The Open Public Health Journal




ISSN: 1874-9445 ― Volume 12, 2019

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Matthias Beck (Biography
Matthias Beck

“Dr Beck obtained a doctorate (PhD) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Masters degrees from the University Kansas. Currently Dr Beck is Professor of Management at Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Dr Beck has published more than 100 academic papers and several widely read books in the areas of risk, health and health management. His recent work on occupational cancers won the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) Occupational Health Section’s Scientific Research Award. His earlier work on the UK Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis received the Marshall Dimock award for best lead article published in Public Administration Review in 2005.

Dr Beck is the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (The Open Public Health Journal, TOPHJ), published by Bentham Science Publishers.”

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Cork University Business School
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland



Regional Editor:

Mihajlo Jakovljevic (Biography
Mihajlo Jakovljevic

Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic MD, PhD is an appointed WHO EACHR Expert. He has published 170+ full length papers (Cumulative Impact Factor app. 1000+, Citation Count 13,800+, H factor 37, i-10 index 93). His scholarly work appeared in LANCET, JAMA, Health Economics, Value in Health etc. Aligned with such academic credibility he was the first ever nominated Eastern European candidate for IHEA Board of Directors Elections, back in 2015. Being a Visiting Research Fellow at Lund University, Sweden, Division of Health Economics and an affiliate of the CHTF IHME University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Currently he serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, BMC and a Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Health Economics.

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Department Global Health Economics & Policy
University of Kragujevac
Kragujevac
Serbia


Editorial Board Members:

M.F. Allam (Biography
M.F. Allam

Mohamed Farouk Allam, PhD, is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Cordoba University, Spain. He is also an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Ain Shams University, Egypt. Since 2002, Dr. Allam is a Member of Public Health Research Group CTS295, Andalusia. He was the Epidemiology Head at Servicio Andaluz de Salud from 2007 to 2012. He is involved in many research projects between Spain, Egypt, and the UK. Dr. Allam has published over 140 papers in international medical journals in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, and cancer epidemiology. He has consulted for several international research institutions.

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Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Cordoba
Cordoba
Spain

C. Bailey (Biography
C. Bailey

Dr. Catherine Bailey is currently serving as an Associate Professor in Northumbria University, Health and Life Sciences. She also worked as a senior research fellow in 2014. She has obtained Ph.D. from the Department of Geography, Northumbria University. She has contributed more than 40 publications, having citations more than 600. Her skills and expertise are in Health, Physical Activity, Gerontology, Information Society, Social Informatics, ICT for Ageing Society, social aspects of falls; dementia friendly communities. She has been recognized with many awards.

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Department of Nursing Midwifery and Health
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
UK

B. Berry (Biography
B. Berry

Professor Brent Berry has published research on a range of topics, including health inequalities, physical activity, food marketing aimed at children, race and ethnic relations, residential segregation, and housing and homelessness. His work has appeared in Demography, Evaluation Review, City and Community, Agriculture and Human Values, Journal of Family Issues, Sociological Perspectives, and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Professor Berry has also recently coauthored a book with Eric Fong describing the activities and settlement patterns of immigrants in contemporary cities (forthcoming, Polity Press).

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Department of Sociology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Canada

C. Busby (Biography
C. Busby

He is an expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation. He qualified in Chemical Physics at the Universities of London and Kent, and worked on the molecular physical chemistry of living cells for the Wellcome Foundation. Professor Busby is the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk based in Brussels and has edited many of its publications since its founding in 1998. He has held a number of honorary University positions, including Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health of the University of Ulster until his retirement in 2012. He has been a member of two UK government committees on the health effects of radiation and is known for his research on the effects of Uranium. He is the author of three books and more than 30 peer reviewed papers on radiation and health. Busby currently lives in Riga, Latvia.

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Green Audit
University of Ulster
Coleraine
UK

M. Chaaya (Biography
M. Chaaya

Monique Chaaya, is a professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, the American University of Beirut. She holds a Doctorate of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from the American University of Beirut. Her research focus’ on two priorities in public health, mental health and tobacco control. She conducted research studies on mental health of vulnerable populations, specifically on pregnant women, prisoners of war, displaced and older adults in underprivileged communities. She is a member of several professional associations including the International Epidemiological Association and World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).

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Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
American University of Beirut
Beirut
Lebanon

G.O. Conti (Biography
G.O. Conti

Since 2003 Dr. G. Oliveri Conti has worked, as research team component, on various projects supported by research funds of University of Catania. The research of Dr. Conti is proved by 195 publications (scientific papers published in international journals, monographs, academic books and chapters, proceedings of national and international congress and conferences) covered various issues of epidemiology, environmental hygiene, food hygiene and nutrition safety, hospital hygiene, public health, internal medicine and general biology.

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Department of Medical Sciences
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

C. M. Doran (Biography
C. M. Doran

Christopher M. Doran is Professor of Health Economics in the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University where he works with researchers, clinicians and policy makers in building capacity in the knowledge, use and translation of health economics. Professor Doran holds adjunct Professorial appointments at the University of Newcastle and Edith Cowan University. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a PhD in Health Economics. Prof. Doran has published 131 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written over 38 reports including 3 book chapters, has been an investigator on 62 competitive grants valued in excess of $51 million, including 22 NHMRC grants. He has undertaken commissioned research for the World Health Organisation and the United Nations.

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Central Queensland University
Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research
Brisbane
Australia

M. Fiore (Biography
M. Fiore

Researcher at the University of Catania for the Scientific-Disciplinary Sector - General and Applied Hygiene. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery and a specialist in Hygiene and Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy in Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation. She teaches Hygiene, Environmental Hygiene, Community Medicine, Statistical and epidemiological methods at Degree Courses and Schools of Specialization of the School of Medicine. Author of research on various issues of food hygiene, health education, public health and environmental health, including environmental markers of risk and the use of integrated tools for environmental risk assessment, all aimed at protecting the health of the community.

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Department of Medical
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

M.A. Hassali (Biography
M.A. Hassali

Professor Dr. Mohamed Azmi Hassali was awarded with a Ph.D. degree in the field of social pharmacy by the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. His areas of interest include Social Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, and Public Health Pharmacy. Dr. Mohamed Azmi Ahmad had been awarded with ‘’Distinguished Conduct Medal ’’ by the State Governor of Penang in Sep 2015 and “Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)” award by Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He has authored/co-authored over 330 article publications in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. more than 2,050.

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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang
Malaysia

M.G. Hossain (Biography
M.G. Hossain

Dr. Md. Golam Hossain received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Rajshahi and further he obtained Ph.D. Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan in 2002. He has been serving as a Professor of Health Research Group, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Rajshahi. He has contributed more than 70 publications, having citations around 305. His subject areas are Medicine, Social Sciences, Nursing, Agricultural and Biological Sciences Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Materials Science and Immunology and Microbiology.

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Department of Statistics
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Bangladesh

N. Khanjani (Biography
N. Khanjani

I am an Environmental Epidemiologist currently working at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Kerman, Iran. I am also a member of the Iranian Epidemiology Association (http://www.irea.ir/) and a member of the Iranian Association for Environmental Health (www.iaeh.org). I am an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; a member of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) http://www.iseepi.org/ and the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) http://www.ieaweb.org/.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU)
Kerman
Iran

S. Kothan (Biography
S. Kothan

Dr. Suchart Kothan is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Radiologic Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences (Biological and medical engineering) from University Paris 13, France in 2004. His fields of expertise are Overweight and obesity, Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Polyphenol and Antioxidant, Multidrug Resistance, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection Dosimetry.

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Department of Radiologic Technology
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai
Thailand

G. Lofrano (Biography
G. Lofrano

Eng. Giusy Lofrano got her PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2007 and is Associate Professor in Sanitary Environmental Engineering. Currently, she is Contract Professor of “Environmental Impact Assessment” at Salerno University and “Wastewater treatment” at Padua University (Italy). She has more than 10 years of postgraduate experience in Environmental protection and Restoration Technologies with a special focus on wastewater treatment and land remediation. She is member of some editorial boards of international journals and Editor of three books dealing with advanced wastewater treatment and environmental remediation published by Springer Verlag. She acts as a reviewer for Research and Technology Development projects (EU and national) and several international journals with high impact factors.

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Department of Chemistry and Biology
University of Salerno
Fisciano
Italy

A.S.M. Nejad (Biography
A.S.M. Nejad

Amir Sasan received his Association Degree of Food Science and Technology from the Islamic Azad University of Savadkouh Branch, Iran and BSc in Food and Science Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Damqan Branch, Iran. Also, he completed his MSc Microbiology at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Hyderabad, India. However, He earned a fellowship in PhD of Virology of the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, journal editorial boards, and reviewer.

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Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Hamedan
Iran

Y. Razvodovsky (Biography
Y. Razvodovsky

He has worked as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a senior research scientist in the Central Scientific Laboratory at the Grodno State Medical University (Belarus). He has published more than 800 papers in English and Russian language peer-reviewed journals and 30 monographs focusing on the epidemiology of alcohol/drug-related problems in transitional society. He is a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), presiding member of the International Academy of Sobriety (IAS), national representative for Belarus of World Suicidology Net and is an active member of National Association of Psychiatrists.

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Central Scientific Laboratory
Grodno State Medical University
Grodno
Belarus

T. S. Vasulu (Biography
T. S. Vasulu

Interested in issues related to population structure and microevolutionary aspects of Indian populations. Besides, has been working on variety of research problems in areas related to health issues, bioinformatics aspects of data base development, paleo-pathology, origin and antiquity of Tibeto-Burman speaking populations in North-east parts of India.

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Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata
India

E. Altobelli (Biography
E. Altobelli

Dr. Emma Altobelli graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Chieti, Italy. Then, in 1998, she became a specialist in Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. Since 2015, Dr. Altobelli is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of L’Aquila. In addition, since 2014, she is Epidemiologist Coordinator of cardiovascular screening at Teramo ASL, Italy. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Epidemiologic Studies, Cancer Prevention, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Case-Control Studies, Cross Sectional Studies, Pancreas, etc. Dr. Altobelli, as an author/co-author, has published more than 80 articles in various journals, having over 1,140 total citations.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of L’Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy

W. Buboltz (Biography
W. Buboltz

Walter C. Buboltz, Jr., Ph.D. did his BS in Psychology from Union College, Schenectady, New York in 1988. He did his M.A in Counseling/Community Psychology, Marist College Poughkeepsie, New York in 1992. Then he did his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Kent State University (APA accredited) in 1996. Since 1996, he is tenured Full Professor in Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Dr. Buboltz has around 83 scientific publications in renowned journals (National and International), books and book chapters to her credit.

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Department of Pathology
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
USA

E. Annandale (Biography
E. Annandale

Ellen Annandale is Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at the University of York UK. Qualifications: BSc Sociology (University of Leicester) MA, PhD Sociology (Brown University). Editor-in-Chief of Social Science & Medicine, 2004-2012. A Vice President of the European Sociological Association 2013-2015. Main research interest: gender and health. Recent publications: The Sociology of Health and Medicine, 2nd edn (Polity, 2015); The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare (edited with Ellen Kuhlmann) (Palgrave, 2012); Women's Health and Social Change (Routledge, 2009).

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Department of Sociology
University of Leicester
Leicester
UK

D.S. Ballard-Reisch (Biography
D.S. Ballard-Reisch

Dr. Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, did her bachelor (majoring in Interpersonal and Public Communication) from Bowling Green, Ohio, United States in 1979. She did her M.A in (Majoring in Organizational communication and development) from Ohio State University, Ohio, United States in 1980. Then she did her Ph.D. (majoring in Interpersonal and Public Communication) from Bowling Green, Ohio, United States in 1983. Since 2007, she is Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Chair in Strategic Communication, Professor, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University. Dr. Reish has around 35 publications in Refereed Journal Articles (National and International), 2 books and 22 book chapters to her credit.

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Kansas Health Foundation Elliott School of Communication
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
USA

S.A. Bufo (Biography
S.A. Bufo

Sabino A. Bufo Born in Italy, May 25th, 1950. Doctor in Chemistry (1975), University of Bari, Italy.

Contract Researcher 1976-1979, Adjunct Professor 1980-1984, University of Bari, Italy.

Researcher at ENIRICERCHE (formely ASSORENI), the Association among Companies of ENI Industrial Group (National Petroleum Company - Holding) for Research Development and Planning (1982-1984).

Associate Professor of Agricultural Chemistry 1985-1994, University of Bari, Italy.

Full Professor of Soil and Agricultural Chemistry from November 1st, 1994, University of Basilicata, Department of Sciences.

Coordinator of international PhD Program 'Applied Biology and Environmental Safeguard'. More than 145 scientific publications, 4 chapters in University books, hundreds of conference communications.

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Environment
University of Basilicata
Potenza
Italy

S. Celik (Biography
S. Celik

Dr. Çelik obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Surgical Nursing from the Hacettepe University, Turkey. Dr. Çelik also holds an Master in Surgical Nursing from the Hacettepe University, Turkey. Currently Dr. Celik is also a full Professor in the Hacettepe University, Turkey. He has published more than 75 scientific publications. Dr. Celik is interested in nursing, surgical nursing, gerontology and geriatric.

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School of Nursing
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

S.Y. Chu (Biography
S.Y. Chu

Dr. Chu is a senior lecturer and clinical educator at the National University of Malaysia. Her research interests involve understanding the speech motor control and quantification of speech motor performance in normal and disorders population. The focus of this research has been directed at developing assessment tools for patients with Parkinson’s disease and stuttering. Most recently, her specific interest has involved examining the social participation in patients with communication disorders and evidence-based practice among Asia’s allied health professionals.

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Centre for Rehabilitation & Special Needs
National University of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

M. DeKoven (Biography
M. DeKoven

Mr. DeKoven was an associate director of reimbursement and market access at ValueMedics Research LLC, which IQVIA acquired in March 2007. Prior to joining ValueMedics, he was manager of reimbursement services at United BioSource Corporation’s Center for Pricing & Reimbursement. Before that, was a consultant with CHPS Consulting, now Navigant Consulting. Previous to his experience at CHPS, Mr. DeKoven was the program manager of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, a position he held after completing a two-year administrative fellowship with the Johns Hopkins Health System.

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research
IQVIA
Fairfax, VA
USA

C.K.B. Ferrari (Biography
C.K.B. Ferrari

BSc in biomedical sciences (Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP/Botucatu, SP, Brazil), MSc. and PhD in Foods, Nutrition and Public Health (Universidade de São Paulo, USP, Brazil). Adjunct Professor with 22 years of experience, author of 106 science articles. Member of the Higher Council of the “Institute for Science, Technology, and Education” (IISTE – United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong): since 2012. Member of the editorial board of biomedical, medical, health science and nutrition/food science journals. Consulting board of the Times Higher Education (UK), Guia do Estudante Abril (Brazil), among other. Included in the Brazilian ranking of scientists by webometrics.

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Institute of Biological and Health Sciences
Federal University of Mato Grosso
Barra do Garças
Brazil

S.L. Harrison (Biography
S.L. Harrison

Dr Harrison is an experienced skin cancer epidemiologist. She directs the Skin Cancer Research Unit at James Cook University and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research focusses on the health consequences of sun exposure and includes several RCTs and community-based skin cancer prevention interventions that have influenced public health policy and resulted in over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Harrison is also a member of several influential committees, including the Technical Committee revising the Australian and New Zealand Standard for sun-protective clothing (AS/NZ 4399).

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Skin Cancer Research Unit
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences
James Cook University
Queensland
Australia

M. O. Hortas (Biography
M. O. Hortas

Dr. M. O. Hortas did PhD in Computer Science and he is currently an Associate Professor at the University of A Coruña. His research focuses on medical image processing, dynamic vision and biometrics. He has previously worked at the University of Sassari and University of Amsterdam. Dr. Hortas has participated in over 20 competitive projects and several as Principal Investigator. He has numerous publication contributions to his credit.

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Department of Computing
VARPA Group
A Coruña
Spain

M. A. Khafaie (Biography
M. A. Khafaie

Morteza Abdullatif Khafaie is Head Department of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Morteza’s research interest is environmental epidemiology. He is expanding his career through international collaborative network in the field of Public Health Research.

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Department of Public Health
Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Ahvaz
Iran

R. Kones (Biography
R. Kones

Dr. Kones obtained a Medical Doctorate from the New York University School of Medicine, and during that time began his research career. He has held academic appointments at New York Medical College and Tulane University, and has been involved in medical education in numerous venues. His investigative interests have been preservation of ischemic myocardium, molecular mechanisms in cardiometabolic disorders, and reducing cardiovascular risk. A Fellow and member of many cardiology societies, he is an advocate for many public health initiatives, including for the American Heart Association. With a broad-based scholarly background, Dr. Kones brings extensive editorial expertise to this Journal.

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Department of Cardiology
Tulane University
Houston, TX
USA

K. Kuca (Biography
K. Kuca

In the past, vice-dean for research Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence (2010-2012). Head of the technology transfer office (2012-2014). Head of the Biomedical research center, University hospital Hradec Kralove (2012-2016). Technology scout – University Hospital Hradec Kralove, University of Hradec Kralove and University of Pardubice (2014-2015). Vice-rector for creative activities and international relations – University of Hradec Kralove (2015-2016). In the past, advisor for several companies and universities. Recently, Adjunct or Invited professor – Florida International University (Miami, USA), Institute of Military Engineering (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Yangtze University (Jingzhou, China). Rector of the University of Hradec Kralove. Lecturer – biomedicine, science, technology for elderly, technology transfer, innovations, drug development.

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University of Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

G. Messina (Biography
G. Messina

Dr. Gabriele Messina graduated in Medicine (1999, Univ. Siena), obtained MS Epidemiology (2001, LSHTM) and specialized in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (2003, Univ. Siena). Dr. Messina is Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Siena. His main research activities involve Epidemiology, Hygiene and disinfection, Patient mobility, Risk adjustment techniques, Health related quality of life, and Organization of health services. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 100 articles in various journals, won several international prizes and has 3 patents (more pending). Dr. Messina is co-founder of the Startup egoHEALTH ltd www.egohealth.it (2013).

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Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

A. Papazafiropoulou (Biography
A. Papazafiropoulou

Dr. Athanasia, MD, M.Sc., Ph.D., is presently serving at Tzaneio General Hospital of Piraeus. Her skills and expertise are in Hypertension, Metabolism, Insulin Resistance, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Cardiology, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome. She has contributed more than 80 Research items, having citations around 744. She is a member of Piraeus Medical Association, Hellenic Diabetes Association and Hellenic Society for Infectious Diseases.

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Department of Internal Medicine
General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”
Pireas
Greece

K. Vakilian (Biography
K. Vakilian

I am Dr. Katayon Vakilian associated professor in medical department in Arak university of medical sciences in Iran. I was exported in women's health especially for pregnancy management, prienatal care ,delivery and postpartum care. Also, counseling in midwifery and sexual dysfunction issues is another my expertise.

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Medical Department
Arak University Of Medical Sciences
Arak
Iran

O.G. Dominic (Biography
O.G. Dominic

Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic is a Medical Policy Research Analyst, Health Plan Chief Medical Officer Organization at Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and with joint appointment in Biobehavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. She has received PHS research grant support for her research; and published in peer-review journals. She is also a recipient of numerous awards and honors, and was selected for specialized trainings at various institutions, including NIH, ND, and MIT. She received herB.S. in Biology (UTSA), M.S. in Nutrition (UIW), M.A. Multidisciplinary Studies (UIW), M.S. in Biobehavioral Health (PSU), and PhD in Biobehavioral (PSU). She then completed two NIH-funded Post-Doctoral fellowships, one in Epidemiology, and one in Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Highmark Inc
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

E. Bidoli (Biography
E. Bidoli

Bidoli Ettore received his academic qualification mainly from University of Trieste and University of Pavia from 1996 to 1999. Over the years he has been associated with various scientific publications, international conferences and seminars (mainly in the area of biological sciences). Currently, he is a Biologist Manager at S.O.C. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS
Aviano
Italy

H. Yin (Biography
H. Yin

Hong Yin, a Professor of Veterinary Protozoan Parasitologycompleted his PhD at Nanjing Agricultural University. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor in Lanzhou Veterinary Research institute, CAAS .He has been serving as Visiting scholar. Yong Hin was appointed as Deputy Chief, Division of Project Coordination and Planning. He also worked as Deputy Director General in Lanzhou veterinary Research Institute. He serves as Director General, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.He is the Headof Laboratory of Vectors and Vector borne Diseases and the expert of OIE Reference Laboratory on Ovine Theileriosis.

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Department of Parasitology
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute ,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Xujiaping
China


Associate Editorial Board Members:

M. Ahmadian (Biography
M. Ahmadian

Dr. Maryam Ahmadian is currently an affiliate faculty member in the department of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University, Virginia, USA. She accomplished her second post doctorate in the area of Women Studies and health for empowerment at Alzahra University in Tehran, Iran. She completed her first Postdoctoral Fellowship in Community Development and Health Promotion at the University Putra Malaysia. She was a Research Fellow at the Cancer Resource and Education Center, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at University Putra Malaysia. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Health and Risk Communication at George Mason University, Virginia, United States. She has over 20 years of experience in Social Sciences. Her areas of expertise are: community development, health promotion, public health, preventive diseases, community participation, and women’s empowerment.

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Women and Gender Studies
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
USA

N. Blum (Biography
N. Blum

Dr. Nava Blum did Ph.D. from the Department of Land of Israel studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. She is currently a senior lecturer Department of Health Systems Management, The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel. She is Editorial Board member of some renowned journals and has made valuable contributions in various publications over the years.

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Department of Health Systems Management
The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel
Jazrael Valley
Israel

A. T. Alexiou (Biography
A. T. Alexiou

Dr. Alexiou has a BSc in Applied Mathematics, a PhD in Bioinformatics Algorithms and Mathematical Modeling in Biology and a two-years PostDoc Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics Applications. Nowadays he serves as a Faculty Member of the Novel Global Community Education Foundation in Australia and cooperates with the AFNP Med Company in Austria. His main research field is Biomedical Informatics, with special interests in Medical Decision Support Systems, Algorithms in Neuroinformatics and Computational Biomedicine, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biomarkers Modeling, and Bioethics.

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Novel Global Community Educational Foundation
Australia












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