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epidemiologist , Statistician

Ruth Rice Puffer, German, American statistician, epidemiologist. Recipient Centennial award Tennessee Department Public Health, 1977, Abraham Horwitz award for International Health Pan-American Organization, 1978. Fellow American Public Health Association (vice president 1950), American Statistical Association; member Delta Omega.

Background

Puffer, Ruth Rice was born on August 31, 1907 in Berlin, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of J. Adams and Emily Hope (Rice) Puffer.

Education

Bachelor, Smith College, 1929;Doctor of Science (honorary), Smith College, 1970;postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1937-1938;Department of Public Health, Harvard University, 1943.

Career

Director statistical services, Tennessee Department Public Health, Nashville, 1933-1953;chief department health statistics, Pan American Health Organisation, regional office World Health Organization, Washington, 1953-1970;consultant, Pan American Health Organisation, regional office World Health Organization, Washington, since 1970. Consultant unites states department State, New Delhi, India, 1981, 85, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1983.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Public Health Association (vice president 1950), American Statistical Association. Member Delta Omega.

Connections

father:
J. Adams Puffer

mother:
Emily Hope (Rice) Puffer