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Gail Grigsby Harrison

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June 8, 1943 - September 5, 2015 Born Gail Kathleen Grigsby to parents Richard and Marjorie Grigsby, Dr. Harrison attended UCSB, Cornell Univ., and the Univ. of Arizona, from which she received a PhD in Biological Anthropology in 1976. After a 15-year tenure at the U of A as a professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Dr. Harrison relocated to Southern California to assume a similar position at the UCLA School of Public Health until her retirement in 2013. She was involved in many research endeavors, consulted for the WHO, WIC, and UNICEF, and was an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Harrison was predeceased by her brother, Richard S. Grigsby Jr., and is survived by her husband, Osman Galal; children Tim Harrison and Malinda Bess Harrison; stepchildren Mona and Khalid Galal; stepmother Susan Grigsby; step-siblings Cherrill Kawakami, Barbara LeBlanc, & William Davis Jr.; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, etc., donations in Gail's honor to (www.heifer.org) are encouraged. forevermissed.com/gail-harrison
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, 2015
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