Albert Patrick Iskrant, 68, a statistical and research official with the U.S. Public Health Service until his retirement in 1972, died Thursday at Suburban Hospital. He suffered from cancer.
He was chief of the operational research section of the Accident Prevention Program of USPHS from 1956 until he retired.
Mr Iskrant had organized a system for collecting and analyzing statistics on accidental injuries and their causes. This included research into the areas of home accidents, falls, traffic mishaps, fires and the relationship of osteoporosis to fractures suffered by the elderly.
He was born in Hicksville, L.I., N.Y., and moved to Ireland as a child with his parents. He graduated from the National University of Ireland before returning to this country at the age of 21. Later he earned a master's degree in economics from Catholic University.
Mr. Iskrant worked for the Iowa Liquor Control Commissioner, in Des Moines before coming to Washington in 1935 as an employe of the Veterans Administration.
He joined the Public Health Service two years later as a statistician in the Venereal Disease Division. He became known for his development of casefinding procedures, therapy evaluation and reporting techniques. Later he applied the same research and evaluation techniques while working in the Division of Chronic Disease and Tuberculosis.
Mr. Iskrant received a Department of Health, Education and Welfare Superior Service Award in 1963. He was the author of many papers in his field and the co-author of "Accidents and Homicide." He was a fellow of the American Public Health Association and belonged to the American Statistical Association.
He is survived by his wife, Irene, of the home in Kensington; two daughters, Eileen Faatz, of Kensington, and, Margaret Rutherford, of Takoma Park; a son, John, of Ardmore, Pa., and five grandchildren.