Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Dorothy B. Nyswander: Professor and Activist for Public Health Education in the Americas and Asia

Interviewee(s):
Nyswander, Dorothy B.
Interviewer(s):
Nathan, Harriet
Title:
Dorothy B. Nyswander: Professor and Activist for Public Health Education in the Americas and Asia
Abstract:
California ranch life, early 1900s, Washoe Indians; secondary teaching certificates in mathematics, English, German, and PhD in educational psychology, UC Berkeley; experiences as high school teacher, Elko, NV, and Alameda, CA; University of Utah, 1926-1936: professor of educational psychology, developing a public health nursing system for the state, health surveys of American Indians in Utah and New Mexico; understanding religions, Hindu, Mormon, Methodist, Theosophy, and search for evidence; work with federal service agencies in the Depression era and WWII, and consequences of the Astoria (NY) School Health Study, 1936-1940; Professor, Public Health Education, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 1946-1957: creating Division of Public Health Education, and significance of the school's MPH alumni, worldwide; Inter-American Education Foundation, 1943-1946, Ecuador and Peru; public health education in Panama and Brazil, 1950s; malaria in Jamaica and Turkey, 1959-1960; family planning work in India and Pakistan, 1960s; thoughts on group process in public health education; daughter Marie Nyswander's achievement in Methadone development; honors and awards.
Subject area(s):
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Science, Technology, and Health
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1993 1994
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11260669
Rights:
Nyswander, Dorothy B. "Dorothey B. Nyswander: Professor and Activist for Public Health Education in the Americas and Asia." Interview by Harriet Nathan in 1993 and 1994. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1994.