Dr. Michael Bracken, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Gloucestershire in Britain, 50 years after he first graduated from St Paul’s College in Cheltenham.
A renowned global leader in evidence-based medicine, Dr. Bracken has studied and taught at Yale for the last 47 years, and 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 November 27. On presenting his award, the vice chancellor 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.”
Professor Bracken consults for many international corporations and agencies including the World Health Organization. A sometime 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. Professor Bracken is the 2013 recipient of the Lilienfeld Award from the American College of Epidemiology.