Yale School of Public Health professor receives honorary doctorate

Michael Bracken received an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the University of Gloucestershire in Britain, 50 years after he first graduated from St. Paul’s College in Cheltenham.

Michael Bracken received an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the University of Gloucestershire in Britain, 50 years after he first graduated from St. Paul’s College in Cheltenham.

Michael Bracken

A renowned global leader in evidence-based medicine, Bracken has studied and taught at Yale for the last 47 years. He is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (chronic diseases) and professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, reproductive science, and neurology.

The award was presented by vice chancellor Stephen Marston at the University of Gloucestershire’s graduation ceremony on Nov. 27. On presenting the award Marston said, “It is in recognition of Michael’s outstanding contribution to the field of medicine as an alumnus of the university, that we are honouring him today.”

Bracken consults for many international corporations and agencies, including the World Health Organization. An occasional research fellow in Green Templeton College, Oxford University, he has published more than 380 articles and written three books. He has served as the elected president of two major epidemiological organizations: the American College of Epidemiology and the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Bracken is the 2013 recipient of the Lilienfeld Award from the American College of Epidemiology.

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