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- Jianguang Ji, Lund University, Sweden
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- Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle, Australia
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- David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Canada
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Associate Professor Summer Sherburne Hawkins, PhD, MS, joined the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW) faculty in 2012. She is a social epidemiologist with an interest in addressing policy-relevant research questions in maternal and child health. Her research examines the impact of policies on health disparities in parents and children, particularly using methodology that integrates epidemiology and economics. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.
Dr. Lassi, Section Editor of the Global health section, is a Perinatal Epidemiologist working as a NHMRC Public Health and Health Services Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Her research work has primarily focused on maternal, child and adolescent health and nutrition issues particularly in marginalised and low resource settings. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in April of 2019.
Associate Professor Jianguang Ji, Section Editor of the Chronic disease epidemiology section, is a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Epidemiology at Lund University. His research has a strong focus on the influence of genetic and environmental factors on chronic diseases, with a main focus on cancer incidence and mortality.
Dr. Noriko Cable, Section Editor of the Mental health section, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London. She works on social relationships, alcohol use and mental health from childhood to late adulthood as well as cross-national examinations of mental health.
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