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Jack Geiger

Jack Geiger is Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine and director, Program in Health, Medicine, and Society, City College of New York. He has been the Henry J. Kaiser Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. Most of Dr. Geiger's professional career has focused on the problems of health and poverty, and he was a leader in the development of community health centers in the United States. For this work he has received several awards, including the first annual Rosenhaus Foundation Award for excellence of the American Public Health Association and the Distinguished Public Service Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers. He is the author of over sixty articles and book chapters on the social aspects of public health, primary health care, medical ethics, and crisis relocation planning for nuclear war.

Dr. Geiger was a founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and was coauthor of its first major publications on the medical and environmental effects of nuclear weapons in 1962. He is currently president of the PSR board of sponsors and executive committee and chairperson of its policy committee. In 1982, the Public Health Association of New York City gave him its Award of Merit in Global Public Health for "tireless efforts for the prevention of nuclear war."