“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.”
) Cork University Business School University College Cork Cork Ireland
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.
) Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health University of Cordoba Cordoba Spain
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.
) Department of Nursing Midwifery and Health Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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).
) Department of Sociology University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
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.
) School of Nursing Hacettepe University Ankara Turkey
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).
) Department of Epidemiology and Population Health American University of Beirut Beirut Lebanon
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.
) Department of Medical Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy
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.
) Institute of Biological and Health Sciences Federal University of Mato Grosso Barra do Garças Brazil
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).
) Skin Cancer Research Unit College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences James Cook University Queensland Australia
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.
) Department of Statistics University of Rajshahi Rajshahi Bangladesh
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.
) Department of Cardiology Tulane University Houston, TX USA
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).
) Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine University of Siena Siena Italy
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.
) Central Scientific Laboratory Grodno State Medical University Grodno Belarus
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.
) Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS Aviano Italy
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.
) Department of Parasitology Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute ,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Xujiaping China
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).
) Department of Sociology University of Leicester Leicester UK
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.
) Kansas Health Foundation Elliott School of Communication Wichita State University Wichita, KS USA
Dr. Brotheridge is a full professor at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She has a PhD in Management (Organizational Behaviour and Research Methods; 2003) from the University of Manitoba. Her primary research interests are examining the expression of emotions in the workplace (more specifically, emotional labour), the predictors and outcomes of bullying in the workplace, as well as the nomological network of professional burnout.
) Departement d'Organisation et Ressources Humaines Université du Québec à Montréal Montreal, QC Canada
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.
Alessandro Di Cerbo obtained the bachelor degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies at University Vita-salute San Raffaele (Italy) in 2005. In 2007 achieved the Master degree in Medical Biotechnologies at University of Modena (Italy), in 2011 obtained the PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the same University and in 2016 he got the Specialization in Clinical Biochemistry at University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti (Italy). His scientific activities are highly interdisciplinary, ranging from nanotechnology to nanomedicine, microbiology, nutrition and translational medicine. He is author or co-author of more than 45 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and attended several national and international conferences.
) Department of Life Sciences University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Modena Italy
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.
) Centre for Rehabilitation & Special Needs National University of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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.
) Health Economics and Outcomes Research IQVIA Fairfax, VA USA
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.
) Department of Medical University of Catania Catania Italy
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.
) School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Malaysia
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/.
) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU) Kerman Iran
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.
) Department of Chemistry and Biology University of Salerno Fisciano Italy
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.
) Department of Internal Medicine General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio” Pireas Greece
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.
) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of L’Aquila L’Aquila Italy
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.
) Department of Pathology Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA USA
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.
) Women and Gender Studies George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia
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.
) Department of Health Systems Management The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel Jazrael Valley Israel