Professor Emeritus AJ (Tony) McMichael, MBBS, PhD is an Australian epidemiologist who recently retired from the Australian National University, where most recently he held an NHMRC Australia Fellowship. From 1994-2001 he was Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, before returning to Australia to follow Prof Bob Douglas as the director of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. In 2011 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, and in the same year was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.
Tony has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, 160 book chapters and two sole-author books: Planetary Overload: Global Environmental Change and Human Health (1993), and Human Frontiers, Environments and Disease: Past Patterns, Uncertain Futures(2001). He has several co-authored or edited books. Another sole-authored book is in an advanced stage of preparation. It is called When Climates Change. Famines, Fevers and Fates of Populations - Past and Future.