Michael McCally, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael McCally is a public health physician and Professor and Vice
Chairman of the Department of Community and Preventative Medicine at
the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he is Co-Director
of the Center for Childrens Health and the Environment.
He has held positions in academic medicine and hospital administration
including Professorships of Public Health and Medicine at George Washington
University, the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and the
University of Chicago. From 1991 to 1995 Dr. McCally was a member
of the Board of Health of the City of Chicago. He holds a medical
degree from Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in Physiology from
Ohio State University.
As an environmental scientist working for the United States Air Force,
Dr. McCally performed original research on human responses to adverse
environments including heat, acceleration and prolonged weightlessness.
Dr. McCally has conducted research on health care delivery issues
including the use of new types of health care providers. He is the
editor of four books and author of more than 80 publications on
environmental health and medical topics.
Dr. McCally has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment
Programme and has been active in efforts to reach a binding international
agreement to prevent release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
He designed and directed a series of regional conferences on human
health and the environment and has participated in congressional staff
briefings on environmental topics. He co-authored a 1990 essay entitled
Medical Responsibility and Global Environmental Change"
in Annals of Internal Medicine and the book Critical Condition:
Human Health and the Environment (MIT Press, 1993).
Dr. McCally has been a leader in public health organizations including
Physicians for a National Health Program, Physicians for Human Rights
and the American Public Health Association. He has been a member of
the Board of Directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
and was Treasurer of International Physicians for the Prevention of
Nuclear War when it won the Nobel Peace Price in 1985.
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