William Foege

Award Winner

1936 –

91 Views

Who is William Foege?

William Herbert Foege M.D., M.P.H. is an American epidemiologist who is credited with "devising the global strategy that led to the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s".

Foege also "played a central role" in efforts that greatly increased immunization rates in developing countries in the 1980s.

His book, House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox was published in June 2011. His book speaks to the triumph of modern science, medicine, and public health over a disease responsible for killing, blinding, and scarring millions over centuries of human history.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Mar 12, 1936
Decorah
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • University of Washington
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"William Foege." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 May 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/william_foege>.

Discuss this William Foege biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net