Epidemiology Open Journal

Editorial Board


Epidemiology - Open Journal


               Editor-in-Chief


Pi Guo, MD, PhD

Department of Public Health
Shantou University
No. 22 Xinling Road
Shantou, China


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2013.09-2016.06) PhD, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong, China
• (2010.09-2013.06) Master, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Shantou University, Guangdong, China
• (2006.09-2010.06) Bachelor, Statistics, Southern Medical University, Guangdong Province, China


               Associate Editor

Chong-Do Lee, FACSM

Associate Professor
Healthy Lifestyle Research Center
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University
500 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


Dr. Lee is a population health scientist, expertise in cardiovascular disease and cancer epidemiology. He earned his doctorate from the University of Houston and completed his postdoctoral training in epidemiology and biostatistics from the Cooper Institute in Dallas, TX and National Institute of Health-sponsored postdoctoral training in cardiovascular disease epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. He is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

Scott Lee, MD, MPH, FACS

Lecturer
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley, CA, USA


Dr. Lee is Lecturer at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, where he teaches Global Public Health and the Epidemiology of eye disease.


               Editors


Jianyu Rao, MD, FCAP

Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology
Chief of Cytopathology
Medical Director, UCLA Cytotechnology School
Director, International Telepathology Program
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


Dr. Rao is a Diagnostic Surgical/Cytopathologist and established investigator in cancer biomarker studies. Prior to be a Pathologist, he was already an established molecular epidemiologist involved in multiple high profile cancer prevention studies. He completed his Anatomic/Clinical pathology residency and Cytopathology Fellowship at UCLA, and joined the UCLA Department of Pathology as a Faculty in 1999.
Dr. Rao is a Full Professor and the Chief of Cytopathology, Ex-director of Gynecological Pathology, the Director of International Telepathology, and the Medical Director of Cytotechnology School. He has dual appointments in Pathology and Epidemiology. He is also a recipient of Thousand-Talent program of China. He is particularly well known for cancer biomarker studies, as he has over 30 year experience in this area. He has been invited to be a Speaker for over 100 meetings and occasions locally, nationally and internationally for topics including urine cytology, Fine Needle Aspiration cytology, gynecological pathology, and cancer molecular biomarkers. Dr. Rao has an active role in teaching and research, with continuous funding from NIH or other agencies for cancer biomarker and prevention studies in the last 25 years, with over 140 peer-reviewed research publications.

Shiv Dutt Gupta, MD, PhD, FAMS

President
IIHMR University
Prabhu Dayal Marg
Near Sanganer Airport
Jaipur 302 029, India


Dr. Gupta is a President of IIHMR University is a Public Health Professional with a distinguished academic and research career. He obtained his MD (Preventive & Social Medicine) from India, and PhD (Epidemiology) from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He was conferred Fellowship of Academy of Medical Science, India (FAMS) on him for his outstanding contribution in the field of public health. He has done pioneering work of creating and establishing new discipline of health management, and promoting research in health policy and health systems and programmes. He is a fellow of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, and a long-term member of the International Epidemiological Association. He has published several research papers and reports. He has been associated in various capacities with several national and international research and academic organizations. He has chaired several scientific and other committees and worked as temporary advisor to WHO Scientific Working Group on Research Information Management. He has served as member of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund. Dr. Gupta is a recipient of the QIMPRO Gold Standard Award for Health Care 2009. He was also the Secretary General of WHOs South-East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network (SEAPHEIN). He is President of the India Public Health Education Institutions Network (IndiaPHEIN).

Isaac Ashkenazi, MD, MSc, MPA, MNS

Former Director of the Urban Terrorism
Harvard University
and
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA


Professor Ashkenazi is an international expert on disaster management and leadership, community resilience and mass casualty events with both extensive professional and academic experience. He is considered one of the worlds foremost experts in medical preparedness for complex emergencies and disasters.
Ashkenazi is the Former Director of the Urban Terrorism Preparedness Project at the NPLI Harvard University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; an Adjunct Professor of disaster management at the UGA; a Professor of Disaster Medicine at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and a consultant to Harvard University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, the World Bank and other national and international agencies. Ashkenazi served as the Surgeon General for the IDF Home Front Command.
Ashkenazi received his MD Degree, summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and in 1982, Ashkenazi volunteered to the paratrooper forces in the IDF as a military doctor. After four years of intensive military training, treating wounded soldiers and working under fire, Ashkenazi started his residency in ophthalmology at Sheba Medical Center. In 1992, he received a license to practice ophthalmology, from the Israeli Medical Association. One year later, he received his MSc in Ophthalmology, summa cum laude, from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University.
In 1993, Isaac decided to volunteer again to the IDF, this time as the Head of Medical Services in the West Bank. After one year of services, he was promoted to Head of the Public Health Department in the Medical corps. While continuing to serve in the IDF, he was graduated from Galilee College and received a Diploma in Medical Administration in 1996.
In 1997, he was promoted to full Colonel with the responsibilities of Surgeon General for the Home Front Command (HFC) and the National Medical Coordinator for Mass Casualty Incidents and Disasters. As the Surgeon General of the HFC he led medical mission teams to give assistance to the USA Embassy survivors in Nairobi, after the terrorist attack (August 1998), to the survivors of the earthquake in Turkey (August and November 1999) and in Greece (September 1999).
In 2000, Isaac went on a sabbatical to Boston, MA in USA, where he received a MPA (Master of Public Administration) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Subsequently he received a Masters degree (summa cum laude) in National Security from Haifa University.
Over the past twenty years, Ashkenazi has become increasingly interested in disaster management and has served in humanitarian missions in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.

Nishu Singla, BDS, MDS

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Manipal College of Dental Sciences
Manipal, India


Dr. Singla is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Dentistry at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India. She attained her Post-graduation degree in Public Health Dentistry from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, India in 2012. Since then, she has been involved in teaching the specialty of Dental Public Health to both Undergraduate and Post graduate dental students. She has been participating in dental outreach camps, especially in rural areas. She is actively involved in scientific research and too has to her credit numerous publications in both national and International journals. Her prime interest of research is about Oral Health of School Children. She has fellowship from Academy of General Education, Manipal and is a lifetime member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry. She has also completed a certified course in Biostatics and Research Methodology.

Adwoa Commodore, PhD

Research Associate
Department of Public Health Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, USA


Dr. Commodore majored in biological sciences as an undergraduate student at Biola University. She then went on to pursue a graduate degree in environmental toxicology. When in graduate school, she had the opportunity to conduct household air pollution exposure assessment in rural Peru. She also has the privilege of working with wildland firefighters in South Carolina where she was part of a team which studied exposure to biomass smoke. Her goals as a Public Health Scientist is continuous improvement in such areas as characterizing air pollution and investigating health and safety problems within various sectors of the population locally and globally.

Mohammad Ali, PhD

Senior Scientist
Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street/E5543
Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA


Dr. Ali is a Bangladeshi Citizen, graduated in Economics from Bangladesh in 1978. He started his professional life as a Research Analyst for the Government of Bangladesh. The research involved identifying barriers to agricultural production in Bangladesh. In late 1984, he joined icddr,b in Bangladesh and became involved in health and population data management and analysis, and worked with various research groups coming from different disciplines and from various parts of the world. After completion of a Masters program in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) at the University Liege, Belgium, he embarked on a PhD program in the same university and completed it in 2000. He conducts geographic researches on various diseases such as cholera, acute lower respiratory infection, shigella, typhoid, and dengue fever. Dr. Ali has been working at the Johns Hopkins University, USA since November 2013. Before joining at Johns Hopkins, he worked at the International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea from early 2001 to late 2013. He introduced GIS in vaccine evaluation studies for various research sites. His newest spatial epidemiology studies investigate the effectiveness of cholera vaccines. He is the author or co-author of 148 publications, reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals, Academic Editor of PLoS ONE, and Research Consultant at various organizations.

Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, PhD

Chief
Clinical Informatics Research Division
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX, USA


After eighteen years of research in informatics methods and technical development of data-centric information systems-reaching from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation- he have a proven, documented track in research information systems strategy development and implementation, while leading research projects within the framework of multidisciplinary scientific collaborations in biomedicine.
As the Chief and Founder of the Clinical Informatics Research Division of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, He lead a full-spectrum biomedical informatics program and explore the intersection between informatics, translational science and clinically relevant data-centric problems including, but not limited to, computable phenotype-based research in health disparities, obesity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ageing and cancer. Under the umbrella of successful PCORI awards, he created and maintain an information research system for interdisciplinary collaboration between pediatric endocrinologists, cancer researchers and neurologists, creating new institutional governance frameworks along the way with support from San Antonios CTSA hub, the institute for the integration of Medicine and Science.
Previous to arriving at the University of Texas, he served at Emory University School of Medicine as Associate Director for the Biomedical informatics Care at the Center for AIDS Research at the Rollons School of Public Health. He also served as Scientific Member of the Winship Cancer Institute Prevention ans Control Program and Senior Member of the Research Staff at the Center for Comprehensive informatics. His work at Emory University focused on informatics applied to clinically-relevant biomedical challenges including the correlations between infectious disease and cancer, as well as whole genome sequencing for vaccine development research, with support from the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Atlantas CTSA hub which includes the Georgia institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine.
As a results-oriented biomedical technology leader, He have had the pleasure of developing many strong international relations at various academic institutions across the United States and Europe, as well as connections with regional academic networks (e.g. via the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute networks and the Clinical and Translational Science Award infrastructure).

Qibin Qi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer 1306A
Bronx, NY 10461, USA


Dr. Qi received his PhD from Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Shanghai, China in 2010. He was a Research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health from 2010 to 2013. He became an Assistant Professor at Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine since September 2013. Dr. Qi’s research has focused on genetics, diet/lifestyle factors, and gene-environment interactions in relation to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 original articles and reviews in scientific journals such as NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, Circulation, Diabetes, Diabetes care and PloS Genetics in the past five years. He received many awards and honors such as Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence from the American Heart Association and Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Diabetes Association.

Nasar U. Ahmed, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
11200 SW 8th St. AHC-2, Rm. 588
Miami, FL 33199, USA


Dr. Ahmed career is rooted in the Philosophy of generating information through research, developing infrastructure to efficiently and effectively deliver knowledge, and shaping that knowledge into wisdom in new generations in order to build a Healthy and Productive society.
His educational background and skills include epidemiologic research, statistical and social sciences, enabling him to understand the complexity of research and its findings as well as to translate findings into successful programs for progress.
Dr. Ahmed has taken leadership roles in his professional appointments, developing and building academic and research units, including a biostatistics and computer unit at the University of Dhaka, an Epidemiology & Biostatistics Division, and a Clinical Biometry Unit at Meharry Medical College; and Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Prevention Research Unit at Meharry-Vanderbilt University.
He has served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biostatistics at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University (FIU) 2004-2012. In this position, he has guided the creation of the MPH in Biostatistics, MPH in Epidemiology, and PhD in Epidemiology and was responsible for their accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.
He established research units in response to emerging public health needs, including programs at the Indiana State Department of Health, the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Research Core through the Meharry-Vanderbilt University Alliance, and the Health Disparity Research Group at FIU.
Dr. Ahmed has served in many academic leadership positions. At Meharry Medical College, he was a member of the President Advisory Committee, a member of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Cancer Alliance Executive Committee, and the founding Division Director and a core team leader at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. At FIU, Dr. Ahmed has served as Chair of the (G-51) University Chairs and Directors Assembly, as a Faculty Senator, and on the University Steering Committee – the highest body of faculty governance process at the university.
In the national arena, Dr. Ahmed service is evidenced through his role in establishing the Council of Epidemiology Chairs & Directors (CEC), an international organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in epidemiology and to share strategies for effective leadership in the academic environment. The membership currently stands close to 100 academic institutions in North America. As founding President of the CEC, Dr. Ahmed was instrumental in planning to work in concert with other national leaders to organize a team of experts to aid the U.S. government in emergency response to adverse public health events, as well as to offer epidemiologic expertise in the drafting of policies and legislation designed to address public health issues.
Internationally, Dr. Ahmed is involved in organizing conferences to address emerging issues in public health sciences. At the community level, he was involved in establishing/leading several social and cultural organizations including a Study Circle in Indiana, the Celebration of Culture in Nashville, and the Diversity Dialogue Nashville Chapter, Tennessee.
Dr. Ahmed academic and professional career shows a consistent pattern of collaboration, leadership, and institutional accomplishments. He has demonstrated an ability to create opportunities, set goals to address institutional needs, and successfully implement programs, providing universities with the expertise to achieve administrative and academic goals within prescribed time frames.

Jian Liu, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada


Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Brock University, Canada, where he teaches biostatistics and does Epidemiology research.

Vinay K. Cheruvu, PhD, MS, MSc, PGD-MISCA

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Kent State University
800 E Summit St, Kent, OH 44240, USA


Dr. Cheruvu received his PhD in biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University and Masters in Statistics from Oklahoma State University. He has over 10 years of experience as a consulting biostatistician working with researchers in the fields of medicine and public health. His expertise is in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, clinical trials, and mediation analysis.

Mohammed Elfaramawi, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72205, USA

Dr. Elfaramawi extensive experience in designing epidemiologic studies: cross-sectional, case-control, nested case-control, cohort and randomized clinical trials. He has participated in designing and analyzing clinical trials funded by the WHO. These tirals aimed at controlling hypertension in middle- and low-income countries; he has contributed in the dissemination of the findings of these clinicla trials to healthy policy makers around the world. He teach epidemiology and direct a research program focused on designing and analyzing data collected from epidemiological studies conducted on the US population. In his career, he has published 30 peer-reviewed articles; 14 of these articles are related to cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors. In addition to my experience in the field of epidemiology, he have a strong quantitative background; he is capable of using many software packages (SAS, Stata and R) to perform advanced statistical analyses such as Hierarchical, Generalized Estimation Equation, Generalized Linear and Survival Analysis (parametric and non-parametric) models.

Jing Wang, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice
1 North Grand Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63103, USA

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2004) PhD, Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA
• (1996) MS, Statistics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
• (1993) BS, Mathematics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (2011-Present) Associate Professor, Departmentof Biotatistics, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, USA
• (2010-2011) Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, USA
• (2004-2010) Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, USA
• (2000-2003) Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA
• (1996-1999) Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Jinan University, China

Elie Rassy, MD, MSc

Internal Medicine Resident
Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital
Faculty of Medicine
Saint Joseph University
Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2014-Present) Masters in Biological and Medical Sciences, Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon; Internal Medicine Resident, Saint Joseph University (USJ), School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2014-2015) Masters in Biomedical Sciences-Part I, Saint Joseph University (USJ), School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2012-2014) Doctor in Medical Studies, Saint Joseph University (USJ), School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2010-2012) Premedical Studies, Masters in Medical Studies, Saint Joseph University (USJ), School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2007-2010) Saint Joseph University (USJ), School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2006-2007) Baccalaureate, Antonine Saint-Joseph Sisters’ School, Zahle, Lebanon (graduated with distinctions)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


• (2014-Present) Radiotherapy, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Medical Intensive Care Departments, Residenship at Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2014-2014) Gynecology-Obstetrics Department, Gastroenterology Department, Internship at Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2014) Leukemia Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
• (2013-2013) Oncology Department, Intensive Care Unit, Internship at Belle Vue Medical Center (BMC), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2012-2013) Infectious Disease, Neurology, Anesthesia, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Emergency Room Departments, Internship at Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2011-2012) General Surgery Department, Orthopedics Department, Nephrology Department, Internal Medicine Department, Training at Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2011) Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, Operating Room, Observership at General Khoury Hospital, Zahle, Lebanon
• (2010) Emergency Room, Observership in Tel-Shiha Hospital, Zahle, Lebanon
• (2010) Emergency Room, Observership in Rizk Hospital UMC, Beirut, Lebanon
• (2009) Emergency Room, Observership at Lebanese-French Hospital, Zahle, Lebanon
• (2009) Emergency Department, Nursing Training at Hotel Dieu de France (HDF), Beirut, Lebanon
• (2007-2007) Basic Life Support Training, Red Cross, Zahle, Lebanon

Kelly L. Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Bishop Field House, 1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA


Dr. Sullivan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. She earned her MSPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of South Florida.

Qingyun Zhang, MD, PhD

Director and Professor
Department of Clinical Laboratory
The School of Oncology
Peking University
Beijing Cancer Hospital and Institute
Fucheng Road 52, Haidian District
Beijing 100142, PR, China


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (Aug. 1983) MD. Jilin Medical college, P.R.C
(Aug. 1990) PhD, Beijing Medical University, P. R.C


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (1983-1985 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Jilin Medical College, Jilin City, P.R.C
• (1990-1992) Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Beijing Institute for Cancer Research, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, P.R.C
• (1993-1999) Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Beijing Institute for Cancer Research, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, P.R.C
• (1994-1999) Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Senior Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Frederick, MD, USA
• (1999-2006) Professor and Director, Department of Immunology, Beijing Institute for Cancer Research, Peking University, Beijing, P.R.C
• (2002-Present) Professor and Director, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, P.R.C

Animesh Jain, MBBS, MD

Professor and Head
Department of Community Medicine
Kasturba Medical College
Manipal University
Mangalore 575 001, Karnataka, India


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2013) PGDBEME, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University
• (2010) FAIMER, Medical Education, PSG FAIMER Regional Institute
• (2009) DFH, Family Health, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai
• (2004) MD, Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
• (2001) MBBS, Medicine and Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India


TRAINING AND SKILLS


• Bioethics and Medical Ethics: Completed one year Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Medical Ethics from Yenepoya University, Mangalore (Jan-Dec 2012) & several other short trainings
• Attended Intensive Short Training Course on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research jointly conducted by Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University and Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, Mumbai, India at Mangalore (28 May-1 June 2012)
• Health Research Methodology-Basic and Advanced: Two week course conducted by St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore in collaboration with Population Health Research Institute McMaster University, Canada and sponsored by NIH, USA (Sept 2011 and Sept 2012)
• Health Professional Education and Leadership: Awarded scholarship for attending the Leading for Change in Health Professional Education Programme 2010 at Karolinska Institutet (KI) at Stockholm, Sweden (May 2010) by KI and British Medical Journal
• Medical Education and Leadership: Awarded and successfully completed two years Fellowship of FAIMER, Philadelphia, USA from PSG FRI, Coimbatore, India (2008-2010)
• Epidemiology & Global Public Health: Awarded UAB-South Asia ITREOH fellowship to participate in the 9th Annual Sparkman Center for Global Health Public Health Summer Institute (4 weeks) held at University of Alabama at Birmigham, USA (July 2009)
• Scientific Writing: Workshop attended (4 weekends) by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities at Manipal (Oct 2010)
• Attended training Course (1 week) Conducted by English Language and Culture Institute at UAB School of Education, Birmingham, AL, USA (July 2009); and Two days training by Indian Journal of Ophthalmology at Mumbai (May 2009)
• Disaster Management: Online certificate courses in Disaster Management from the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, USA
• Attended 4 day long training programme organizes by Okayama University, Japan, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia and Manipal University in Aug 2009
• Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams online course, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on 02/14/2008
• Incorporating Cancer Clinical Trials into your practice sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on 11/01/2006


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


• (2015-Present) Professor & Head, Dept of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), India
• (2009-2015) Associate Professor of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), India
• (2004-2009) Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, (Manipal University), India
• (2001-2004) Tutor cum PG, Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Ulf-Göran Gerdtham, PhD

Professor
Department of Economics
Health Economics Unit
Lund University
School of Economics and Management
Lund, Sweden


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (1987) BA in Public Administration (Advanced Economics and Statistics), Högskolan i Örebro
• (1991) PhD, Department of Health and Society, Linköping University (Subject: Health Economics)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT


• (1991-1994) Assistant Professor (Doktorstjänst i Nationalekonomi, särskilt hälsoekonomi), Stockholm School of Economics
• (1994-2001) Associate Professor (Docent i hälsoekonomi), Stockholm School of Economics
• (2001-2007) Professor (Health Economics), Lund University
• (2007-2008) Professor (Economics), Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE), Department of Economics, Business School, University of Aberdeen


CURRENT POSITION


• (2009-Present) Professor (Tenured), Department of Economics and (2001-Present) Department of Clinical Sciences Research, Lunds University, SUS Malmö Lund University, Sweden
• (2009-Present) Director of Research, Health Economics & Management HEM, Institute of Economic Research, Lund University School of Economics and Management
• Chief, Research group, Health Economics Unit and Health Economics Program HEP (2009-Present), Lund University and Centrum för primärvårds for skning (2009-Present), Region Skåne

Linu Sara George, PhD

Professor and HOD
Department of Fundamentals of Nursing
Manipal College of Nursing Manipal
Manipal University
Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India


Dr. George is a Professor and Head, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal University, Manipal has done her BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing and PhD from Manipal University, Manipal. She has also done MS in Counseling and Psychotherapy. During her career, she had guided many postgraduate and undergraduate students in their research projects. She has received awards for Best Paper and Best Poster in the National and International Conferences. She has also received the Best Teacher Award in the para clinical category at Manipal College of Nursing, Manipalin the academic year 2005-06 .She is actively involved in student counseling.

Veeranki Sreenivas Phani, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555, USA


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


• (2014) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
• (2012) DrPH, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University
• (2009) MPH, Department of Public Health, College of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Illinois
• (2006) MBBS, Siddhartha Medical College, N.T.R University of Health Sciences


PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE


• (2014-Present) Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch
• (2012-2014) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics [Pediatric Health Outcomes Research], Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
• (2011) Public Health Practice Intern, Heart SHAPE program, Wellmont CVA Heart Institute
• (2012) Summer Grants Assistant, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University
• (2009-2012) Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
• (2009-2011) Teaching Assistant, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
• (2006-2008) Research Data Analyst/Graduate Public Service Intern, Illinois Lead Program, Illinois Department of Public Health
• (2005-2006) Intern, University General Hospital Affiliated to Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, India