The Open Public Health Journal




ISSN: 1874-9445 ― Volume 13, 2020

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Matthias Beck (Biography
Matthias Beck

Dr. Beck obtained a doctorate (PhD) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Masters degrees from the University of Kansas. Currently, Dr. Beck is a Professor of Management at the Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland. Dr. Beck has published more than 100 academic papers and several widely read books in the areas of risk, health and health management. His recent work on occupational cancers won the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) Occupational Health Section’s Scientific Research Award. His earlier work on the UK Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis received the Marshall Dimock award for the best lead article published in Public Administration Review in 2005.

Dr. Beck is the Editor-in-Chief of The Open Public Health Journal, TOPHJ, published by Bentham Science Publishers.”

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Cork University Business School
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland



Regional Editor:

Mihajlo Jakovljevic (Biography
Mihajlo Jakovljevic

Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic MD, PhD is an appointed WHO EACHR Expert. He has published 170+ full length papers (Cumulative Impact Factor app. 1000+, Citation Count 13,800+, H factor 37, i-10 index 93). His scholarly work appeared in LANCET, JAMA, Health Economics, Value in Health etc. Aligned with such academic credibility, he was the first ever nominated Eastern European candidate for IHEA Board of Directors Elections, back in 2015. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Lund University, Sweden, Division of Health Economics and affiliated with the CHTF IHME University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Currently, he serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, BMC and a Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Health Economics.

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Department Global Health Economics & Policy
University of Kragujevac
Kragujevac
Serbia


Editorial Board Members:

M.F. Allam (Biography
M.F. Allam

Mohamed Farouk Allam, PhD, is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Cordoba University, Spain. He is also an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Ain Shams University, Egypt. Since 2002, Dr. Allam is a Member of Public Health Research Group CTS295, Andalusia. He was the Epidemiology Head at Servicio Andaluz de Salud from 2007 to 2012. He is involved in many research projects between Spain, Egypt and the UK. Dr. Allam has published over 140 papers in international medical journals in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, infection control and cancer epidemiology. He has consulted for several international research institutions.

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Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Cordoba
Cordoba
Spain

C. Bailey (Biography
C. Bailey

Dr. Catherine Bailey is currently serving as an Associate Professor in Northumbria University, Health and Life Sciences. She also worked as a senior research fellow in 2014. She has obtained Ph.D. from the Department of Geography, Northumbria University. She has contributed more than 40 publications, having citations more than 600. Her skills and expertise are in Health, Physical Activity, Gerontology, Information Society, Social Informatics, ICT for Ageing Society, social aspects of falls dementia friendly communities. She has been recognized with many awards.

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Department of Nursing Midwifery and Health
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
UK

B. Berry (Biography
B. Berry

Professor Brent Berry has published research on a range of topics, including health inequalities, physical activity, food marketing aimed at children, race and ethnic relations, residential segregation, and housing and homelessness. His work has appeared in Demography, Evaluation Review, City and Community, Agriculture and Human Values, Journal of Family Issues, Sociological Perspectives and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. Professor Berry has also recently coauthored a book with Eric Fong describing the activities and settlement patterns of immigrants in contemporary cities (forthcoming, Polity Press).

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Department of Sociology
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Canada

C. Busby (Biography
C. Busby

He is an expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation. He qualified in Chemical Physics at the Universities of London and Kent, and worked on the molecular physical chemistry of living cells for the Wellcome Foundation. Professor Busby is the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk based in Brussels and has edited many of its publications since its founding in 1998. He has held a number of honorary University positions, including Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health of the University of Ulster until his retirement in 2012. He has been a member of two UK government committees on the health effects of radiation and is known for his research on the effects of Uranium. He is the author of three books and more than 30 peer reviewed papers on radiation and health. Busby currently lives in Riga, Latvia.

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Green Audit
University of Ulster
Coleraine
UK

M. Chaaya (Biography
M. Chaaya

Monique Chaaya, is a professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, the American University of Beirut. She holds a Doctorate of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from the American University of Beirut. Her research focusses on two priorities in public health which are: mental health and tobacco control. She conducted research studies on mental health of vulnerable populations, specifically on pregnant women, prisoners of war, displaced and older adults in underprivileged communities. She is a member of several professional associations including the International Epidemiological Association and World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).

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Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
American University of Beirut
Beirut
Lebanon

M. DeKoven (Biography
M. DeKoven

Mr. DeKoven was an associate director of reimbursement and market access at ValueMedics Research LLC, which IQVIA acquired in March 2007. Prior to joining ValueMedics, he was the manager of reimbursement services at the United BioSource Corporation’s Center for Pricing & Reimbursement. Before that, he was a consultant with CHPS Consulting, now Navigant Consulting. Previous to his experience at CHPS, Mr. DeKoven was the program manager of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, a position he held after completing a two-year administrative fellowship with the Johns Hopkins Health System.

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Health Economics and Outcomes Research
IQVIA
Fairfax, VA
USA

C. M. Doran (Biography
C. M. Doran

Christopher M. Doran is a Professor of Health Economics in the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University where he works with researchers, clinicians and policy makers to enhance, apply and translate the knowledge of health economics. Professor Doran holds adjunct Professorial appointments at the University of Newcastle and Edith Cowan University. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a PhD in Health Economics. Prof. Doran has published 131 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written over 38 reports including 3 book chapters, has been an investigator on 62 competitive grants valued in excess of $51 million, including 22 NHMRC grants. He has undertaken commissioned research for the World Health Organisation and the United Nations.

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Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research
Central Queensland University
Brisbane
Australia

M. Ferrante (Biography
M. Ferrante

Dr. Margherita Ferrante is Professor of General and Applied Hygiene in the University of Catania, and is the Director for Hygiene Complex Unit in the University Hospital of Catania. She is responsible for the Environmental and Food Hygiene Laboratory, Department G. F. Ingrassia, University of Catania. Dr. Ferrante is the coordinator and member in many international, national and regional Committees. She has author about 800 articles including full papers, conference proceedings in scientific journals indexed and/or with impact factor, book and book chapter. Her topics of interest include health and environment.

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Department G.F. Ingrassia
Catania University
Catania
Italy

M. Fiore (Biography
M. Fiore

M. Fiore is the researcher at the University of Catania for the Scientific-Disciplinary Sector - General and Applied Hygiene. She graduated in medicine and surgery and is a specialist in hygiene and public health. She is a doctor of philosophy in low vision and vision rehabilitation. She teaches hygiene, environmental hygiene, community medicine, statistical and epidemiological methods as degree courses in the specialization school of medicine. She is the author of research on various issues of food hygiene, health education, public health and environmental health, including environmental markers of risk and the use of integrated tools for environmental risk assessment, all aimed at protecting the health of the community.

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Department of Medical
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

S.L. Harrison (Biography
S.L. Harrison

Dr Harrison is an experienced skin cancer epidemiologist. She directs the Skin Cancer Research Unit at James Cook University and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research focusses on the health consequences of sun exposure and includes several RCTs and community-based skin cancer prevention interventions that have influenced public health policy and resulted in over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Harrison is also a member of several influential committees, including the Technical Committee revising the Australian and New Zealand Standard for sun-protective clothing (AS/NZ 4399).

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Skin Cancer Research Unit
College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences
James Cook University
Queensland
Australia

M. O. Hortas (Biography
M. O. Hortas

Dr. M. O. Hortas did PhD in Computer Science and he is currently an Associate Professor at the University of A Coruña. His research focuses on medical image processing, dynamic vision and biometrics. He has previously worked at the University of Sassari and University of Amsterdam. Dr. Hortas has participated in over 20 competitive projects and several as Principal Investigator. He has numerous publication contributions to his credit.

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Department of Computing
VARPA Group
A Coruña
Spain

M-D. Jesus (Biography
M-D. Jesus

Dr. Maria is currently an Associate Professor at the School of International Service (SIS), American University (AU), Washington, DC. She has completed her PhD in 2006 in Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology, from Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural health communication as a mechanism to eliminate health inequalities.Prior to her appointment at AU, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Community-based Research, where she served as co-investigator on several NIH-funded cancer disparities research studies. She was awarded a grant from the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research to conduct a community-based study that examines and compares the culture-specific HIV and HIV testing perceptions and communication norms of East African-born and African American women in Washington, DC, who are disproportionately affected by HIV. She has more than 20 published articles.

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School of International Service (SIS)
American University
Washington DC, NW
USA

N. Khanjani (Biography
N. Khanjani

Profesor N. Khanjani is an environmental epidemiologist, currently working at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Kerman, Iran. She is also a member of the Iranian Epidemiology Association (http://www.irea.ir/) and a member of the Iranian Association for Environmental Health (www.iaeh.org). She is an adjunct research fellow at the Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; and a member of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) http://www.iseepi.org/ and the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) http://www.ieaweb.org/.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU)
Kerman
Iran

R. Kones (Biography
R. Kones

Dr. Kones obtained a Medical Doctorate from the New York University School of Medicine, and during that time began his research career. He has held academic appointments at New York Medical College and Tulane University, and has been involved in medical education in numerous venues. His investigative interests have been preservation of ischemic myocardium, molecular mechanisms in cardiometabolic disorders, and reducing cardiovascular risk. A Fellow and member of many cardiology societies, he is an advocate for many public health initiatives, including the American Heart Association. With a broad-based scholarly background, Dr. Kones brings extensive editorial expertise to this Journal.

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Department of Cardiology
Tulane University
Houston, TX
USA

K. Kuca (Biography
K. Kuca

In the past, he served as vice-dean for research Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence (2010-2012). Moreover, he also served as head of the technology transfer office (2012-2014), and head of the Biomedical research center, University hospital Hradec Kralove (2012-2016). Technology scout – University Hospital Hradec Kralove, University of Hradec Kralove and University of Pardubice (2014-2015) what did he do here. Vice-rector for creative activities and international relations – University of Hradec Kralove (2015-2016). In the past, advisor for several companies and universities. Recently, Adjunct or Invited professor – Florida International University (Miami, USA), Institute of Military Engineering (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Yangtze University (Jingzhou, China). Rector of the University of Hradec Kralove. Lecturer – biomedicine, science, technology for elderly, technology transfer, innovations, drug development. Please provide a new biography which is properly edited and with complete information.

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University of Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

G. Messina (Biography
G. Messina

Dr. Gabriele Messina graduated in Medicine (1999, Univ. Siena), obtained MS Epidemiology (2001, LSHTM) and specialized in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (2003, Univ. Siena). Dr. Messina is an associate professor of Public Health at the University of Siena. His main research activities involve epidemiology, hygiene and disinfection, patient mobility, risk adjustment techniques, health related quality of life, and organization of health services. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 100 articles in various journals, won several international prizes and has 3 patents (more patents are pending). Dr. Messina is a co-founder of the Startup egoHEALTH ltd www.egohealth.it (2013).

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Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

O. Oladimeji (Biography
O. Oladimeji

Olanrewaju is an implementation Scientist; he graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria with MB; BS and master's degrees. He received his PhD in public health medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Global Health in Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA. He has worked across sub-Sharan African countries. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, United Kingdom and a fellow of the African Scientific Institute. He serves as member editorial board of several journals. He has affiliations with various Universities and sits in various University committees.

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Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of Botswana
Botswana
South Africa

G. Pereira (Biography
G. Pereira

Dr. Pereira is a perinatal epidemiologist, environmental health researcher and biostatistician in the discipline of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, Curtin University. He has previously held an NHMRC Sidney Sax fellowship and is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute. Previously, he has held positions in the Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology at Yale University and the Yale School of Environmental Studies. His research interests include epidemiology, perinatal health, environmental health, biostatistics. He is currently an Associate Professor at Epidemiology & Biostatistics Curtin University School of Public Health. His field of research is biostatistics, environmental Sciences, epidemiology, paediatrics and reproductive medicine.

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Epidemiology & Biostatistics Curtin University School of Public Health
Perth
Australia

M. Sparke (Biography
M. Sparke

Dr. Matthew Sparke is currently working as a Professor in Politics Department, University of California Santa Cruz, CA. He has completed his PhD from The University of British Columbia in Geography (1996). He has been awarded “Climate Change, Global Health, Vulnerability and Resilience: Towards an Area Studies of Risk,” by the University of Washington in 2014. He has more than 130 publications in different SCI journals. His main research interests include, globalization: ties, tensions and uneven integration, geopolitical projection to refugee health protection, globalization and the political-economy of risk resilience, reaction, and the trumpist behemoth.

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Politics Department
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA
USA

T. S. Vasulu (Biography
T. S. Vasulu

Interested in issues related to population structure and microevolutionary aspects of Indian populations. Besides, has been working on variety of research problems in areas related to health issues, bioinformatics aspects of data base development, paleo-pathology, origin and antiquity of Tibeto-Burman speaking populations in North-east parts of India.

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Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata
India

E. Bidoli (Biography
E. Bidoli

Bidoli Ettore received his academic qualification mainly from University of Trieste and University of Pavia from 1996 to 1999. Over the years he has been associated with various scientific publications, international conferences and seminars (mainly in the area of biological sciences). Currently, he is a Biologist Manager at S.O.C. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

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Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS
Aviano
Italy

H. Yin (Biography
H. Yin

Hong Yin, a Professor of Veterinary Protozoan Parasitology completed his PhD at the Nanjing Agricultural University. Previously, he worked as an associate professor at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research institute, CAAS. He has been serving as a visiting scholar. Yong Hin was appointed as the deputy chief, division of project coordination and planning. He also worked as the deputy director general in Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute. He serves as the director general at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is the Head of Laboratory of Vectors and Vector borne Diseases and an expert of OIE Reference Laboratory on Ovine Theileriosis.

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Department of Parasitology
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Xujiaping
China

E. Annandale (Biography
E. Annandale

Ellen Annandale is a Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of York UK. Qualifications: BSc Sociology (University of Leicester) MA, PhD Sociology (Brown University). Editor-in-Chief of Social Science & Medicine, 2004-2012. A Vice President of the European Sociological Association 2013-2015. Main research interest: gender and health. Recent publications: The Sociology of Health and Medicine, 2nd edn (Polity, 2015); The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare (edited with Ellen Kuhlmann) (Palgrave, 2012); Women's Health and Social Change (Routledge, 2009).

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Department of Sociology
University of York
York
UK

D.S. Ballard-Reisch (Biography
D.S. Ballard-Reisch

Dr. Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, did her bachelor (majoring in Interpersonal and Public Communication) from Bowling Green, Ohio, United States in 1979. She did her M.A (Majoring in Organizational communication and development) from Ohio State University, Ohio, United States in 1980. Then she did her Ph.D. (majoring in Interpersonal and Public Communication) from Bowling Green, Ohio, United States in 1983. Since 2007, she is a distinguished Chair in Strategic Communication Kansas Health Foundation, and a Professor at the Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University. Dr. Reish has around 35 publications in Refereed Journal Articles (National and International), 2 books and 22 book chapters to her credit.

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Kansas Health Foundation Elliott School of Communication
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
USA

S.A. Bufo (Biography
S.A. Bufo

Professor Sabino A. Bufo was born in Italy, on May 25th, 1950. He did his doctorate in Chemistry in 1975, from the University of Bari, Italy.

He worked as a contract researcher from 1976-1979, and an adjunct professor from 1980-1984, at the University of Bari, Italy.

He was also the researcher at ENIRICERCHE (formely ASSORENI), the Association among Companies of ENI Industrial Group (National Petroleum Company - Holding) for Research Development and Planning (1982-1984).

He remained the associate professor of agricultural chemistry during 1985-1994, at the University of Bari, Italy.

He works as the full professor of soil and agricultural chemistry from November 1st, 1994, at the University of Basilicata, Department of Sciences.

He is the coordinator of international PhD Program 'Applied Biology and Environmental Safeguard'. More than 145 scientific publications, 4 chapters in University books, and hundreds of conference communications are to his credit.

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Environment
University of Basilicata
Potenza
Italy

S. Celik (Biography
S. Celik

Dr. Çelik obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Surgical Nursing from the Hacettepe University, Turkey. Dr. Çelik also holds a masters degree in surgical nursing from the Hacettepe University, Turkey. Currently, Dr. Celik is also a full Professor at the Hacettepe University, Turkey. She has published more than 75 scientific publications. Her main interests are nursing, surgical nursing, gerontology and geriatric.

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School of Nursing
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

G.O. Conti (Biography
G.O. Conti

Since 2003, Dr. G. Oliveri Conti has worked as a research team component on various projects supported by research funds of University of Catania. The research of Dr. Conti has been approved by195 publications (scientific papers published in international journals, monographs, academic books and chapters, proceedings of national and international congress and conferences) covering various issues of epidemiology, environmental hygiene, food hygiene and nutrition safety, hospital hygiene, public health, internal medicine and general biology.

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Department of Medical Sciences
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

O.G. Dominic (Biography
O.G. Dominic

Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic is a Medical Policy Research Analyst, Health Plan Chief Medical Officer Organization at Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, with joint appointment in Biobehavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. She has received PHS research grant support for her research; and has published in peer-review journals. She is also a recipient of numerous awards and honors, and was selected for specialized trainings at various institutions, including NIH, ND, and MIT. She received her B.S. in Biology (UTSA), M.S. in Nutrition (UIW), M.A. Multidisciplinary Studies (UIW), M.S. in Biobehavioral Health (PSU), and PhD in Biobehavioral (PSU). She then completed two NIH-funded Post-Doctoral fellowships, one in Epidemiology, and another in Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Highmark Inc
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

A. Faundes (Biography
A. Faundes

Dr. Faundes is an Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He is a Coordinator of the Working Group of the International G&O Federation (FIGO). He is also a Senior Researcher at the Reproductive Health Research Center of Campinas (CEMICAMP). He has 4 articles published in international scientific journals, several books, including "The drama of abortion: seeking consensus' published in Portuguese in 2004/2006, English and Spanish in 2007.

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Faculty of Medicine
State University of Campinas (Unicamp)
Campinas
Brazil

C.K.B. Ferrari (Biography
C.K.B. Ferrari

Professor C.K.B. Ferrari did his BSc in biomedical sciences (Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP/Botucatu, SP, Brazil), MSc. and PhD in foods, nutrition and public health from the (Universidade de São Paulo, USP, Brazil. He has been appointed as adjunct professor with 22 years of experience. He is the author of 106 science articles. Since 2012, he is the member of the higher council of the “Institute for Science, Technology, and Education” (IISTE – United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong).. He is on editoral board of biomedical, medical, health science and nutrition/food science journals. He is also in the consulting board of the Times Higher Education (UK), Guia do Estudante Abril (Brazil), among others. He is included in the Brazilian ranking of scientists by webometrics.

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Institute of Biological and Health Sciences
Federal University of Mato Grosso
Barra do Garças
Brazil

D.T. Goon (Biography
D.T. Goon

Dr. Goon is currently a full professor and deputy dean (Teaching and Learning, Research and Internationalisation) at the faculty of Health Sciences, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa. He is a member of the Nigerian Association for Physical Health Education Recreation, Sport and Dance from 1990 till date, as well as of Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance from 2005 to date. He is a recipient of TUT Vice Chancellor’s Post-Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral studies. He has more than 170 publications. He is a reviewer of various journals. He has also received a research grant for anthropometric and blood pressure profiles of high altitude Andibila in Oju, Nigeria.

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Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Fort Hare
East London
South Africa

M.A. Hassali (Biography
M.A. Hassali

Professor Dr. Mohamed Azmi Hassali was awarded with a Ph.D. degree in the field of social pharmacy by the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a professor of social and administrative pharmacy, in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. His areas of interest include; social pharmacy, pharmacy practice, and public health pharmacy. Dr. Mohamed Azmi Ahmad had been awarded with ‘’Distinguished Conduct Medal ’’ by the State Governor of Penang in Sep 2015 and “Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)” award by Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He has authored/co-authored over 330 article publications in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. more than 2,050.

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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang
Malaysia

M.G. Hossain (Biography
M.G. Hossain

Dr. Md. Golam Hossain received his M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Rajshahi and further he obtained Ph.D. from the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan in 2002. He has been serving as a professor of Health Research Group, in the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, at the University of Rajshahi. He has contributed more than 70 publications, having citations around 305. His subject areas are medicine, social sciences, nursing, agricultural and biological sciences biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, engineering, materials science and immunology and microbiology.

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Department of Statistics
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Bangladesh

M. A. Khafaie (Biography
M. A. Khafaie

Dr. Morteza Abdullatif Khafaie is the Head of the Department of Public Health, at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Morteza’s research interest is environmental epidemiology. He has expanding his career through international collaborative network in the field of Public Health Research.

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Department of Public Health
Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Ahvaz
Iran

Y.S. Kim (Biography
Y.S. Kim

Dr. Yoon Shin Kim is currently a Chair Professor of air pollution and environmental health in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, as well as Professor Emeritus at Hanyang University (College of Medicine) since March 2015. He has two doctoral degrees of Doctor of Health Sciences in Human Ecology from University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (1978), and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA (1985). His research interest focuses on attempting to identify exposure assessment for chemical and physical characteristics of those indoor and outdoor air pollutants (especially PM10 and PM2.5). Dr. Kim is responsible for examining their possible adverse health effects.

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Department of Environmental Engineering
Konkuk University
Seoul
Korea

S. Kothan (Biography
S. Kothan

Dr. Suchart Kothan is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Radiologic Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He obtained his PhD in Engineering Sciences (Biological and medical engineering) from University Paris 13, France in 2004. His fields of expertise are Overweight and obesity, Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Polyphenol and Antioxidant, Multidrug Resistance, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection Dosimetry.

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Department of Radiologic Technology
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai
Thailand

G. Lofrano (Biography
G. Lofrano

Eng. Giusy Lofrano got her PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2007 and is an Associate Professor in Sanitary Environmental Engineering. Currently, she is a contract professor of “Environmental Impact Assessment” at Salerno University and “Wastewater treatment” at Padua University (Italy). She has more than 10 years of postgraduate experience in Environmental protection and Restoration Technologies with a special focus on wastewater treatment and land remediation. She is a member of some of the editorial boards of international journals and Editor of three books dealing with advanced wastewater treatment and environmental remediation, published by Springer Verlag. She acts as as a reviewer for Research and Technology Development projects (EU and national) and several international journals with high impact factors.

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Department of Chemistry and Biology
University of Salerno
Fisciano
Italy

A.S.M. Nejad (Biography
A.S.M. Nejad

Amir Sasan received his Association Degree of Food Science and Technology from the Islamic Azad University of Savadkouh Branch, Iran and BSc in food and science engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Damqan Branch, Iran. Also, he completed his MSc Microbiology at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Hyderabad, India. However, He earned a fellowship in PhD of virology of the Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, and he also serves as editorial board member `and reviewer.

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Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Hamedan
Iran

A. Papazafiropoulou (Biography
A. Papazafiropoulou

Dr. Athanasia, MD, M.Sc., Ph.D., is presently serving at Tzaneio General Hospital of Piraeus. Her skills and expertise are in Hypertension, Metabolism, Insulin Resistance, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Cardiology, Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome. She has contributed more than 80 Research items, having citations around 744. She is a member of Piraeus Medical Association, Hellenic Diabetes Association and Hellenic Society for Infectious Diseases.

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Department of Internal Medicine
General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”
Pireas
Greece

Y. Razvodovsky (Biography
Y. Razvodovsky

He has worked as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a senior research scientist in the Central Scientific Laboratory at the Grodno State Medical University (Belarus). He has published more than 800 papers in English and Russian language peer-reviewed journals and 30 monographs focusing on the epidemiology of alcohol/drug-related problems in transitional society. He is a founding member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), presiding member of the International Academy of Sobriety (IAS), national representative for Belarus of World Suicidology Net and is an active member of National Association of Psychiatrists.

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Central Scientific Laboratory
Grodno State Medical University
Grodno
Belarus

K. Vakilian (Biography
K. Vakilian

Dr. Katayon Vakilian is an associated professor in the medical department of Arak university of medical sciences in Iran. She is an expert in women's health especially for pregnancy management, prienatal care ,delivery and postpartum care. Also, counseling in midwifery and sexual dysfunction issues is another field of her expertise.

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Medical Department
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Arak
Iran

E. Altobelli (Biography
E. Altobelli

Dr. Emma Altobelli graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Chieti, Italy. Then, in 1998, she became a specialist in hygiene, preventive medicine, epidemiology and public health from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. Since 2015, Dr. Altobelli is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of L’Aquila. In addition, since 2014, she is an epidemiologist coordinator of cardiovascular screening at Teramo ASL, Italy. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of epidemiologic studies, cancer prevention, chronic disease, diabetes, case-control studies, cross sectional studies, pancreas, etc. Dr. Altobelli, as an author/co-author, has published more than 80 articles in various journals, having over 1,140 total citations.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of L’Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy

W. Buboltz (Biography
W. Buboltz

Walter C. Buboltz, Jr., Ph.D. did his BS in Psychology from Union College, Schenectady, New York in 1988. He did his M.A in counseling/Community Psychology, Marist College Poughkeepsie, New York in 1992. Then he did his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Kent State University (APA accredited) in 1996. Since 1996, he is a tenured Full Professor in the Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Dr. Buboltz has around 83 scientific publications in renowned journals (National and International), books and book chapters to his credit.

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Department of Pathology
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
USA


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M. Ahmadian (Biography
M. Ahmadian

Dr. Maryam Ahmadian is currently an affiliate faculty member in the department of Women and Gender Studies at the George Mason University, Virginia, USA. She accomplished her second post doctorate in the area of women studies and health for empowerment at the Alzahra University in Tehran, Iran. She completed her first postdoctoral fellowship in community development and health promotion at the University Putra Malaysia. She was a research fellow at the Cancer Resource and Education Center, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University Putra Malaysia. She was also a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Health and Risk Communication at the George Mason University, Virginia, United States. She has over 20 years of experience in social sciences. Her areas of expertise are: community development, health promotion, public health, preventive diseases, community participation, and women’s empowerment.

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Women and Gender Studies
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
USA

S.Y. Chu (Biography
S.Y. Chu

Dr. Chu is a senior lecturer and clinical educator at the National University of Malaysia. Her research interests involve understanding the speech motor control and quantification of speech motor performance in normal and disordered population. The focus of this research has been directed at developing assessment tools for patients with Parkinson’s disease and stuttering. Most recently, her specific interest has involved examining the social participation in patients with communication disorders and evidence-based practice among Asia’s allied health professionals.

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Centre for Rehabilitation & Special Needs
National University of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

A. T. Alexiou (Biography
A. T. Alexiou

Dr. Alexiou has a BSc in Applied Mathematics, a PhD in Bioinformatics Algorithms and Mathematical Modeling in Biology and a two-years PostDoc Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics Applications. Nowadays he serves as a Faculty Member of the Novel Global Community Education Foundation in Australia and cooperates with the AFNP Med Company in Austria. His main research field is Biomedical Informatics, with special interests in Medical Decision Support Systems, Algorithms in Neuroinformatics and Computational Biomedicine, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biomarkers Modeling, and Bioethics.

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Novel Global Community Educational Foundation
Hebersham, New South Wales
Australia

M. Remondino (Biography
M. Remondino

Marco Remondino, PhD, holds a Master's Degree in “Economics and Businesses”, magna cum Laude and “Menzione” and a PhD in “Computer Science”. He is currently an assistant professor of “Business and Management” at the University of Genova and since 2013, he holds the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) to function as associate professor in Italian Universities. He has more than 100 publications, many of which appeared in referred international journals. Since 2004, he has been teaching in different Universities, and conducted several classes of “Business and Management”, “Enterprise Information Systems” and “Corporate Finance”. His field of interests are IT in Healthcare, Sustainability, Agent Based Simulation for Business and Management, Technological Innovation, Enterprise Strategies.

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Department of Economics
University of Genova
Genova
Italy


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R.Y.M. Li
Department of Economics and Finance
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hong Kong

Q.S. Zahiruddin
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
Wardha
India












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