Robert Oseasohn, MD

Family and Community Medicine

1924-1994

Dr. Robert Oseasohn obtained undergraduate training in chemistry and biology at Tufts University, and his MD from Long Island College of Medicine in 1947. He did internships at Harlem and Mount Sinai Hospitals and residency in medicine at the Cushing V.A. Hospital. Dr. Oseasohn did pioneering work on the spread of Asian Influenza and later on cholera with the WHO in Pakistan. Dr. Oseasohn held faculty positions at Western Reserve University and was the Deputy Director of the Cholera Research Laboratory in Dacca, Pakistan, before his appointment as founding chair of the UNM Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine from 1967-1972. He subsequently served as associate dean for student affairs at the School of Public Health in Houston, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University and associate dean of the School of Public Health in San Antonio.

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