Tony McMichael

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Tony McMichael, "medical graduate and epidemiologist, was previously Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1994-2001). Among his active research interests (shown below), his primary focus now is on global climate change and human health, encompassing studies at local, national and international levels. During 2001-2007 Tony was Director of National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and led the development of programs of research on the health impacts of large-scale environmental and climatic changes, and the environmental influences on autoimmune diseases. His pioneering research and writing on the health risks of climate change was developed in conjunction with his central role in the assessment of health risks for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1993-2007). He has been an advisor and consultant on environmental health issues to WHO, the UN Environment Program, the World Bank and other international bodies. His environmental research, along with a longstanding interest in social and cultural influences on patterns of health and disease, underpins his further interest in understanding the ecology of the emergence and spread of infectious diseases in this 'renaissant' microbial era. During 2008-2009 he is President of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology." [1]

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  1. Tony McMichael, ANU, accessed April 24, 2008.