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Editorial Board

Natalie Pafitis, Senior Editor

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New Content ItemNatalie joined BMC after having completed an MSc in Environmental Health at the Cyprus International Institute, in Association with the Harvard School of Public Health, USA where she completed courses including global climate change, environmental epidemiology, sustainable development and exposure assessment.  Prior to this, she gained her BSc in Environmental Science at the University of Indianapolis, USA. Natalie is a Senior Editor for the BMC-series and has been Editor of BMC Public Health since 2007, also having worked on several biology and medical journals since this time. She has a keen interest in the use of research evidence to underpin public health policy and to advance the Sustainable Development Agenda. She is an Editor of the BMC Series blog and an ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals for the BMC Series journals.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Chris I. Ardern

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Chris I. New Content ItemArdern is an Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto, Canada) and Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Chris’ primary interest is in the epidemiology of obesity and 24-hour movement behaviors (sleep, sedentary time, and physical activity) in relation to cardiometabolic risk, microvascular dysfunction, and dementia. Most recently, his work has focused on the health risks associated with weight stigma, and the use of risk algorithms and behavioral profiling for the identification of high-risk subgroups of the population. This work incorporates both social and physical determinants, drawing on large scale open data infrastructure, national surveys, and administrative healthcare data to conduct time-to-event and geospatial analyses, to move knowledge into action with collaborating healthcare groups. He holds a Research Scientist position at Southlake Regional Health Centre, is member of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE), and is active in obesity organizations at the local to national level. Professor Ardern joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2017, and has been a Senior Editor since 2019.

Noriko Cable

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New Content ItemNoriko 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 on cross-national examinations of mental health. Her work appears in the booklets Life gets under your skin and Never too early, never too late published by her research group, the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS). She currently works on her ESRC funded project, UK-Japan Social relationships and well-being across ageing nations  (UK-Japan SWAN) to establish early career researchers' networks between the UK and Japan. Dr. Cable joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health as Section Editor in 2019.

Jennifer Emond

New Content ItemJennifer is Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Data Science and Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-Director of the Media & Health Behaviors Laboratory at Dartmouth College. Jennifer’s research focuses on the development of health behaviors during early childhood including dietary behaviors, physical activity and sleep. Jennifer’s research also examines the role of child-directed food marketing on shaping children’s dietary behaviors. She is actively involved in teaching in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences graduate program at Dartmouth College and greatly enjoys mentoring others within statistical methodology.

Youcheng Liu

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New Content ItemYoucheng is currently an Associate Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained in medicine and public health with specialties in industrial hygiene, environmental health, occupational health and epidemiology. His research focuses on assessing occupational and environmental exposures to chemical hazards and biological agents, evaluating the resultant health outcomes (asthma, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes) and identifying effective and feasible measures and strategies to reduce exposures and prevent diseases. Current research projects include dermal exposure to nicotine in migrant tobacco farm workers in Kentucky and the development of a barrier cream and other intervention methods to reduce exposure and green tobacco sickness, isocyanate exposure in neonates and the identification of user barriers of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) in health care workers. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2010.

Carol Maher

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New Content ItemCarol is a Research Professor and Deputy Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) at the University of South Australia.  Her research focuses on the links between lifestyle behaviors (particularly physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep) and health and obesity in children and adults. She is particularly interested in technology-based approaches for measuring and improving health behaviors, including wearables, smart devices, apps and online social media. Professor Maher joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in May of 2014.

Monica Malta

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New Content ItemDr. Monica Malta is a researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and a professor at the University of Toronto. She has been engaged in global health research focusing on social and structural factors influencing health inequalities and the impact of gender-based violence among female-identified persons from Latin America. Her work contributed to change local legislations and informed several interventions protecting the rights of people living with HIV, survivors of gender-based violence and the LGBTQ2S community.

Isabelle Niedhammer

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New Content ItemIsabelle is a Research Director at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France). She is currently working at the Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health (IRSET-INSERM U1085). Her background is in occupational health epidemiology. Her research topics are related to occupational and social epidemiology and she is particularly interested in job stress, psychosocial work exposures and workplace violence, and their impact on health, as well as in the contribution of these occupational exposures to social inequalities in health. She is the author of more than 100 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in the writing of 8 books. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2011.

Patrick Palmieri

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New Content ItemDr. Patrick Palmieri is a global health expert and research methodologist with more than 20 years work experience in academia and industry. Dr. Palmieri leads two research centers based in South America including the EBHC South America: A JBI Affiliated Group and the South American Center for Qualitative Research. He is a full professor and senior research scientist at the Universidad Norbert Wiener (Peru), where he previously served as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Palmieri is an adjunct professor in doctoral programs at A.T. Still University and Texas Woman's University. Previously in Peru, he co-led a $300+ million project resulting in the largest private vertically integrated health delivery system and led the first successful international hospital accreditation. His research interests include generating evidence to guide clinical practice through scoping and systematic reviews, applied psychometrics for cross-cultural research, quality improvement projects, and qualitative inquiry. Dr. Palmieri is certified as a senior researcher by the Peruvian National Committee for Science, Technology, and Innovation, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurses and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Louisa Peralta

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New Content ItemLouisa is a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia.  With a background in health and physical education, her research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of school- and community-based health promoting programs (particularly focusing on physical activity) in children, adolescents and postpartum women. She is particularly interested in the implementation processes, including technology platforms, and the impact of these interventions on a range of health knowledge, capabilities, and behaviours. Dr Peralta joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.

David Rehkopf

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New Content ItemDavid is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, with an appointment in Health Research and Policy, and affiliations with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Stanford Center for Population Health. He received his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Health and Social Behavior. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco. His research focus is on understanding the health effects of income and work policy on health, as well as understanding the biological pathways through which the social and economic environment impacts disease and death. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2016.

Akira Shibanuma

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ANew Content Itemkira is a Lecturer at the Department of Community and Global Health, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. As a social scientist, he has been involved in community health research studies in low- and middle-income countries and Japan. His research mainly focuses on health and healthcare service-seeking behaviors, social determinants of health, and inequity in health in the field of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health as well as migration and health. He currently works on research projects regarding discrimination and wellbeing and the quality of healthcare service provisions. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2020.

Henri Tilga

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New Content ItemHenri is a Research Fellow of Sports Sciences in the Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Tartu. The theoretical background of his work is based mainly on the self-determination theory. More specifically, he works on the topic of teachers’ multidimensional autonomy-supportive and controlling behaviours, students’ psychological need satisfaction and frustration, and students’ autonomous and controlled forms of motivation in the context of physical education. He has also developed and tested the effectiveness of several intervention programs with the aim to improve psychological need satisfaction and autonomous forms of motivation among students in the context of physical education. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2021.

Shankar Viswanathan

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New Content ItemShankar is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. He received his doctoral degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His methods research focuses on multivariate survival analysis, longitudinal data, and missing data analysis. His applied area focusses on Global Health, Injury Epidemiology, and Chronic Disease Epidemiology. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2018.


Senior Editorial Board Members
Chris Ardern, York University, Canada
Noriko Cable, University College London, UK
Jennifer Emond, Dartmouth College, USA
Youcheng Liu, Wayne State University, USA
Carol Maher, University of South Australia, Australia
Monica Malta, University of Toronto, Canada
Isabelle Niedhammer, Inserm, France
Patrick Palmieri, Norbert Wiener University, Peru
Louisa Peralta, The University of Sydney, Australia
David Rehkopf, Stanford University, USA
Akira Shibanuma, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Henri Tilga, University of Tartu, Estonia
Shankar Viswanathan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Editorial Board Members
Edimansyah Abdin, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Sandra Abreu, Lusófona University of Porto, Portugal
Pawan Acharya, University of Oklahoma, USA
Ishag Adam, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Oyelola Adegboye, James Cook University, Australia
Tara Ballav Adhikari, Aarhus University, Denmark
Bipin Adhikari, Nepal Community Health and Development Centre, Nepal
Wafa Aftab, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Marcela Agudelo-Botero, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Bright Ahinkorah, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Shoaib Ahmad, Punjab medical college, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Ali Ahmadi, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Reza Ahmadkhaniha, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Shakeel Ahmed, Wah Medical College, Pakistan
Collins Stephen Ahorlu, University of Ghana, Ghana
Catherine Aicken, University of Brighton, UK
Hirotsuga Aiga, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan
Aderonke Akinkugbe, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Blessing Akombi-Inyang, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Arsham Alamian, University of Miami, USA
Animut Alebel, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Habiba Ali, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Iris Iglesia Altaba, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Aragón, Spain
Olufemi Aluko, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Javier Alvarez-Galvez, University of Cadiz, Spain
Donne Kofi Ameme, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Ghana
Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Leopold Aminde, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Australia
Ofer Amram, Washington State University, USA
Hubert Amu, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Michael Anastario, Florida International University, USA
Jennifer Andersen, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Johnny Andoh-Arthur, University of Ghana, Ghana
Fabíola Bof de Andrade, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - FIOCRUZ, Brazil
Carl Abelardo Antonio, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Dorie Apollonio, University of California San Francisco, USA
Marzieh Araban, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Christopher Ardern, Bethune College, Canada
Hisatomi Arima, Fukuoka University, Japan
Danilo Arnone, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Monika Arora, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Lauren Arundell, Deakin University, Australia
Nirmal Aryal, Bournemouth University, UK
Umesh Aryal, Public Health and Environment Research Center Nepal, Nepal
Kwaku Oppong Asante, University of Ghana, Ghana
Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Public Health England, UK
S Maria Awaluddin, Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia
Ashish Awasthi, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Getinet Ayano, Curtin University, Australia
Dawit Getnet Ayele, John Hopkins University, USA
Giridhara Babu, Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health, India
Migle Baceviciene, Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania
SeungJin Bae, Ewha Womans University, College of Pharmacy, South Korea
Mohan Bairwa, IIHMR University, India
Ram Bajpai, Keele University, United Kingdom
Karin Bammann, University of Bremen, Germany
Jorge Banda, Purdue University, USA
Jason Bantjes, Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Aleksandra Barac, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Gustavo Barcelos, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Kate Bartlem, University of Newcastle, Australia
Leonelo Bautista, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Estifanos Baye, Harvard Medical School, USA
Jeannette Beasley, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Charles Beck, National Infection Service, Public Health England, UK
Elisardo Becona, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Asres Bedaso-Tilahune, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Masoud Behzadifar, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Zelalem Belayneh, Dilla University, Ethiopia
Britni Belcher, University of Southern California, USA
Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Maria Berghs, De Montfort University, UK
Danielle Berkovic, Monash University, Australia
Devender Bhalla, Pôle Universitaire euclide Intergovernmental UN Treaty 49006/49007, Central African Republic
Aida Bianco, Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Hassan Haghparast Bidgoli, University College London, UK
Katie Biello, Brown University, USA
Godfrey Biemba, National Health Research Authority, Zambia
Jean Joel Bigna, Centre Pasteur of Cameroon, Cameroon
Boris Bikbov, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Italy
Mawuena Binka, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada
Antony Black, Institut Pasteur du Laos, Laos
Nicole Blackburn, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Petri Böckerman, Jyväskylä University School, Finland
Henrik Boggild, Aalborg University, Denmark
Obasanjo Bolarinwa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Michele Hilton Boon, University of Glasgow, UK
Melissa Bopp, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Alessandra Buja, Università di padova, Italy
Christopher Bunn, University of Glasgow, UK
Ryan Donald Burns, University of Utah, USA
Thomas Butt, University College London, UK
Zahid Ahmad Butt, University of Waterloo, Canada
Francisco Félix Caballero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Baltica Cabieses, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Cristina Cadenas-Sánchez, University of Cádiz, Spain
Samuel Cai, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Alison Calear, The Australian National University, Australia
Wangnan Cao, Brown University, USA
Jun Cao, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
Zhen-Bo Cao, Shanghai University of Sport, China
Pasquale Caponnetto, University of Catania, Italy
Renee Carey, Curtin University, Australia
Tara Carney, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Genny Carrillo, Texas A&M School of Public Health, USA
Massimo Caruso, University of Catania, Italy
Lucinda Cash-Gibson, The Johns Hopkins University - Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center, Spain
Enrique Castro-Sanchez, University of West London, UK
Ferrán Catalá-López, National School of Public Health, ISCIII, Spain
Katrina Champion, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jie Chang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Jung-Chen Chang, National Taiwan University & National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Shu-Sen Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Vijay Kumar Chattu, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Daniel Chemtob, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Israel
Tzu-An Ann Chen, University of Houston, USA
Kei Long Cheung, Brunel University London, UK
Yit Siew Chin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Tawanda Chivese, Qatar University, Qatar
Young Cho, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Zilber School of Public Health, USA
Ka Chun Chong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Abhiroop Chowdhury, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Enayet Chowdhury, Monash University, Australia
Andrea Cioffi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Els Clays, Ghent University, Belgium
Claudia Coipin, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
Won Kim Cook, Alcohol Research Group, USA
Sandra Cortes Arancibia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Claudio Costantino, University of Palermo, Italy
Adam Craig, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Pascal Crepey, University of Rennes, France
Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Flavio Da Silva Júnior, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
Berihun Dachew, Curtin University, Australia
Abel Fekadu Dadi, University of Gondar/Flinders University, Ethiopia/Australia
Mahamed Aqiel Dalvie, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Kelsey Dancause, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Catherine Darker, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Daniel Datiko, MSH, Ethiopia
Biplab Datta, Augusta University, USA
Daniel Demant, School of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Zewditu Demissie, CDC/NCHHSTP, USA
Evangelia Demou, University of Glasgow, UK
Amare Deribew, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Nicola Desmond, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Meghnath Dhimal, Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Nepal
Ramesh Dhiman, ICMR - National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Mostafa Dianatinasab, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Sonia Dias, National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA Lisboa, Portugal
Danae Dinkel, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
David Teye Doku, University of Tampere, Finland
Pete Driezen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dean Alan Dudley, Macquarie University, Australia
Lara Dugas, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Bereket Duko, Curtin University, Australia
Ebenezer Durojaye, Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Anindita Dutta, University of Chicago, USA
Angel Dzhambov, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ejemai Eboreime, University of Alberta, Canada
Charlotte Edwardson, University of Leicester, UK
Victoria Egli, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Maria Ekstrand, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Ziad El-Khatib, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Tara Elton-Marshall, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jennifer Emond, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA
Ksenia Eritsyan, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Reuben Escorpizo, The University of Vermont, USA
Chiedu Eseadi, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
Mohamed Estai, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Dabney Evans, Emory University, USA
Kaniz Fatema, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation, Australia
Syed Fatmi, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Giampiero Favato, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Katia E Ferrar, University of South Australia, Australia
Pietro Ferrara, Center for Public Health Research, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy
Florian Fischer, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Bavarian Research Center for Digital Health and Social Care, Germany
Amanda Fitzgerald, University College Dublin, Ireland
Joel Francis, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Paul Freeman, University of Washington, USA
Giovanni Gabutti, University of Ferrara, Italy
Francesca Gallè, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Danielle Gallegos, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Yong Gan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Manuela Garcia de la Hera, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Lauren Gardner, University of Sydney, Australia
Joshua Garn, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Ezra Gayawan, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Teshome Gebre, The Task Force for Global Health Inc., Ethiopia
Mekdes Gebremariam, University of Oslo, Norway
Ajesh George, Western Sydney University, Australia
Badicu Georgian, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Hailay Gesesew, Flinders University, Australia
Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel
Hasanain Ghazi, Al-Bayan University, Iraq
Saruna Ghimire, University of Miami, USA
Emilio Gianicolo, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Andrew Gibbs, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Gail Gilchrist, King’s College London, UK
Emma Giles, Teesside University, UK
Zemichael Gizaw, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Shira Goldenberg, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mahaveer Golechha, Indian Institute of Public Health-Gandhinagar, India
Krzysztof Goniewicz, Polish Air Force Academy, Poland
Luis González de Paz, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain
Esther M. González-Gil, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Lesley Gray, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mary Greaney, University of Rhode Island, USA
Michael J Green, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, University of Illinois, USA
Ashley Grosso, Rutgers University, USA
Mutsa Gumbie, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, Australia
Jong-Long Guo, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Bhawna Gupta, Griffith University, Australia
Emily Guseman, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
Sally Guttmacher, New York University, USA
Giorgio Guzzetta, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Anna Gyarmathy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Zelalem Haile, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineS, USA
Christian Hakulinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Randah Hamadeh, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Chisato Hamashima, Teikyo University, Japan
Harapan Harapan, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia
Jenine Harris, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Andrew Hatala, University of Manitoba, Canada
Summer Hawkins, Boston College, USA
Khezar Hayat, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
Emma Haycraft, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Afeez A Hazzan, University of New York, USA
Qi-qiang He, Wuhan University, China
William Heerman, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Yves Henchoz, University of Lausanne Hospital Centre, Switzerland
Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Juliana Balbinot Hilgert, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jennie Hill, University of Utah, USA
Hung Chak Ho, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jun Sung Hong, Wayne State University, School of Social Work, USA
Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Amsterdam University medical centers, Netherlands
Md. Golam Hossain, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md Mosharaf Hossain, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Mohammad Bellal Hossain, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani, Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Gang Hu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Yen-Ming Huang, Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Wendy Yajun Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Mehwish Hussain, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
Paul Hutchinson, Tulane University, USA
Nguyen Tien Huy, Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Japan
Bing-Fang Hwang, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taiwan
Mustapha Immurana, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho-Ghana, Ghana
Maia Ingram, University of Arizona, USA
Md Rafiqul Islam, Goulburn Valley Health, Australia
Chinwe Juliana Iwu, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Charlotte Jackson, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College London, UK
Pamela Jagger, University of Michigan, USA
Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Institute of Comparative Economic Studies, Hosei University Tokyo, Japan
Shazia Jamshed, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Heng Jiang, La Trobe University, Australia
Seow Wei Jie, National University of Singapore, Signapore
Fengyi Jin, The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Nattinee Jitnarin, NDRI-USA, Inc, USA
Denny John, Campbell Collaboration, India
Russell Kabir, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Atif Kamal, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan
Kehinde Kanmodi, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Ariadne Kapetanaki, University of York, UK
Tessa Keegel, Monash University, Australia
Matthew Kelly, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University, Australia
Deanna Kepka, University Of Utah, United States
Syed Afroz Keramat, The University of Queensland, Australia
Brent D. Kerger, Exponent Inc, USA
Ejaz Khan, Health Services Academy, Pakistan
Yusra Habib Khan, Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Bangladesh
Hafiz Khan, University of West London, UK
Resham Khatri, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Australia
Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale School of Public Health, USA
Solomon Kibret, University of California Irvine, USA
Kim Kiely, School of Psychology, University of NSW, Australia
Ryung Kim, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Irma KIrtadze, Ilia State University, Georgia
Peter Kolarčik, Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia
Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, University of Queensland, Australia
Srikanth Kondreddy, Bruyere Research Institute, Canada
Malcolm Koo, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Antonis Kousoulis, Mental Health Foundation, UK
Julia Kravchenko, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Yuvaraj Krishnamoorthy, ESIC Medical College & PGIMSR, Chennai, India
Nuworza Kugbey, University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ghana
Jennifer Kuk, York University, Canada
Om Kurmi, Coventry University, UK
Yu Heng Kwan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Jojo Y.Y. Kwok, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yiannis Kyratsis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amos Laar, University of Ghana, Ghana
Chandrakant Lahariya, World Health Organization India, India
Yvonne Laird, University of Sydney, Australia
Timo Lajunen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Aparna Lal, Australian National University, Australia
Ratilal Lalloo, University of Queensland, Australia
Karen Lamb, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Inha University School of Medicine, South Korea
Heidi Larson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Kayla Laserson, CDC, India
Patrick WC Lau, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Saranath Lawpoolsri, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
Michael Laxy, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Yo Han Lee, Ajou University, South Korea
Seung-Won Lee, Sejong University, Korea
Jungeun Olivia Lee, University of Southern California, USA
Wei-Chen Lee, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Jami Leichliter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Thabo Ishmael Lejone, SolidarMed, Lesotho
Helen-Maria Lekas, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and NYU School of Medicine, USA
Leah Li, University College London, UK
Yan Li, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Guoxing Li, Peking university, China
Ming-Chieh Li, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shanshan Li, Monash University, Australia
Haochu Li, Shandong University, China
Jinghua Li, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Rongrong Li, China University of Petroleum (East China), China, People's Republic
Qiguo Lian, NHC Key Lab. of Reproduction Regulation (Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research), Fudan University, China
Sin How Lim, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Hualiang Lin, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Jiying Ling, Michigan State University, USA
Gang Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Yuewei Liu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Yisi Liu, University of Washington, United States
Kawika Liu, University of Hawaii, USA
Sze Yan Liu, Montclair State University, USA
Nanette Lopez, Northern Arizona University, USA
Daniel López-Cevallos, University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health & Health Sciences, USA
Lucia Maria Lotrean, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Zheng Feei Ma, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Rona Macniven, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Catherine MacPhailq, University of Wollongong, Australia
Nicola Magnavita, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Racheli Magnezi, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Mahdi Mahdizadeh, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran
Jaclyn Maher, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Rashidul Alam Mahumud, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Tauqeer Mallhi, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Samuel Manda, South Africa Medical Research Council, South Africa
Justin Manjourides, Northeastern University, USA
Haider Mannan, Western Sydney University, Australia
Chen I-Cheng Mark, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Adilson Marques, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rafaela Martins, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
João Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Joseph Matovu, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Mika Matsuzaki, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Maria Maynard, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Mustafa Mümtaz Mazicioglu, Erciyes University, Turkey
Leonard MBOERA, SACIDS Foundation for One Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Lisa McDaid, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, UK
Grant McGeechan, Teesside University, UK
Birhanie Mekuriaw, Dilla University, Ethiopia, Ethiopia
Gustavo Velasquez Melendez, Univesidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Brazil
Addisu Melese, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Peter Memiah, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Zelalem Mengesha, Western Sydney University, Australia
Louise Mewton, University of NSW, Australia
Gregore Iven Mielke, The University of Queensland, Australia
Emma Miller, Flinders University, Australia
Adrienne Milner, Brunel University London, UK
Siroos Mirzaei, Clinic Ottakring, Austria
Ritesh Mistry, University of Michigan, United States
Elia John Mmbaga, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Inacio Crochemore Mohnsam, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Abolfazl Mollalo, Baldwin Wallace University, USA
Roberto Monastero, University of Palermo, Italy
Pravi Moodley, National Health Laboratory Service and University of KwaZulu, South Africa
Carly J Moores, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Seyyed Meysam Mousavi, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Zindoga Mukandavire, Coventry University, UK
Keiko Murakami, Tohoku University, Japan
Emily Murray, University College London, United Kingdom
David Muscatello, New South Wales Department of Health, Australia
Alfred Musekiwa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Godfrey Musuka, ICAP at Columbia University, USA
Monde Muyoyeta, CIDRZ, Zambia
Juliet Nabyonga, WHO African Regional Office, Uganda
Nisha Naicker, National Institute for Occupational Health, South Africa
Cho Naing, International Medical University, Malaysia
Faisal Nawaz, Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Giesje Nefs, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Susana Vaz Nery, Kirby Institute - University of New South Wales, Australia
Subas Neupane, Tampere University, Finland
Kwok Ng, University of Eastern Finland, Finland & University of Limerick, Ireland
Peng Nie, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Leila Nikniaz, Golgasht St. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Sisse Njor, Randers Regional Hospital, Denmark
Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, University of Ghana, Ghana
Chukwudi Nnaji, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Emma Norris, Brunel University, UK
Fredrik Norström, Umeå University, Sweden
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto, Canada
Fred Nuwaha, Makerere University, Uganda
Ezekiel Uba Nwose, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Amy O'Donnell, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Anna Odone, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy
Babatunde Odugbemi, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria
Adedotun Ogunbajo, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Victor Oguoma, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra, Australia
Olanrewaju Oladimeji, University of Namibia, Namibia
Jonathan Olsen, University of Glasgow, UK
Moshood Omotayo, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Livia Elisa Ortensi, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Roger O'Sullivan, Institute of Public Health, Ireland
Joris Van Ouytsel, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
Amir Pakpour, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Chen-Wei Pan, Medical College of Soochow Univeristy, China
Feng Pan, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Australia
Jay Pan, Sichuan University, China
Jeemon Panniyammakal, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India
Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, University College London, UK
Maria Papadakaki, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Catherine Paquet, Faculté des Sciences de l’admninistration, Université Laval, Canada
Tarang Parekh, George Mason University, USA
Ju Ok Park, Hallym University College of Medicine, South Korea
Shradha S. Parsekar, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
Kamalesh Kumar Patel, All India Institute of Medical Science, India
Marinelle Payton, Jackson State University, USA
Amy Peden, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Nasheeta Peer, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Sarah Peitzmeier, University of Michigan, USA
Christopher Pell, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Netherlands
Antonio Peña-Fernández, De Montfort University, UK
Tarra Penny, York University, Canada
Julian Perelman, Nova National School of Public Health, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jamie Perin, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Patrizio Pezzotti, Lazio Sanità - Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica, Italy
Ngoc Minh Pham, Curtin University, Australia
Mariamma Philip, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, India
Francesco Pistelli, Pisa University Hospital, Italy
Igor Portoghese, University of Cagliari, Italy
Jalandhar Pradhan, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India
Sarva Mangeela Praveena, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Luis Prieto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Charlotte Probst, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Karin Proper, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
Men-Bao Qian, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Emmanuel Quarshie, University of Leeds, UK
​​​​​Katayoun Rabiei, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Peter Rabinowitz, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
George Rachiotis, Athens University, Greece
Ata Rafiee, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Federation University, Australia
Omar Rahman, Independent University, Bangladesh
Amutha Ramadas, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, University of Central Missouri, USA
Alok Ranjan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Andrea Ranzi, Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy, Italy
Lal Rawal, Central Queensland University, Australia
Elizabeth Reifsnider, Arizona State University, USA
Jinma Ren, Pfizer Inc., USA
Fulvio Ricceri, University of Turin, Italy
Tiarney Ritchwood, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Jose Rodriguez-Llanes, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira – Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Colombia
Fernando Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Ahmed Jerome Romain, University of Montreal, Canada
Matthew Romo, City University of New York, USA
Janet Rosenbaum, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, USA
Ash Routen, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Zengliang Ruan, Southeast University, China
Muni Rubens, Miami Cancer Institute, USA
Jillian Ryan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Sivalal Sadasivan, Monash University, Malaysia
Marc Saez, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Unnati Saha, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jennifer Salinas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, USA
Ferdinand Salonna, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
János Sándor, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Maria Paula Santos, University of Porto, Portugal
Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Neijiang Normal University, China
Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh
Odile Sauzet, Bielefeld University, Germany
Yu Mon Saw, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Anshul Saxena, Florida International University, USA
Monica Schoch-Spana, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Cristina Sechi, University of Cagliari, Italy
Pich Seekaew, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA
Abdul-Aziz Seidu, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Kashif Shafique, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
Gulzar Shah, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH), Georgia Southern University, USA
Manik Sharma, DAV University, India
Rajesh Sharma, Delhi Technological University, India
Santosh Sharma, The George Institute for Global Health, India
Sheela Shenoi, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Stephane Shepherd, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Cha-Nam Shin, Arizona State University, USA
David Shoham, East Tennessee State University, USA
Rob Siebers, University of Otago, New Zealand
Erik Sigmund, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Anabela Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Aklilu Sinshaw, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Fuschia M. Sirois, University of Sheffield, UK
Bola Lukman Solanke, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Sajid Soofi, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Luis Sordo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Kyriakos Souliotis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Sofia Sousa, FEUP, Portugal
Eldon Spackman, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacob Spallek, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. Department of Public Health, Germany
Jerry Spiegel, University of British Columbia, Canada
Lindsay Stark, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Sherri Stewart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Emily Stockings, University of New South Wales, Australia
Saverio Stranges, Western University, Canada
Catherine Striley, University of Florida, USA
Mark Sullman, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Shengzhi Sun, Boston University, USA
Mei Sun, Fudan University, China
Larry Svenson, University of Alberta, Canada
James Swartz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Santosh Kumar Tadakamadla, Griffith University, Australia
Betrand Tambe, University of Buea, Cameroon
Rayner Kay Jin Tan, University of North Carolina Project-China, Guangzhou, China
Norman Temple, Athabasca University, Canada
JS Thakur, Ghent University, Belgium
Tinku Thomas, St John's Medical College, India
Shane Thomas, Australian National University, Australia
Louise Thornton, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jing Tian, University of Tasmania, Australia
Linwei Tian, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, China
Sofonyas Tiruneh, Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia
Quyen To, Central Queensland University, Australia
Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez National Institute of Health. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México., Mexico
Emile Tompa, Institute for Work & Health, Canada
Igor Toskin, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Katy Town, Public Health England, UK
Samuel Dominic Castiglione Towne, Texas A&M University, USA
Chukwuma Umeokonkwo, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria
Marius-Ionut Ungureanu, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Leanne Unicomb, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease, Bangladesh
Janhavi Vaingankar, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Antonio Valenti, Italian Workers Compensation Authority, Italy
Donna Vallone, Truth Initiative, USA
Ines Varela-Silva, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Fenicia Vescio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Emilio Villa-González, University of Granada, Spain
Denis Vinnikov, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
Charlotte Vrinten, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Khin Thet Wai, Department of Medical Research, Myanmar
Linda Waldman, University of Sussex, UK
Jack Wallace, Burnet Institute, Australia
Richard Wamai, Northeastern University, USA
Stephen Ojiambo Wandera, Makerere University, Uganda
Peizhong Peter Wang, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
ShaoMing Wang, Peking Union Medical College, China
Youxin Wang, Capital Medical University, China
Yuan-Pang Wang, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Man Ping Wang, School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong, China
Wei Wang, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
JianLi Wang, University of Ottawa, Canada
Senhu Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Paul Ward, Flinders University, Australia
Jennifer Welsh, Australian National University, Australia
Tzai-Hung Wen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Guy Whembolua, University of Cincinnati, USA
James White, Cardiff University, UK
Dean Whitehead, Flinders University, Australia
Melissa Willoughby, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Annabelle Wilson, Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, Australia
Frank Wong, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Jyh Eiin Wong, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Janet Yuen-Ha Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Edwin Wouters, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Darren Wraith, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Tsu-Yin Wu, Eastern Michigan University, USA
Chih-Da Wu, Department of Geomatics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Kusheng Wu, Shantou University Medical College, China
Dan Wu, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Luh Putu Lila Wulandari, The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia
Hao Xiang, Wuhan University, China
Meiqi Xin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Chengdong Xu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fei Xu, Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Uday Narayan Yadav, The Australian National University, Australia
Xueyan Yang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Jerf Yeung, City University of Hong Kong, China
Naohiro Yonemoto, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan
Chin Kok Yong, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
Zafar Zafari, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, USA
Rubeena Zakar, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Hadi Zamanian, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Qiang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Taddese Zerfu, Dilla University, Ethiopia; University of Edinburgh, UK
Fuhua Zhai, Fordham University School of Social Science, USA
Xiaotao Zhang, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Kai Zhang, Suny Albany, USA
Chen Zhang, University of Rochester, USA
Xing Zhao, Sichuan University, China
Yingxi Zhao, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Chengchao Zhou, Shandong University School of Public Health, China
Motao Zhu, Ohio State University, USA
Yaara Zisman-Ilani, Temple University, USA
Guanyang Zou, School of Economics and Management, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China
Huachun Zou, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Melissa Zullo, Kent State University, USA

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