Prof. Dr. Michael Kalinski is a Fulbright award-winning professor of Exercise Physiology/Exercise Biochemistry. Dr. Kalinski has held several administrative positions including the Chair of the Applied Health Sciences Department at Murray State University (USA). Dr. Kalinski is a recognized expert in the area of Sport Science. Dr. Kalinski has been involved in research on exercise biochemistry and exercise physiology; the product of these efforts is a published body of research with more than 200 scholarly papers and abstracts. His work in Exercise Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology has led to numerous recent distinguished international speaking invitations in Europe and Asia, Co-Chair of ACSM Exchange Symposium and Invited Speaker at the European Congress of Sport Science in Barcelona (Spain), 2013, as an Organizer and a Chair of the Exercise Physiology Symposium at the 14th Commonwealth International Sports Sciences Congress in 2010 in Faridabad (India). Dr. Kalinski is a member of Editorial Boards of the Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine, Sport Wyczynowy, International Journal of Applied Health Sciences, International Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. Dr. Kalinski was awarded the Honorary Title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Bukovinian State Medical University (Ukraine). Dr. Kalinski was awarded the Honorary Title the Life member of National Association of Physical Education and Sport Science of India.
Health, Fitness, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry and Doping in Sport.
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cruz Maria Nazario Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology University of Puerto Rico United States
Dr. Cruz María Nazario, graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, with a PhD in epidemiology. As a professor in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, she has mentored over 130 master and doctoral students. Her career combines long experience with fieldwork and epidemiologic study design and analysis, academic work and the defense of the right to health for poor communities in Puerto Rico. At present, Dr. Nazario is the site PI of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities on Precision Medicine and the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN), a collaborative cohort in Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, and the US Virgin Islands, funded by NIH through the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Nazario is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Committee, Clinical Scholars Program.
Epidemiology, Community Research and Advocacy
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles Fox Department of Psychology Worcester State University United States
Charles Fox, a Vision Scientist, Rehabilitation Optometrist, and Behavioral Neuroscientist, is professor of Psychology with Worcester State University. He earned the Ph.D. from Brandeis University and the O.D. from New England College of Optometry. He completed residency training with the VAMC and postdoctoral training with Columbia University and Washington University. He has held fellowships from NASA, Fight-For-Sight, and NIH. His clinical work received a 1993 Outstanding Merit Citation from the VAMC while his scholarly work has been recognized by the 2007 Kansas Health Ethics Organizational Award of Honor, the 2008 J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award from the Journal of Allied Health, and the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus award from St. John’s University Department Psychology. He previously was professor of Public Health and Associate Dean with Wichita State University College of Health Professions. His recent focus has been on the health care system, particularly on health professions education, access to health care, and health care ethics.
Health care ethics, Health professions education and Health care access.
Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson School of Community Health Sciences University of Nevada United States
Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH is a Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She teaches courses and mentors students in the area of social behavioral health and health disparities. Dr. Thompson-Robinson serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research in the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she provides community leadership to address health disparities that exist in Southern Nevada as well as statewide, regionally, and nationally. Dr. Thompson-Robinson has done extensive work in the area of sexual health and health disparities, particularly HIV prevention with African Americans and communities of color. She is the co-chair and member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Region IX Health Equity Council. She is Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, a nationally known peer reviewed publication.
Health disparities, sexual health and Health of African Americans.
Dr. Jose Seguinot Barbosa Department of Environmental Health University of Puerto Rico United States
Dr. José Seguinot Barbosa is a Full Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Puerto Rico – Medical Science Campus. Dr. Seguinot received a Bachelor of Art degree in Geography from the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras in 1975, a M.S. in Natural Resources Planning from National University of Mexico in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Geography and Geology from the School of Geosciences at Louisiana State University in 1983. He obtained a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1990. He has postdoctoral studies in Global Changes from Laval University (Canada) and in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Alcalá in Spain. He received in 2008 a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to do research in Spain about climate change, health and sustainable development. He is the author and/or co-author of 14 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
GIS, Environmental Geology, Global Climatic Changes, Sea Level Rise, Human Diseases Distribution, Human Impact upon the Environment.
Dr. Francisco Lopez-Munoz Department of Pharmacology Camilo José Cela University Spain
Francisco López-Muñoz, MD, PhD, DLitt, received his PhD Degree in Medicine at Madrid Complutense University in 1993 (Doctorate Extraordinary Award), and another PhD Degree in Spanish Language and Literature at University of Alcalá in 2015. Currently he is Professor of Pharmacology, Director of International Doctorate School, Chairman of the Research Ethics Committee, and Assistant Director of Academic Staff at Camilo José Cela University, and Research Fellow at “Hospital 12 de Octubre” Research Institute (Madrid, Spain), and Portucalense Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences (INPP), Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique (Porto, Portugal). He has supervised 13 PhD theses, has participated in 26 research projects, and acts as evaluator of research projects and degrees for several European Agencies. Dr. López-Muñoz is editor/author of 25 books, and 209 chapters of books related to the psychopharmacology. He has published 335 articles (H-index = 27). Dr. López-Muñoz is member of several scientific societies (including CINP) and editorial boards, and has participated, as visiting Professor in different Spanish and international academic centres. Dr. López-Muñoz has various awards for his research career, and he is Academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Correspondent Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Cádiz, and Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce.
Neuropsychopharmacology and Neurosciences: Biological bases of drug abuse and dual diagnosis, psychotropic drugs interactions, neurobiology of metal disorders, bibliometric techniques applied to mental health-related disciplines and neuropsychopharmacology, combination therapies with antidepressant drugs in resistant depression and with antipsychotics drugs in patients with refractory schizophrenia, and the history of the psychopharmacology and neurosciences.
Dr. Peter J. Tonellato Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee United States
Peter J. Tonellato earned his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona following study at both the University of Oxford and Hiroshima University. Past positions include Founding Director, Bioinformatics Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin and Founder and CEO, of Pointone Systems, LLC, the first personalized medicine software company that provided genetic enabled ‘best practice’ clinical decision support systems to hospitals and health care facilities. Previous work includes the creation of the Rat Genome Database (rgd.mcw.edu), the first disease-centric repository of phenotype and genetic data and the Program in Genomic Applications (pga.mcw.edu) data mining system for a heterogeneous collection of phenotypes, microarray expression and genotypes.
Currently, Professor Tonellato has joint appointment with Harvard Medical School as Director of the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine (LPM) in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (lpm.hms.harvard.edu) and the Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Professor of Bioinformatics and Director where he directs the Laboratory for Public Health Informatics and Genomics (lphig.zsph.uwm.edu) and Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and of Health Informatics in the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Tonellato and his labs develop strategies, methods, bioinformatic tools, and analyses to study and test the accuracy and clinical efficacy of genetic discoveries and accelerate their translation to practical clinical use. LPM and LPHIG design and execute insilico experiments to explore and solve barriers to translation from discovery to clinical use across a broad collection of public health problems.
Genetics, Bioinformatics, Pharmacogenetics, Mathematics, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.
Dr. Jerrold Barnett School of Public Health Northwest Missouri State University United States
I grew up in rural Indiana and attended Indiana University and Purdue University for my bachelor’s degree, with a major in Psychology. I attended Penn State University for my Master’s and Doctorate. My area of emphasis was learning and memory, especially learning from text (or “prose learning” as it was called back then). I taught at Illinois State for 3 years before moving to Northwest Missouri State University, where I have stayed for about 30 years now. Most of my research has been a mixture of laboratory research and classroom research on learning and memory. In the late 1990s, I had the opportunity to evaluate a local, federally-funded abstinence-only sex education program, aimed at reducing the high teen pregnancy rate here in northwest Missouri. I have served two stints as department chair. On a personal note, I have been happily married for 40 years and have two adult children.
Self-regulation, Mindfulness, Cognitive skills, Cognitive skills training, Adolescence and Education.
Dr. Angel A. Rivera Department of Health Services Administration University of Puerto Rico United States
Angel A. Rivera is Full Professor of Quantitative Methods at the master and doctoral level programs in the Graduate Program of Health Care Administration at the University of Puerto Rico and Inter American University. He specializes in health care economics, medical insurance, cost-benefit analysis for health services, macroeconomics and economic forecasting, valuation, investment analysis, , model building, Monte Carlo simulations, actuarial analysis and cost estimations for pensions and health insurance, and econometrics. He has more than 30 years’ experience in consulting, as an expert witness, applied research, government, university administration and econometrics. He is a former economic advisor to the Governor and served as Treasury Secretary of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He is a Gerson Lehrman Group Council member. He is frequently consulted on economic, financial and healthcare related issues. He is also the President of Quantum Economics, a consulting firm specializing in quantitative analysis of management and organizational problems. He studied economics at Harvard University (PhD, abd).
Health care economics, Medical insurance, Cost-benefit analysis for health services, Macroeconomics and economic forecasting, Valuation, investment analysis, Model building, Monte Carlo simulations, Actuarial analysis and cost estimations for pensions and health insurance and econometrics.
Dr. Joseph Inungu School of Health Sciences Central Michigan University United States
Joseph Inungu is currently professor of public health and director of the Master’s of Public Health program at Central Michigan University.
Prior to joining CMU, he served as the Director of Socio-Behavioral Research at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) where he developed the socio-behavioral research portfolio in in partnership with clinical research centers in five countries to conduct formative research, HIV vaccine trials and other HIV-related epidemiology studies.
Before IAVI, Dr Inungu worked for as Regional Researcher for West and Central Africa for Population Services International (PSI). He provided technical assistance in qualitative and quantitative research to several countries in the region to inform the development of social marketing interventions. Prior to joining PSI, Dr Inungu worked as Senior Research Scientist for African Population & Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, where he led the 5th year evaluation of the Global Funds to Fight HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
Dr Inungu holds a Master’s and a Doctor of Public Health degrees from Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kinshasa in the DR Congo.
HIV, Malaria, Program design and Evaluation, Global health.
Dr. Thomas Joseph Pujol Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation Southeast Missouri State University United States
Dr. Pujol is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University. Prior to becoming department chair Dr. Pujol was graduate coordinator and co-developed the interdisciplinary MS in Nutrition and Exercise Science. Dr. Pujol is a past-President of the Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and currently serves as executive director of that organization. Dr. Pujol has published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed professional publications and four book chapters. He has presented over 100 papers at state, regional, and national/international conferences. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of fitness assessment/measurement and perceptual responses to external stimuli during exercise.
Fitness assessment/measurement and Perceived exertion.
Dr. Joyce Buckner-Brown Department of Health Policy & Management Jackson State University United States
Currently, Dr. Buckner-Brown is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management. Prior to rejoining Jackson State University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Buckner-Brown was a health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA from 2008-2016. She is also a credentialed health care professional with past licensures in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. Recent publications include a Cochrane review titled, Community coalition-driven interventions to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. The Cochrane Review assessed the effects of community coalition-driven interventions in improving health status or reducing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.
Dr. Buckner-Brown is also a coauthor of Health Policy in the State of Mississippi. In M. Azevedo (Ed.) Health and Health Care in Mississippi: Disparities and the Distribution of the Disease Burden in the State. Her primary research interests are health policy as it relates to health equity/health disparities, and chronic disease management program evaluation.
Her primary research interests are health policy as it relates to health equity/health disparities, and chronic disease management program evaluation.
Dr. Gabriele Fische Centrum for Public Health, Department for Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Medical University of Vienna Austria
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Fischer studied human medicine at the Medical University of Vienna. She received her doctor’s degree in 1984, when she started to specialize in the field of psychiatry and neurology. From 1986 – 1989, Gabriele Fischer did a research - fellowship & psychiatric residency training at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri USA. In 1994, she became the Medical Director of the Addiction Clinic, and in 2000, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna. Gabriele Fischer is involved in many epidemiological clinical and psychopharmacological studies in the field of substance use disorder and non – substance related addictions including the topic of co-morbidities; her special research focus includes the aspect of sex/gender differences in psychiatry with a particular emphasis on opioid maintenance standards during pregnancy. Besides, Gabriele Fischer has been a consultant for several international and national groups, including the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime, the World Health Organisation and the European Parliament. She is member of the Scientific Board for Quality Control and Quality Management in Medicine and of the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug addiction (EMCDDA), Member of General Medical Council in Austria, founding board member of: Women for women: health policy in focus. In July 2015 she became the commission director of the Austrian Ombudsman Board dedicated to improve human rights in vulnerable populations. To date, Gabriele Fischer has given over 400 scientific presentations and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and is involved in editorial & reviewing work in many international journals
Epidemiological, clinical and psycho-pharmacological studies in the field of substance use disorder and non – substance related addictions including the topic of co-morbidities, her special research focus includes the aspect of sex/gender differences in psychiatry with a particular emphasis on opioid maintenance standards during pregnancy.
Dr. Amal Mitra Department of Epidemiology Jackson State University United States
Amal Mitra is an internationally recognized scientist and a leader in the field of public health. He is currently a tenured full professor of epidemiology at Jackson State University. He has a unique combination of expertise in research and teaching a variety of courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, establishing public health programs in several countries, directing Master of Public Health (MPH) program, mentoring MPH students in evidence-based research, practicing medicine, and in grant writing. He has develop a network of collaborative research with scientists from several countries. He has published more than 100 original research articles, and received more than $4.5 million grants and several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, the Mississippi’s Health Care Hero in 2011, the Fulbright Scholar Grant in 2007, the Innovation Award for Applied Research in 2004, the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000, and the Distinguished Faculty Researcher Award in 1999.
Global Health, Lead Poisoning, Epigenetics of Heart Disease, Vitamin D in hypertension, Heart disease and Diabetes.
Dr. Mustafa Z. Younis Department of Health Policy and Management Jackson State University United States
Mustafa Z. Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. Dr. Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Younis has administrative experience as Senior Advisor for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. Dr. Younis has a history of playing visible roles on the editorial boards of journals as Chief Editor, Guest Editor and Editorial board member of leading journals such as IJMR, JHCF, Inquiry, JHHSA, JPBAFM Dr. Younis is a frequent speaker for both academic and professional audiences. His talks often feature his latest research and work in progress as well as cross-industry trends and strategy implications. He has provided workshops and presentation for wide organizations. His research and findings applied to for-profit, non-profit settings, and government. Dr. Younis has consulted with several organizations on Healthcare Finance, and Economics. Dr. Younis is often invited to speak about the challenges in the healthcare industry and other related topics to health economics, finance, and research. He has presented topics, such as, healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in Europe, Asia and Middle East
Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Daniel Hollander Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies Southeastern Louisiana University United States
Dr. Hollander has been a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department, an adjunct faculty with Tulane University for Health and Wellness, and held the Kennelly Family Endowed Professorship from 2012-2015. He earned a doctorate of education in Sport and Exercise Psychology with a minor in Counseling from West Virginia University. His research interests include interventions that increase childhood physical activity, application of various forms of resistance exercise on mood, pain, and perceived exertion, and the study of joint pathology related to the knee. Dr. Hollander reviews manuscripts for over 20 different scholarly Journals. Presenting regionally, nationally, and internationally, he has presented over 70 projects and more the 25 peer-reviewed publications.
Childhood Obesity, Resistance Exercise, Pain and Psychological Skills.
Dr. Ngoyi Zacharie Bukonda Department of Public Health Sciences Wichita State University United States
Dr. Bukonda is full professor of Public Health Sciences at Wichita State University. He received his PhD at the University of Minnesota (1994). He has lectured at various academic institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe and United States of America (ISTM-Kinshasa, University of Mbuji Mayi, Africa University, Southern Illinois University and Northern Illinois University). He is member of many scientific, professional and community associations. He has made more than 100 scientific presentations and published about 3 dozens of articles/abstracts. His publications have appeared in Health and Human Rights, International Journal of Tropical Diseases and Health, Journal of Population Ageing, World Hospital and Health Services, Journal of African Business, International Journal of Quality in Health Care, Journal of Inter-professional Care, Journal of Infection Control and Epidemiology and African Journal of Political Sciences and International Relations.
Primary health care, Policies of essential drugs, Health care teamwork, Hospital accreditation, Health care quality improvement, Health care and community pharmacy entrepreneurship and control of nosocomial infection.
Dr. John T Nwangwu Department of Public Health Southern Connecticut State University United States
John T Nwangwu, MD, DrPH is a public health doctor with expertise in infectious diseases and epidemiology. He is a consultant at the World Health Organization and a professor at both Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Nwangwu has held faculty appointments in several Universities and was appointed to full rank of professor in 1995. He has held appointments in the hospitals as, Director for Tropical Disease Clinic, and Director for Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Services. Dr. Nwangwu has also held appointments in the Public health departments as, Chief Epidemiologist, and Director for Epidemiology and Data Management.
Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Quality of Care and Disease Control.
Dr. Tony Sinay Department of Health Care Administration California State University, Long Beach United States
Dr. Sinay is the Chair of Health Care Administration Department at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). He joined CSULB in 2003 and is the founding director of the Accelerated Master’s degree program. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in management engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey, and a M.S. degree in finance and a Ph.D. in economics from Saint Louis University.
His prior appointments include Interim Chair of Health Science Department at CSULB (2012), Associate Director at the Division of Health Management, Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center (1999-2003) and Assistant Professor at University of Scranton (1996-1999). Dr. Sinay's research focuses on hospital mergers and closures, rural clinics, access to care, healthy communities, and community health centers. His publications appeared in the Social Science & Medicine, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Care Finance, Journal of Rural Health, Journal of Economics and Finance, Eastern Economic Journal, and Journal of Public Health and Health Management.
Health Services, Economics, Policy & Evaluation, Rural and Other Health Disparities, Urban Health & Health Disparities.
Dr. Melody S. Madlem Health Science Department Central Washington University United States
Dr. Melody S. Madlem is a Full Professor and Public Health Education Program Director in Central Washington University. Dr. Madlem received a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology/Health Ed. from the Eastern Illinois University—Charleston in 1984, a MSEd in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University—Charleston in 1985 and a Ph.D. degree in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1993. She was a member of American Public Health Association Ethics and Community Health Education SPIG and Washington State Public Health Association. She is an associate editor of Journal of Drug Education and Awareness and Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice. She received College of Education and Professional Studies Service Award, CWU in 2008 and College of Education and Professional Studies Scholarship Award, CWU in 2009. She is author and co-author of many articles.
Psychology and Health Education.
Dr. Lin Xu School of Public Health Sun Yat-sen University China
Lin Xu got her Bachelor of Medicine degree on 2005 and a MPH degree with distinction on 2008. She obtained her PhD degree on Epidemiology from the School of Public Health (SPH) of the University of Hong Kong in 2012 and joined the school as an academic staff. In 2016, Xu was appointed as a professor in the School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University. Her broad area of research is non-communicable chronic disease, specifically diabetes and cardiovascular disease epidemiology in older people. She has used different epidemiological methods, including Mendelian randomization and meta-analysis to identify causal factors, and risk prediction models to identify predictors of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Her research interest also lies in looking at the health effect of sex hormones, especially testosterone and estrogen on cardiovascular health.
Non-communicable disease epidemiology
Dr. Danny I Gohel Department of Biomedical Sciences Tung Wah College Hong Kong
Prof. Danny Gohel completed his Clinical Chemistry degree in USA and returned to Hong Kong for PhD studies at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Vice-President (Academic Development) at the Tung Wah College, Hong Kong.
Bladder cancer – pathobiology, Glycosaminoglycans, Nano-magnetic particles, Rare cell isolation, Renal stone disease, Heavy metal detection and Traditional Chinese medicine – Therapeutic evidences.
Dr. Richard Zwe-Ling Kong Department of Food science National Taiwan Ocean University Taiwan
I was born in Taiwan (1958). I received my BS degree in Fishery Food Science in National Taiwan Ocean University. My master degree was from of Kyushu University Japan, and supervisor is Prof. Omura Hirohisa who had been the president of the agricultural chemical society of Japan. I have a doctorate from the food science & biotechnology where I studied with Prof. Murakami Hiroki, a international well-know leading researcher in immunology and functional food. I am a Professor in the Departments of Food Science. My administrative duty includes Chair of Departments, Chairman of Biotaiwan Foundation and Member of Health Food Permit Committee of Department of Health, Taiwan. I has published dozens of research articles and book chapters in nutraceutical and metabilic syndrome (“ Dietary Factors in Promoting Healthy Lifestyle: A New Prospect of Neuroendocrine in Obesity” 2015. “Antiobesity Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Fact or Fiction?” 2012 ). I am a leader in my professional societies and was General Secretary and cofounder of The Taiwan Society of Health Food, and Board Member of Taiwan Association for Food Science and Technology.
Both cultured cell lines and animal models to study the endocrinological and immunological aspects of obesity and diabetes,The ameliorating effects of food ingredients toward high fat diet/ Streptozotocin -induced metabolic dysfunction, Obesity and Male reproductive function: (HPG axis, kisspeptin); Obesity and Osteoarthritis: (Meniscal/Ligamentous Injury); Nanoencapsulated particle: (silica and chitosan composite).
Dr. Bin-Huei Chen Department of Nutrition & Food Science Fu Jen University Taiwan
Bing-Huei Chen, male, food scientist, received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology, Texas A & M University, USA in 1988. His postgraduate career includes working at Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan as Associate Professor from 1988–1994, Professor from 1994–2000, Distinguished Chair Professor from 2004–present, Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from 1994-2000, Director of Graduate Institute of Medicine from 2006–2009, and Dean of College of Human Ecology from 2012–2015. Until now he has published 179 research articles in internationally renowned journals and authored 11 book chapters in edited books published by International Publishers. He has been honored with a young scientist award and outstanding research award by the Taiwan Association of Food Science & Technology in 1993 & 2000, respectively; outstanding research award by National Science Council, Taiwan in 1993 & 1998; outstanding research award and Chair Professor by Fu Jen University, Taiwan from 2004–present. Professor Stephen S.Chang’s outstanding achievement in food science and technology award in 2016 by Taiwan Association of Food Science and Technology. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals “Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture” and “International Journal of Current Toxins Research” and Taiwan Editor of “Food Quality and Safety” as well as Associate Editor of 2 journals “Journal of Food & Drug Analysis” and “Asian Science Bulletin”. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 54 journals.
Lipid Chemistry, Pigment Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Food Toxicology, Functional Food Development and Biological Activity Determination as well as Nanotechnology.
Dr. Patrick M. Hermanson Department of Health Care Administration Weber State University United States
Adjunct Professor, Master of Health Administration Program
Dr. Patrick M. Hermanson is the founder of Bedstefar Advisors and works with a team of experts actively engaged in consulting with small and rural hospitals and physician practices. He has worked extensively with individual facilities as well as a large alliance of hospitals for several years. He has 30 years “C” suite experience in hospital administration and management. His CEO experience spans a 20 bed for-profit facility, a 156 bed county owned facility, and a 315 bed faith-based organization. He has also had P&L responsibility for a variety of other healthcare organizations including a physician multi-specialty clinic, a health plan, a long-term care facility, surgery centers and affiliated businesses.
From 2010 to 2017, Dr. Hermanson held an academic appointment with Idaho State University as an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Health Care Administration Program. He has taught healthcare administration courses for Montana State University, Billings and is currently an Adjunct Professor for Weber State University. He has held graduate faculty status in addition to his undergraduate responsibilities and taught both undergraduates and graduate students in all aspects of health administration.
Dr. Hermanson lives in Denver with his wife, Karen. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Retail / Urgent Health Care, Evidence Based Decision Making and Small Hospital Operations & Governance.
Dr. William T. Wells Department of Health Management and Informatics University of Missouri-Columbia United States
I am a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Project Director for the Health Management and Informatics Consulting Group at the University of Missouri-Columbia Additionally, I am the Director of the Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center (HBRRC) in the School of Medicine. The HBRRC has the physical space and the information technology infrastructure to conduct over 100,000 health-related interviews per year. HBRRC has extensive experience in survey data collection methodologies, has conducted numerous health and behavioral risk related surveys As an expert in all phases of program design I can provide valuable insight into project applications, survey data collection , and program assessment. I received my PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and hold Masters Degrees in Organizational Communication (MA) and Health Administration (MHA).
Health Surveillance, Data Analysis, Public Health Innovation, Precision Medicine, Strategic Planning, Community Coalitions, Community Needs Assessment, Survey Construction, Design, Implementation and Physician-Patient Relational Dynamics.
Dr. Jessica Dolecheck Department of Health Studies University of Louisiana Monroe United States
Dr. Jessica Dolecheck earned her MS in Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and her Ph.D in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She has 23 years of experience in higher education including program administration, and teaching undergraduate/graduate courses at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM). Dr. Dolecheck is the Program Director for Health Studies and was instrumental in designing and implementing this Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies both on-campus and online. She also designed and implemented a doctorate concentration in Health Professions Education (HPRE) within the Curriculum and Instruction EdD Program and serves as a major professor for several (HPRE) dissertations committees. Dr. Dolecheck is a current member of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) committee at ULM and is actively engaged in developing the next 5 year QEP project that will have significant impact on student success at ULM. Her research interests include soft skill development, appreciative advising and teaching pedagogy.
Health Studies, Health Professions Education Coordinator, Evidence-based Practice for Health Professions, Principles of Health Professions Education, Soft Skill development and Health Science program development.
Dr. Joon-Young Park College of Public Health Temple University United States
Joon-Young Park is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology in the College of Public Health and Cardiovascular Research Center in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Park's current research focuses on determining the molecular basis of exercise effects on vascular disease and function. Exercise is the most potent nonpharmacological interventions for vascular diseases. Understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms of the exercise effects is crucial as it can provide insights into the pathological processes during disease development and may lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic targets. He is a professional member of American Physiological Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Sports Medicine. He previously or currently serves as a member of editorial board for several scientific journals including Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, Clinical Science, Integrative Medicine Research, and Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. He is a recipient of Scientist Development Grant Award and Certificate of Research Excellence Award from American Heart Association. He is currently serving on the various grant peer-review committees in the area of cardiovascular research.
Exercise and Sport Science, Translational Exercise Biology, Endothelial Cell Biology, Muscle Physiology and Mitochondrial Biology.
Dr. Marsha Crawford School of Social Work Temple University United States
Dr. Marsha Zibalese-Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Temple University, School of Social Work and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. She has vast experience with program evaluation, mixed methods research, community engagement, program implementation, and program evaluation. She combines a focus on the needs of women, children and adolescence with a wide array of experience developing organizational partnerships in the community, both public and private. Her community-based participatory research (CBPR) focus provides her the unique opportunity to apply and test theory in a practical setting in the US and globally (e.g. Israel), as well as presenting the results at conferences, through keynotes, trainings/workshops, and roundtables. Her most recent publications include: Concomitants of perceived sense of trust in medical and hospital services following Hurricane Sandy. Psychiatry Research; and Urban Communities and Human Services in the Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity.
Currently, she is the lead researcher for the well-being study being conducted in the Triangle region of Israel that is funded by the Asafari foundation. She was the principal investigator for the Bedouin Women’s Voices Barometer in Negev, Israel. She is the co-investigator for the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Temple University translational research on interventions for adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System: TRIALS. Dr. Zibalese-Crawford is the recipient of the Temple University, College of Public Health, School of Social Work 2015 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
Dr. Clarence E. Riley Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health Fort Valley State University United States
I began my teaching career as the Coordinator of Trauma Education at Western Illinois University, have taught at a number of additional institutions, and now serve as an Associate Professor and Field Experience Coordinator for the Master of Public Health program at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. I am also a Lay minister in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. My research interests are in Spiritual Health and the psychology of Health Communication. I am committed to helping others learn how they can live selfless lives in service to others in the field of Public Health.
Spiritual Health, Health Communication, Psychology of Health Communication, Trauma Education, and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Kathleen Rourke College of Health Sciences SUNY Polytechnic Institute United States
Dr. Kathleen M. Rourke is Associate Professor & Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She retains almost thirty years’ experience in academics, teaching in fields of nursing, nutrition/dietetics, medicine & health sciences. In addition to her varied teaching background, Dr. Rourke has held several senior administrative appointments ranging from Chairperson of a Board of Trustee’s to Dean & Department Chairperson. She has administrated programs in health sciences, nursing, arts & sciences as well engineering, journalism & the arts. Dr. Rourke has been instrumental in developing & implementing innovative curriculum across the US in nursing, dietetics & the health sciences, including assisting in the academic restructuring of colleges & universities & development of some of the first non-traditional learning formats for health science curricula. Dr. Rourke is widely published on topics in nutrition, including recent book chapters & publications on obesity and body composition.
Impact of weight loss on bone density in adolescent girls, Food addictions and Psychoneuroimmunology.
Dr. Wendelyn Inman Masters of Public Health Program Tennessee State University United States
Dr. Wendelyn Inman has served in a leadership role as a PI, evaluator, and co-investigator on federally-funded public health projects in a number of states including the Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Program, in Ohio. In addition, she has served as a national and international consultant to the White House (under the Clinton administration) to address HIV/AIDS reduction in the minority communities. She is an intervention expert who works with the faith-based community for projects directly addressing health disparities. She served as the Director of Epidemiology the State of Tennessee which included health promotion and disease prevention activities for HIV/AIDS, breast cancer reduction, immunization programming, and tuberculosis reduction. As a medical microbiologist and a public health specialist, her expertise includes prevention design strategies, recruitment and retention of minority community participation, application of community based participatory research strategies to develop behavioral interventions, program evaluation, curriculum development, health communications assessment, community engagement development, and community planning development. Dr. Inman served in public health service roles as Chief of Epidemiology and Director of the Office of Health Policy for the state of Tennessee. Not only did she serve on a national level as Consultant to the White House but also to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on HIV/AIDS and to the U.S. Census Bureau on Race and Ethnicity. She has served as Interim Director for the Masters of Public Health Program at Tennessee State University and currently serves as Associate Professor in MPH Program, specializing in Epidemiology and Health Communications.
Epidemiology; Field Epidemiology; HIV/AIDS; Public Health and Interdisciplinary Professional Education.
Dr. Vanessa Antunes Department of Public Health ESSATLA – Escola Superior de Saude Atlantica Portugal
Dr. Vanessa Antunes is an Associate Professor and the Nursing Program Director for the Escola Superior de Saúde Atlântica, Portugal. She received her PhD in Public Health – Health Politics in 2014 by the New University of Lisbon. She conducts lectures in both Nursing Degree and Healthcare Management Degree. Also collaborates as an Invited Professor at the Portuguese Catholic University, lecturing Health Services Competitiveness, Planning and Control, under the Master in Health Services. In May 2017 Dr. V. Antunes became the Academic Leader and Project Coordinator for the academic implementation of RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) Best Practice Guidelines. Between 2014 and 2016 provided Advising and Consulting services for the Portuguese Nursing Council.
Integrated Care, Health Care Quality, Skills mix and Practice Education in Nursing.
Dr. Mary Ann Littleton Department of Community and Health Behavior East Tennessee State University United States
Dr. Littleton received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in Health Education and Promotion in 2001. During graduate school, she was involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of over six different Community Health Advisor (CHA) Model programs and was project coordinator for a 5-year Women’s Health Initiative NIH study using a CHA Model to reduce cardiovascular disease in African American Women living in Rural Alabama. Since 2002, Dr. Littleton has been on the faculty at East Tennessee State University College of Public Health serving as both an instructor and research investigator within the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. She has been involved in several nationally funded studies, where she primarily contributes her expertise in qualitative research methods for evaluation efforts. She enjoys living in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee surrounded by the beautiful diversity and spending time practicing Tibetan meditation and yogic practices.
Community-based Participatory Research, Lay and Peer Health Education Models, Qualitative Research Methods, Stress and Health, Meditation and Health.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Williams College of Health Sciences Tennessee State University United States
Dr. Williams received her PhD and MA degrees in Applied Medical Anthropology from the University of Kentucky (UK). She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Williams further holds graduate reading certificates in Behavioral Science and Women’s Studies from UK. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Williams served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), as the inaugural Director of Disparity Elimination for the Tennessee Department of Health, and as a senior-level administrator with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, Health Administration and Health Sciences at Tennessee State University. She has completed fellowships with the Kellogg Foundation, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the American Evaluation Association. Her applied research interests focus on health disparities and health equity, cancer survivorship, community-based cancer prevention and control, cultural competence, and faith/spirituality and health.
Health disparities and Health equity, Cancer survivorship, Community based cancer prevention and control, Cultural competence and Faith/Spirituality and health.
Dr. Nicholas Boer Health and Human Performance University of Tennessee - Chattanooga United States
Dr. Boer is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. He received his PhD in exercise physiology and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the director of Physical Activity and Health master’s program. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to exercise and public health. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine – Exercise is Medicine Community Health committee. His research interest concerns developing exercise testing models to better assess aerobic fitness in the population and improving exercise prescription services in the community. His community service interests are centered around-promoting physical activity and its use as a modality to prevent and/or manage chronic disease.
Exercise, Physical Activity, Public Health, Cardiovascular Fitness, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity and Diabetes.
Dr. Young S. Lee Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Manchester University United States
Young Lee has a Ph. D. in mathematics from University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research interests are mathematical biology. She uses epidemiological models, stability analysis and numerical analysis to study infectious diseases and socioeconomic dynamics. Her current topics include deliberate self-harm, gambling, juvenile crimes and Ebola virus. She is a professor of mathematics at Manchester University.
Dr. Christine Williams Department of Health West Chester University United States
Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health at West Chester University. She is researches mindfulness, stress management, emotional health, and health education. Dr. Williams has presented her research on mindfulness and stress nationally and internationally and has multiple publications. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has taught in the undergraduate dual certification program of Health and Physical Education. She currently teaches both in the undergraduate Health Promotion/Public Health program and the Masters of Public Health Program.
Mindfulness, Stress Management, Health Behavior, Emotional Wellness, Sleep, College Health and Student Health.
Dr. Nicolette Powe Department of Health Professions Youngstown State University United States
Nicolette Powe, DrPH, MS, MCHES is the Assistant Professor at Youngstown State University, Department of Health Professions. Currently, Dr. Powe served as the Professional Development Board of Trustees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Most recently, Dr. Nicolette Powe served as the Director of Health Equity at SOPHE, where her main duties were to address racial and ethnic community-based policy, systems, and environmental changes to reduce the risk factors associated with chronic diseases and lead SOPHE's additional efforts on health equity. This included overseeing the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention project focused on building and strengthening the community’s ability to use population-based strategies that contribute to healthier populations. While the Director of Health Equity, Dr. Powe served as the co-chair of the Office of Minority Health, Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council and National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Division Board of Professional Development
Health equity/health disparities, Chronic disease self-management (diabetes), Cancer prevention and control and Community engagement.
Dr. Chul-Young Roh Department of Health Sciences Lehman College/ The City University of New York United States
Chul-Young Roh is the associate professor in Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College/ The City University of New York. He teaches healthcare management, healthcare finance, and health policy and politics. His research interests include measurement of performance, job satisfaction of emotional workers, and information technology in public health delivery.
Measurement of performance, Job satisfaction of emotional workers, and Information Technology in public health delivery.
Dr. Anna K. Lee Department of Psychology North Carolina A&T State University United States
Dr. Anna Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina A&T State University. Her work examines the impact of structural inequities (i.e., racism, sexism, discrimination and stigma) on health and education outcomes among people of color. She is co-director of the Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) Lab. Recent projects include examining masculinity, racism and health outcomes among Black males, and examining gendered racism, sexism and advancement of women of color in the academy. Her work has been funded by the Minority Male Health Initiative and the National Science Foundation.
Health equity, Masculinity, Racism and Discrimination.
Dr. Suhwon Lee Department of Statistics University of Missouri United States
Dr. Suhwon Lee is an associate teaching professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of Statistics at the University of Missouri. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Master of Public Health, School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri since 2009. She was an affiliated faculty member at the Social Science Statistics Center at MU. She is an editorial board member of Journal of Global Epidemiology and Environmental Health and a referee of Journal of Statistical Education and Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice. Dr. Lee is one of the recipients of global scholar fellowship at the University of Missouri to visit Brussels, Belgium for a collaborative work in public health area.
Categorical data analysis, Non-parametric statistics, Survey data analysis, Statistical consulting especially in relation to health sciences and Social sciences, Statistical education.
Dr. Peter L. Latchman Exercise Science Department Southern Connecticut State University United States
Dr. Peter L. Latchman is an associate professor at Southern Connecticut State University. He earned his doctorate degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University and is an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. His research interest includes: the elucidation of autonomic nervous activity in blood pressure regulation and vascular function; the role of ethnicity in spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity and autonomic function in obese children. Dr. Latchman is a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals and his scholarly publications focus on spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity in different groups. He is a member of several professional societies, including: The Royal Society of Medicine,The American Autonomic Society, International for Society of Autonomic Neuroscience, American Physiological Society, American College of Sports Medicine, and The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has presented nationally and internationally making scholarly presentations on four continents.
Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Function, Ethnicity and Baroreflex Sensitivity, Autonomic Function in Obese Children.
Dr. Nancy Kelley Grace Abbott School of Social Work University of Nebraska at Omaha United States
Nancy Kelley, PhD, joined the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the fall of 2005. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and serves as Courtesy Faculty in the Department of Gerontology. Her professional background has been primarily in the fields of aging and developmental disabilities, holding mostly direct care, case management, coordinating and supervisory, and administrative positions in community-based organizations. She has extensive experience working with adjudicated individuals under legal guardianship who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation. Her research, practice, and policy interests include quality of life and quality of care of older adults and people with disabilities; community long-term care initiatives for older and disabled adults; family and non-family care giving issues across the lifespan; elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; behavioral health care across the lifespan; service-learning and civic engagement; community building; program evaluation; and nonprofit administration.
Quality of life and quality of care of older adults and people with disabilities, Elder abuse, Neglect and Exploitation; End-of-life care; Family and non-family care giving; Behavioral health across the lifespan; inter-generational programming; Community building; Community long-term care initiatives; Program evaluation; Nonprofit administration and Service-learning and Civic engagement.
Dr. Asa B. Wilson College of Health Professions Central Michigan University United States
Dr. Wilson completed his PhD in psychology from Bowling Green State University and focused group dynamics and family and couples therapy. He worked in a variety of settings before making a transition to health administration. During a 25-year period, he served as a Vice President or CEO of hospitals in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. He completed an MSA and DHA degree from Central Michigan University and joined the Health Administration faculty in 2012. His background in psychology provided a foundation for understanding, designing, and implementing organizational development initiatives; interventions that led to lasting improvement in facility performance.
Dr. Wilson has a number of publications in group dynamics and family therapy as well as health administration. His research interest is in performance improvement and operating efficiency of health service organizations - especially rural facilities. Dr. Wilson and his wife Rebekah have two grown children and three grandchildren.
Rural health services, Operating efficiency, Performance improvement and Community benefit.
Dr. Danny H Kim Department of Health Science California State University, Fullerton United States
Dr. Danny H Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton. He received his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles. He currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate (MPH) courses in the area of environmental health. He has been trained as an analytical chemist with proficiency in using tandem mass spectrometry, high-performance liquid chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis. His research areas include boron and prostate cancer, toxicity of pesticides, and sun-protection behaviors.
Boron, Prostate cancer, Mass spectrometry, Sun-protection behaviors and DDT.
Dr. Muriel J. Harris School of Public Health and Information Sciences University of Louisville United States
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville, School of Public Health with a special interest in program evaluation, health equity, international health and community based participatory research. Over my more than 30-year career in Public Health, I have worked in many countries and I am the author of the textbook, Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs, published by Jossey-Bass that is now in its second edition. I have authored many presentations and publications. I am the director of the doctoral program, a member of the American Public Health Association, Chair of the Board for a qualified health center and an active Rotarian.
Global Health, Health Promotion, Health Equity and Program Evaluation.
Dr. Yulan Liang School of Nursing University of Maryland United States
Biography: Yulan Liang, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed research articles in the biostatistical, bioinformatics and biomedical science fields. Dr. Liang has been funded as PI of NSF, and biostatistics core director of NIH funded research grants. She also served as Co-Investigator and biostatistician for a number of funded grants from health associations and private organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Currently she serves on multiple journals editorial boards and has been reviewers for numerous journals.
Biostatistics, Statistical genomics, Big Omics data science, Bioinformatics, Bayesian approaches, Causal inference, Data mining and Machine learning, Longitudinal mixed model, Multi-level/hierarchical model, Methodological research in biomedical, Public health and healthcare data; Risk assessments and predictions for common complex diseases and health conditions.
Dr. Huaibo Xin Department of Applied Health Southern Illinois University Edwardsville United States
Associate Professor, Program Director for Public Health
Dr. Huaibo Xin joined the Department of Applied Health at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2011, and is currently an Associate Professor and Program Director of Public Health in the Department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Clinical Medicine from the Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China. As a registered medical doctor, she practiced medicine both in psychiatry and internal medicine in China for years. In 2007, she earned her master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina Greensboro. In 2011, she earned her doctoral degree in Public Health (DrPH) from the same department. Dr. Xin's research focuses on refugees/immigrants’ mental health disparities and their public health disaster preparedness. Dr. Xin also has extensive experiences in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and program evaluation. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association and Society for Public Health Education.
Refugees/immigrants’ Mental Health and Public Health Disaster Preparedness.
Dr. Chen Liang Department of Health Informatics Louisiana Tech University United States
Dr Chen Liang is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics at Louisiana Tech University. He received the PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and both MS in Psychology and BE in Electronic and Information Engineering from Soochow University. His primary research interests include 1) health data analytics, 2) computerized clinical decision making, and 3) cognitive science. He has been working on a number of research projects including 1) data analysis and knowledge extraction in medical incident reports and 2) health information extraction from social media and online community.
Biomedical Informatics, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Ontology, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Extraction and Natural Language Processing.
Dr. Kelly L Colwell Department of Health Professions Youngstown State University United States
Dr Colwell has worked in the field of respiratory and pulmonary medicine for the last 32 years at Tod Children’s Hospital in Youngstown and most recently at Akron Children’s Hospital Youngstown Ohio as well, He is also the director of the Master of Respiratory Care Program at Youngstown State University. Dr Colwell has extensive research experience in exercise testing in children, pulmonary function and has aligned himself with improving access to follow up for children afflicted with pulmonary disease. He is also the Neo-Peds Chair for the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care.
Neonatal, Pediatric, Exercise Testing, Asthma, Oxygen, Societal Health, Environmental, Pulmonary and Bio hazard.
Dr. Ping Ma Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences Texas A&M University United States
Dr. Ma is an Assistant Professor at Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health of Texas A&M University. Dr. Ma obtained her doctoral degree in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health. Briefly, Dr Ma’s research agenda focuses on two areas, which draw on her training in population health, and advanced social epidemiological and quantitative methodology. These two research fields are: 1) maternal and child health, specifically, health promotion for racial and minority maternal women, and children and adolescents injury prevention; 2) investigating how social, cultural, psychosocial and contextual factors are associated with risk-taking behaviors and the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported public health intervention (e.g., smoking cessation) among marginalized populations and communities using innovative approaches and technologies (e.g., smart phone).
Maternal and Child health, Children Injury, Health Risk Behavior and Intervention.
Dr. Hyun Ju Kim Department of Food and Nutrition Daejeon Health Institute of Technology Korea
Dr Hyun Ju Kim, received her Ph.D. degree in Human Nutrition, Seoul National University, Korea, in 2006. She also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, about Bioinformatics and she is now Dean and Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition at Daejeon Health Institute of Technology, Korea, since 2008. She has published many articles in national and international journal.
Nutrition Epidemiology, Behavioral Nutrition, Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome, Diet and Lifestyle.
Dr. Doreen W Lechner School of Health Professions Rutgers University United States
Dr. Lechner is a pharmacovigilance professional with industry experience in clinical trial and post-marketing drug safety. She has built focused pharmacovigilance teams while maintaining regulatory compliance along with her extensive experience in reducing the complexity of the drug safety business to bring innovative and cost-effective solutions to address global operational pharmacovigilance challenges. Doreen holds an appointment as Program Director of the Biopharma Educational Initiative and Assistant Professor, MS Clinical Trial Sciences Program at Rutgers School of Health Professions. She previously held management and executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical arena in the areas of Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety and PreClinical Drug Metabolism. In May 2013 she was recognized by PharmaVoice as “One of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry.” She received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and her doctoral degree in Pharmacology from Rutgers University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Pharmacovigilance Quality Management, eClinical Landscape and Workforce Development.
Dr. Lin Chun-Te Department of Food Technology and Marketing Taipei University of Marine Technology Taiwan
I am Lin Chun-Te, aged 63, was born in Ilan, Taiwan. I was married and have a son and a daughter. All of them have been married and their own family. My son has Ph. D. of information management and emigrated to Australia, and my daughter has master of financing and served as public servent.
My wife and I have married for 40 years since I graduated from university. We all have Ph. D. of International Business Management. Fortunately, from 1987 to 2003, I was a senior manager of McDonald's, Chiao Tai, Edward Keller and Unilever. Since 2003, change career became a university teacher so far.
From 2003 to date, I have published some articles in international journals, international symposium proceedings and IEEE, starting master class postgraduate since 1996.
Business management, Marketing and Workplace Friendship.
Dr. Inhae Kang Department of Food Science and Nutrition Jeju National University Korea
Inhae Kang, received her Ph.D. degree in University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA in 2015. She also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and she is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Jeju National University in South Korea. Her research focuses on understanding lipid metabolisms in obesity and insulin resistance. Particularly, she is studying bioactive compounds that could effectively reduce obesity and its associated metabolic syndrome either by augmenting adaptive thermogenesis.
Obesity, Adipogenesis, Bioactive compound, Beige or brown adipogenesis, Mitochondrial biogenesis, mtDNA and Inflammation.
Dr. Hsien-Yu Hsia Department of Food and Management Jin-Wen University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Dr. Hsien-Yu Hsia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Beverage Management, Jin-Wen University of Science and Technology. She had obtained a B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University, and anther M.S. degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University. She has been a Research Fellow in Nabisco Foods and Network Quality Control and Automation Software Engineer in several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Her expertise in Food Science was in food processing area, especially in rice products research and development, as well as in sensory evaluation and nutrition, and in Computer Science was in intelligent system and network automation programming. She has been a regular reviewer for the SCI journal Quality of Life Research and several other food science related journals. She also attended several research projects in intelligent food and beverage management area with her colleagues.
Food Processing, Sensory Evaluation, Rice, Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Intelligent Food and Beverage Management and Quality of Life.
Dr. Joseph Day Community Health program Governor’s State University United States
I received my Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from the School of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago. I am currently an assistant professor and coordinator of the Community Health program at Governor’s State University (GSU) as well as being a consultant to the Late Night Flight Basketball and Leadership Development Program at the Kroc Center of the Salvation Army to reduce the level of violence among young men in South-side of Chicago.
Adversity and its effects on children from low resource communities, Violence and chronic disease prevention, Racial and ethnic health disparities, Health behaviors including underage drinking as well as tobacco and other drug abuse which places youth at greater risk of teen pregnancy and the contraction of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.
Dr. Daniel Rosney Department of Kinesiology, College of Public Health Temple University United States
Daniel Rosney is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science program. Dr. Rosney completed his PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also earned a combined BS/MS in Exercise Science/Nutrition. As a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with work experience involving D-I athletes and community members, as well as tactically within the military as a Non-commissioned Officer Master Fitness Trainer.
Role exercise and nutrition play in physiological stress reduction, as well as examining their effects on quality of life
Dr. Brian J. Dingmann Biology University of Minnesota Crookston United States
Dr. Dingmann received his Ph.D. in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in Biology from Saint John’s University (MN). He also held postdoctoral appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. His applied research interests focus on culturing of new microorganism from both soil and water environments. Since roughly 98% of soil microbes are concerned unculturable, there is a great opportunity for antimicrobial drug discovery in these still to be discovered populations of microorganisms. He is active in the Small World Initiative, which seeks to develop new antibiotic drugs through crowd sourcing in undergraduate microbiology teaching laboratories.
Antibiotic resistance and Drug discovery.
Dr. Jose M. Perez Diaz Department of Health Services Administration University of Puerto Rico United States
Dr. José M. Pérez Díaz is a health financer, health actuary and assistant professor at the Department of Health Services Administration of the Graduate School of Public Health,University of Puerto Rico. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. His expertise includes financial evaluation of healthcare services, health insurance modeling and healthcare actuarial analysis. He has performed healthcare financial and actuarial analysis in major healthcare insurance companies, unions, non-profit institutions and government’s health administration agencies in Puerto Rico. His research efforts have
concentrated on financial innovation in healthcare institutions and health systems, in particular identifying cost containment inhibitors and determinants of waste in healthcare operations. His current efforts are focused on studying the financial dynamics in public health systems and the possible ways to optimize these financial dynamics.
Financial dynamics in public health systems, Financial innovation in healthcare institutions and Determinants of financial waste in healthcare operations
Dr. Pablo Mendez-Lazaro Department of Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health University of Puerto Rico United States
Dr. Pablo Mendez-Lazaro was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He lived in Europe for 6 years. Pablo is currently an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator for the Master degree program at the Department of Environmental Health of the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health. As a scholar Pablo has authored 20 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed seven books chapters. His research background has involved a number of large sophisticated methods to analyze environmental time series, statistical methods applied to Climate Extreme Weather Events, Water Resources, Environmental Health, and Geographic Information System. Pablo is an Executive Member of the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council, San Juan ULTRA (Urban Long Term Research Area) and a City Co-Lead in UREx-SRN (Urban Resilience to Extreme weather events-Sustainability Research Network).
Analysis of environmental time series, Statistical methods applied to Climate Extreme Weather Events, Water Resources, Environmental Health and Geographic Information System.
Dr. Miranda Terry Department of Applied Health Sciences Murray State University United States
Dr. Miranda Terry is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Health Sciences and the Public and Community Health Program Director. As a public and community health professional, she believes in being highly connected and involved in the community. This allows her to be an agent of change to create a better, safer, and healthier community for all. She earned her doctorate in Community Health, Specialization in Disability Studies, minor in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are diverse spanning Disability Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, and include accessibility, the intersections of abuse, disability, and health, parental rights of people with disabilities, and policy research. Her overall research objective is to improve the rights and lives of people with disabilities.
Public health, Health policy, People with disabilities, Violence against women and Disability rights.
Dr. M. Graça Pereira School of Psychology University of Minho Portugal
Prof. M. Graça Pereira is a clinical health psychologist with a PhD from Florida State University, (USA), in the field of family systems medicine and the practice of medical family therapy and the Aggregation in Medicine, from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oporto (Portugal), in the area of clinical research and health services. Currently, Prof. Pereira is an Associate Professor with Aggregation, in the School of Psychology, at the University of Minho and the coordinator of the Research Unit in Health, Wellbeing and Performance, in the Psychology Research Centre (CIPsi), in Portugal.
Prof. Pereira’s current research has addressed four domains: the (1) Impact of Chronic Illness (e.g. diabetes, cancer, alzheimer) on patients, family members and/or caregivers regarding illness adaptation, therapeutic adherence, quality of life, and posttraumatic growth; (2) Processes Associated with Health and Illness in Vulnerable Groups (e.g. patients with diabetic foot ulcers or amputated) regarding the physical and psychological impact of stress and trauma; (3) Health Promotion at individual and family level in non-clinical and clinical populations, 4) Integrated Care and Interprofessional Education in Health.
Impact of Chronic Illness (e.g. diabetes, cancer, alzheimer) on patients, family members and/or caregivers regarding illness adaptation, therapeutic adherence, quality of life, and posttraumatic growth, Processes Associated with Health and Illness in Vulnerable Groups (e.g. patients with diabetic foot ulcers or amputated) regarding the physical and psychological impact of stress and trauma, Promotion at individual and family level in non-clinical and clinical populations, and Integrated Care and Inter-professional Education in Health.
Dr. Marya L. Shegog School of Community Health Sciences University of Nevada, Las Vegas United States
Dr. Marya Shegog attained her bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a master’s and doctorate in Public Health and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Shegog has collaborated in the development community actions that shaped policy and legislation throughout the U.S. She completed a post – doctoral fellowship with the Center of Health Disparities Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Shegog’s experience includes creating and implementing programs, policy and legislations focused on positive impacts for communities in need. As the Director of Health Programs at The Lincy Institute and Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences, UNLV, Dr. Shegog continues to explore novel avenues to shape improved health outcomes. Fundamentally Dr. Shegog believes that through research, policy and action health equity will be achieved.
Access to Health, Health Policy and Legislation, Cultural Competency and Health, Social Determinants of Health, Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS – Prevention, Treatment and Adherence, Program development and evaluation, Organizational Management/Strategic planning, Program sustainability, Health Disparities across the lifespan and Community Based Participatory Research,
Dr. Javis M. Knott Health Policy & Management/ Healthcare Administration Jackson State University United States
Dr. Javis Knott received his Ph. D. in August 2008 from Jackson State University. He received a Master’s Degree in 2000 as well as a BS in 1995 from Jackson State University. Dr. Knott graduated from Florida A&M University in 1997. Dr. Knott brings more than 17 years of classroom and healthcare leadership experience in his research. Using that experience, Dr. Knott has given presentations focused on at risk youth. He was selected to speak at the national conference, Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Health in New York in 2015. Dr. Knott’s abstract was Titled: A New Phenomenon: High Risk Students Graduating High School; and in 2016 he was selected to present at the 2017 Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Symposium. His abstract was titled: Being Labeled High Risk and still Graduating High School. His recently presented at The Academy for Research and Engagement Program at Jackson State University: titled Improving Healthcare Disparities of African American Males by Increasing African American Males in Healthcare Leadership.
Leadership, Healthcare Disparities African American Males, Administration; At-Risk .
Dr. Ambrin Masood Department of Rehabilitation and Human Services Montana State University Billings United States
Dr. Ambrin Masood is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Services at Montana State University Billings with a License in Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Masood earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from a CACREP accredited Counselor Education Program from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She also earned an MS in Experimental Psychology for the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Masood has taught Rehabilitation and Counseling courses for 3 years at Auburn University and Montana State University. As a School Psychology Intern (2007 – 2008) she counseled student clients and consulted with teachers regarding specific students; Initiated Positive Behavior Support Program in a Junior High classroom, performed Functional Behavior assessments and progress monitoring. She has worked with mentally and physically disabled youth and adults for three years as their Behavior Counselor and Program Director, where she developed, implemented and supervised their behavior management plans (1998 – 2002). During this time, she also worked with children on autism spectrum, counseling their parents and consulting with their teachers. In Islamabad, Pakistan (1991 – 1995) she worked as a Crisis Counselor for Rape and Domestic Violence Victims, BEDARI a Non-profit-organization, Assistant Speech Therapist and Counselor for children with special needs and as a Counselor in the Oncology and pediatric wards for the terminal patients.
Mental Health Counseling, Psychology.
Dr. Sheng Li Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics The City University of New York United States
Professor Sheng Li is an Assistant Professor of Systems Science and Epidemiology, and a member of The Center for Prevention by Systems and Community Design at City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPHHP). He’s trained in Epidemiology and Complex Systems Science from the Center for The Study of System Science (CSCS) and School of Public Health in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Sheng Li has worked on systems science projects supported by US EPA, DHS, CDC, and WHO. He has published on PLoS Medicine, American Journal of Epidemiology and other journals.
Epidemiological and Systems modeling for both infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases including influenza, measles, rubella, HIV, PTSD and Childhood Obesity.
Dr. Kip R. Thompson CHHS – Master of Public Health Missouri State University United States
Dr. Thompson received his PhD in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama and an MPH and MS (Biology) from Missouri State University. Dr. Thompson also received an undergraduate degree in biology and secondary education from MSU.
Prior to coming to Missouri State, Dr. Thompson was Lead Instructor for Biological Sciences at Ozarks Technical Community College. During his time at OTC, Dr. Thompson taught classes in general biology, genetics and environmental science.
In addition to his academic background, Dr. Thompson is an Environmental Science Officer in the United States Army Reserves, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his time in the Army Reserves, Dr. Thompson has served as Commander for several units, including Preventive Medicine units in Missouri and Minnesota. Dr. Thompson has been deployed to SW Asia and the Balkans where he served as the Director of Public Health for Kuwait and Chief, Preventive Medicine Services, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
Barriers, Health care, Utilization, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Vectors and Vector borne diseases.
Dr. Sule Ochai. Department of Health Policy and Management Jackson State University United States
Dr. Sule Ochai joined the Department of Health Policy and Management in the fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, Jackson State University. Dr. Ochai’s teaching assignment at Jackson State University includes Statistics for Health Services, Financial Management for Health Services, Health Economics and Payers System; Public Health Economic and Quantitative Research Methods; Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Marketing Public and Strategic Planning. Dr. Ochai has published some research articles in adult overweight and obesity prevalence in the United States and on several international development issues in Africa. Dr. Ochai recently served as a Senior Technical Adviser on Food and Agricultural Policy to the former Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dr. Alex B. Shafer Health and Human Performance Montana State University Billings United States
Dr. Shafer is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where he received a B.S. degree in Exercise Science. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed the M.S. in Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. During his time in graduate school he worked in the CDC/ National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory investigating thermal stress and energy expenditure. Dr. Shafer is currently working at Montana State University Billings as Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, where his research interests include investigating determinants of physical activity, and perceived exertion during exercise.
Physical Activity, Perceived Exertion and Exercise Science.
Dr. Raymond T. Terry School of Community Health and Policy Morgan State University United States
Dr. Terry is an International Health Systems Analyst. Currently on staff at Morgan State University Dr. Terry has also taught international business classes at University of Maryland University College and Howard University. He has assisted Faith-Based Organizations, Governmental Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations internationally to develop health systems plans and services delivery grants. Dr. Terry has served as a United Nations Health Systems Planning Delegate to Africa, as well as, Delegation Leader for the National Youth Leadership Council on Medicine to Africa. He is serving on the Research Committee of the Consortium of Universities for Public Health focusing in the areas of Health Systems Research and Impact Analysis. Dr. Terry is an advocate for training and developing Global Community Health Leaders to enhance the lives others and thereby enhance their lives.
Community and Health Systems Managerial/Policy Development initiatives, Health Systems Entrepreneurship Training and Capacity Development and Health Systems Resource Acquisition. In addition, Dr. Terry has professional and applied experiences in the area Strategic Planning and Grant Development.
Dr. Christine L. Noller Department of Health Science Saginaw Valley State University United States
Christine Noller, J.D., L.L.M earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Laws in Taxation (L.L.M.) from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School specializing in taxation of non-profit organizations and health care regulation. Her academic areas of interest include Community Health Needs Assessments, Community Health Improvement Programs and Population Health collaborations, patient safety, quality and Lean Process Improvement. Her healthcare leadership and administrative experience includes operations and service line management in anesthesia services, wound services, surgical specialists, orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation and occupational health. She practiced law in the area of Workers' Compensation. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Section and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Population Health, Community Health Needs Assessments, Community Health Improvement Programs, Community Gardens-School-Aged Children Nutrition Initiatives, Tax-exempt Hospital and Healthcare Organization-Community Health Collaborations.
Dr. Michelle L. Cathorall Department of Applied Health Southern Illinois University Edwardsville United States
Dr. Cathorall received her DrPH in Community Health from the University of North Carolina at Greenboro in 2013 and joined the Health Education program in fall 2013. Dr. Cathorall is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She teaches several courses in the undergraduate Public Health program including Introduction to Public Health, Public Health Policy and Management, Health Coaching, Worksite Health Promotion, Environmental Health, and Injury and Violence Prevention. Additionally she teaches a travel study course to Costa Rica and a summer travel study to Uganda.
Dr. Cathorall’s current research projects include a study of injuries and the perception of injury risk among roller derby players. She is examining the role injury risk perception plays in decision making to play roller derby. Dr. Cathorall’s future research will focus on applying findings from the current studies to develop injury prevention programs.
Injury Prevention, Risk Perception and International Health.
Dr. Paul A. Rosile Department of Environmental Health Sciences Eastern Kentucky University United States
Dr. Paul A. Rosile has 29 years of experience in local public health departments in environmental health science with 22 of those years in management positions, including Assistant Health Commissioner. He earned a Master of Public Health in 1994 and a PhD in Environmental Public Health in August of 2014 from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Eastern Kentucky University since the Fall Semester of 2014. Dr. Rosile currently teaches undergraduate and graduate Environmental Health courses. His research interests include arboviral diseases, the association of environmental agents with autism, biosolids land application and public health, and food safety, nutrition and public health.
Arbovirus, West Nile Virus, Autism and Nutrition.
Dr. Alicia L. Battle Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Governors State University United States
Dr. Alicia L. Battle holds a PhD in Health Education and the credential Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Prior to joining the faculty at Governors State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health, she spent 18 years as a health educator serving colleges and universities in a variety of positions in student affairs. Her background includes service in the areas of health and wellness education, housing and residential life, academic support programs, orientation, leadership development, athletics, as well as student engagement and involvement.
Alcohol, Drugs Use, College Students, Health Disparities and Equity Issues.
Dr. Takamasa Katagiri College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Kanazawa university Japan
Dr. Katagiri is an Assistant Professor of Department of Laboratory Sciences?School of Health Sciences, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa university, Japan, studing the pathogenesis of bone marrow failure. He especially focuses on the role of the immunological cells as onset of those diseases. He has also studied human hematopoietic stem cells from various view points using iPS cells derived from patients to clarify how human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells differentiate and work systematically in normal and patients' bone marrow, using the methods of intra-bone marrow transplantation of iPS derived hematopoietic stem progenitor cells into immunological-deficient mice. His publications show his contributions to clarify the mechanism that how immunological cells basically influence on the pathogenisis of the diseases in some parts and the hematopoiesis, in addition to that, he showed better treatment for the patients which depends on the analysis the genetic examinations.Dr. Katagiri actively study in both clinical and basic research and lead many studies in Kanazawa university, Japan.
Sun Goo Lee’s research interests as an assistant professor of Yonsei University are in science and technology policy, with a special focus on public health issues. After obtaining her LLB, MPH at Seoul National University, and JSM at Stanford Law School, she worked on HIV policy and tobacco regulation policy at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. At Georgetown University Law Center, she wrote her SJD dissertation on the effect of criminalization of HIV infection on HIV testing behavior. She also has experience as a judicial researcher at the Supreme Court of Korea conducting comparative research of common law and Korean law. As an assistant professor at Gachon University, she conducted research on toxic torts, use of health big data, and digital healthcare.
Using technology to promote public health, Using law to promote public health, Using big data to promote public health, Reforms of public health system: international observations
Dr. Sang-Nam Jeon Department of Public Health & Medical Administration Dongyang University Korea
My name is Sang-Nam Jeon. I am a doctor of public health and I am currently working at the Department of Health and Medical Administration at Dongyang University in Korea. I studied MA at Seoul National University and doctor at Yonsei University in Korea. I worked at Asan Medical Center, Ministry of National Defense, and National Institute of Rehabilitation. I am mainly interested in successful aging, health Insurance, health promotion and Ageism.
Successful Aging, Health Promotion, Health Insurance and Ageism.
Dr. Ju-yul Lee Department of Health Administration Namseoul University Korea
Dr. Lee is one of the well-known scholars in public health and community health in Korea. Before he joined Namseoul University as a faculty, he was educated and trained at Sungkyunkwan University(Sociology), Seoul National University(Public Health), and Harvard University(Post-Doc). He has actively participated and engaged in various health activities and projects of the Korea Government.
• Health policy: national health planning, health promotion policy
• Community health: youth health program, smoking cessation program
• Community research: health indicator development, sex worker survey
Dr. Eun-Jung Kim Department of Nursing Pyeongtaek University Korea
Dr. Eun-Jung Kim, RN, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in Department of Nursing, Pyeongtaek University. She was a Research Professor at Institute of Economics, Korea University (2015-2016). She has completed her PhD from School of Public health Korea University, Seoul, Korea. She has published more than 25 papers in national and international journal. She has got many awards like Research Proposal Award (Burden of Climate change related diseases in Jeju), Jeju Development Institute and Poster Award Finalist (The Economic burden of atrial fibrillation & flutter in Korea), International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2010.
Health Policy and Hospital Management, Business Administration.
Dr. Sung Wan Hwang Medical Administration Baekseok Arts University Korea
I am a assistant professor of major of Medical Administration at Baekseok Arts University and served the secretary-general of Korea Institute for Health and Welfare Policy. I was graduated PhD of Health Administration at Yonsei University 2008. My recent publications is "The Culture Sponsorship Strategy for Hospital Brand Differentiation." published at Korea Journal of Health Service Management Research.
Hyun-Sook Lee is an assistant professor of Department of Healthcare Administration at Kongju National University, Gongju, Korea. She received her PhD. in Health from Yonsei University and her recent publications include " Knowledge management enablers and process in hospital organizations " published at Public Health and Research Perspectives and " Difference in Length of Stay and Treatment Outcome of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Inpatients between Health Insurance Types " at Journal of Korean Society of Hospital Management and so on
Healthcare Management, Healthcare Marketing, Healthcare Tourism, Health Service and Mental Health.
Dr. Changhyun Kang Department of Public Administration and Graduate school of Public Health Dankook University Korea
Dr. Changhyun Kang is Director of the Social Safety Network Center. Dr. Kang has served as President of the Korean Association for Public Management. He is currently a professor at Dankook University(DKU) at the Department of Public Administration and Graduate school of Public Health, where he teaches health care policy and social service integrated system. His research focuses on comparative health care policy, injury prevention and safety promotion, and health care delivery system. Recently, He concentrate on tool and strategy to deliver health care services such as community building, voucher etc. He is the author of book, “Tools and Strategy for Providing Social Services”(forthcoming) and authored and co-authored dozens of scholarly articles.
He has launched co-project with Örebro University in Sweden concerning safe community.
Health care delivery system, Injury prevention and Safety promotion, Community building.
Dr. How-Ran Chao Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Engineering National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) Taiwan
Dr. How-Ran Chao is currently a full time professor in Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Engineering at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taiwan. He is also as the Director of Emerging Compounds Research Center (EcoRec) and a co-professor at Institute of Food Safety Management in NPUST. He teaches environmental health, chemistry, microbiology and other related sciences. He studied in National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and a Master’s and a PhD degree in Environmental Engineering. He mentors masters and PhD students and supervises the Environmental Health and Risk Assessment laboratory in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering of NPUST. He authored/co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications.
Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology, Bio-monitoring of Human Specimens (such as breast milk and cord blood), and Bio-assay and Health Risk Assessment of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Dr. Chun-Yi Hu Department of Food Science and Nutrition Meiho University Taiwan
Dr. Chun-Yi Hu, currently an Associate Professor in Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Meiho University since 2017. He has completed his PhD and Master Degree from National Taiwan University. He was a visiting scholar at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2013 and also an Associate Professor at Fooyin University, 2011-2017. He has awarded (Gold Award) as the first Taiwan Shows Competition in Japan, 2012, Ministry of Education, Taiwan in 2012, Prize of Academic Research (Fooyin University) in 2007 and Prize of Academic Research Dissertation in Doctor , National Taiwan University in 2003. He has published more than 35 articles in national and international journal.
Food Microbiology, Electron Microscopy and Functional Food.
Dr. Fu-Li Chen Department of Public Health, Fu-Jen Catholic University Taiwan
Currently, I am a professor in Department of Public Health, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan and also Director of Human Research Ethics Center, Fu-Jen Catholic University from 2016. I was a Section Chief of Health Care, Office of Students Affairs, Fu-Jen Catholic University in 2010-2011 and Chairperson of Department of Public Health, Fu-Jen Catholic University. I am leading two projects which are Taiwan elementary and high school faculty health survey, and health promotion school accreditation program sponsored by the Taiwan Health Promotion Administration from 2012 to 2018. Over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals, and over 60 International Academic Conference papers. My main research area is School Health Promotion with particular focus on child and adolescent risk behaviors prevention, development and evaluation the Health Promoting School framework. Another research area is workplace health management with particular focus on workplace bullying and smoking hazards, and the relation of workers’ health.
Adolescent Health, School Health Promotion, Workplace Health Promotion, Smoking Prevention and Bullying Prevention.
Dr. Chung-Yi Chen School of Medical and Health Sciences Fooyin University Taiwan
President Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. Currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young is also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 220 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 250 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the health care & biotechnology merit award; from 2017 was awarded the nation academic award.
Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine and Natural Product Research.
Dr. Te-Chih Wong Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences Chinese Culture University Taiwan
Dr. Te-Chih Wong is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. He has completed his Phd from School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University in 2016 and master degree from Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Nutraceutical Biotechnology, Shih Chien University in 2011. He has awarded as Travel Award/ACN2015 (12th Asian Congress of Nutrition) in 2015. He has authored/co-authored of many articles in national and international publications.
Renal Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Disease and Nutrition
Dr. I-Ju Lai Department of Nutrition I-Shou University Taiwan
Dr. I-Ju Lai received her B.S. (1993) in food and nutrition from Providence University, Taiwan, M.P.H. (2003) in international health from Oregon State University, U.S.A., and Ph.D. (2006) in public health From Oregon State University, U.S.A. Dr. Lai is an assistant professor in Department of Nutrition at I-Shou University, Taiwan. Before her graduate studies, she had been a registered dietitian and a training manager responsible for continuing education of dietitians. After completion of her doctoral degree, she has contributed her expertise in counseling foodservice hygiene at all levels of schools as well as assisting in the promotion and accreditation of health-promoting school program in Taiwan besides teaching. She has also involved in a number of healthcare-related white paper writing and book chapters in public health nutrition. She has a commitment to health promotion for the people in Taiwan through teaching, researching, and social services. Her current research interest focuses on nutrition literacy.
Nutrition literacy and nutrition education in adolescents and young adults, Medical nutrition therapy and Weight management.
Dr. Chung-Jen Wang Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Dr. Chung-Jen Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. His research interests focus on organizational behavior in the Hotel and Restaurant Management. His articles have appeared or have been accepted for publication in British Food Journal, Tourism Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Service Business, International Journal of Information and Management Sciences, and other refereed conference proceedings.
Organizational behavior in the Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Dr. Sung-Hsien Sun Department of Psychology and Counseling National Taipei University of Education Taiwan
Dr. Sung-Hsien Sun, graduated from the National Chengchi University, with a PhD in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. As an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, National Taipei University of Education, he mainly teaches psychological assessment, psychological disorder, love psychology, and couple and family therapy. He is currently the associate editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Guidance and Counselling, which is a core journal in the academic field of psychology In Taiwan. He has been Certified as a counseling psychologist in Taiwan, and also certified by ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) as the therapist and supervisor of EFT (Emotionally Focused couple and family Therapy). He served as the director of the counseling center of universities in the past. He is also the supervisor and trainer of many colleges and universities counseling centers and youth and family social welfare agencies, mainly provides professional assistance in family mental health. In recent years, he has devoted himself to the study of the application of adult attachment theory to couple and family therapy, and has published several journal articles. In 2016, he also wrote a professional book: Theory and Practice of counseling Psychology.
Psychological Disorder, Psychological assessment, Couple and Family Therapy, Adult Attachment.
Dr. Chih-Ming Lin Department of Healthcare Information and Management Ming Chuan university Taiwan
Chih-Ming Lin received the M.S. degree in Institute of Public Health from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in Public Health from National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Healthcare Information and Management, College of Health Science, Ming Chuan University, as an assistant professor, and became a professor in 2014. He has an extensive background in health data analysis and health services research, with a particular focus on the cardiovascular diseases, alcohol attributed diseases and psychiatric diseases in the last decade.
Health Services Research, Health Insurance, Health Inequality, Environmental Health, and Risk Assessment.
Dr. Yi-Hui Liao Department of Midwifery and Maternal-Infant Health Care Fooyin University Taiwan
Dr. Yi-Hui Liao is an assistant professor and has been the director of the Department of Midwifery and Maternal-Infant Health Care, Fooyin University in Taiwan since 2011, whose background is in nursing and midwifery. She received the MSc degree in Queen’s University of Belfast, UK and the PhD degree in University of Ulster, UK. She was a member of staff (N3) at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. She was a director of Kaohsiung City Midwives Association, Taiwan and is a broad director of Taiwan Midwives Association.
Birth, Perinatal Care, Midwifery, Gynaecological Nursing, Oncological Nursing and Palliative Care.
Dr. Tsan Yang Department of Health Business Administration Meiho University Taiwan
Professor Tsan Yang, graduated from School of Public Health of National Defense Medical Center (NDMC). Majored in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. He is now teaching in Meiho University, in the Department of Health Business Administration. He is also the Dean of College of Health and Nursing. He is an honored professional researcher to every student he taught. He has an extensive background in epidemiology analysis and with a particular focus on the metabolic syndrome, health promotion, and health care management. He is also the reviewer of several international journals.
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr. Wan-Ju Cheng Department of Psychiatry China Medical University Hospital Taiwan
I received Medical Doctor Degree and worked as a board-certified psychiatrist since 2008. I received Doctoral degree in Public Health school in 2015, and started my research career as an adjunct assistant professor at Public Health school. My research started with the drinking behaviors of alcohol mixed with caffeine in Taiwanese manual workers. Seven articles were published in international journals and I was awarded Outstanding Graduate Award by National Taiwan University, Thesis Award by the Taiwan Against Drink Driving Association, Excellent Doctoral Research Article Award by National Taiwan University, and Poster Award by The 5th Congress of Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Recently I started to examine health in health-care workers and shift workers, and I plan to do more studies that will promote workers’ health, especially in middle-income and Asian countries.
Addiction, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Sleep, Occupational Health and Epidemiology.
Dr. Jiin-Chyuan John Luo Occupational Medicine Department Chang Gung Medical School Taiwan
Dr. Luo has received his MD degree in National Taiwan University, Taiwan and Dr.PH degree in Columbia University, School of Public Health, USA. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Chang Gung Medical School, Taiwan and medical director of Occupational Medicine Department, Chang Gung Medical Center, Toa-yuan, Taiwan.
Occupational/Environmental Medicine, Molecular Epidemiology and Bio-markers.
Dr. Tse-Yuan Liaw Department of Dermatology Cathay General Hospital Taiwan
Dr. Tse-Yuan Liaw is a board certified dermatologist in Taiwan. He is a member of the Taiwanese Dermatological Association, the Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Formosan Medical Association. He obtained his medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in 2006. He then finished his residency at Department of Dermatology of Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital in Kaohsiung. He is currently working as attending physician at Department of Dermatology of Cathay General Hospital in Taipei. He is a clinical lecturer at School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei. In addition to his expertise in psoriasis, urticaria, autoimmune dermatoses, skin cancer, and paraneoplastic dermatoses, Dr. Liaw boasts extensive knowledge and skills in aesthetic dermatology. He has contributed to several peer-reviewed publications including British Journal of Dermatology, Australasian Journal of Dermatology, and Journal of the Formosan Medical Association.
Psoriasis, Urticaria, Dermatoses related to autoimmune diseases, Paraneoplastic dermatoses, Skin cancer and Aesthetic dermatology.
Dr. Jen-Pang Wang Department of Psychiatry Taipei City Hospital Taiwan
I am a consulting psychiatrist based in the clinic and have research and teaching collaboration with some teaching hospitals. I am specialized in the research epidemiology and statistics. My research interests are the involuntary admission, police referral, and early recognition and management of early psychosis in the psychiatric service. From the perspective of public health, I believe that early recognition and management of psychiatric illness will enhance the prognosis of the disease and decrease the disability arisen from the disease. I am also a psychotherapist providing different kinds of psychotherapy and both a teacher and supervisor in psychotherapy. So I am specialized in the systematic evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric patients. These treatment includes pharmacotherapy and intensive psychosocial intervention.
Involuntary admission, Police referral and early recognition and Management of early psychosis in the psychiatric service.
Dr. Yung-hsiang Ying School of Management National Taiwan Normal University Taiwan
Professor Yung-hsiang (Frank) Ying, graduated from the University of Kentucky, is a Ph.D. in Economics with research interests including International Finance, Macroeconomics, Political Economics, and health economics. His recent publications have appeared in the journals including Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Japanese Economic Review, Health Economics, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, China Economic Review, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
After teaching a year at Colgate University in the United States, he came to Kaohsiung, Taiwan to join the faculty in National Sun Yat-sen University, where he served as Dean of International Affairs for many years. Now he is Dean of School of Management at National Taiwan Normal University. He also served as Dean of International affairs from 2013 to 2016 at NTNU. During the past years, he has traveled around the world and been a visiting scholar in different universities including Harvard University, Institut d'Études Politiques, Sciences Po Lyon, Xiamen University, Akita International University, University of Lodz, and Tongji University. He was once a board member of Asia-Pacific Association for International Education. Lastly, he has received many research grants and awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology and awards from National Sun Yat-sen University including Best Young Research Scholar, Award for Excellent Teaching, and Award for Outstanding Mentor. He has also received the title of Distinguished Professorship from National Taiwan Normal University since 2013.
International Finance, Macroeconomics, Political Economics and Health economics.
Dr. Po-Wen Chen Department of Nursing St. Mary's Junior College of Medicine Taiwan
Dr. Po-Wen Chen currently is an associate professor of nursing department, whose expertise is probiotics, anti-bacterial peptides and milk microbiome studies. He is also interested in the studies about the assessment of cellular mutagenicity of food or environment wastes. He has published several papers addressed the above issues. For instance, his efforts has shown that the combination of bovine lactoferrin or its hydrolysate with specific probiotic supernatants leads to better efficacy against the growth of food-borne and antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Milk microbiome, Probiotics, Antibiotic-resistant pathogens, Anti-bacterial proteins and Mutagenicity of food or environment wastes.
Dr. Kai-Ren Chen Department of Public Health College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University Taiwan
Dr.Chen received her MS in Institute of Public Health at the National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan (1990) and her PhD in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA (1998). She has extensive practical experiences in Community-Based Participatory Programs. She is also an active member of the Taiwan Public Health Association. Dr. Chen's research currently focuses on cancer prevention especially about females’ cancer (e.g. cervical cancer and ovarian cancer). She is serving as a reviewer of several journals including “Taiwan Journal of Public Health”, “the Journal of Nursing Research” etc. in Taiwan.
Cancer prevention, Health Inequality, Health Communication, Mental Health and Health Promotion.
Dr. Yen-Hui Lin Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
Dr Yen-Hui Lin has received his PhD in University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA during the period of 1996–1998. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Assistant Professor in Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 2004–2008. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of Hazardous Materials, Water Science and Technology, Journal of Environmental Management, Separation and Purification Technology, Water Environment Research, Bio-resource Technology and Journal of Biotechnology. He has authored more than 60 research articles/books. He is a member of International Water Association (IWA).
My primary study included the design and implementation of fixed-biofilm process for simultaneous removal of multiple contaminants in industrial wastewater, and development of the kinetic model to simulate the performance of biofilm process. Recent research has emphasized on azo-dye decolorization in a biological activated carbon process and chromium(VI) bioreduction by E. coli 33456 on chitosan beads.
Dr. Yuan-Soon Ho Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Taipei Medical University Taiwan
Upon completion of my doctorate in biochemistry at the National Taiwan University in 1994, I joined the faculty of the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Technology, Taipei Medical University, where I directed research combining basic genomics and breast cancer research with translational research. My major research interests are the molecular mechanisms of environmentally and chemically induced carcinogenesis, drug-induced apoptosis and cell cycle disruption. Recently, my research has focused on the analysis of the mechanisms involving nicotinic receptors in human breast cancer formation. These findings led to the development of powerful antitumor agents, and the cloning of a nicotinic receptor gene linked to breast cancer has led to investigation of this receptor as a potential therapeutic target for smoking-induced breast cancer and other cancers. I was voted chairman of the Translational Cancer Research Center at the Taipei Medical University in 2009. This work will further establish a translational research team in which basic and clinical researchers collaborate to focus on the mechanisms of breast cancer formation.
Breast cancer tissues, Breast cancer cell growth, Molecular evidence for smoking-induced breast cancer formation, Breast carcinogenesis, Clinical Cancer Research and Prevention of breast cancer.
Dr. Ching-Hsiang Hsiao Department of Occupational Safety and Health Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science Taiwan
Dr. Hsiao,Ching-Hsiang had received his Ph.D. in Taiwan Normal University . Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as an Associate Professor in Department of Occupational Safety and Health & Institute of Industrial Safety and Disaster Prevention. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Endocrine Journal. He has authored Health & Safety research articles/books. He is a member of Industrial Safety and Disaster Prevention Education. He has honoured as a professional researcher to every student he taught.
Safety Education, Industrial Hygiene and Health Education.
Dr. Ching-Yi Horng Department of Occupational Safety and Health Chang Jung Christian University Taiwan
Dr. Horng received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, USA, with the major of Environmental Sciences. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health in Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU), Taiwan. He specializes in environmental health, public participation, pollution ecology, and watershed management. Dr. Horng worked for Environmental Protection Administration as an Environmental Engineer in Tam-Shui River Pollution Cleanup Project from 1998 to 2000. With this administrative experience, he has involved in river restoration, public outreach, environmental education, as well as related research since join CJCU in 2000. He is the founder of River Watch Team Program, which is now a national volunteer program in Taiwan. Dr. Horng is currently in charge of River Restoration Center, International Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Eco-center, and International Program for Sustainable Development in CJCU.
Environmental health, Public participation, Pollution ecology and Watershed management.
Dr. Kuan-Lin Lu College of Health and Nursing National Quemoy University Taiwan
Dr. Kuan-Lin Lu is a full professor, College of Health and Nursing at National Quemoy University. He also is a full professor, Department of Nursing at National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He received his PhD at the National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He has been worked at Taichung Veterans’ General Hospital and the center for disease control (CDC), Taiwan. Besides, he also was a lecturer in National Chen-Kung University and associated professor in Taipei Medical University. He is serving as reviewer of several journal including “Vaccine” Journal, “Cell Health and Cytoskeleton” Journal, “Clinical Nursing Research” Journal, “Obesity Research & Clinical Practice” Journal, “Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research” Journal, Nursing Journal and the chief reviewer of SBIR, Taiwan. He also served as an editorial board member of two reputed journals, World J. of and World J. of Vaccine.
Yu-Chia Chang received the M.S. degree in Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration from National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Health Care Organization Administration from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2008. Since 2008, She has been with the Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Health Science, Asia University, as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate professor in 2013. She has an extensive background in health policy analysis and health services research, with a particular focus on the policy of health insurance, health promotion, and health inequality.
Health Policy Analysis, Health Services Research, Health Insurance, Health Promotion, and Health Inequality.
Dr. Chen-Wei Yang Department of Health Business Administration, Fooyin University Taiwan
Chen-Wei Yang is an associate professor and Chairman in the Department of Health Business Administration at Fooyin University. He received his Ph. D from graduate school of management, I-Shou University. His research interests are concerned with knowledge creation in health care sector, the institutional effects on the knowledge creation, knowledge and innovation management, organization theory and strategic management and Health Policy. He has completed a number of sponsored research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His recent studies has been published in Health Care Management Review, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, International Journal of Information Management, Health Policy, The Service Industries Journal, Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
Theory of the hospital, Knowledge management in the health care sector, Health Policy, Health care marketing, Health care strategic management and Organization Theory.
Dr. San-Ping Ho Department of Occupational Safety and Health Chang Jung Christian University Taiwan
Dr. Ho received his Ph.D. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA, and is currently an associate professor in Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan. He specializes in risk assessment, CFD models, and accident investigations. He acts as a fire investigator for Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Yunlin County, and Pingtung County.He is a Hospital Safety Audit Member for both Taipei and Kaohsiung City, he is also a member on the Board of Examiners and drafter for Examination Yuan in ROC. He is a director for SFPE Taiwan chapter and chairman of ROC Rope Rescue Association.He is also currently a reviewer for Journal of Loss Prevention in Process Industries, and so on.
Risk Assessment, Hospital Safety, CFD Model and Ventilation Control.
Dr. Chih-Ta Wang Department of Safety Health and Environmental Engineering Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology Taiwan
Dr Chih-Ta Wang has received his PhD in National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Currently, he is working as Professor in Dept. of Safety Health and Environmental Engineering, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Taiwan. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Global Journal of Environmental Science and Tech., Conference Papers in Environmental Sciences, Conference Papers in Environmental Sciences, The Global Environmental Engineers etc. He has authored more than 50 research articles. He has honored as Excellent young scholar award of Taiwan National Science Council (2010-2013),Distinguished award for Excellence in Research (2010- 2013) Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology and Outstanding Environmental Service Award (Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientists Association, 2011).
Electrochemical treatment of organic effluent,Improvement of Biodegradability index by advanced oxidation process,Occupational Health and Industrial Safety and Health Risk Assessment.
Dr. Chia-Lun Lo Department of Health-Business Administration Fooyin University Taiwan
Chia-Lun Lo is an Assistant Professor of Health-Business Administration Department at Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He received his PhD. in Healthcare Information management & Management Information System from National Chung Cheng University and M.S. in Health Care Administration from Taipei Medical University in Taiwan and Computer information Sciences from University of Oregon in the U.S. He worked within the field of healthcare practice field over 10 years. He has published papers in International Transactions in Operational Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Methods of Information in Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, International Journal of Medical Sciences, Journal of Aging and Long-term Care, Journal of Dental Sciences and so on.
Healthcare Business Management, Medical informatics, Data mining, Healthcare Big Data Application and Human Resource Management.
Dr. Xiaoxia Dai School of Public Health Xi’an Jiaotong University China
Xiaoxia Dai received her master degree on Epidemiology and ph.D on pathogenic biology from life science center, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Xiaoxia Dai completed her postdoctoral training in the University of Iowa. Currently she is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University. Her research interest mainly focus on environment-related disease epidemiology, nutrition and public health, infectious disease epidemiology, specifically endemic disease epidemiology in endemic ares and molecular mechanisms of environmental and nutritional factor , like selenium level induced disease. Also, She is serving as a reviewer of several journals.
Health risk factor, Public health, Nutrition, Vaccine and Infectious disease.
Dr. Renato Pisanti Faculty of Psychology University of Rome Italy
Dr. Pisanti attended Leiden University (The
Netherlands) for his doctorate research on occupational stress and burnout among nurses. My research covers the areas of Occupational and Health Psychology. Specifically, I have conducted researches on the psychosocial antecedents of burnout and of psychological distress in teachers and nurses. Moreover, I have conducted some studies on the schemata underlying the heuristics and appraisal of information involved in self-management of some chronic illnesses (e.g., Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis). Dr. Pisanti has authored and published over 100 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences.
Occupational stress and burnout, Illness perception and chronic diseases.
Dr. Saulius Raugele Faculty of Health Sciences Klaipeda University Lithuania
Dr. Saulius Raugele MD, PhD is an Associate professor at Klaipeda University, Faculty of Health Sciences, since 2014 and Cardiac consultant surgeon at Department of Cardiac Surgery at Seamen’s Hospital, Klaipeda, Lithuania, since 2008. He is doing approx 100 adult cases yearly (CABG on pump/off pump, aortic and mitral valve replacement and repair or combined surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery). He is also working at tissue engineering laboratory with bio-prosthesis, experimental research in vitro and in vivo creating new decellularised bio-prosthesis since 2007. He is also a member of Lithuania Society of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons.
Valve repair, Minimal invasive surgery and Bio-engineering.
Dr. Silvio Tafuri Department of Public Health Bari School of Medicine. Italy
Silvio Tafuri was born in Brindisi (Italy) on 1980, 17 August. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Bari School of Medicine in 2005; In 2008, he achieved post-degree in Public Health and since 2013 he is Ph.D. in Hygiene, Public Health and Food Safety. He is a consultant of the Apulian Observatory for Epidemiology in the field of vaccination strategies, surveillance of infectious diseases and of adverse events following immunization. Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Bari School of Medicine.
He is author of approximately 150 articles published in international scientific journals (IF 250, h-index 15).
Vaccine, Adverse events following immunization, Vaccination for health care workers, Vaccination of patients affected by chronic diseases and Mandatory vaccination.
Dr. Aida Isabel Tavares Centre of Research in Health University of Coimbra Portugal
Aida Isabel Tavares finished her PhD in Economic Analysis in Autonoma University of Barcelona, Spain. She has been teaching in several universities, mainly in Portugal. Her research area is in health economics and policy. She has published in Applied Economic, Applied Economic Letters, Journal of Public Health, Public Health, and International Journal of Health Policy and Management, and also in some open access publications, such as International Journal of Healthcare, International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, and Open Public Health Journal.
Health economics, Health policy, Determinants of health, Health inequity and Public health.
Dr. Paulo Moreira Department of Health Management University of Atlantica Portugal
Dr Paulo Moreira has received his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. Over 20 years of experience in both the executive and scientific academic activities in public health in Europe which included collaborations with institutions such as the WHO Europe, ECDC and Ministries of health in several countries in Europe. Paulo is in the Editorial Board of several scientific Journals in the field of Public health and Health Management in Europe and in the USA. He has published extensively in the fields of Health Management and Public Health in international scientific Journals and published two books in the same fields.
Health Management and Public Health.
Dr. Jurgita Andruskiene Faculty of Health Sciences Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences Lithuania
Dr. Jurgita Andruskiene is a Professor at Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, and head of the department of Oral Care and Nutrition. Her scientific interests focus on the research risk factors of chronic non-communicable diseases, particularly hypercholesterolemia, obesity and arterial hypertension. She participated in several national and international research projects aiming to control health risk factors, such as stress at work, disturbed sleep and/or psychoemotional problems. During the period of last five years she published 14 international scientific articles and 3 textbooks for the students of higher education institutions.
Health risks factors, Chronic non-communicable diseases, Epidemiology, Sleep disturbances and Stress at work.
Dr. A. Rui Gomes School of Psychology University of Minho Portugal
Rui Gomes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Minho, Portugal. He performs research on two main areas: sport/exercise psychology (e.g., leadership, stress, psychological benefits of exercise, life skills training) and occupational stress (e.g., sources and consequences of stress in high-risk activities, impact of cognitive appraisal on human adaptation to stress). Currently, he leads the research group Adaptation, Performance and Human Development, which was created in 2007. As a sport psychologist, he consults athletes and their families, coaches, and sport managers.
Sport/exercise psychology (e.g., leadership, stress, psychological benefits of exercise, life skills training) and Occupational stress (e.g., sources and consequences of stress in high-risk activities, impact of cognitive appraisal on human adaptation to stress).
Dr. Giedre Sirvinskiene Department of Health Psychology Lithuanian University of Health Science Lithuania
Giedre Sirvinskiene is an Associate Professor at Department of Health Psychology and junior researcher in Laboratory of Children and Youth Health at Institute of Health Research, Lithuanian University of Health Science, Lithuania. She defended her doctoral thesis „Infant emotional and behavioural problems and their predictive factors“ and obtained PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Public health) in 2014 at Lithuanian University of Health Science. Giedre‘s background is psychology, she received Bachelor degree in Psychology in 1999 and Master degree in Organizational psychology in 2001 at Vytautas Magnus University. Giedre is country coordinator in Lithuania of an international EU-B3 (European Babies Born Better) Survey, which is aimed to explore women’s experiences of childbirth care across European countries and is coordinator of the study in Lithuania.
Early human development, Infant mental health and Psychological well-being of women during pregnancy, Childbirth and postpartum, Women’s experiences of childbirth care.
Dr. Khaled F. Salama Industrial Hygiene and Air Pollution Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Saudi Arabia
Professor. Salama has over 30 years of technical and research experience in the field of industrial Hygiene, Safety, and Air pollution. Dr. Salama is a Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Air Pollution at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. He is a Doctor of Public Health Sciences and has been in his current role since 2010 having previously spent his career working in Public Health Academia in Egypt. His areas of expertise include air pollution monitoring, industrial hygiene, Public Health ,Hospital safety. His research interests include Industrial Hygiene, Exposure assessment, Biological Monitoring , Air Pollution , Genotoxicity , Occupational Toxicology and Industrial Safety which has culminated in over 35 research papers being published. Dr. Salama is a Safety Section Head, Laboratory Medicine Department King Fahd Hospital of University. Dr. Salama is a membership of Security and Occupational Safety Committee Institute for Research and Medical Consultations.
Industrial Hygiene, Exposure assessment, Biological Monitoring ,Air Pollution , Public Health ,Occupational Toxicology and Industrial Safety and Air Quality.
Dr Viroj Wiwanitkit, currently working as Director, Editorial Office, Visiting University Professor of Hainan Medical University, Hainan China, Honorary professor of Dr DY Patil University, India, Visiting Professor of Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia, Special Lecturer of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, Adjunct Professor of Joesph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria, and Professor, Senior Expert of Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand. He is serving as an Editor in chief of more than 10 international journals and editorial member of more than 60 international journals. He is an invited lecturer for many universities in Thailand and other countries and also speaker in many International Congress. He has authored more than 2,000 publications in the international journal, invited chapters in many international textbooks (more than 150) and many textbooks in Thailand and International level (more than 30).He has honoured as the first author with the 1st global rank with the most number of international publications.
Tropical medicine, Laboratory science (biomedical), Nano science and nanotechnology, Bioinformatics and medical engineering, Family medicine, social medicine and public health.
Dr. Mohammad Aatif Department of Public Health King Faisal University Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammad Aatif is working as Assistant professor at Department of Public Health, KFU, Saudi Arabia. He received his Master degree in Biotechnology from Kumoun University, India and doctorate in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Prior to that, he was working as a research associate on a project of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); also worked as a project fellow on a project of University grant Commission, India. His thrust area of research is cysteine protease inhibitors, cancer biomarkers, diabetes.
Protein Biology, Environmental Sciences, Cancer, Nutraceuticals and Free radical biology.
Dr. Raziye Ozdemir Department of Occupational Health and Safety Karabuk University Turkey
I have PhD degree on public health Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Public Health Department, Izmir, Turkey. As a predoctoral student under the supervision of Professor Zeliha Ocek, my research focused on the evaluation of quality of Turkish mortality statistics. I am currently working as assistant professor at Karabuk University Faculty of Health Sciences in Turkey. I am carrying on several research projects in various topic including occupational health issues, the quality of mortality report, the quality of reproductive services and the performance of cancer screening services in primary care. My long term research interests involve a comprehensive understanding of social determinants of diseases and mortality trends and advantage research on the validity and reliability of vital records as well as monitoring and evaluation of health situation of community, and health interventions and reforms in the level of regional and national in my country.
Social Determinants of Health, Maternal and Child Health, Quality of Vital Statistics, Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr. Ahmad A. Okasha Department of Heath Organization Management Canadian University Dubai United Arab Emirates
As healthcare is entering into a rapid change phase due to technological advances, regulatory changes, biotechnical and genetic discoveries, old models of healthcare delivery become outdated and in need of radical changes. Research is essential in exploring new healthcare models and delivery channels. I have been working in the industry for the last 15 years. I am very interested in leveraging the industry experiences with research methodology and platform to explore innovative healthcare delivery models and channels. It’s an ambitious goal, but I think that with the support of other collages, we can start the journey. There are interesting topics to consider for instance robotic surgery, mobile health, diagnostics, convergence of engineering and biology for medicine delivery and disease identification. Innovative business models is another areas that needs to be explored to identify new models that focus on health outcomes rather than episodes of care.
My earlier research at the Medical College of Virginia on hospital journey toward specialization utilization ecological and natural selection theories. In addition, I have worked on outcomes analysis for congestive heart failure, asthma and otitis media.
Back pain and Productivity and Prevalence of early child development issues.
Dr. Hafiz Omer Ahmed Hassan College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Dr Hafiz Omer Ahmed Hassan has received his PhD in University of Bradford, U.K in 1999. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Department of College of Health Sciences- University of Sharjah – UAE. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Assistant Professor and Visiting Academic in Environmental Health Department of College of Health Sciences- University of Sharjah – UAE. He is serving as a reviewer of Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, and Occupational Health Journal in Southern Africa, Saudi Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences and Member in the technical program committee for the UAE Graduate Students Research Conference (UAEGSRC'16). He has authored 18 articles with 7 Presentations (Oral \ Poster) at Conferences or Symposium or Scientific Meetings and 11 Technical Reports. He is a member of British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), U.K, scientific committee for the Conference of Food and Medicine in light of Recent Developments: "An Islamic Law Perspective” organized by College of Sharia and College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah in University of Sharjah, Sharjah- UAE and Shared Courses Committee College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah in University of Sharjah, Sharjah- UAE.
Research, Teaching and Consultation in the Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety Field, Statistical Analysis using SPSS program.
Prof. Adi Arida School of Health and Environmental Studies Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University United Arab Emirates
Currently a Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Dean of School of Health and Environmental Studies at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.He is Member of Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) of PharmaQuest Bioequivalence Center, Amman, Jordan since 2007. The Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) of Pharmaquestjo Drug Evaluation and Research Center, monitors Bioequivalence Study Protocols. Adi was a member of Board of Directors of the Jordanian Company of Anti–Bodies (MonoJo company), where he was part of the team who was involved in the profit and loss accountability to budget, maintain compliance to the Interim Medical Devices Regulations, expenditure, profit, customer satisfaction, optimal capacity to deliver in and outside Jordan. Adi is also a member of Arab Pharmaceutical Standards Organization (APSO) that has been inaugurated in May 2007, also a member in the Executive board of Arab Healthy Water Association (AHWA).Adi has published many papers, one of them is slightly related to the project of personalized medicine which we are applying for in this proposal and the paper is entitled: Simultaneous determination of irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide in human plasma using HPLC coupled with tandem mass spectrometry.
Pharmaceutical Technology and Formulations of Medicine.
Dr. Amal Elamin College of Natural and Health Sciences Zayed University United Arab Emirates
Dr. Elamin is an assistant professor at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Khartoum University, Sudan. Dr. Elamin obtained her PhD from Section for Microbiology and Immunology, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. Dr. Elamin’s main research interest is public health research focusing on children’s and adolescents. She mainly emphases on bridging the public health with microbiology field. She focuses on the epidemiological characteristics and microbial etiology of aggressive periodontitis, specifically intra-species phylogenetic differences and virulent clones of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans associated with the aggressive periodontitis. In addition, she is interested in bacterial-viral interactions in oral cavity. Her recent studies explores oral health status of preschoolers and its association with several nutritional and general health factors.
Oral public health, Oral microbiology, Oral health and Public health.
Dr. Ali Saad Rashed Alsubaie College of Public Health University of Dammam Saudi Arabia
My name is Ali S.R. Alsubaie; I finished my first degree (BSc.) in Community Health Sciences from college of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, KSA in 2003 and my MSc. in Health Services and Public Health Researches with speciality in Public Health from Aberdeen University, Scotland in 2005. I finished my Ph.D. in Public Health from Newcastle University, England in 2010. I have a great deal of experience in conducting research, strategic planning, and developing academic programs.
Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Health Policy.
Dr. Saad Dahlawi College of Public Health Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Saudi Arabia
Dr. Saad Dahlawi is the Head of Environmental Health Department and Assistant Professor in College of Public Health, IAU (Previously University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia). He has been a faculty member at IAU since 2005. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in Environmental Chemistry from University of Aberdeen (UK) under the supervision of Professor Graeme Paton in 2014.
His primary research interests are in the field of environmental pollution and its toxicological impacts on human health. Specifically he is interested in soil contamination by trace elements and heavy metals, their accumulation in plants and mitigation strategies. He published four research papers in internationally peer reviewed journals in addition to a book chapter. Few more research articles are still under process and expected to be published during 2017. He participated in many international conferences and meetings and presented his research works and established collaboration with international scientists and peers in the field on soil pollution.
Environmental pollution, Soil pollution and Remediation, Heavy metals and Toxicity.
Dr. Eltigani O.M. Omer Department of Environmental Health University of Dammam Saudi Arabia
My basic degree is (B.Sc.) in Public and Environmental health with major in environmental health and environmental epidemiology. The postgraduate extended my knowledge in public health environmental epidemiology. Over 18 years of teaching public health mainly environmental epidemiology, emergency and disaster management, infectious diseases prevention and control, school health, housing sanitation wastes treatment and disposal and public health nutrition. I commitment with all academic process including teaching, community services and research. I have technically experienced and well equipped in research (This included research design, writing grant proposal publishing papers and supervising post-graduate projects), conduction of general field assessments including, rapid general public health (specially Environmental Epidemiology) assessments, surveys and research in both emergency and post-emergency settings, to determine appropriate project needs for variable projects including health, safety, environmental health, infectious diseases control, nutrition, etc.
I have conducted variable capacity building packages for community health workers, community representative committees of healthy city program, and health officers, in the understanding, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of variable public and environmental health programs.
Environmental Epidemiology, Emergency and Disaster Management, Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control, School Health, Housing sanitation wastes Treatment and Disposal and Public Health Nutrition.
Dr. Dao Thi Minh An Department of Epidemiology Hanoi Medical University Viet Nam
Dr. Minh An presently work as a Public Health Epidemiologist II (equivalent to Associate Professor in an academic setting) and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. She earned her Doctoral degree in 2006 in Vietnam. She received advanced training on International Medical Education in the US in 2008-2009 and advanced training on Epidemiology in Clinical Research in the US in 2011. She took her Post-doctoral degree in Australia in 2012 under the Endeavor Research Fellowship Award. She has studied for 2 years in the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and graduated since 2014. She works as senior scientific consultant and lecturer for various institutions in the field of Public Health in Vietnam. She has published about 80 articles/abstracts. Her publications have appeared in Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Journal of Global Health Action, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care’ Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, and Asian Journal of Women Studies.
Epidemiology of infectious diseases, Emerging diseases and Non-communicable diseases , Public Health issues and interventions.
Dr. Syed Azizur Rahman Department of Health Services Administration,College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Syed Azizur Rahman, Ph.D, is an experienced health and social sector researcher with over 25 years of experience in conducting research in health care delivery, health policy analysis, program evaluation, quality of care, studies maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, childhood cancer, and other global health issues.
Dr. Rahman is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Health Services Administration Department, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Prior to that, he worked as a Health Economist and Research Scientist of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada. He was involved in childhood cancer research and international collaboration development to address childhood cancer problem in developing countries. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has a proven track record of securing competitive research funding form different national and international organisations, such as, DFID, WHO, World Bank, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
Dr. Rahman is now leading a health services research group comprising researchers from UK, Uganda, USA, Bangladesh and Australia. He is very keen to establish international research collaboration in the areas of nutrition, non-communicable diseases, and public health issues in different countries.
Health care delivery, Health policy analysis, Program evaluation, quality of care, Studies maternal and Child health, Non-communicable diseases, Childhood cancer, and Other global health issues.
Dr. Nasir Ahmed Ali Faculty of Public Health & Tropical Medicine University Of Jazan Saudi Arabia
Dr Nasir Ahmed Ali is an Assistant Professor at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in the design development, organisation and implementation of training programmes /courses, large scale capacity building of health staff with different levels of competence. He is also a public health expert, with knowledge and experiences in non - communicable diseases control and surveillance and also has good experience in Occupational Safety and Health, mainly management of health & safety, risk assessment , identification of hazardous agents in workplace, prevention and control of hazards. He is a member of International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), Regional Coordinator of South East Asia Region (SEAR) for ISECN (IUHPE), Saudi Society of Family and Community Medicine (SSFCM), International Organization of Scientific Research (IOSR), UAE Diabetic Associations, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and American Public Health Association. He has published more than 20 articles in national and international journal.
Public Health, Health Education and Health Promotion Issues and Excellence in Teaching and Training Graduates ,Under Graduates Students and Health Care Professionals.
Dr. Blessy Prabha Valsaraj Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Dr Blessy Prabha Valsaraj is an Assistant Professor and HOD of Department of Community and Mental Health Department, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. She has completed her Phd at Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India (2014) and master degree at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India (2002). She has nearly 20 years of rich teaching experience in renowned institutions/universities and research guidance of Undergraduate and Master students’ thesis. She was a member of Doctoral Scrutiny Committee in 2016. She was also an associate editor for Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences (MJNHS) in 2016. She has awarded as most accomplished faculty of Manipal College of Nursing Manipal in 2014 and Best Published Research Paper in the Indexed Journal, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal (2014). She has published more than 25 articles in the peer reviewed or indexed journals and coauthored/edited two books.
Psychotherapy, Emotional intelligence and mental well-being, Workplace wellness/excellence, Adolescent/women mental health and Spirituality/Culture and mental health.
Dr. Pawel Mocko Drug Management Department Arcana Institute Poland
In 2012, I graduated from the Institute of Public Health at Jagiellonian University Medical College in Kraków, Poland with an MSc in Public Health. I obtained a PhD degree in Health Sciences from the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Kraków, Poland in 2018. My doctoral dissertation was related to the evaluation of the safety profile of biological drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease based on a network meta-analysis. Since 2012, I have been involved in the field of Health Technology Assessment and Market Access in Poland.
EBM, Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis, Network Meta-Analysis, Health Policy, Drug Reimbursement Aspects, Drug Policy and Drug Decision-Making and The Pharmaceutical Market.
Dr. Jameela Al- Salman Department of internal medicine Arabian Gulf University Bahrain
Assistant Professor, Chairperson and Consultant (Salmaniya Medical)
Dr Jameela graduated with Honor form the medical school at Arabian Gulf University. Then she joined the Salmaniya Medical complex in 1996.
Dr Jameela is triple American Board certifications: American Board in internal Medicine, American Board in geriatric Medicine, American Board In Infectious Diseases.
Dr Jameela went to United states and has completed her residency and fellow ship programs in the United states where , she finished the internal medicine residency in Eason , Hahnemann University, , Pennsylvania, USA , then she did a fellowship in geriatric medicine in Temple University in Pennsylvania, then did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale University IN New haven, Connecticut, USA.
She did also a special training for one year in HIV management and hepatitis c at Yale University. She also did a special training in infection control at Yale University. She is carries the board certification in infection control ( CBIC)
She has many publications in the peer reviewed journals. She is an assistant professor in the Arabian Gulf University involved in a wide range of educational activities. .She received several honors and awards for her scientific contribution internationally.
She is a member in several Professional Society Membership:-, American College of physician ,Infectious Diseases Society of America . Dr Al-Salman holds membership of the Bahrain Medical Society and the Saudi Society of Infectious Disease and Infection Control.
Ana Rita Pedro was born in Lisbon in 1984. She has a Master degree in Social Policy. In 2006 she has joined the team of research assistants from the Department of Policies and Health Administration at the Portuguese School of Public Health, where she has been involved in some research projects, concerning health literacy, knowledge translation, patient empowerment and the development of personalized health information systems as a literacy tool. In 2009 she started her collaboration with the Portuguese Health System Observatory. Her research interests are: Health Literacy, Knowledge Translation, Health Policy and Health Information Management.
Health Literacy, Knowledge Translation, Health Policy and Health Information Management.
Dr. Yilin Yoshida Department of Health Management and Informatics University of Missouri-Columbia United States
Dr. Yilin Yoshida is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Health Management and Informatics and Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center at University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her PhD from Louisiana State University’s School of Public Health with dual concentrations in Community and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology. Prior to that, she received her MPH from Tulane University. Dr. Yoshida’s research spans the fields of chronic disease epidemiology, nutrition epidemiology, health and behavioral surveillance, and cancer prevention and control. She is experienced in using large public health surveillance data to examine relationships between behavioral (e.g., diet, physical activity, cancer screening), socio-cultural (e.g., acculturation, social support, SES) parameters and disease outcomes (e.g., obesity, Type II diabetes, cancer survivorship). She has also provided analytical and administrative support to a number of evaluation projects in areas of maternal and child health, youth mental health, teen pregnancy and STD prevention, and smoking cessation for patients in public hospital system.
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Nutrition Epidemiology, Health and Behavioral Surveillance and Cancer Prevention and Control
Dr. Ebru Inal Civil Defence and Firefighting Yalova University Turkey
Dr. Inal is a lecturer at Yalova University, Turkey. Dr. Inal obtained her PhD from department of Public Health, Public Health Institute, University of Hacettepe, Turkey. Dr. Inal's main research interest is public health research focusing on emergencies and disasters. She mainly emphases on bridging the public health with emergencies/disasters field. In addition, she has developed a general disaster preparedness belief scale using the Health Belief Model as a theoretical framework. Her recent studies explores gender in emergencies/disasters.
Disaster Medicine, Public Health in emergencies/disasters, Gender in emergencies/disasters, Health Belief Model and Disaster Management.
Dr. Antje Richter-Kornweitz Association of Health Promotion Lower Saxony (LVG & AFS) Germany
Dr. Antje Richter-Kornweitz is a researcher at the Association for Health Promotion and Academy of Social Medicine of Lower Saxony (LVG & AFS), Germany, where she is leading the Central Coordination Office for Integrated Health Promoting Strategies in Lower Saxony. She has published extensively on child poverty, health disparaties, resilience, integrated municipal strategies for health promotion. She regularly advises government bodies on the implementation of policies related to health equity. She received her Ph.D. at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in 1999 and has previously worked as a psychotherapist for children and adolescents.
Integrated health promoting strategies (cross-/ multisectoral collaboration in health promotion), health equity /health disparities across the lifespan, child poverty and child development, health promotion in special settings (i.e. day care facilities, neighbourhoods), community initiatives for older adults
Dr. Dominique Vogt Department of Health Sciences Hertie School of Governance in Berlin Germany
Dr. Dominique Vogt, initially completed the bachelor`s degree Health Communication (2009) and subsequently the two-year master`s programme Public Health (2011) at the University of Bielefeld. From 2012 to 2017, she worked as research associate in various projects at the School of Public Health at Bielefeld University. 2017 she successfully completed her doctoral thesis on the topic health literacy in old age. Her research was embedded in the research network – „User-oriented health care for people with chronic conditions and long-term care needs (NuV). Since 2017, Dominique Vogt, has been working as post doctoral researcher at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Health literacy; health communication and user-oriented health care.
Dr. Chih-Tsai Chen Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Taoyuan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare Taiwan
Chih-Tsai Chen is the visiting physician of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Taoyuan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, a doctoral degree from Epidemiology Program of Department of Public Health at National Yang-Ming University, a part-time assistant professor rank specialist at the Department of Visual Arts at University of Taipei, and a part-time instructor at the Department of Family Studies and Child Development at Shih Chien University. She is also a board member of the Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Music Therapy Association of Taiwan, and Taiwan Art Therapy Association. She was the member of the Advisory Committee for Children and Adolescents’ Program at Public Television Service Foundation, Taiwan, and an editorial board member of a medical periodical. She is passionate about art and literature. She also writes books and screenplays for children.
Child Maltreatment, Public Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Anthony Kwok Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Dr. Kwok has been practicing in various health service settings including public health, community medicine, geriatric medicine, Orthopaedics, and sports medicine since graduation. He is the Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management, Fellow of Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives, and Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia. After completing the undergraduate physiotherapy training in Hong Kong, he went to Melbourne, Australia to study postgraduate courses in Sports Orthopaedics, Occupational Health Practice, and Health Administration and Information Systems, and practiced in Australia for eleven years before moving back to work in Hong Kong. His research interests include Osteoporosis and Vertebral Fractures, Mental Stress, Rehabilitation in Aged Work Force, Fall Prevention, Stroke Management, and Health Education. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles as first or co-authors, one chapter in an osteoporosis textbook, 2 chapters in rehabilitation manuals, and over 50 conference presentations. He received more than 3 research related awards, and serves on five international professional journals as reviewers.
Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nutrition and health, Quit smoking, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Geriatric Medicine, Work Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation in Aged Work Force, Health Service Management and Cost analysis and effectiveness evaluation.
Dr. Syed Moniruzzaman Department of Risk and Environmental Studies Karlstad University Sweden
Dr. Syed Moniruzzaman is a senior lecturer at the Department of Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. He received his Master degree in Public Health from Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden and PhD degree in Public Health from Karlstad University. As part of his research training – Dr. Moniruzzaman has been affiliated to different universities and institutions including Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm), World Health Organization (Geneva) and Southampton University (UK). His research focus has been mainly on injury and global development. Dr. Moniruzzaman has experience in working with large dataset in environmental exposure and the risk of chronic diseases among children. He was also been involved in a Baltic Sea region resilience project and a Swedish fire safety project. Dr. Moniruzzaman is currently coordinating research collaboration between two research institutions in Bangladesh and Karlstad University on child maltreatment.
Fire Safety, Injury Epidemiology, Injury and Development, Child Maltreatment, Poverty and Health.
Dr. Cheng-Wei Liu Cardiovascular division of Internal Medicine Tri-Service General Hospital Taiwan
Cheng-Wei Liu is a cardiologist at Tri-service General hospital, Songshan branch and specializes in metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes mellitus with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, hyperlipidemia, general and epidemiological cardiology, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and transthoracic echocardiography; he also involves the cardiac field of military medicine and mainly focuses on the risk assessment of electrocardiography and military training. The study interest focuses on the relationship between oxidoreductase and cardiovascular diseases. Uric acid, metabolized from purine, is generally used in clinical practice and serves as a surrogate biomarker of xanthine oxidoreductase and as an additional risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. The echocardiographic interest especially focuses on the comprehensive assessment of left ventricle diastolic dysfunction. He is also a reviewer of the journal of “Acta Cardiologica Sinica” and the journal of “Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery”.
Uric Acid and Xanthine Oxidase, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.