Clyde Hertzman

"A passionate visionary, esteemed researcher and early child advocate, Clyde inspired every one of us."

Dr. Hertzman was the Founding Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).  He was the Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development and Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.  Nationally, Dr. Hertzman was a Senior Fellow of the Experience-based Brain and Biological Development Programme and the Successful Societies Programs of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIfAR). He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and he held an honorary appointment at the Institute for Child Health, University College, London.

Dr. Hertzman played a central role in creating a framework that links population health to human development, emphasizing the special role of early child development as a determinant of health. His research contributed to international, national, provincial, and community initiatives for healthy child development.  He was the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2010 Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013.

Dr. Hertzman passed away suddenly in February 2013. We continue to hold a special space on our website for remembering Clyde

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