Professor Sir Michael Marmot CH MBBS MPH PhD FRCP FFPHM FMedSci FBA

Graduation Office
Tuesday 28 May 2024

Professor Sir Michael Marmot will be awarded MD on Friday 14 June 2024 during the morning graduation ceremony.

Sir Michael Marmot has been Professor of Epidemiology at University College London (UCL) since 1985 and is Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. He is the Advisor to the WHO Director-General on social determinants of health in the new WHO Division of Healthier Populations. He has been a distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2019, and Co-Director of the CUHK Institute of Health Equity.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor Marmot is the recipient of the WHO Global Hero Award, the Harvard Lown Professorship (2014 to 2017), and the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health (2015), along with 20 honorary doctorates.

He has led research groups on health inequalities for nearly 50 years and is author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world and Status Syndrome, which examine holistic approaches to addressing health inequalities beyond economic status. He chaired the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, several WHO Regional Commissions, and reviews on tackling health inequality for governments in the UK.

Between 2010 and 2011, Professor Marmot served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA), as President of the World Medical Association in 2015, and is currently President of Asthma + Lung UK. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and of the Faculty of Public Health. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and of the Royal Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Child Health, and General Practitioners.

Professor Marmot is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine and of the Brazilian Academy of Medicine. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years and, in 2000, he was knighted by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities. He was appointed a Companion of Honour for services to public health as part of the King’s 2023 New Year Honours.

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