Michael J Toole

Monash University, Australia

Michael J Toole, Ph.D., has almost 40 years experience working in the health sector in low-income countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. He serves as a Medical Epidemiologist and as a Public Health Physician with expertise in communicable disease control, including HIV and AIDS, polio, and malaria, primary health care, maternal and child health, including nutrition, and public health in conflict-affected and refugee populations. He works currently as the Deputy Director and as the Head of the Center for International Health at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, providing technical and management leadership to this 180-person unit based in the head office and ten overseas offices supporting a range of community health projects in the Asia-Pacific region and Southern Africa. Between 1986 and 1995, he served as an Epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he coordinated CDC’s response to complex humanitarian emergencies.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2011

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