Milken Institute SPH Mourns the Loss of Global Health Faculty Member Charles Teller

A beloved member of the GW community Charles (Charlie) Teller passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Teller was an adjunct professor of global health at Milken Institute SPH and an adjunct associate professor at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, where he had been doing research and teaching since 1994. Just prior to joining the GW faculty in 2010, he was a senior visiting scholar at the Population Reference Bureau and before that he served as the senior evaluation advisor in the Global Health Bureau for USAID in Washington, DC.

He was a beloved colleague and a cherished mentor to students as well as junior faculty members. Dr. Teller earned his PhD in sociology/demography-ecology from Cornell University and was known at Milken Institute SPH to be passionate about his work including the topics of nutrition and food insecurity. In the classroom, Dr. Teller brought public health theory to life by leading lively discussions and weaving in real life stories.

Dr. Teller was admired by his colleagues for his extensive research and evaluations in more than 60 countries, with more than 150 publications on topics that included malnutrition, health care utilization, migration and urbanization, and health and development program evaluation.

Professor Teller was a championship tennis player, active in Maryland and Mid-Atlantic Regional USTA tournaments. He lived in Rockville, Maryland.