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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 Children’s’ 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.

Dr. Michael McCally

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Dr. Michael McCally
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dept. of Community & Preventative Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
Box 1043
New York, NY 10029-6574




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