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research scientist , health systems educator

William John Horvath, American health systems educator, research scientist. Recipient Naval Ordnance Development award United States Department Navy, 1945; Presidential Certified of Merit, 1947. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association; member American Physical Society, Operations Research Society of America (Kimball medal 1977), Royal Society Health.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

Horvath, William John was born on September 13, 1917 in New York City. Son of John and Anna (Horvath) Horvath.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1936. Master of Science, New York University, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy, 1940. Physicist United States Navy-Bureau Ordnance, Washington, 1940-1943.

Operations analyst Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, 1943-1949. Science advisor Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Secretary of Defense, Washington, 1949-1952. Staff consultant Sylvania Electric Company, Bayside, New York, 1952-1955.

Section head. Airborne Instrument Laboratory, Mineola, New York, 1955-1958. Professor health systems, research scientist University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1958-1988, emeritus professor, since 1988. Consultant National Academy of Sciences, 1952-1955, National Institutes of Health, 1962-1970, National Institute of Mental Health, 1967-1972.

Career

Physicist United States Navy-Bureau Ordnance, Washington, 1940-1943. Professor health systems, research scientist University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1958-1988, emeritus professor, since 1988. Board directors Washtenaw Community Services, Ann Arbor, 1978-1980, Community Systems Foundation, Ann Arbor, 1978-1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous chapters and articles in nuclear physics, operations research, mathematics sociology, medical physics, health care delivery, health behavior. Board directors Washtenaw Community Services, Ann Arbor, 1978-1980, Community Systems Foundation, Ann Arbor, 1978-1981.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association. Member American Physical Society, Operations Research Society of America (Kimball medal 1977), Royal Society Health. Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Children– Susan, John.

father:
John Horvath

mother:
Anna (Horvath) Horvath

child:
John Horvath

child:
Susan Horvath