Judith Mackay OBE
Judith Longstaff Mackay, SBS, OBE, JP, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lon)(born 1943, Yorkshire, England) is a British-born and Hong Kong–based medical doctor and international anti-tobacco advocate who led a campaign against tobacco in Asia from 1984 onwards, campaigning for tax increases to discourage youth smoking, for the creation of smoke-free areas, and against tobacco promotion. Her main interests are tobacco in low income countries, tobacco promotion aimed at women, and challenging the transnational tobacco companies.
She completed her medical training in Edinburgh and is now a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London. She holds professorships at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine in Beijing, the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Hong Kong., and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Senior Policy Advisor to World Health Organization (WHO)
In 1989 she started the Hong Kong–based Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control and worked unpaid for 20 years devoting herself to Tobacco Control matters. Currently she works for Vital Strategies, formerly known as World Lung Foundation, partner of the Bloomberg Initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.
She has published over 200 papers and spoken at 480 conferences on public health, especially tobacco control, and serves as advisor or is on the board of many international health organisations.
AWARDS: In 1988 she was awarded the World Health Organization Commemorative Medal, in 1989 the US Surgeon General's medallion, and in 1992 the APACT Presidential Award. In 2000 she was selected by her peers for the Luther Terry Award for Outstanding Individual Leadership. In 2006 she was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Network of Women Against Tobacco, the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong government, and the 60 Asian Heroes Award by TIME Magazine. In 2007 she received the Time 100 award for her work, in 2008 an OBE from Queen Elizabeth, and in 2009 the first-ever British Medical Journal award for lifetime achievement. She has received an award from His Majesty the King of Thailand for her work in Tobacco Control. In 2010, her work was profiled by CNN. In 2015 she received an honorary degree, Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa, from Hong Kong Shue Yan University. In 2016 she received an honorary degree, Doctor honoris causa, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, her alma mater. She has been named as one of the three most dangerous people in the world by the tobacco industry.
She plays golf and practices taichi, her favourite being the 56-sword programme.
- The State of Health Atlas Sole Author: Judith Mackay. Myriad Editions, published by Simon and Schuster 1993. English and American Editions (Simon and Schuster); German (Dietz); French (Editions Autrement); Swedish (Bokskogen) Health Atlas
- The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior Sole Author: Judith Mackay. Myriad Editions, published by Penguin, 2000; (and in French and German) Human Sexual Behavior Atlas
- The Tobacco Atlas Authors: Dr Judith Mackay, Dr Michael Eriksen. Myriad Editions, published by World Health Organization, 2002 ISBN 92-4-156209-9 Tobacco Atlas
- The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Authors: Dr Judith Mackay, Dr George A. Mensah. Myriad Editions, published by World Health Organization, 2004 ISBN 92-4-156276-5
- The Tobacco Atlas (2nd ed). Dr Judith Mackay, Dr Michael Eriksen, Dr Omar Shafey. Myriad Editions, published by American Cancer Society, 2006 ISBN 0-944235-58-1 Tobacco Atlas
- The Cancer Atlas Authors: Drs Judith Mackay, Ahmedin Jemal, Nancy Lee, Maxwell Parkin. Myriad Editions, published by American Cancer Society, 2006 ISBN 0-944235-62-X Cancer Atlas
- The Tobacco Atlas (3rd ed) Authors: Dr Omar Shafey, Dr Michael Eriksen, Dr Hana Ross, Dr Judith Mackay. Published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, 2009
- The Global Tobacco Surveillance System Atlas Authors: Charles W. Warren, Samira Asma, Juliette Lee, Veronica Lea, Judith Mackay. Myriad Editions, published by the Centers for Disease Control Foundation, USA, 2009 Global Tobacco Surveillance System Atlas
- The Oral Health Atlas Authors Roby Beaglehole, Habib Benzian, Jon Crail, Judith Mackay. Myriad Editions, published by FDI World Dental Federation 2009 ISBN 978-0-9539261-6-9 Oral Health Atlas
- The Tobacco Atlas (4th ed). Authors Michael Eriksen, Judith Mackay, Hana Ross. Published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, 2012
- The Tobacco Atlas (5th ed). Authors Michael Eriksen, Judith Mackay, Neil Schluger, Farhad Islami Gomeshtapeh, Jeffrey Drope. Published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, 2015. Available at www.tobaccoatlas.org
- The GATS Atlas (Global Adult Tobacco Survey). Authors Asma S, Mackay J, Song SY, Zhao L, Morton J, Palipudi KM, et al., CDC Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2015.
- "ASH Scotland congratulates tobacco campaigner Prof Judith Mackay on lifetime achievement award". ASH Scotland. 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- Philby, Charlotte (9 May 2009). "First person: 'I fought the tobacco industry'". Upfront column. London: The Independent Magazine. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- "Judith Mackay receives lifetime Achievement Award". World Heart Federation. February 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- Wigand, Jeffrey (3 May 2007). "Time 100 -HEROES & PIONEERS". Time Magazine. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
- Parry, Jane (27 April 2009). "Judith Mackay: brandishing a sword for health". British Medical Journal. 338 (BMJ 2009;338:b1689): b1689. doi:10.1136/bmj.b1689. PMID 19398477.
- "CNN.com Video". CNN.
- "Judith Mackay". Woman's Hour. BBC. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2009.