ⓘ People in public health ..

Nita Barrow

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, GCMG DA, was the first female Governor-General of Barbados. Barrow was a nurse and a public health servant from Barbados. She served as Governor-General of Barbados from 6 June 1990 until her death on 19 December 1995. She was the older sister of Errol Barrow, first Prime Minister of Barbados.

Charles Booth (social reformer)

Charles James Booth was a British shipowner, social researcher and reformer, best known for his innovative philanthropic studies on working-class life in London towards the end of the 19th century. Booths work, along with that of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, influenced government policy regarding poverty in the early 20th century and helped initiate Old Age pensions and free school meals for the poorest children.

Louise Stevens Bryant

Louise Stevens Bryant was an American public health specialist, writer, editor and publicist. She was especially involved in the fields of human sexuality and maternal health, and was the executive secretary of Robert Latou Dickinsons Committee on Maternal Health from 1927 to 1935.

Homer Calver

Calver was born in 1892 in New York City, as the only son of William Louis Calver and Mary Ella Northrup. He received a degree in sanitary engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he volunteered to serve in the American Ambulance Service in France during World War I. He then returned home after developing pneumonia and worked as a health administrator in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for one year 1916–17, where he helped fight diphtheria, launched a milk and food ordinance, and educated the public about health. In 1921, he began working on inventory projects ...

Terence E. Carroll

Terence E. Carroll earned his B.A. in history from Wayne State University and an M.A. in history from Columbia University. His thesis mentor at Columbia was famed historian Richard Hofstadter. Upon graduation from Columbia, he joined the Detroit Historical Museum as Curator of Industrial History. It was during his time with the Detroit Museum that he became interested in the history of public health. In 1955, he became Assistant Managing Director of the Michigan Credit Union League. When the Michigan Credit Union League acquired ownership of the League Life Insurance Company, Carroll becam ...

Charles F. Chandler

Charles Frederick Chandler was an American chemist, best known for his regulatory work in public health, sanitation, and consumer safety in New York City, as well as his work in chemical education - first at Union College and then, for the majority of his career, at Columbia University, where he taught in the Chemical Department, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and served as the first Dean of Columbia Universitys School of Mines.