Section Editors

Section Board for 'Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion' (156)

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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
Interests: cancer prevention; built environment; physical activity; obesity; energy balance; natural experiments; transportation and health; acculturation; geospatial approaches to cancer control; childhood obesity
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Prof. Dr. Youfa Wang
Associate Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Health, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA
Interests: nutrition; epidemiology; obesity; chronic disease; health disparities; lifestyles; dairy consumption; international health; analysis of national survey data; systems science; global health
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Prof. Dr. Stuart Biddle
University of Southern Queensland, Springfield campus, Education City, Springfield Central, QLD 4300, Australia
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; psychology; behaviour change; mental health
Dr. Aziz Rahman
School of Health, Federation University Australia, Berwick, VIC 3806, Australia
Interests: public health; health promotion; tobacco (smoking, smokeless tobacco, vaping/e-cigarettes); non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health); global burden of diseases; disadvantaged population
Dr. Frank Eves
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Lifestyle Physical Activity,School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK
Interests: health psychology; environmental psychology; lifestyle physical activity; physical activity interventions
Prof. Dr. Michael Hendryx
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
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
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
Interests: NCD (chronic disease) epidemiology and prevention; physical activity and public health; active transport and environmental supports for active living
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Prof. Dr. Steven Stack
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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
Interests: smoking; tobacco; alcohol; obesity; physical activity
Dr. Karen Morgan
PU-RCSI School of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia & Dept of Health Psychology, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: Ageing, Quality of Life, Population Health, Psychological Well-being, Cardiovascular disease
Dr. Marco Vacante
Department of General Surgery and Medical-SurgicalSpecialties, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: Geriatrics; Nutrition; Cancer; Biomarkers; Microbiota; Dementia; Alzheimer's disease; Elderly
Prof. Dr. Louis Bherer
Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Research Center, Montreal Heart Insitute and Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal, QC H3W 1W5, Canada
Interests: cognitive aging; neuropsychology; physical exercise; cognitive training; lifestyle intervention; cognitive enhancement
Prof. Dr. Nawi Ng
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: epidemiological transition; chronic diseases; cardiovascular diseases; aging; risk factors; quality of life; disability
Dr. Stephen Seiler
University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
Interests: Exercise Physiology; Brain body interactions and perception of effort during and after exercise; Cardiovascular adaptation to training
Prof. Dr. Seema Mihrshahi
Department of Health Systems and Populations, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: global health, obesity prevention, child and maternal health, infant feeding, epidemiology, food insecurity
Prof. Dr. Jamie Pearce
Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9XP, UK
Interests: health geography; health and place; inequity; lifecourse; unhealthy commodities; tobacco
Prof. Dr. Francesco Corica
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
Interests: insulin resistance; obesity; aging; elderly; internal medicine; geriatrics; nutrition; metabolic diseases
Dr. James Green
School of Allied Health and Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster (Health Research Institute), University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland
Interests: health psychology; health behaviour; health habits; medicine adherence; psychometrics; pharmacy practice; social pharmacy; culturally-located research; substance use; health communication
Prof. Dr. Estefanía Estévez
Departament of Health Psychology, University of Miguel Hernández, Avda. de la Universidad s/n, Edificio Altamira, 03202 Alicante, Spain
Interests: peer aggression; peer victimization; school violence, bullying, cyberbullying; school climate; school adjustment; psychosocial adjustment; emotional adjustment; emotional regulation; emotional intelligence; life satifaction
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Dr. Julian Wärnberg
Department of Nursing, Institute of Biomedical Research in Malaga (IBIMA), University of Málaga, 29010 Málaga, Spain
Interests: nutrition epidemiology; mediterranean diet; accelerometry; actigraphy; physical activity; sleep; circadian rythm
Dr. Ann M. Swartz
Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
Interests: sedentary behavior; physical activity; assessment; exercise; energy expenditure
Dr. Francesco Bellanti
1. Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
2. University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti” – Foggia, Italy
Interests: aging; liver diseases; diabetes
Dr. Francesco Bellanti
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Foggia,Foggia, Italy
Interests: redox biology; mitochondria; senescence; translational research; stem cells
Dr. Vivica Kraak
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: population approaches to promote healthy, resilient and sustainable food environments; evaluate government and corporate policies and accountability to promote healthy, resilient and sustainable food systems; develop approaches to monitor and evaluate public- and private-sector initiatives, cross-sectoral engagement, and transnational networks to address the global syndemic (undernutrition, obesity and climate change)
Dr. Amar B. Singh
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Research Scientist, Omaha VA Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska-68198
Interests: Colorectal cancer, therapeutic targets, inflammatory bowel disease; inflammation; microbiota
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Dr. Tuija Tammelin
LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health, FI-40700 Jyväskylä, Finland
Interests: physical activity; fitness; health during the lifecourse
Dr. Man Kit Lei
Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: sociology of aging and health; medical sociology; inequality; family and neighborhood studies
Dr. Anu Molarius
Centre for Clinical Research, Region Värmland, 651 85 Karlstad, Sweden; Department of Public Health Sciences, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
Interests: socioeconomic inequalities in health; population studies; public health epidemiology; obesity; self-rated health
Prof. Dr. Brett Smith
1. Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Durham University, 42 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, UK
2. International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise, Durham, UK
Interests: disability; physical activity; sport; health promotion; health behaviour; health communication; qualitative research; narrative; co-production; knowledge translation
Prof. Dr. Amanda Dillard
Department of Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401-9403, USA
Interests: role of risk perception and emotions (e.g., anticipated regret) in motivating health behaviors; unrealistic optimism; anxiety and information processing; health narratives; impact bias for health events; health and risk communication
Prof. Dr. Kypros Kypri
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: alcohol-related injury; public policy; natural experiments; commercial determinants of health; vested interests
Prof. Dr. Stefania Orru
Department of Movement Sciences and Wellbeing, University of Naples Parthenope, 80133 Napoli, Italy
Interests: physical exercise; muscle biochemistry; muscle proteomics; healthy aging; soccer in aging
Dr. Johnny Padulo
Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: sport science; exercise physiology; gait locomotion; team sport; sport biomechanics; training; testing; sport performance; muscle work
Dr. Yi-Sub Kwak
Department of Physical Education, University of Dong-Eui, 995 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 471, South Korea
Interests: exercise physiology; immunology; obesity; exercise; nutrition; physical allergy; metabolic syndrome; dance-intervention
Dr. Meredith Troutman-Jordan
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
Interests: health promotion; older adults; successful aging; mental health; physical exercise
Dr. Antonio Sousa
Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
Interests: concurrent training; aerobic training; strength training; combined training; sprint; velocity loss; training; exercise; force; strength and conditioning; sport training; athletic training
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Prof. Dr. Ginés Viscor
Physiology Section, Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: altitude acclimation; intermittent hypoxia; exercise; sport; hypobaric hypoxia
Prof. Dr. Tomonori Okamura
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan
Interests: cardiovascular epidemiology; coronary artery disease; stroke; hypertension; dyslipidemia; atherosclerosis; alcohol drinking; population strategy; health education; epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Karen A. Bonuck
Department of Family Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
Interests: pediatric sleep health; pediatric sleep problems; early childhood feeding; early childhood sleep; developmental disabilities
Dr. Pablo Martinez-Camblor
Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, 7 Lebanon Street, Suite 309, Hinman Box 7261, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Interests: statistical methods; diagnostic problems; causality; mixture models; respiratory medicine; pollution effects
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Prof. Dr. Carmela Bravaccio
Department of Translational Medicine, Federico II University, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: autism; child psychiatric; rett syndrome; depression; psychofarmacology in children
Dr. Janni Leung
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: epidemiology; meta-analysis; cross-sectional studies; longitudinal studies; burden of disease; addiction; mental health
Dr. Eleanor Kane
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
Interests: epidemiology; lifestyle factors; cancer epidemiology; haematological malignancies; meta-analysis
Dr. Koutatsu Nagai
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Hyogo 650-8530, Japan
Interests: frailty; fall prevention; physical activity; rehabilitation; sarcopenia
Prof. Dr. Karen Søgaard
Department of Sport and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: physical activity and health
Prof. Dr. Manabu Morita
Department of Preventive Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Interests: epidemiology; oxidative stress; periodontal disease; microRNA; dental caries; occupational health
Prof. Dr. Willibald Ruch
Department of Psychology, University of Zürich, CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: personality; character; virtues; assessment; humor; laughter; positive psychology
Prof. Dr. Mark Tully
SITLESS Consortium, School of Health Sciences, Institute of Mental Health Sciences, Ulster University, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; measurement of health behaviours; public health; interventions
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Prof. Dr. Ana López De Andrés
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Teaching and Research Unit, Health Sciences Faculty, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28922 Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: epidemiology; diabetes; prevention; hospitalization; survey
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Prof. Dr. Richard B. Kreider
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: exercise; sport nutrition; performance; weight loss
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Prof. Dr. Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo
Faculty of Medicine, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bo Sarriena s/n, 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain
Interests: diet-nutrition; dietary habits; obesity; dietary assessment; nutrition education; community-based lifestyle interventions; Food Based Dietary Guidelines; community nutrition; food and nutrition policies
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Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Reis
Prevention Research Center, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
Interests: public health; built environment; evidence-based practice; global health; overweight & obesity; physical activity; urban health
Dr. Kate Ridley
Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE) Research Centre, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University, Adelaide 5042, Australia
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; use-of-time; children; adolescents; youth; measurement; energy expenditure
Assoc. Prof. Josip Car
Centre for Population Health Sciences & World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Digital Health and Health Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 11 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308232, Singapore
Interests: digital health; eHealth; mHealth; digital health education; population health; primary care; health systems science
Prof. Dr. Jos Twisk
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: epidemiological methods; longitudinal data analysis; multilevel modelling; applied biostatistics; teaching
Prof. Dr. Marco Vinceti
1. Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via G. Campi 287, 41125 Modena, Italy
2. Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Interests: epidemiology; environment; public health; selenium; heavy metals; childhood leukemia; neurodegenerative disease
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Prof. Dr. Julian Little
School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z3, Canada
Interests: epidemiology and prevention of congenital anomalies; psychosis and affective psychosis; cancer epidemiology and prevention; molecular and human genome epidemiology; evidence synthesis related to public health; health services research
Prof. Dr. Peter Ebeling
Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
Interests: osteoporosis; sarcopenia; vitamin D; calcium; fractures; falls
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Prof. Dr. Olivia Saracho
College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: emergent literacy; family literacy; cognitive style; play
Prof. Dr. Theodore Eliades
Clinic of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Center of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: mechanics of materials and tissues; bonding to enamel; bioligical reactivity of polymers; in vivo ageing; retrieval analysis
Dr. Mirella Coppo
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence 50134, Italy
Interests: tissue RAS; cellular RAS; hypertension; unstable angina; coronary microvessels; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Lawrence Palinkas
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Interests: climate change; health; mental health; services; migration; implementation science
Assoc. Prof. Sónia Dias
National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA Lisboa, Avenida Padre Cruz, 1600-560 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: health promotion and disease prevention; sexual health; HIV infection; community-based participatory research; key populations; behavior and social change
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Prof. Dr. Todd Astorino
Department of Kinesiology, California State University, San Marcos, CA 92096, USA
Interests: interval training; VO2max; metabolism; spinal cord injury
Prof. Dr. Heide Schatten
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: cell cycle; cytoskeleton; centrosomes; microtubules; cilia; mitochondria and other cell organelles; microscopy; cell and molecular biology; cancer biology; reproductive biology; developmental biology; microbiology (bacteria, parasites); space biology; stem cell biology
Prof. Dr. Saul Shiffman
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: tobacco use; tobacco harm reduction; nicotine; nicotine dependence; smoking cessation; e-cigarettes
Prof. Dr. Jaeku Kang
Department of Pharmacology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon 35365, Korea
Interests: cancer biomarkers; stem cells; epigenetics; regenerative biology; gene therapy; molecular pharmacology
Prof. Dr. Mary Haan
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 4463 Howe St Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Interests: gender/race/ethnic disparities; aging; neuroscience; type 2 diabetes; prevention of neurologic and functional decline; environmental risk factors in aging
Prof. Dr. Rosario Ortega-Ruiz
Department of Psychology, Universidad de Córdoba (Spain), 14004 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: bullying; cyberbullying; dating and dating violence among adolescents and children play
Prof. Dr. Peter Smith
Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London SE14 6NW, UK
Interests: school bullying; cyberbullying; prevention; culture, play; grandparenting
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Assoc. Prof. Krista Varady
College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: cardiovascular health; obesity and diabetes; inflammation; nutrition; metabolism; body composition
Dr. Halley M. Pontes
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Division of Psychology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Launceston 7250, Tasmania, Australia
Interests: gaming disorder; internet addiction; social media addiction; exercise addiction; sex addiction; behavioral addictions
Dr. Matt Hiller
Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: substance abuse treatment; implementation science; mental health; health services research
Dr. Ichiro Wakabayashi
Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Mukogawa‐cho 1‐1, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan
Interests: alcohol-related medicine; atherosclerosis; blood lipid-related index; cardiovascular risk factors; thrombosis and hemostasis; vascular biology
Prof. Dr. Gareth Stratton
Applied Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Interests: paediatric exercise science and physical activity and fitness; measurement
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Dr. Caroline Beardsmore
Department of Respiratory Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 9HN, UK
Interests: respiratory physiology; measurement of lung function; lung growth and development; environmental factors influencing lung function; paediatric respiratory diseases; asthma
Dr. Paul Kelly
Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ, UK
Interests: pragmatic evaluation in health promotion; physical activity epidemiology; measurement of health behaviours; walking, cycling and active travel benefits
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Dr. Suzanne Mavoa
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: health geography; spatial and spatiotemporal analyses; GIS; built and natural environment; geographic exposure assessment; transport geography
Dr. Gregory Loyd Kinney
Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: public health; tobacco related disease; COPD; diabetes type 1; diabetes type 2; CT imaging; atherosclerosis; cannabis exposure assessment; therapeutic targets of cannabis
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Grunig
Department of Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10987, USA
Interests: lung immunology; environmental exposures; pulmonary vasculature; airways; e-cigarettes; pulmonary hypertension; asthma
Dr. Lori A. Hoepner
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health,450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
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Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Broyles
Contextual Risk Factors Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
Interests: physical activity; obesity; built environment; social environment; social determinants of health; health equity
Dr. Sarah Foster
Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: built environment; health behaviours; planning policy evaluation; apartment design; crime and fear of crime
Assoc. Prof. Lion Shahab
Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: tobacco control; addiction; epidemiology; health psychology; biomarkers; psychopharmacology; mental health; behavioural and pharmacological interventions
Prof. Dr. José António Ribeiro Maia
Faculdade de Desporto, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Plácido Costa, 91, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
Interests: human physical growth; motor development; youth sports, physical activity and health; genetic epidemiology; applied statistics to sport
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Gaboury
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5N4, Canada
Interests: interprofessional collaboration; organizational change; primary care; integration care; healthcare organization; mixed method; complementary medicine
Prof. Dr. Dick Ettema
Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Princetonlaan 8a, Utrecht 3584 CB, The Netherlands
Interests: active travel; walking; cycling; physical activity; well-being; built environment
Prof. Dr. Po-See Chen
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Interests: mental health; biological psychiatry; neuropsychopharmacology; neuropsychoimmunology; neuroimage; social neuroscience
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Prof. Dr. Diego De Leo
1. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
2. Department of Psychology and Slovene Centre for Suicide Research, Primorska University, Slovenia
Interests: suicide nomenclatures and classifications; loneliness; suicide in old age; suicide bereavement; traumatic death notification
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Prof. Dr. Costantino Di Carlo
Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Experimental and Clinic Medicine, University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: contraception; menopause; endometriosis; hormonal contraception; vulvovaginal atrophy; genitourinary syndrome of menopause; gestational diabetes; osteoporosis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrew T. Kaczynski
Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
Interests: built environment; parks; physical activity; obesity; measurement
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Palma Chillón Garzón
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: physical activity; fitness; physical education; active commuting to school
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Prof. Dr. Paul S. Links
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 100 West 5th St. B215, Hamilton, ON L8N 3K7, Canada
Interests: suicide; suicidal behavior; self-harm; suicide prevention; borderline personality disorder; integrated/collaborative psychiatric care
Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Lepore
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Temple University, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Ritter Annex, 9th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: cancer prevention; environmental stressors; behavioral interventions; health disparities; social interventions; social support
Prof. Dr. Usha Sambamoorthi
Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: health economics; health services and outcomes research; multimorbidity; mental health; comparative effectiveness research; chronic disease management; population health; data science; pharmacoepidemiology
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Prof. Dr. Mark Wolfson
Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA
Interests: tobacco; alcohol; opioids; prescription drugs; marijuana; policy; prevention; environmental strategies; research to practice
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Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Maria Donini
Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Roma, Italy
Interests: nutritional status; obesity; eating disorders; malnutrition; Mediterranean diet
Prof. Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan
Department of Basic Science, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY 10010, USA
Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10019, USA
Interests: mutagenesis; carcinogenesis; chemoprevention; DNA damage; DNA repair; cigarettes; e-cigarettes
Prof. Dr. Maria Del Ben
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Policlinico Umberto 1 Sapienza Università di Roma, viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular prevention; diabetes; hyperlipidemia; metabolic syndrome; hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Dr. Soufiane Boufous
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, School of Aviation, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, Sydney, Australia
Interests: road safety; data linkage; injury prevention; transport crashes in the media; burden of road trauma
Dr. Giuseppe Grosso
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1. Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele, Registro Tumori Integrato, Catania, Italy2. NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, UK
Interests: evidence synthesis; nutritional epidemiology; polyphenols; Mediterranean diet; foods; nutrients; phytochemicals
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Prof. Dr. Meng-Chih Lee
Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Department of Family Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung 403, Taiwan
Interests: family medicine; community health; health promotion; geriatric care and longitudinal study on social determinants of health
Prof. Dr. Yu-Chun Chen
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan
Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans’ General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan
Institute of BioMedical Informatics, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan
Interests: family medicine; medical information; mHealth; population and epidemiology studies; health risk management; ethics of big data; large data analysis; machine learning
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Fang Yen
Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Interests: addiction; child and adolescent mental health; psychiatry; sex research; sexual minority
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Dr. Fulvio Ricceri
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, 10045 Orbassano (TO), Italy
Interests: molecular epidemiology; social epidemiology; biological interaction in social epidemiology; gene-environment interaction; molecular epidemiology for public Health; mediation analysis; multimorbidity
Assoc. Prof. Michele Pergadia
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Interests: tobacco use; nicotine addiction; smoking cessation; depression; epidemiology; genetics; health behavior
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adrian J. Lowe
Allergy and Lung Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: allergic disease; eczema; epidemiology; prevention; clinical trials; food allergy; asthma; systematic reviews
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Prof. Dr. Evelyn O. Talbott
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, A-526 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Interests: environmental epidemiology; air pollution; PM2.5; ALS; lead; cancer cluster investigation and the association of PM2.5 and other air toxicants to inflammatory biomarkers and increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Prof. Dr. Raymond Niaura
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Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology College of Global Public Health, New York University, 715 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: tobacco; nicotine; smoking cessation; e-cigarettes; addiction
Prof. Dr. Mark Daniel
Centre for Research & Action in Public Health, Health Research Institute, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra ATC 2601, Australia
Interests: social epidemiology; spatial epidemiology; chronic and noncommunicable disease epidemiology; disease prevention; prevention intervention planning, implementation and evaluation; evaluation research including cluster randomised trails and quasi-experimental trials in applied field settings to determine effectiveness for policy and practice
Dr. Myriam Khlat
Institut National d’Études Démographiques (Ined), 133 boulevard Davout, 75020 Paris, France
Interests: social determinants of health; differential mortality; migrant studies; health inequalities; smoking disparities
Prof. Dr. Maansi Bansal-Travers
Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
Interests: tobacco; smoking; communication; marketing; packaging; health warnings; electronic nicotine products; consumer perceptions; surveillance; point of sale
Prof. Dr. Marc Willemsen
Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University (CAPHRI), 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: health promotion; public health; tobacco policy; smoking cessation
Prof. Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings
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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Interests: tobacco control; smoking cessation; nicotine dependence; tobacco policy research; cancer prevention & control
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Pompili
Suicide Prevention Centre, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: suicide and suicide prevention; public health; well-being; youth mental health
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Prof. Dr. Hugo Soudeyns
Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Unité d'immunopathologie virale, Montreal, Canada
Interests: immunology; HIV-AIDS; hepatitis C; virology; cell-mediated immune responses; immune reconstitution
Assoc. Prof. Giovanni Mario Pes
Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Chirurgiche e Sperimentali, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: Helicobacter pylori infection; epidemiology; children; pathophysiology; gastro-intestinal diseases; extra gastro-intestinal disorders; autoimmune disorders
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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
Interests: disasters; community resilience; climate and health; heat-health events
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Prof. Dr. Ken Rigby
Department of Education, University of South Australia, Adelaide 5001, Australia
Interests: bullying in schools; interventions in cases of bullying
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Prof. Dr. Mark Elwood
School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: epidemiology; screening; cancer; birth defects; electromagnetic fields; public health
Prof. Dr. Deborah J. Bowen
University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, United States
Interests: cancer prevention; community intervention; health behavior change
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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
Interests: diabetes; obesity; metabolism; nutrition; trauma; sepsis
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Dr. David L. Katz
Prevention Research Center, Yale University/Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT 06418, USA
Interests: lifestyle medicine; nutrition; diet; chronic disease; obesity; prevention
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Forsell
The Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 11365, Sweden
Interests: depression; anxiety; well-being; physical exercise; interventions
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health(DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa 16132, Italy
Interests: neurobiology and neuroimaging of suicidal behaviour and major affective disorders; psychopharmacology; neuroplasticity
Prof. Dr. Belinda Gabbe
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Interests: trauma; injury; epidemiology; biostatistics; outcomes; cohort studies; registries
Prof. Dr. Shyamali Dharmage
Allergy and Lung Health Unit, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Australia
Interests: epidemiology; respiratory medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); asthma; allergy; risk factors
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Prof. Dr. David Ashley
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Urban Life Building Office 857, 140 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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
Interests: affective neuroscience; digital phenotyping by means of psychoinformatics; (molecular genetics of) personality; internet and smartphone addiction
Prof. Dr. Douglas Paton
College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Darwin 0810, Australia
Interests: disaster risk reduction; adaptive capacity; transformative learning; cultural diversity; environment
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. 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
Interests: physical activity; exercise; cardiovascular health; rural health; health promotion; socioeconomic; health determinants
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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
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
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
Interests: criminal careers; psychopathy; biosocial criminology; temperament; personality; homicide; criminal justice
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Prof. Dr. Hans Bosma
Department of Social Medicine, CAPHRI Research School, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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
FRACP, PhD, Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)/Clinical and Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide SA 5042, Australia
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Interests: obesity; lipids; diabetes; heart disease
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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
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
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
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
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Prof. Dr. Rhona Hanning
School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W., Waterloo, ON N2L3G1, Canada
Interests: healthy eating; diet assessment; food/eating intervention, program, policy; indigenous health; school, child, youth; community capacity building; participatory action research
Prof. Dr. Heiko Becher
Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg 20246, Germany
Interests: social epidemiology; migrant research; stroke; cancer; statistical methods in epidemiology
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Dr. Zubair Kabir
School of Public Health, University College Cork, Room 4.20 Western Gateway Building, Cork T12 XF62, Ireland
Interests: tobacco control; non-communicable disease epidemiology (CVD epidemiologic policy modelling; lung health and cancer); burden of disease study; health literacy
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Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kirchengast
Department of Anthropology, Division Human life history, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: human life history; body composition; obesity; health related quality of life; human migration; fetal development; menopause
Prof. Dr. Sharon Lawn
College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide 5001, South Australia; South Australian Mental Health Commissioner (Lead), Australia
Interests: chronic condition self-management; self-care; mental health and physical health comorbidity; multimorbidity; person’s perspective
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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
Interests: clinical aspects and treatment of dual disorder patients; opioid use disorder; heroin use disorder; pain and addiction
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Prof. Dr. Mary Beth Terry
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 1611, New York, NY 10032, USA
Interests: molecular epidemiology; environmental carcinogenesis; cancer epidemiology; and community prevention research
Prof. Dr. Shane Norris
SAMRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
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. Emmanuel Rudatsikira
School of Health Professions, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, USA
Interests: tobacco use; exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; violence; emergency preparedness and response; HIV/AIDS and adolescent health
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Prof. Dr. David C. Schwebel
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Blvd., CH 415, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Interests: child and adolescent injury prevention; temperamental and cognitive development; child clinical psychology; pediatric psychology
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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
Interests: early childhood nutrition; breastfeeding; dietary assessment; dietary behaviour; dietary interventions
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Prof. Dr. Steve 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, USA
Interests: substance and behavioral addictions; translation research
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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
Interests: Race, Ethnicity and Health Disparities Research
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Dr. Harry H.X. Wang
School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
Interests: hypertension and cardiovascular diseases; multimorbidity and long-term conditions; primary Health Care; epidemiology and health services research
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Prof. Dr. Jean Woo
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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
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Prof. Dr. Tetsuji Yamada
Department of Economics, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Interests: health economics; economics of health behavior and health education; public health and health promotion; economics of social welfare and public policy; cost benefit/effective analysis; applied microeconomics; pharmaceutical economics
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