Dr. Michalek is currently Emeritus at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Director of the Division of Health Services Policy & Practice at the University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY). He has been a faculty member for 32 years, where he participated in epidemiologic research and served as Senior Vice President and Dean of Educational Affairs. Administratively, he was responsible for the oversight of the Graduate Division, clinical training in oncology, allied health training, CME, and the Medical & Scientific Library. His research program focuses on cancer in special populations (such as American Indians), international health, cancer epidemiology, education and ethics. Dr Michalek has also authored or co-authored over 200 journal publications, book chapters and abstracts.
Dr. Michalek is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cancer Education; an international journal devoted to cancer education and training. In the past, he has also served as President of the American Association for Cancer Education and has led part of an International Consortium studying the health effect of radiation fallout of the Chernobyl accident. He has been a member of the National Cancer Institute Network for Cancer Control Research among American Indians and Alaska Natives, a member of the Steering Committee of the American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Leadership Initiative (Spirit of E.A.G.L.E.S.), and has consulted with a number of individual tribes. He is also a past and current member of numerous grant review committees.