Anthony J McMichael

Summary

Affiliation: Australian National University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Paleoclimate and bubonic plague: a forewarning of future risk?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Building 62, Mills Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Biol 8:108. 2010
  2. pmc Impediments to comprehensive research on climate change and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:6096-105. 2013
  3. pmc Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world: beyond city limits
    Sybil P Seitzinger
    International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ambio 41:787-94. 2012
  4. pmc Insights from past millennia into climatic impacts on human health and survival
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4730-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint World Health Assembly 2008: climate change and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 371:1895-6. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Climate change, health, and development goals
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 364:2004-6. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention. Authoritative report from World Cancer Research Fund provides global update
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:762-3. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Lancet 370:1253-63. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Will considerations of environmental sustainability revitalise the policy links between the urban environment and health?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 18:41-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Greenhouse-gas costs of clinical trials
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 369:1584-5. 2007

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Paleoclimate and bubonic plague: a forewarning of future risk?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Building 62, Mills Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMC Biol 8:108. 2010
    ..This has potential implications for health risks from future climate change...
  2. pmc Impediments to comprehensive research on climate change and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:6096-105. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Planetary stewardship in an urbanizing world: beyond city limits
    Sybil P Seitzinger
    International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ambio 41:787-94. 2012
    ..The potential for cities to cooperate as a system and with rural connectivity could increase their capacity to effect change and foster stewardship at the planetary scale and also increase their resource security...
  4. pmc Insights from past millennia into climatic impacts on human health and survival
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4730-7. 2012
    ..Adverse historical climate-related health experiences underscore the case for abating human-induced climate change...
  5. doi request reprint World Health Assembly 2008: climate change and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 371:1895-6. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Climate change, health, and development goals
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 364:2004-6. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention. Authoritative report from World Cancer Research Fund provides global update
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:762-3. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Lancet 370:1253-63. 2007
    ..90 g per day is proposed as a working global target, shared more evenly, with not more than 50 g per day coming from red meat from ruminants (ie, cattle, sheep, goats, and other digastric grazers)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Will considerations of environmental sustainability revitalise the policy links between the urban environment and health?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 18:41-5. 2007
    ..These and other health issues in urban environments need to be understood and addressed at the community or population level. This is an ecological challenge, crucial to attaining real sustainability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Greenhouse-gas costs of clinical trials
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Lancet 369:1584-5. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Integrating nutrition with ecology: balancing the health of humans and biosphere
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 8:706-15. 2005
    ..To consider ways in which nutrition and allied sciences can respond to this great challenge of the twenty-first century...
  12. pmc Global environmental change and health: impacts, inequalities, and the health sector
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    BMJ 336:191-4. 2008
  13. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: present and future risks
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Lancet 367:859-69. 2006
    ..Evidence and anticipation of adverse health effects will strengthen the case for pre-emptive policies, and will also guide priorities for planned adaptive strategies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Population, environment, disease, and survival: past patterns, uncertain futures
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, 0200, Canberra ACT, Australia
    Lancet 359:1145-8. 2002
    ..Have recent health gains, in part, depended on depleting natural environmental capital? Population health sciences have a crucial contribution to make to the sustainability project...
  15. doi request reprint Climate change: present and future risks to health, and necessary responses
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    J Intern Med 270:401-13. 2011
    ..The health sector should assist society understand the risks to health and the needed responses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Gilding the global lily
    Anthony J McMichael
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    BMJ 325:1461-6. 2002
  17. doi request reprint Promoting global population health while constraining the environmental footprint
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:179-97. 2011
    ..Many changes now needed to promote ecological (and social) sustainability will benefit local health. Continued improvement of global health could thus coexist with an equitably shared global environmental footprint...
  18. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: what do we know?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 177:590-1. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint New visions for addressing sustainability
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Science 302:1919-20. 2003
    ..A more integrated and consilient approach to sustainability is urgently needed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mortality trends and setbacks: global convergence or divergence?
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia 0200
    Lancet 363:1155-9. 2004
    ..Such analysis has shown that the health status of human populations should be a guiding criterion in the debate on sustainable development...
  21. pmc Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present and future
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1049-58. 2004
    ..Humans and microbes are not "at war"; rather, both parties are engaged in amoral, self-interested, coevolutionary struggle. We need to understand better, and therefore anticipate, the dynamics of that process...
  22. ncbi request reprint Climate change and human health: recognising the really inconvenient truth
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:595-6. 2009
    ..Climate change is weakening Earth's life-support systems...
  23. doi request reprint Vitamin D status: multifactorial contribution of environment, genes and other factors in healthy Australian adults across a latitude gradient
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 136:300-8. 2013
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Vitamin D Workshop'...
  24. doi request reprint The role of latitude, ultraviolet radiation exposure and vitamin D in childhood asthma and hayfever: an Australian multicenter study
    Ann Maree Hughes
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 22:327-33. 2011
    ..Our results also suggest that solar exposure during childhood may be important in allergic sensitization. Plausible explanations, including biologic mechanisms, exist for both observations...
  25. doi request reprint Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture
    Sharon Friel
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Lancet 374:2016-25. 2009
    ..Coordinated intersectoral action is needed across agricultural, nutritional, public health, and climate change communities worldwide to provide affordable, healthy, low-emission diets for all societies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Emerging health issues: the widening challenge for population health promotion
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Health Promot Int 21:15-24. 2006
    ..The big task is to promote sustainable environmental and social conditions that bring enduring and equitable health gains...
  27. ncbi request reprint Population health as the 'bottom line' of sustainability: a contemporary challenge for public health researchers
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Eur J Public Health 16:579-81. 2006
  28. pmc A multi-layered governance framework for incorporating social science insights into adapting to the health impacts of climate change
    Kathryn J Bowen
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Glob Health Action 6:21820. 2013
    ..A range of sectors is responsible for appropriate adaptive policies and measures to address the health risks of climate change, including health services, water and sanitation, trade, agriculture, disaster management, and development...
  29. doi request reprint Associations between silicone skin cast score, cumulative sun exposure, and other factors in the ausimmune study: a multicenter Australian study
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2887-94. 2009
    ..They can be used as an objective measure of cumulative past sun exposure in epidemiologic studies, but other determinants of skin damage, such as skin pigmentation, should be concurrently evaluated...
  30. pmc Association or causation: evaluating links between "environment and disease"
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 83:792-5. 2005
  31. doi request reprint International study of temperature, heat and urban mortality: the 'ISOTHURM' project
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1121-31. 2008
    ..This study describes heat- and cold-related mortality in 12 urban populations in low- and middle-income countries, thereby extending knowledge of how diverse populations, in non-OECD countries, respond to temperature extremes...
  32. pmc Is the current public health message on UV exposure correct?
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 84:485-91. 2006
    ..After the widespread promotion of sun safety, it may now be appropriate to refine public health messages to take better account of variations between groups and their susceptibility to the dangers and benefits of sun exposure...
  33. doi request reprint Climate change and Australia's healthcare system - risks, research and responses
    Haylee J Weaver
    Department of Biomedical Research and Biochemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 34:441-4. 2010
    ..Training of health care professionals about climate change and its effects will also be important in meeting long-term workforce demands...
  34. doi request reprint Estimating the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation exposure
    Robyn M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:654-67. 2008
    ..We report here the global disease burden due to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure...
  35. ncbi request reprint Housing and health transition in Thailand
    S Friel
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Rev Environ Health 19:311-27. 2004
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Climate change, noncommunicable diseases, and development: the relationships and common policy opportunities
    S Friel
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Annu Rev Public Health 32:133-47. 2011
    ..Well-designed climate change policy can reduce the incidence of major NCDs in local populations...
  37. doi request reprint Sun exposure and vitamin D are independent risk factors for CNS demyelination
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra 0200, Australia
    Neurology 76:540-8. 2011
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Observational analytic studies in multiple sclerosis: controlling bias through study design and conduct. The Australian Multicentre Study of Environment and Immune Function
    R M Lucas
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Mult Scler 13:827-39. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint A global perspective on food, environment and health, with particular reference to diet and cancer
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    IARC Sci Publ 156:525-30. 2002
  40. pmc Governing for a healthy population: towards an understanding of how decision-making will determine our global health in a changing climate
    Kathryn J Bowen
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:55-72. 2012
    ..These two governance concepts can be evaluated using methods of social network research and policy analysis using case studies and is the subject of further research...
  41. ncbi request reprint Fish, health, and sustainability
    Anthony J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 29:322-3. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Cohort profile: The Thai Cohort of 87,134 Open University students
    Adrian C Sleigh
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU College of Medicine and Health Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 37:266-72. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Global climate change: will it affect vector-borne infectious diseases?
    A J McMichael
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australia National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    Intern Med J 33:554-5. 2003
  44. pmc Land-use change and emerging infectious disease on an island continent
    Rosemary A McFarlane
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:2699-719. 2013
    ..This review of infectious disease emergence in one continent provides valuable insight into the association between accelerated global LUC and concurrent accelerated infectious disease emergence...
  45. pmc Ecologic analysis of some immune-related disorders, including type 1 diabetes, in Australia: latitude, regional ultraviolet radiation, and disease prevalence
    Judith A Staples
    National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Environ Health Perspect 111:518-23. 2003
    ..In light of this study, analytic epidemiologic studies investigating risk of immune disorders in relation to personal UVR exposure in humans are required...
  46. ncbi request reprint The impact of climate change on child health
    Supinda Bunyavanich
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:44-52. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Lifelong vegetarianism and risk of breast cancer: a population-based case-control study among South Asian migrant women living in England
    Isabel dos Santos Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Int J Cancer 99:238-44. 2002
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Development of a predictive model for ross river virus disease in Brisbane, Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:129-37. 2004
    ..94%). Therefore, this model may have applications as a decision supportive tool in disease control and risk-management planning programs...
  49. pmc Vulnerability to winter mortality in elderly people in Britain: population based study
    Paul Wilkinson
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 329:647. 2004
    ..To examine the determinants of vulnerability to winter mortality in elderly British people...
  50. ncbi request reprint Action on climate change: no time to delay
    Rosalie E Woodruff
    Med J Aust 184:539-40. 2006
    ..Global warming is real, so what are we going to do about it, who will do it, and when?..
  51. ncbi request reprint Estimates of beneficial and harmful sun exposure times during the year for major Australian population centres
    Amanda J Samanek
    Genomics Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 184:338-41. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of geographical and seasonal factors on duration of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure of skin to produce recommended vitamin D levels without producing erythema...
  52. pmc Spatial dynamics of an epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome in an urban area
    Jinfeng Wang
    Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Anwai, Beijing, China
    Bull World Health Organ 84:965-8. 2006
    ..To map risk of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in an urban area and assess the ability of traditional interventions to control dispersion of the disease...
  53. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption trends and health: casting a wider risk assessment net
    Anthony J McMichael
    Public Health Nutr 8:341-3. 2005
  54. pmc Nonstationary influence of El Niño on the synchronous dengue epidemics in Thailand
    Bernard Cazelles
    CNRS UMR 7625, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    PLoS Med 2:e106. 2005
    ..Here we address the role of climate variability in shaping the interannual pattern of dengue epidemics...
  55. ncbi request reprint Policies for accelerating access to clean energy, improving health, advancing development, and mitigating climate change
    Andy Haines
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:1264-81. 2007
    ..Intersectoral research and concerted action, both nationally and internationally, will be required...
  56. ncbi request reprint Poverty, environment, and health: the role of environmental epidemiology and environmental epidemiologists
    Marie S O'Neill
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Epidemiology 18:664-8. 2007
    ..That is both a primary mode and rationale for achieving sustainability...
  57. ncbi request reprint Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases
    Robin A Weiss
    Wohl Virion Centre, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, W1T 4JF, UK
    Nat Med 10:S70-6. 2004
    ..A better understanding of the evolving social dynamics of emerging infectious diseases ought to help us to anticipate and hopefully ameliorate current and future risks...
  58. doi request reprint Global health equity and climate stabilisation: a common agenda
    Sharon Friel
    Commission on Social Determinants of Health, International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Lancet 372:1677-83. 2008
    ..Global interconnectedness and interdependence enable the social and environmental determinants of health to be addressed in ways that will increase health equity, reduce poverty, and build societies that live within environmental limits...
  59. doi request reprint Public health, the environment and the 21st century: a wider field of vision
    Anthony J McMichael
    Eur J Public Health 18:101. 2008
  60. ncbi request reprint The principles, definition and dimensions of the new nutrition science
    Christopher Beauman
    European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, London, UK
    Public Health Nutr 8:695-8. 2005
    ..To specify the principles, definition and dimensions of the new nutrition science...
  61. ncbi request reprint Climate change: Regional warming and malaria resurgence
    Jonathan A Patz
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Nature 420:627-8; discussion 628. 2002
  62. ncbi request reprint El Niño Southern Oscillation and the transmission of hepatitis A virus in Australia
    Wenbiao Hu
    Med J Aust 180:487-8. 2004
  63. ncbi request reprint Phyto-oestrogen intake and plasma concentrations in South Asian and native British women resident in England
    Dee Bhakta
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Nutr 95:1150-8. 2006
    ..The present study does not support the hypothesis that differences in phytoestrogen intake, or in circulating levels, could explain differences in hormone-related cancer risks between these two populations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Phyto-oestrogen intake and breast cancer risk in South Asian women in England: findings from a population-based case-control study
    Isabel dos Santos Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 15:805-18. 2004
    ..This study investigates whether intake of phyto-oestrogens is associated with breast cancer risk in South Asian women from the Indian subcontinent, whose diet is rich in pulses and vegetables but poor in soyfoods...