Edward B. Hayes ’78

Edward B. Hayes ’78 died of a heart attack May 9, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico, grew up in Mexico, Iraq, Switzerland, Colombia, and the United States, and prepared for college at Phillips Academy Andover. At Bowdoin, where he was a dean’s list student and a James Bowdoin Scholar, he helped start the Saltwater College, a series of events designed to heighten the awareness of the ocean, encourage use of the sea in a various disciplines, and to stimulate interest in the marine environment. He went on to graduate from Tufts Medical School, did his residency in pediatrics at Maine Medical Center, then joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an epidemiologist in Atlanta, Ga., and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1989, he and his new wife ventured aboard the square-rigged sailing ship Tole Mour to The Republic of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific for a year spent delivering preventive health care to isolated atolls. He then returned to the CDC in Atlanta, then to the Maine Bureau of Health. He spent his last eleven years with CDC at the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo. After twenty years with the CDC, he moved with his family to Barcelona, where he joined the Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and became the head of The Department of Public Health, president of the CRESIB Internal Scientific Committee. He was codirector of the I.S. Global–University of Barcelona Master of Global Health program and was deeply involved with teaching international courses organized by ISGlobal and other academic institutions. He was an expert advisor for the public health services of Catalunya on surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases. He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Paz Vidal-Quadras; daughters Carolina and Clara; son Lucas; his mother, Mrs. Guy Scull Hayes; sisters Lucie Semler, Anna Hayes, and Priscilla Taylor; and brothers Dr. Guy H. Hayes and Dr. Bartlett H. Hayes.

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