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Editor

Natalie Pafitis

Section Editors

Christopher Barton, Monash University, Australia
Bianca Brijnath, National Ageing Research Institute, Australia
Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London, UK
Youcheng Liu, Wayne State University, USA
Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM, France
Mahfuzar Rahman, ICDDRB, Bangladesh
Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy
Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University, USA
Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Michelle Turner, University of Ottawa, Canada; CREAL, Spain
Frances Kay-Lambkin, University of Newcastle, Australia
Carol Maher, University of South Australia, Australia
Marc Adams, Arizona State University, USA
Janice L Thompson, University of Birmingham, UK
David Rehkopf, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Tim Mackey, University of California San Diego, USA
David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Canada

Deputy Section Editors 
Emmy Wong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
Noriko Cable, University College London, UK

Associate Editors
Biostatistics and methods
Stephanie Baggio, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Patrizio Pezzotti, Lazio Sanità - Agenzia di Sanità Pubblica, Italy
Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Penang Medical College, Malaysia
Matthew Hayat, Georgia State University, USA
Mehwish Hussain, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
Håkan Källmén, Karolinska Institutet, Switzerland
Stephanie Kliethermes, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, USA
Peter Kolarčik, Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia
Kevin Konty, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
Leah Li, University College London, UK
Zindoga Mukandavire, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Jinma Ren, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, USA
Marc Saez, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Benn Sartorius, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Saeid Shahraz, Heller School of Social Policy, USA
Fenicia Vescio, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy 
Shankar Viswanathan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Chronic disease epidemiology
Charles Agyemang, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tomi Akinyemiju, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Arsham Alamian, East Tennessee State University, USA
Javad Alizargar, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Christopher Ardern, Bethune College, Canada
Hisatomi Arima, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Australia
Amit Arora, Western Sydney University, Australia
Kate Bartlem, University of Newcastle, Australia
Eduardo Bernabé, King's College London, UK
Arnaud Bourdin, University Hospital of Montpellier, France
Sinead Brophy, Swansea University, UK
Luca Cegolon, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Scientific Directorate, Trieste, Italy
Fiona Charlson, University of Queensland, Australia
Lara Dugas, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Ugo Fedeli, SER-Epidemiological Department, Italy
Anita Goh, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Bhawna Gupta, Griffith University, Australia
Gang Hu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
Nadia Islam, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Chandra Jackson, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Grace Joshy, Australian National University, Australia
Hossein Khosravi, Boroujeni Isfahan University of Medical sciences, Australia
Viviane Kovess, EHESP, France
Ratilal Lalloo, Griffith University, Australia
Yung-Po Liaw, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan 
Werner Maier, Helmholtz Munchen, Germany
Roberto Monastero, University of Palermo, Italy
Stephen Morrell, University of New South Wales, Australia 
Kameel Mungrue, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Melanie Nichols, Deakin University, Australia
Sisse Njor, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Chen-Wei Pan, Medical College of Soochow Univeristy, China
Kashif Shafique, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
David Shoham, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Fuschia M. Sirois, University of Sheffield, UK
Matthew Soeberg, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, Australia
Kaan Sözmen, Katip Celebi University, Turkey
Sherri Stewart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA 
Teresa Tamayo, German Diabetes Center, Germany
Einar Thorsteinsson, University of New England, Australia
Konstantinos Tsirigotis, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland 
Konstantinos Tziomalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Greece
Juliet Usher-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Neomi Vin-Raviv, Colorado State University, USA 
Peizhong Peter Wang, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 
Yuan-Pang Wang, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Marianne Weber, Cancer Council NSW, Australia
James White, Cardiff University, UK
Fei Xu, Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Hongwei Xu, University of Michigan, USA
Chin Kok Yong, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
Avraham Zini, Hebrew University, Israel

Energy balance-related behaviors
Stephanie Alley, Central Queensland University, Australia
Lee Ashton, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Andrew Atkin, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK
Jinan Banna, University of Hawaii, USA
Rebecca Beeken, University College London, UK
Maciej Buchowski, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ryan Donald Burns, University of Utah, USA
Adrian Cameron, Deakin University, Australia
Lucas Carr, University of Iowa, USA
Bronwyn Clark, University of Queensland, Australia
Katrien De Cocker, Ghent University, Belgium
Jayna Dave, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Catherine Draper, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Charlotte Edwardson, University of Leicester, UK
Katia E Ferrar, University of South Australia, Australia
Francesca Gallè, University of Naples "Parthenope, Italy 
Sjaan Gomersall, The University of Queensland, Australia
Luis Gracia-Marco, University of Exeter, UK
Cindy M Gray, University of Glasgow, UK
Ali Habiba, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Deirdre Harrington, University of Leicester, UK
Trina Hinkley, Deakin University, Australia
Klazine van der Horst, Nestec, Nestle Research Center, Switzerland
Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, University of Queensland, Australia
Jennifer Kuk, York University, Canada
Jouni Lahti, University of Helsinki, Finland
Amelia Lake, Durham University, UK
Lucy Lewis, Flinders University, Australia 
Ralph Maddison, Deakin University, Australia
Jaclyn  Maher, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Adilson Marques, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jonathan JM Mond, Macquarie University, Australia
Helen Moore, Durham University, UK
Jorge Mota, University of Porto, Portugal
Angela Odoms-Young, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Miranda Pallan, University of Birmingham, UK 
Toby G Pavey, University of Queensland, Australia
Louisa Peralta, The University of Sydney, Australia
Karin Proper, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
Nalini Ranjit, University of Texas School of Public Health, USA
Megan Rollo, University of Newcastle, Australia
Rute Marina Roberto Santos, University of Porto and University of Wollongong, Portugal and Australia 
Stephanie Schoeppe, Central Queensland University, Australia
Shreela Sharma, University of Texas, USA
Erik Sigmund, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Sharon Simpson, University of Glasgow, UK 
Teresa Smith, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, USA
Ingrid Steenhuis, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Norman Temple, Athabasca University, Canada
Cecilie Thogersen-Ntoumani, Curtin University, Australia
Jesus Vioque, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Emily Mailey,  Kansas State University, USA

Environmental health
Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Medical School St-Antoine, France
Heather Castleden, Queen’s University, Canada
Payam Dadvand, Affiliation Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Spain
Mahamed Alqie Dalvie, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Peter James, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Brent D. Kerger, Cardno ChemRisk, USA
Kiyoung Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
Hagai Levine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel
Yuewei Liu, Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Kristen Malecki, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA
Varvara Mouchtouri, University of Thessaly, Greece 
Marinelle Payton, Jackson State University, USA
Sarva Mang Praveena, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Venkata Raghava Mohan, Christian Medical College, India
Tamara Schikowski, IUF Dusseldorf, Germany
Rob Siebers, University of Otago, New Zealand 
Sofia Sousa, FEUP, Portugal 
Christine Stauber, Georgia State University, USA 
Kuku Voyi, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jennyfer Wolf, WHO, Germany
Kai Zhang, The University of Texas, USA

Global health
Sunday Adedini, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Anand Ahankari, University of Nottingham, UK
Muktar Hassan Aliyu, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Richmond Aryeetey, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Ghana
Giridhara Babu, Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health, India
Tran Bach, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam 
Godfrey Biemba, National Health Research Authority, Zambia
Julii Brainard, University of East Anglia, UK
Baltica Cabieses, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile  
Bethany Caruso, Emory University, USA
Abel Fekadu Dadi, University of Gondar/Flinders University, Ethiopia/Australia
Meghnath Dhimal, Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Nepal
Henry Victor Doctor, World Health Organization, Egypt
David Teye Doku, University of Tampere, Finland
Shannon Doocy, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
Predrag Duric, Queen Margaret University, UK
Ziad El-Khatib, Kaolinska Institutet, Sweden
Khalifa Elmusharaf, University of Limerick, Ireland
Syed Fatmi, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Bukola Fawole, University College Hospital, Nigeria 
Florian Fischer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ivan Florez, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Paul Freeman, University of Washington, USA
Cissé Guéladio, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Sally Guttmacher, New York University, USA
Zelalem Haile, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
Nafisa Halim, Boston University, USA
David Harley, The University of Queensland, Australia
Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Harvard Medical School, USA
Yves Henchoz, University of Lausanne Hospital Centre, Switzerland
Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Guoqing Hu, Central South University, China
Paul Hutchinson, Tulane University, USA
Lieven Huybregts, The International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
Shazia Jamshed, IIUM, Malaysia
Denny John, Campbell Collaboration, India
Rajendra Karkee, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal
Alain Koffi, Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA 
Heidi Larson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Martin Lipsky, Roseman University of Health Medicine, USA
Ryan Lindsay, Idaho State University, USA
Kawika Liu, University of Hawaii, USA
Sphiwe Madiba, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa
Yves Martin-Prevel, IRD (The French Research Institute for Sustainable Development), France
Mohd Masood,  La Trobe University, Australia 
Peter Memiah, University of West Florida, USA
Lotus McDougal, University of Califronia San Diego, USA
Natalie Michels, Ghent University, Belgium
Katia Mohindra, Subaltern Health, Canada
Adamson Muula, University of Malawi, Malawi
LaRon Nelson, University of Rochester, USA
Livia Elisa Orten, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Alisa Pedrana, Burnet Institute, Australia
Jamie Perin, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Shalina Pooransingh, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Luis Prieto, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Omar Rahman, Independent University, Bangladesh
Geetha Ranmuthugala, University of New England, Australia
Rajesh Kumar Rai, Society for Health and Demographic Surveillance (SHDS), India
Rohit Ramaswamy, University of North Carolina, USA
Simbarashe Rusakaniko, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Siddharudha Shivalli, Yenepoya University, India
Michael Spencer, University of Michigan, USA
Jerry Spiegel, University of British Columbia, Canada
Thankam Sunil, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, Kasturba Medical College, India
Lianne Urada, SDSU School of Social Work, USA
Richard Wamai, Northeastern University, USA
Hematram Yadav, MAHSA University, Malaysia
Mohammad Yakoob, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Pakistan
Joshua Yang, California State University, USA
Sanni Yaya, University of Ottawa, Canada
Naohiro Yonemoto, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan
Guanyang Zou, Institute for 21st Century Silk Road Studies, Jinan University, China

Health behavior, health promotion and society
Safa Abdalla, Stanford University, USA
Jolanta Aleksejuniene, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Flavia Andrade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Marzieh Araban, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Shervin Assari, University of Michigan, USA
Petri Böckerman, Jyväskylä University School, Finland
Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Katherine E Brown, Coventry University, UK
Sarah Callinan, La Trobe University, Australia
Pasquale Caponnetto, University of Catania, Italy
Tyrone Cheng, Montclair State University, USA 
Nicola Christie, University College London, UK
Penny A Cook, University of Salford, UK 
Won Kim Cook, Alcohol Research Group, USA
Rik Crutzen, Maastricht University / CAPHRI, Netherlands
Emily Dauria, University of California San Francisco, USA
Zewditu Demissie, CDC/NCHHSTP, USA
Ann DeSmet, Ghent University, Belgium
Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Dean Alan Dudley, Macquarie University, Australia
Maged El-Setouhy, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Konstantinos Farsalinos, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece
Garumma Tolu Feyissa, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Filippos Filippidis, Imperial College London, UK
Myriam Forster, California State University, USA
Rosanne Freak-Poli, Monash University Erasmus MC, Australia
Kelley Gabriel, UTHealth School of Public Health, USA 
Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel
Lilian A Ghandour, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Andrew Gibbs, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Emma Giles, Teesside University, UK
Lauretta Grau, Yale School of Public Health, USA
Mary Greaney, University of Rhode Island, USA
Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, University of Illinois, USA
Jong-Long Guo, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Vin Gupta, Harvard University, USA
Gregory Heath, University of Tennessee, USA
Robert Heimer, Yale University School of Public Health, USA
Shona Hilton, University of Glasgow, UK
Ciska Hoving, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Kerryn Husk, Plymouth University, UK
Vivian Isaac, Flinders Rural Health South Australia, Australia
Mohammed Jawad, Imperial College London, UK
Jonathan Kingsley, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Caroline Kingori, Ohio University, USA
Rebecca Lacey, University College London, UK
Timo Lajunen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Amy Leader, Jefferson University, USA
Albert Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Karen Lorimer, Caledonian University, UK
Haochu Li, Shandong University, China
Sin How Lim, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jiying Ling, Michigan State University, USA
Maria Lohan, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Lucia Maria Lotrean, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Lisa McDaid, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, UK
Kevin McGeechan, University of Sydney, Australia
Paul McNamee, University of Aberdeen, UK 
Allison Milner, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Graham Moore, Cardiff University, UK
Falk Muller-Riemenschneider, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Teesside University, UK
Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Chizimuzo Okoli, University of Kentucky, USA
Catherine Paquet, University of South Australia, Australia
Stefano Petti, Sapienza University, Italy
Hynek Pikhart, University College London, UK
Elizabeth Reifsnider, Arizona State University, USA
Ferdinand Salonna, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Zila M Sanchez, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Bridie Scott-Parker, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Teresa Senserrick, University of New South Wales, Australia
Camille Short, University of Adelaide, Australia
Roman Shrestha, University of Connecticut, USA
Heather Sipsma, Benedictine University, USA
Hamid Soori, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Eldon Spackman, University of York, UK
Aslak Steinsbekk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Emily Stockings, University of New South Wales, Australia
Catherine Striley, University of Florida, USA
Santosh Kumar Tadakamadla, Griffith University, Australia
Barbara Tempalski, The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, USA
Rae Thomas, Bond University, Australia
Hilary Thomson, Medical Research Council, UK
Ildiko Tombor, UCL, UK
Leslie Tutty, University of Calgary, Canada
Peigang Wang, Wuhan University, China
Paul Ward, Flinders University, Australia
Andrea Waylen, University of Bristol, UK
Dean Whitehead, Flinders University, Australia
Chongyi Wei, Rutgers University, USA
Faika Zanjani, UMD School of Public Health, USA
Motao Zhu, Ohio State University, USA

Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries 
Alessandra Buja, Università di padova, Italy
Karen Davison, University of Hawaii/Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Inge MCM de Kok, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Tista Ghosh, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, USA
Evangelos Kontopantelis, University of Manchester, UK
Christina Mary Pollard, Curtin University, Australia
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Gulzar Shah, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH), Georgia Southern University, USA
Kyriakos Souliotis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Anne Marie Thow, University of Sydney, Australia
Samuel Dominic Castiglione Towne, Texas A&M University, USA

Health policies, systems and management in low and middle-income countries
Nicole De Wet, Wits University, South Africa
Shauna Downs, Columbia University, USA 
Pamela Jagger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Meliyanni Johar, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Indonesia
Juliet Nabyonga, WHO African Regional Office, Uganda
Sivalal Sadasivan, Monash University, Malaysia
John Tayu Lee, University of Melbourne, Australia
Marius-Ionut Ungureanu, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Taryn Vian, Boston University School of Public Health, USA

Infectious disease epidemiology
Victor Alegana, University of Southampton, UK
Daniela Amicizia, The University of Genoa, Italy
Rashid Ansumana, Njala University, Sierra Leone
Sudhir Babji, Christian Medical College, India 
Anna Bajer, University of Warsaw, Poland
Katie Biello, Brown University, USA
David Blazes, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Sara Boccalini, University of Florence, Italy
Zahid Ahmad Butt, University of British Columbia, Canada
Daniel Chemtob, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Israel
Szu-Chieh Chen, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Antoon De Schryver, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Amare Deribew, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Ramesh Dhiman, ICMR - National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Peter Dodd, University of Sheffield, UK
Michael French, Research Triangle Institute, USA
Thomas Fürst, Imperial College London, UK
Jonathan Golub, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Faham Khamesipour, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran
Safari Kinung'Hi, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania 
Kayla Laserson, CDC, India
Song Liang, The Ohio State University, USA
Musawankosi Mabaso, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Gitau Mburu, Lancaster University, UK
Joao Mesquita, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal
Pravi Moodley, National Health Laboratory Service and University of KwaZulu, South Africa
David Muscatello, New South Wales Department of Health, Australia
Cho Naing, International Medical University, Malaysia
Pekka Nuorti, University of Tampere, Finland
Fred Nuwaha, Makerere University, Uganda
Donatella Panatto, University of Genoa, Italy
Sheree Schwartz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Paola Stefanelli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Sheena Sullivan, Peter Doherty Institute, Australia
Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Nigeria
José Tuells, University of Alicante, Spain
Kerri Viney, Australian National University, Australia
Yasir Waheed, Foundation University, Pakistan

Occupational health
Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Texas A&M University, USA
Jennifer Cavallari, UConn Health, USA
Els Clays, Ghent University, Belgium
Evangelia Demou, University of Glasgow, UK
Reuben Escorpizo, The University of Vermont, USA
Ida Madsen, National Research Center for the Working Environment (Denmark), Denmark
Dino Pisaniello, University of Adelaide, Australia
Peter Rabinowitz, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
George Rachiotis, Athens University, Greece
Emile Tompa, Institute for Work & Health, Canada
Gabriela Topa, National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain
JianLi Wang, University of Ottawa, Canada

Editorial Advisors
Allison Aiello, University of Michigan-School of Public Health, USA
Johannes R Anema, VU Medical Center, Netherlands
Max Bulsara, University of WA, Australia
Lalit Dandona, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Martin Duerden, Conwy Local Health Board, UK
Lin Fritschi, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Australia
Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge, UK

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