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Section Board for 'Global and Public Health' (56)

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Dr. George Antonogeorgos
1. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Sciences and Education, Harokopio University, 70 Eleftheriou Venizelou (Thiseos) Ave. Kallithea, 17671 Athens, Greece
2. Senior Research Associate in Pediatric Pulmonology 3rd Dept. of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistian Athens University, Univercity General Hospital “ATTIKON”, Rimini 1, Chaidari, 12462 Athens, Greece
Interests: childhood obesity; epidemiology; chronic diseases in childhood; research methodology; Structural Equation Modelling
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Dr. Carin Andrén Aronsson
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, 21428 Malmö, Sweden
Interests: celiac disease; type 1 diabetes; diet; nutrition; physical activity
Dr. Tolesa Bekele
School of Population Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Interests: public health; spatial epidemiology; cancer epidemiology; NTDs; climate change and health
Dr. Edmond P. Bowers
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University, 2033 Barre Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: positive youth development; mentoring; child and adolescent development
Dr. Egidio Candela
Pediatric Emergency Unit, Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare (IRCCS), Sant’Orsola University Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy
Interests: pediatric endocrinology; metabolic disease; public health; food insecurity
Dr. Bin-Bin Chen
Department of Psychology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Interests: adolescent development; child development; psychology of adolescence; school psychology; longitudinal studies
Dr. Kong Y. Chen
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Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD 20892-2560, USA
Interests: Human energy metabolism; metabolism regulation; metabolic chambers; cold-induced thermogenesis; brown adipose tissue; pharmacological and dietary intervention on metabolism
Dr. Mark A. Connelly
Children's Mercy Hospital, Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Interests: pediatric psychology; pain; migraine and headache; digital health; health psychology/behavioral medicine; nonpharmacological therapies; adjustment to chronic illness
Prof. Dr. Steven M. Donn
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Interests: High-technology respiratory support; meconium aspiration syndrome; hypothermic brain cooling for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Dr. Sisira Edirippulige
Centre for Online Health/Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
Interests: digital health; telehealth; telemedicine; integration of digital health in medical and health education
Dr. Brad Farrant
Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, P.O. Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872, Australia
Interests: early childhood development, particularly how to connect this to strengths of Aboriginal people and culture; effects of broader ecological factors like climate change; biodiversity loss and population growth on children's development now and in the future
Dr. Giovanni Filocamo
Pediatric Rheumatology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via della Commenda 9, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: outcome measures in rheumatology; JIA; intraarticular joint injections; biosimilars
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Dr. Angela Galler

1. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, 10117 Berlin, Germany
2. Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Berlin Institute of Health, Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum, 13353 Berlin, Germany
Interests: paediatric diabetology; childhood and adolescent diabetes; type 1 diabetes; childhood and adolescent obesity; psychosocial issues in childhood; adolescent diabetes and obesity
Dr. Jason Gilliland
Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
Interests: children’s health; children’s geographies; built environment; social environment; nature; health behaviours; mental health; well-being
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Prof. Dr. Mark A. Gottlieb
Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern Unviersity School of Law, 360 Huntington Av. #117CU, Boston, MA 02115-5005, USA
Interests: tobacco use and prevention; nicotine; childhood obesity; cannabis use and prevention; youth marketing; gambling prevention; tanning behaviors; regulation; litigation; health communications
Dr. Rachel Neff Greenley
Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Interests: emerging adults; adolescents; adherence; self-management
Dr. Flavia Indrio
Department of Medical and Surgical Science, Pediatric Section, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: probiotics; gastrointestine; prebiotics; microbiota; gut microbiota; gastroenterology; neonatology; gut microbiology; synbiotics
Dr. Katja Joronen
Faculty of Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Tampere University, 33014 Tampere, Finland
Interests: health promotion of children and young people; pediatric nursing; subjective health and well-being of children and adolescents; integrated services of children and young people
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Dr. Niko Kaciroti
1. Department of Pediatrics, Medical School University of Michigan, MI 48109, USA
2. Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, MI 48109, USA
Interests: pediatrics; the effect of iron deficiency on brain, behavior and development; obesity; managing chronic disease; Biostatistics; clinical trials; missing-data; longitudinal data; Bayesian analysis; application of statistics
Prof. Dr. H. Lester Kirchner
(1) Department of Population Health Sciences, Geisinger, Danville, PA, USA;
(2) Global Immigrant Health Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: biostatistics; epidemiology; mycobacterium tuberculosis screening; sleep apnea; children's health; healthcare utilization; clinical/pragmatic trials
Prof. Dr. Zoe Knowles
Physical Activity Exchange, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool L3 2EX, UK
Interests: qualitative research; psycho-social evaluation of elite sport and physical activity interventions for children and young people; natural play; public engagement
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Dr. Soyang Kwon
1. Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Rober H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
2. Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60208, USA
Interests: child physical activity; childhood obesity; sensor-based activity measurement; biostatistics
Dr. Elena J. Ladas
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/ Stem Cell Transplant, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: pediatric oncology; integrative therapy for child with cancer; complementary and alternative therapies; nutrition; pediatric obesity
Prof. Dr. Marzia Lazzerini
WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
Interests: quality of care; global health; maternal and child health
Prof. Dr. Richard Lichenstein
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: pediatric emergency medicine; injury prevention; disaster preparedness
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Prof. Dr. Rhodri S. Lloyd
Youth Physical Development Centre, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff CF5 2YB, UK
Interests: paediatric exercise science; growth and development; paediatric sports injuries; adaptations to neuromuscular training; motor skill development
Dr. Michele Maddux
1. Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
2. Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
Interests: biopsychosocial care in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; transition from pediatric to adult care models; adherence monitoring and intervention
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Prof. Dr. Ann S. Masten
Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 51 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: competence, risk, and resilience processes in development; children in war and disaster; protective influences of relationships, parenting, self-regulation, and motivation
Prof. Dr. Roy McConkey
Prof. Dr. Kathryn Ann Kelly McQueen
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin Madison/ UW Health, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-3272, USA
Interests: global health; global surgery; global anesthesia crisis; humanitarian aid; disaster relief; public health
Dr. Kevin Shafer
Sociology Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
Interests: family; mental health; public sociology
Dr. Christopher Wimer
School of Social Work, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, USA
Interests: child policy; children; housing; human capital and children; income based interventions; inequality; inequality/disparity; lgbt populations; long reach of childhood or childhood; origins of adult health; place-based interventions; policy (policies); poverty; programs; social policy; social stratification; social support; toxic stress
Dr. Ferdinand Salonna
Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University in Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: healthy and sustainable lifestyles; public health; healthy and sustainable; health promotion; health education; public health education; preventive medicine; school-aged children; physical activity; walking; social norms
Dr. Meng-Che Tsai
Department of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: adolescent development; health behaviors; gene–environment Interaction; youth resilience; childhood adversity; social and behavioral medicine; developmental psychology; obesity; children’s growth and nutrition
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Prof. Dr. Rebecca M. Ryan
Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: child care; child development; adolescent health
Dr. Lina Michala
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: pediatric and adolescent gynecology; adolescent medicine; young adults; ovary; women's health; obstetrics; reproduction biology; reproductive medicine; child development
Prof. Dr. Pietro Muratori
IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Pisa, Italy
Interests: children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties; children with disruptive behavior disorder; cognitive psychotherapy
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Dr Son-Nam Nguyen

The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433, USA
Interests: global health; health system strengthening; health financing; implementation science; quality of care
Dr. Deborah Nichols
College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Interests: early childhood; television; digital media; cognition; attention; comprehension; executive function; language and literacy development; social behavior; parenting; representational abilities; at-risk children and families; poverty; intervention; STEM education
Prof. Charles N. Oberg
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S. 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Interests: global pediatrics; childhood poverty; health disparities
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Dr. Maria Oliva-Hemker
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: inflammatory bowel diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional disorders, intestinal microbiome
Dr. Dora Isabel Fialho Pereira
Deptment of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal
Interests: parenting assessment; child protection; systemic intervention; parenting capacity; parenting skills; mental health
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Prof. Simone Pisano
Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II University, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: child and adolescent psychopharmacology and psychophatology
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Dr. Sabine Plancoulaine
INSERM, CRESS, Research Team on Early life origins of health (EAROH), 16 av Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94800 Villejuif, Paris, France
Interests: sleep; epidemiology; child development
Dr. Pietro Salvago
Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: paediatric audiology; hearing loss; vestibular disorders
Dr. Andrea E. Scaramuzza
Division of Pediatrics, ASST Cremona, "Ospedale Maggiore di Cremona", Viale Concordia 1, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Interests: pediatric endocrinology; type 1 diabetes and its management; insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring; micro- and macrovascular complication screening; nutritional and metabolic diseases
Prof. Dr. Maria Serratto
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 840 S. Wood St., Chicago, IL 60612-7324, USA
Interests: children obesity; children hypertension; children pulmonary hypertension; children congenital heart disease; children exercise
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Dr. Rachana Shah
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: pediatrics; diabetes; obesity; polycystic ovarian syndrome
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Dr. Peter Simm
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Interests: paediatric endocrinology; growth; type 1 diabetes; bone health; rickets
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Dr. Kun Tang
Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, 30 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: global health and governance; maternal and child health; sexual and reproductive health; social determinants of health
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Dr. Daniele Trevisanuto
Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
Interests: neonatal resuscitation; education; maternal and neonatal care in low-resource countries; neonatal airway management; neonatal transport
Prof. Dr. Tonia Vassilakou
Department of Public Health Policy, University of West Attica, 196 Alexandras Avenue, 115 21 Athens, Greece
Interests: public health nutrition; nutrition policy; dietary habits; mediterranean diet; children; elderly; sustainable nutrition; nutrition and mental health; malnutrition; obesity; nutrition literacy; quality of life
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Prof. Dr. Manuela Verissimo
William James Center for Research, ISPA–Instituto Universitário, 1149-089 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: quality of attachment during infancy and childhood; social and emotional development; father/child interaction and relationship; child obesity and sleep
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Dr. Ryan W. Walker
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA
Interests: child obesity; fructose consumption; pediatric NAFLD; dietary and exercise interventions; early life microbiome; environmental chemical exposures
Prof. Dr. Niels Wedderkopp

Department of Regional Health, University of Southern Denmark, 5000 Odense, Denmark
Interests: childhood health; fitness; obesity; sport medicine; clinical decision making; orthopedic surgery; musculoskeletal injuries; musculoskeletal disorders; injury risk; sport injury prevention; CHAMPS Study-DK
Dr. Yvonne Zurynski
Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
Interests: epidemiology; rare diseases; disease surveillance; health services utility and costs; transition from paediatric to adult health services; injury
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