LEON S. ROBERTSON is an internationally recognized authority on injury epidemiology and prevention. He has held positions at Harvard Medical School, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University. As president of Nanlee Research, Dr. Robertson has been a consultant on injury control to industry, labor, and government. An enthusiastic and influential teacher, he has often lectured to students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has written nine books and more than 140 research publications dealing with injury prevention.
This chair was endowed to support the career development of an assistant or associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management or the Department of International Health whose principal focus relates to the field of injury prevention by providing substantial funding for a period of three years, after which a new recipient will be identified.