Edward Mayer Elkin, cl died March 14, 2014 in White Plains, N.Y.
A pediatrician and public health physician, he worked for many years for the New York State Department of Health, evaluating the quality of care in hospitals throughout the state.
He also oversaw a large, school-based health center program in the New York City public schools, with centers located in underserved neighborhoods and open to all students in those schools free of charge.
He was deeply committed to social justice and civic participation. He served in the navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
He leaves a daughter, Elena, Ph.D 03, a son, Joshua, and a sister, Leah Shavit.
Harvard Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2014