Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Gideon Marmot, FBA, FMedSci, FRCP (born 26 February 1945) is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London.

Marmot was born in London on 26 February 1945. When he was a young child, his family moved to Sydney in Australia, where he attended Sydney Boys High School (1957–1961) and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Sydney in 1968.

He earned a Master of Public Health in 1972 and a PhD in 1975 from the University of California, Berkeley for research into Acculturation and Coronary Heart Disease in Japanese Americans.

Currently Director of The UCL Institute of Health Equity, Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 35 years. He was chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005 and produced “Closing the Gap in a Generation” in August 2008. He leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and is engaged in several international research efforts on the social determinants of health. He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) from 2010 to 2011 and is the new President of the British Lung Foundation.

Books in order of publication:

The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity – 2004

Fair Society, Healthy Lives: The Marmot Review – 2010

The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World – 2015

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On – 2020

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