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Dr. Emanuel worked in the UW School of Public Health and UW School of Medicine for 50 years. His research on causes of low birth weight and infant mortality led to the recognition that maternal health was a major predictor of child health. He identified maternal smoking and socioeconomic status as major predictors of early childhood health, and he was one of the first to recognize that nutrient deficiencies caused spina bifida.

Dr. Emanuel founded the UW’s Maternal and Child Health Program and served as the first director of the UW’s Center on Human Development and Disability. An endowed fellowship in his name at UW’s School of Public Health was created in 2016.

Come and enjoy food and refreshments while listening to stories about Dr. Emanuel’s life. All are welcome.

RSVP requested to GinaMarie Emanuel at