Internationally acclaimed epidemiologist and author on reducing health inequities through action on the social determinants of health
Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London and author of 'The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World'.
Sir Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from 14 universities and has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He chaired the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, which produced 'Closing the Gap in a Generation' - a global review of health inequalities in 2008.
At the request of the British Government, he conducted the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England, which produced 'Closing the Gap in a Generation' (Marmot Review) in 2010. Then he chaired a European review of health inequalities for WHO Euro in 2014, which produced 'European Review of the Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide'.
Sir Michael chaired the Breast Screening Review for the NHS National Cancer Action Team, and from 2001-4 was a member of the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. He is currently Chair of the PAHO Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas. Sir Michael set up the Whitehall II Studies of British Civil Servants, investigating explanations for the striking inverse social gradient in morbidity and mortality. He leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) 2010-11 and President of the World Medical Association 2015-6; he is President of the British Lung Foundation.
Sir Michael is Honorary Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years, and in 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities.
Internationally Acclaimed, Professor Marmot is a Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and a former Vice President of the Academia Europaea. He won the Balzan Prize for Epidemiology in 2004, gave the Harveian Oration in 2006 and won the William B Graham Prize for Health Services Research in 2008.