Foundation executive, consultant. Born– Nov. 25, 1933 in Birmingham. Parents– Kelly Parks and Alice Winn (Peeples) Strickland. Married– Tamara Gunsard, June 15, 1962. Education– Emory University, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1971. Teacher, Lycee des Garcons, Mulhouse, France, 1956-57; teacher in Alabama, 1957-58.  Congressional staff assistant 1959-1965; congressional staff fellow, American Political Science Association, 1965-1966; staff associate, American Council on Education, 1967-1969;  President’s Commission on White House Fellows, 1967-1969;  founding faculty,  Health Policy Program at University of California (San Francisco) after  1972-77. President and Treasurer, The Public Record, after 1970.  Consultant to many government agencies and private organizations. Member of American Political Science Association, Association of History of Medicine, and other professional organizations.  Chair, Board of Directors, Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1969-71. Died April 9, 2015.


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The History of Regional Medical Programs:  The Life and Death of a Small Initiative of the Great Society.  University Press of America, 2000.

Political Science, and Dread Disease; a Short History of United States Medical Research Policy. Washington. D.C.; Howard University Press, 1972.

Research and the Health of Americans; Improving the Policy Process. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1978.

The Story of the NIH Grants Program. Lanham, Md.; University Press of America, 1989.

U.S. Health Care; What’s Wrong and What’s Right. New York; Universe Books, 1972.


Communications and Society; a First Hand Look at the Surgeon General’s Report on Television and Violence. Palo Alto, Calif.; s.n., 1972.

The Markle Scholars: A Brief History.  Markle Foundation, 1976.

TV Violence and the Child:  The Evolution and Fate of the Surgeon General’s Report.  Russell Sage Foundation, 1975.


Hugo Black and the Supreme Court; a Symposium. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, Merrill, 1967.

Sponsored Research in American Universities.  American Council on Education, 1968.


Americans and Drug Abuse; Reports from the Aspen Conference. New York; Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1977.

Federal Laws:  Health and Environmental Manpower.  Science and Health Communications Group. 1972.