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Michael McCally, MD, PhD

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Speaker Topic: Climate Change, Nuclear Power
Medical Specialty: Preventive Medicine, Public Health
PSR Affiliation: Senior Scientist; Former Executive Director; Past President of PSR

Areas of Expertise:

  • Environmental public health
  • Health impacts of global warming
Media Experience: Public Speaking

Publications:

Books

Cassel, C.K., M. McCally and Abraham, H.D. (editors), Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War: A Source Book, Praeger Scientific, Philadelphia, PA, 1984.

McCally, M (editor). Life Support: The Environment and Human Health. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002.


Articles

Cassel, C., M. McCally and M. Garland, Design of a course on the medical consequences of nuclear war. J. Med. Educ., 57(11):866 868, 1982.

McCally, M. Chernobyl: Hospital number six: A first hand report. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1986; 43(1):10 13.

McCally, M. and C.K. Cassel. Nuclear weapons test ban 1988. Lancet 1988; Aug. 27:495496.

McCally, M. Radiation and health. What the fight is all about. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1990; 46 (4):10 14.

McCally, M. and C. K. Cassel. Medical responsibility and global environmental change. Ann. Internal Med. 1990; 113:467 473.

McCally, M. The neutron bomb. PSR Quarterly. 1990;1(1): 5 9.

McCally, M. C.K. Cassel and D. G. Kimball. U.S. government sponsored radiation research on humans 1945-1975.  Medicine and Global Survival 1994;1(1):4 17.

Thornton, J. McCally M. Orris P. and Weinberg J. Dioxin prevention and medical waste incinerators. Public Health Reports 1996; 111: 298 312.

McCally, M., Haines, A, Fein, O. Addington, W., Lawrence, R., and Cassel, CK. Poverty and ill health: physicians can and should make a difference. Ann. Int. Med., 1998; 129(9):729-733.

Helfand, I., Forrow, L., McCally, M., and  Musil, R.K. Projected U.S. casualties and destruction of US medical services from attacks by Russian nuclear forces. Med. Global Survival 2002; 7(2): 68-76.

Landrigan, PJ,  Sonawane B, Mattison D, McCally M, and Garg A. Chemical contaminants in breast milk and their impacts on children’s health: An overview. Environmental Health Perspectives 2002;110(6):1-3.

Thornton JW, McCally M, Houlihan J.  Biomonitoring of industrial pollutants: health and policy implications of the chemical body burden. Public Health Reports 2002 Jul-Aug; 117 (4): 315-23.

McCally M. Medical activism and environmental health. Annals AAPPS (American Academy of Political and Social Science) 2002 (November);584:145-158.

Benjamin ER, Clements C, McCally M, Pellett PL, Van Rooyen MJ, and Waldman RJ. The humanitarian cost of a war in Iraq. Lancet 2003 (Mar 8; 361(9360): 874.

Olesky C, Fleischman A, Goldman L, Hirschhorn K, Landrigan PJ, Lappe M, Marshall MF, Needleman H, Rhodes R, and McCally M. Pesticide testing in humans: Ethics and public policy. Environmental Health Perspectives  April 2004.

To request Dr. McCally as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

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