Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

RADM Jerrold Mark Michael

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

RADM Jerrold Mark Michael

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On July 24, 2018, RADM Jerrold Mark Michael passed away. He was a legend of public health and of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Born in 1927, RADM Michael enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. He served as a hospital corpsman at the end of World War II. In 1951, he married Lynn Simon in Washington, DC.

RADM Michael began his 20-year career in the Commissioned Corps as an ensign assigned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work on a polio research project in Arizona. Rising to rear admiral upper half, RADM Michael left the Commissioned Corps and moved to Hawaii. He served for 25 years as a professor and then as dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Hawaii. He then served 14 years as a professor of global health at George Washington University.

A prolific writer, RADM Michael was recognized for his work in health policy analysis and the politics of health, comparative health systems, global health, health management, health leadership, and academic management. He received many honors including the Walter S. …

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