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- Emeritus Duncan Guthrie Professor
- Infection & Population Health
- Institute of Epidemiology & Health
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Michael Adler is the Professor of Genitourinary Medicine/Sexually Transmitted Diseases at Royal Free and University College Medical School. His main research interests are in the field of epidemiology, with particular interest in the development of models of care. He is an advisor to the British Government, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations and the European Commission. He is past President of the Medical Society for theStudy of Venereal Diseases. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections. He has served on numerous committees for the Medical Research Council and Department of Health. In the past he has been Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians Committee on Genitourinary Medicine, and the Specialist Advisory Committee in Genitourinary Medicine.
He was the founding editor of the journal AIDS in 1986. He has published over 200 articles on STDs and AIDS and written and edited numerous books, the two most successful being the ABC of STDs and the ABC of AIDS, published by the British Medical Journal, which are seen as standard texts throughout the world, and are now in a 4th edition and 5th edition respectively. He has also written extensively in the lay press ranging from The Times to The Sun and is a frequent broadcaster.