Donald Ainslie “D. A.” Henderson was born on September 7, 1928, and died on August 19, 2016.
He was an American physician, educator, and epidemiologist.
Henderson directed a 10-year international effort (1967–1977) that eradicated smallpox throughout the world and launched international childhood vaccination programs.
Donald was Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, from 1977 to 1990.
Then, then he played a leading role in instigating national programs for public health preparedness and response following biological attacks and national disasters.
Before his death, he was Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as Distinguished Scholar at the UPMC Center for Health Security.
Nana Irene Bragg was his wife.
He died after fracturing his hip, at Gilchrist Hospice, Towson, Maryland.
Donald Henderson passed away at 87 years old.