David A. Hamburg, American psychologist, Died at 93

David A. Hamburg died on April 21, 2019; he was an American psychologist, ischemic colitis.

David was the President Emeritus at Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he served as president from 1982 to 1997.

He likewise served as the President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


David had beforehand been chair of the department of psychiatry at Stanford. His wife, Beatrix Hamburg, followed a similarly successful career path.

Their daughter, Margaret Hamburg, is a physician who has accompanied their footsteps into public service becoming Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in 2009.

David was, granted the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences in 1998, its most prestigious award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996.

In 2007, David and his wife received the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health from the Institute of Medicine for their long careers in medicine and public service.

David A. Hamburg passed away at the age of 93.