Elizabeth Barrett-Conner

The Family Physician

From the day of her entrance into Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, this Evanston, Illinois seeker of the truth knew medicine was to be her lifelong study. This search was to become concentrated on discovering the causes and hopefully the cures for epidemic illnesses.

After completing her internship and residency, she took post-doctoral studies in Clinical Medicine of the Tropics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She then moved on to the University of Minnesota, where she explored advanced epidemiology; then to John Hopkins to study genetics. International appreciation of her work has come in the form of awards, fellowships, and endowments.

Internationally recognized as an expert in epidemiology, she is currently the Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California at San Diego.

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor's main research has been into the factors promoting a healthy old age.

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