Famous American Epidemiologists

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Donald Henderson
(Medical Doctor)
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Birthdate: September 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: August 19, 2016
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David Sackett
(Physician)
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Birthdate: November 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 13, 2015
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Nathan Wolfe
(American Virologist & Epidemiologist Known for His Research on the Transmission of Infectious Viruses)
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Birthdate: August 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nathan Wolfe is an American virologist best known for founding a not-for-profit organization called Global Viral, where he is serving as the director. Wolfe, who is also credited with founding Metabiota, spent more than eight years in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa conducting biomedical research. In 2009, Wolfe was mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Agents of Change list.

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Theobald Smith
(Pathologist)
Theobald Smith
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Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1934
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Hans Zinsser
(Physician)
Hans Zinsser
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Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 1940
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Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Birthdate: July 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gas City, Indiana, United States
Died: October 1, 1969

Microbiologist Thomas Francis, Jr. is best remembered for identifying the influenza A and influenza B strains and creating a vaccine effective against both. He also contributed to the research on the treatment of pneumonia. His medical research won his many accolades and awards, such as the Medal of Freedom.

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Alexander Langmuir
(Epidemiologist)
Alexander Langmuir
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Birthdate: September 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1993
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R. Palmer Beasley
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Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 25, 2012

Best known for revolutionizing medical science with his research on hepatitis B, American physician R. Palmer Beasley was the first to find a link between the HPV virus and liver cancer. Though born into a family of bankers, he chose to study medicine at Harvard.

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George W. Comstock
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Birthdate: January 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2007

Renowned epidemiologist George W. Comstock is best remembered for his pathbreaking research on tuberculosis. Born to a metallurgical engineer, he had initially aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps but chose to study medicine at Harvard instead. His research areas included cancer and cardiovascular diseases, too.