed away at the end of August. At the time of his death he was a professor and former dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health. […]