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Philip BRACHMAN Sr. Obituary
BRACHMAN, Sr., Philip Philip Brachman, Sr., MD died unexpectedly Monday June 6, 2016. His children were at his bedside. He dedicated his life's work to public health and social justice. Dr. Brachman joined the Centers for Disease Control in 1954, where he was Director of the Epidemiology Intelligence Service from 1970 to 1981. After retiring from CDC, he began his second career as Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Additionally, Dr. Brachman was the director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Emory University. Countless public health practitioners from all reaches of the globe have participated in the program. After completion, the fellows return to their countries of origin to teach other health professionals thus affecting the improvement of health on a global scale. Dr. Brachman was held in high regard by the Humphrey Fellows. At Emory and CDC, he was known for his tireless leadership, mentorship, and his work in the areas of education, health, and social justice. Philip, along with his wife Susan, was one of the founding parents of The Paideia School in Atlanta. He was chairman of the board of trustees for seven years and remained an active supporter of the school up until the present. Philip is survived by his wife of 65 years, Susan Brachman, his sons, Philip Jr (Ronnie), David (Jo); daughters, Laura (Tom) and Sarah (Steven) and six grandchildren: Alexander, Edith, Julia, Sarah, Rachel and Philip. Family was of first and foremost importance to Philip Brachman. He will be missed. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday June 10 at The Paideia School auditorium, 1509 S. Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Books for Africa ( This organization supplies books to children of all ages in Africa. Dr. Brachman worked with this group to supply books to a school library in Kenya which he funded. A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 9, 2016
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