Center on the Developing Child

Julius B. Richmond Fellowship

From 2007-2016, the Center awarded Julius B. Richmond Fellowships to 38 doctoral students in support of their science, education, and policy research and scholarly development. Starting with the 2017-18 school year, the Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship program has expanded and built on that 10-year legacy by integrating a new emphasis on innovation and application of research. Richmond Fellows are part of a larger network of the alumni of both fellowships. Dr. Richmond will continue to be honored at the Center through an annual Julius B. Richmond Emerging Leaders Profile.

About Julius B. Richmond

Julius B. RichmondJulius B. Richmond, M.D. was the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus at Harvard Medical School until his death in 2008. As a pioneer in public health and early childhood development, Dr. Richmond was the first director of Head Start in the Johnson administration and served as U.S. Surgeon General in the Carter administration, where he was an instrumental public health campaigner against the tobacco industry.

Read the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health obituary for Dr. Richmond.

Photo of Julius Richmond: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office