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Michael  Thun

Adjunct Professor


Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

Michael Thun, MD, MS is a retired Vice President Emeritus of the American Cancer Society Surveillance and Epidemiology Research. He became Director of Analytic Epidemiology for the American Cancer Society in 1989, and in 1998 became Vice President of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research. He currently serves as Vice President, Emeritus of Surveillance and Epidemiology Research. He has served on numerous advisory groups for the Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, National Research Council, National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is an adjunct professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and the Winship Cancer Center.


M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, 1983, Epidemiology
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1975
B.A., Harvard College, 1970


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  • Climate and Health
  • Epidemiology

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American Cancer Society


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