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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Michael McCally, MD PhD

Michael McCally is a Senior Scientist with Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is also Past-President and former Executive Director of PSR.

Dr. McCally holds a BA in English Literature from Princeton University, an MD from Western Reserve University, and a PhD in Physiology from Ohio State University. He is the author of Life Support: The Environment and Human Health (MIT, 2002). He is editor of five books and author of more than eighty publications on environmental health and medical topics.

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, the University of Chicago, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. McCally has been a leader in many public health organizations including Physicians for a National Health Program, Physicians for Human Rights and the American Public Health Association. He was Treasurer of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War when it won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.


The Abuse of Scientific Uncertainty, October 7, 2010