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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion' (54)

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Dr. David Berrigan
Section Editor-in-Chief
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive MSC 7344, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
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Interests: Cancer Prevention, Built Environment, Physical Activity, Obesity, Energy Balance, Natural Experiments, Transportation and Health, Acculturation, Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control, Childhood Obesity
Prof. Youfa Wang
John & Janice Fisher Endowed Chair of Wellness , Associate Director, Fisher Institute of Health and Well-being, Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Health, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA; Founding Dean, Institute of Global Health, Xian Jiaotong University Medical Science Center, China
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Interests: nutrition; epidemiology; obesity; chronic disease; health disparities; lifestyles; dairy consumption; international health; analysis of national survey data; systems science; global health
Prof. Michael Hendryx
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
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Interests: health disparities; environmental justice; environmental exposures; Appalachia; public health effects of coal mining
Prof. Dr. Alan Apter
Schneider Children's Medical Centre of Israel, 14 Kaplan Street, PO Box 559, Petach Tikvah 4920235, Israel
Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel
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Interests: suicide; children; adolescents; depression; Tourette syndrome
Prof. Dr. Gregory W. Heath
Department of Health and Human Performance, Master of Public Health Program, College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Ave., Department #6606, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
Tel. +1-423-425-4432; Fax: +1-423-425-4457
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Interests: NCD (chronic disease) epidemiology and prevention; physical activity and public health; active transport and environmental supports for active living
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Physical Activity and Public Health 2016
Prof. Dr. Steven Stack
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Interests: social risk & protective factors for suicide, culture of suicide, suicide acceptability, media and suicide, religion and suicide, economic strain and suicide, marital strain and suicide, temporal patterns and suicide, cross-national analysis of suicide
Dr. Daniel S. Y. Ho
School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Patrick Manson Building (North Wing), 7 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: smoking; tobacco; alcohol; obesity; physical activity
Dr. Vivian De Waard
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Amsterdam UMC/Location Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: smooth muscle cell; aneurysm; vascular disease
Prof. Maurizio Pompili
Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs. Director, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
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Interests: suicidology, public mental health, personalized psychiatry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicina: Preventing Suicide in Patients with Mental Disorders
Prof. Hugo Soudeyns
Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Unité d'immunopathologie virale, Montreal, Canada
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Interests: immunology; HIV-AIDS; hepatitis C; virology; cell-mediated immune responses; immune reconstitution
Prof. Dr. Gianni Pes
Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Chirurgiche e Sperimentali, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 8, I-07100 Sassari, Italy
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Interests: human longevity; ageing; longevity hot-spots; nutrition in the elderly; anthropometric traits; non-communicable diseases in the elderly; centenarians
Prof. Dr. David Eisenman
1. Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
2. Center for Public Health and Disasters, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Interests: disasters; community resilience; climate and health; heat-health events
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Public Health and Disasters
Prof. Dr. Ken Rigby
School of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
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Interests: bullying; students; schools; mental health; parenting; methods of intervention
Prof. Dr. Mark Elwood
School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Interests: epidemiology; screening; cancer; birth defects; electromagnetic fields; public health
Prof. Dr. Deborah J. Bowen
Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
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Interests: health behavior; underserved populations; health communication
Prof. Dr. Iain Broom
Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology (CORE), School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QB, UK
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Interests: diabetes; obesity; metabolism; nutrition; trauma; sepsis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Impact of Diet and Food Policy on the Development of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Epidemics
Dr. David L. Katz
Prevention Research Center, Yale University/Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT 06418, USA
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Interests: lifestyle medicine; nutrition; diet; chronic disease; obesity; prevention
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Forsell
The Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 11365, Sweden
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Interests: depression; anxiety; well-being; physical exercise; interventions
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini
Department of Neurosciences, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, and Maternal and Children's Sciences (DINOGMI), University of Genoa, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 67162 Genoa, Italy
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Interests: psychopathology of major psychiatric disorders; neurobiology and neuroimaging of major affective disorders; suicidal behavior and suicide prevention; neuropsychopharmacology; early intervention in psychiatry
Prof. Dr. Peter Tyrer
Centre for Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
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Interests: classification; anxiety; depression; personality disorder; psychiatric services; nidotherapy; environmental treatments
Prof. Dr. Belinda Gabbe
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
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Interests: Trauma, injury, epidemiology, biostatistics, outcomes, cohort studies, registries
Prof. Dr. Shyamali Dharmage
Allergy and Lung Health Unit, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
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Interests: epidemiology, respiratory medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, allergy, risk factors
Prof. Dr. David Ashley
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Urban Life Building Office 857, 140 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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Interests: analytical chemistry; environmental health; volatile organic compounds; Trihalomethanes; biomarkers of exposure; tobacco products; tobacco smoke; regulatory policy
Prof. Dr. Christian Montag
Department of Molecular Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany; The Clinical Hospital of Chengdu Brain Science Institute, MOE Key Laboratory for Neuroinformation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
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Interests: Affective Neuroscience; Digital Phenotyping by means of Psychoinformatics; (Molecular Genetics of) Personality; Internet and Smartphone Addiction
Prof. Dr. Carolyn C. Johnson
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, 1440 Canal St., Ste 2210, #8319, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Interests: public health; obesity; nutrition; physical activity; the built environment; smoking; sexual behavior; and process evaluation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Environmental Influences on Maternal and Child Health
Prof. Douglas Paton
College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia
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Interests: disaster risk reduction, adaptive capacity, transformative learning, cultural diversity, environment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Understanding and Preparing for Uncertainty in Sustainable Disaster Risk Management
Assoc. Prof. James Dollman
Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
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Interests: physical activity; exercise; cardiovascular health; rural health; health promotion; socioeconomic; health determinants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Social and Environmental Influences on Physical Activity Behaviours
Topical Collection in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Physical Activity and Public Health
Dr. Sun-Young Kim
Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Interests: air pollution; epidemiology; exposure prediction; health effect; research method; spatial analysis
Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A. Paw
Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam Public Health, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, de Boelelaan 1117, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; epidemiology; children; health; participatory action research; measurement; accelerometry; health promotion
Prof. Dr. Matt DeLisi
Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, 203A East Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Tel. +1-515-294-8008; Fax: +1-515-294-2303
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Interests: criminal careers; psychopathy; biosocial criminology; temperament; personality; homicide; criminal justice
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Youth Psychology and Crime
Prof. Dr. Hans Bosma
Department of Social Medicine, CAPHRI Research School, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tel. +31-(0)-43-388-2818
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Interests: Socioeconomic determinants of health; Psychosocial factors and health; Quantitative research methods; Life-course epidemiology; Type 2 diabetes; Quality of life; Social participation
Prof. Dr. Peter Clifton
Principal Research Fellow National Health and Medical Research Council, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Interests: obesity; lipids; diabetes; heart disease
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Obesity and Public Health
Special Issue in Nutrients: Potassium and Human Health
Special Issue in Nutrients: Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Weight Loss: Is There a Benefit?
Dr. Frank Doyle
Division of Population Health Sciences (Psychology), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 D02 DH60, Ireland
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Interests: health behaviours such as smoking, adherence and physical activity; depression, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases; patient reported outcomes and psychometrics.
Prof. Dr. Stuart Fairclough
Department of Sport and Physical Activity, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP, UK
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Interests: youth, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, schools, health, measurement, interventions
Dr. Thomas K. Greenfield
Public Health Institute, 6001 Shellmound St., Suite 450, Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: +1 510 985 6459
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Interests: the epidemiology of alcohol use and problems; alcohol policy studies; regulatory environments and externalities; alcohol-related problem and consumption measurement; drinking patterns and mortality, alcohol related health disparities; cultural and ethnic variations in drinking behavior; services research and consumer satisfaction with services
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Environmental Research on Alcohol: Public Health Perspectives
Prof. Dr. Rhona Hanning
School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W., Waterloo, ON N2L3G1, Canada
Tel. +1-519-888-4567 (ext. 35685)
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Interests: healthy eating; diet assessment; food/eating intervention, program, policy; indigenous health; school, child, youth; community capacity building; participatory action research
Dr. Rachel Huxley
The George Institute, Level 10, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
Fax: +61 2 9993 4501
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Interests: Impact of major and modifiable lifestyle risk factors (e.g. obesity, smoking, diabetes etc) on CVD and cancer outcomes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Obesity and Public Health
Dr. Zubair Kabir
School of Public Health, University College Cork, Room 4.20 Western Gateway Building, Cork T12 XF62, Ireland
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Tobacco Control in Vulnerable Population Groups
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kirchengast
Department of Anthropology, Division Human life history, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: human life history, body composition, obesity, health related quality of life, human migration, fetal development, menopause
Prof. Dr. Sharon Lawn
Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
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Interests: mental health, smoking cessation, chronic condition self-management, health workforce, implementation, health systems, service user perspectives
Prof. Dr. Icro Maremmani
Vincent P. Dole Dual Disorder Unit, Department of Neurosciences, Santa Chiara University Hospital, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: substance use disorders and their treatment; opioid dependence; alcoholism and to agonist treatments; dual diagnosis patients; temperamental traits of normal subjects; psychiatric patients; substance abuser patients; heroin addiction; dual disorders; psychopharmacology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Treating Alcoholism between Harm Reduction and Immediate Abstinence
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Dual Disorder Patients: Clinical and Therapeutical Aspects
Prof. Dr. Shane Norris
Research Professor and Director, MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Interests: Obesity, maternal and child health, diabetes, hypertension, developmental origins of health and disease (DoHAD), growth and body composition, complex behavior change interventions
Prof. Dr. Mary Ann McColl
School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, 31 George St., Kingston, ON K7L-3N6, Canada
Tel. +1-(613)-533-6000 x 36319; Fax: +1-(613)-533-6353
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Interests: disability policy, spinal cord injury, knowledge translation, occupational therapy
Prof. Dr. Anthony (Tony) Okely
Early Start and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: early childhood, childhood, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, motor development, obesity prevention
Dr. Kathryn M. Rose
Cardiovascular Disease Program, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Fax: +1 919 966 9800
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Interests: cardiovascular disease epidemiology; socioeconomic and geographic health disparities; population-based cardiovascular disease surveillance
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Cardiovascular Diseases and Public Health
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Rudatsikira
School of Health Professions, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, USA
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Interests: tobacco use; exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; violence; emergency preparedness and response; HIV/AIDS and adolescent health
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Preparedness and Emergency Response
Prof. Dr. David C. Schwebel
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Blvd., CH 415, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Tel. 1-205-934-8745; Fax: +1 205 975 6110
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Interests: child and adolescent injury prevention; temperamental and cognitive development; child clinical psychology; pediatric psychology
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Child Injury Prevention
Prof. Dr. Jane A Scott
Research Professor, Head of Discipline Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Public Health, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
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Interests: early childhood nutrition; breastfeeding; dietary assessment; dietary behaviour; dietary interventions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Breastfeeding and Infant Health
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Epidemiology and Determinants of Dental Caries in Children
Special Issue in Nutrients: Dietary Intake and Eating Behavior in Children
Prof. Dr. Steven Y. Sussman
Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building, Room 302, 2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032-3628, USA
Tel. +1-323-442-8220
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Substance and Behavioral Addictions: Co-Occurrence and Specificity
Prof. Dr. Stephen B. Thomas
Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health and Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: Race, Ethnicity and Health Disparities Research
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Eliminating Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Globalization of Western Food Culture: Impact on Obesity and Food Insecurity
Dr. Vassilis Voudris
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 356 Sygrou av 176 74 Athens
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Interests: Tobacco research, health behaviours such as smoking, cardiovascular diseases
Dr. Harry H.X. Wang
1School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
2JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
3General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 9LX, UK
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Interests: primary health care; multimorbidity; cardiovascular diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Chronic Diseases and Multimorbidity in Primary Care
Prof. Dr. Jean Woo
Director, the Chinese University Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, Henry G Leong Research Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Hon Consultant Geriatrician, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
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Interests: Epidemiology of common chronic diseases affecting older people, geriatric syndromes such as cognitive impairment, sarcopenia, frailty, intervention trials, developing health services fit for frail older people and its evaluation, and optimizing nutrition for healthy active ageing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Ageing Well: The Role of Age-Friendly Environments
Prof. Dr. Tetsuji Yamada
Professor of Health Economics, chairperson, Rutgers University, #330 Armitage Hall, 311 North 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Tel. 1-212-808-5375
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Interests: health economics; economics of health behavior; public health and health promotion; economics of social welfare and public policy; health education
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Health Behavior and Public Health
Topical Collection in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Health Behavior and Public Health
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