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Charles Deutsch

instructor, Harvard School Public Health

Deutsch began his professional life as a teacher. After two years he enrolled at Yale for a master's degree in teaching, he became a welfare-rights organizer, and earned a doctorate in behavioral sciences at Harvard's School of Public Health. In the 1970s he devised an alcohol-education program for teenagers that was nationally replicated, and in the 1980s he helped develop the first comprehensive secondary-school health curriculum found by the Centers for Disease Control to be effective in influencing students' knowledge, attitudes, and practices about health. That curriculum is currently in use in the Cambridge and Boston schools.