Dr. John Elder
2003 Research Laureate
Dr. Elder has been an inspiration to a field struggling with both the programmatic and methodological challenges of conducting research in multicultural contexts. His fluency in Spanish, his extensive work in Mexico, and his consulting in numerous other developing countries give him a broader than usual perspective on the application of behavioral and social sciences in public health and education. Dr Elder has consulted for USAID, Rockefeller Foundation and WHO projects in 15 different countries in Asia, Latin America, and Europe in the areas of child survival, maternal and child health, dengue fever control, research design, and social marketing.