Dr. Clyde Hertzman (1953-2013)
12 February 2013
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is saddened by the recent death of Dr. Clyde Hertzman, a leading member of BC’s health research community.
Hertzman, a professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health, was internationally recognized for his research in early childhood learning and development. Throughout his distinguished career, Hertzman made significant contributions to the understanding of human development’s impact on health outcomes in later life.
Hertzman was director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership and held the Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development. From 2004 to 2009, he served as leader of the MSFHR-funded Child and Youth Developmental Trajectories Research Unit. He also sat on the advisory board of Population Data BC, helping to advocate better access to data for BC health researchers.
Hertzman’s research achievements were recognized with several high-profile awards. He was named Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year in 2010 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012.
A celebration of Hertzman's life will be held Sunday, March 17 at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Guests are welcome to arrive at 1 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. The celebration is open to the public.