In Memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch, 1918-2015

Rose-Epstein-FrischRose Epstein Frisch, associate professor emerita of population sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, died on January 30 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was 96 years old.

A native of The Bronx, New York, Dr. Frisch graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1939. She earned a master’s degree in zoology at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in genetics at the University of Wisconsin. During the latter stages of World War II, she worked on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico, which developed the atomic bomb.

After the war, she took time off from academia to raise a family. When her children were older, she became at research associate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Her research focused on the biological mechanisms of fertility and cancer in women.

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