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Section Board for 'Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion' (163)

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Dr. David Berrigan
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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. Stuart Biddle
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Centre for Health Research, University of Southern Queensland, Education City, Springfield Central, QLD 4350, Australia
Interests: physical activity; sedentary behaviour; psychology; behaviour change; mental health
Dr. Frank Eves
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School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: health psychology; environmental psychology; lifestyle physical activity; physical activity interventions
Prof. Dr. Michael Hendryx
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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Interests: health disparities; environmental justice; environmental exposures; Appalachia; public health effects of coal mining
Prof. Dr. Alan Apter
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Balsillie School of International Affairs and School of International Policy And Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada
Interests: suicide; children; adolescents; depression; Tourette syndrome
Prof. Dr. Gregory W. Heath
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Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 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
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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
Prof. Dr. Timothy J Craig
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Section of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Interests: alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; asthma; COPD; hereditary angioedema
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Prof. Dr. Arthur L. Brody
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1. Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
2. Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), San Diego, CA 92161, USA
Interests: tobacco use disorder; positron emission tomography; treatment of cigarette smoking; brain imaging; substance use disorders
Dr. Om Kurmi
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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
Interests: airborne pollutant; lung function; lung growth; cardio-respiratory diseases; household air pollution; cohort studies; occupational diseases; lifestyles factors; COPD; Asthma
Prof. Dr. Chaowei Fu
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School of Public Health & Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety & NHC Key Laboratory of Health Technology Assessment, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
Interests: genetic and social epidemiology on chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and COPD; health policy and care on mediciens and vaccines; mental health
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Prof. Dr. Lauri O. Byerley
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Sports and Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, American Public University System, Charles Town, WV 25414, USA
Interests: diet; gut microbiome; body composition; cancer cachexia; sports nutrition; assessment of dietary intake and the role of dietary constituents on health; nutrition education of health science students
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Dr. Carlos Brotons
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Research Unit, Sardenya Primary Health Care Center, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: cardiovascular disease prevention; primary health care; general practice; health promotion; cardiovascular diseases; dyslipidemias; risk factors
Dr. Robert Motl
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Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Interests: exercise; behavior change interventions; neuroscience; theory; neurological disease
Dr. Alexandra Fiocco
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Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: aging; stress; cognitive aging; biopsychosocial determinants; mindfulness meditation
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Dr. Tamara Dubowitz
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RAND Corporation, 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Interests: health disparities; neighborhood influences on health; nutrition policy; obesity; social determinants of health
Dr. Aziz Rahman
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School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Federation University Australia, Berwick, VIC 3806, Australia
Interests: public health; health promotion; tobacco/smoking; non-communicable diseases; global burden of diseases; disadvantaged population
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Prof. Dr. Joseph B. Guttenplan
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1. Department of Basic Science, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY 10010, USA
2. Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10019, USA
Interests: induction of DNA repair; tobacco carcinogens; detect DNA damage; human oral tissue; effects of nutaceuticals and tobacco on gene expression
Dr. Stefano Rizza
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Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: diabetes; shift work; cardiovascular; adipokine; work infection diseases; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Damien Leger
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Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance, Université de Paris, APHP, Hôtel Dieu, EA 7330 VIFASOM, Paris, France
Interests: sleep; public health; epidemiology; occupational medicine; cognition; sleep debt
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michael A. Grandner
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Sleep and Health Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona, PO Box 245002, Tucson, AZ 85724-5002, USA
Interests: real-world impacts of sleep health; sleep and cardiometabolic health; sleep and daytime function; social, behavioral and environmental determinants of sleep; sleep and health disparities
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Dr. Ree M. Meertens
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NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism and Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: sleep health; sleep hygiene; circadian rhythm; sleep health intervention; sleep health promotion
Prof. Dr. Sang Yeoup Lee
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1. Department of Medical Education, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan 50612, Korea
2. Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan 50612, Korea
3. Integrated Research Institute for Natural Ingredients and Functional Foods, Yangsan 50612, Korea
Interests: metabolic syndrome; primary care; obesity; health promotion
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Dr. Yuka Kotozaki
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Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Iwate Medical University, Yahaba 028-3694, Japan
Interests: public mental health; women's health; traumatic stress; biomarkers; psychosocial factors and health; intervention; prevention and cardio metabolic effects
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Prof. Dr. Elísio Costa
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1) Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
2) Competences Center on Active and Healthy Ageing, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: ageing; adherence; quality of life; heathy lifestyles
Prof. Dr. Michael Kimlin
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School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia
Interests: ultraviolet; skin cancer; melanoma; vitamin D; epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Rainbow Tin Hung Ho
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Center on Behavioral Health and Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong CJT 11-21, China
Interests: mind-body medicine; holistic wellbeing; psychophysiology; psychoendocrinology; creative arts; therapy; expressive arts therapy; complementary and alternative medicine; exercises; spirituality and health
Dr. Alessio Gori
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Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, 50122 Florence, Italy
Interests: addiction; psychotherapy integration; mentalization and psychodynamic treatments; assessment; healthy organizations
Prof. Ponnusamy Saravanan
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Population, Evidence & Technologies, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK
Interests: Gestational Diabetes; Metabolic programming; Vitamin B12; Thyroid disorders; Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Ruth E Taylor-Piliae
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College of Nursing, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Interests: cardiovascular disease; chronic disease; health promotion; healthy aging; integrative health; interventions; lifestyle behaviors; physical activity; physiological; prevention; psychological; quantitative methods; self-management; social determinants; symptoms
Prof. Dr. Victoria Banyard
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School of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Interests: prevention; violence; resilience; relationship and sexual violence prevention; program evaluation
Dr. Karen Morgan
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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
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Dept Gen Surg & Med Surg Specialties, Univ Catania, Via S Sofia 78, I-95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: colorectal cancer; elderly care; nutrition; quality of life; liquid biopsy; biomarkers; microbiota
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Prof. Dr. Nawi Ng
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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
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Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, 4630 Kristiansand, Norway
Interests: exercise physiology; brain body interactions and perception of effort during and after exercise; cardiovascular adaptation to training
Dr. Seema Mihrshahi
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Department of Health Systems and Populations, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: global health, obesity prevention, child and maternal health, infant feeding, epidemiology, food insecurity
Prof. Dr. Jamie Pearce
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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
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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
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School of Allied Health and Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster (Health Research Institute), University of Limerick, Castletroy, V94 T9PX Limerick, 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
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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
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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
Prof. Dr. Ann M. Swartz
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Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
Interests: sedentary behavior; physical activity; assessment; exercise; energy expenditure
Dr. Francesco Bellanti
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Foggia, 71029 Foggia, Italy
Interests: redox biology; mitochondria; senescence; translational research; stem cells
Dr. Vivica Kraak
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Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, 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
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Dr. Amar B. Singh
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Research Scientist, Omaha VA Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
Interests: colorectal cancer; therapeutic targets; inflammatory bowel disease; inflammation; microbiota
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Dr. Tuija Tammelin
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LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health, FI-40700 Jyväskylä, Finland
Interests: physical activity; fitness; health during the lifecourse
Dr. Man-Kit Lei
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Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: sociology of aging and health; medical sociology; inequality; family and neighborhood studies
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Dr. Anu Molarius
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1. Centre for Clinical Research, Region Värmland, 651 85 Karlstad, Sweden
2. Department of Public Health Sciences, Karlstad University, 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden
Interests: health inequalities; social determinants of health; population studies; public health epidemiology; self-rated health; mental health
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Prof. Dr. Brett Smith
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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
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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
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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
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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. Padulo Johnny
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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
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Department of Physical Education, University of Dong-Eui, 995 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 471, Korea
Interests: exercise physiology; immunology; obesity; exercise; nutrition; physical allergy; metabolic syndrome; dance-intervention
Dr. Antonio Sousa
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Interests: statistical methods; diagnostic problems; causality; mixture models; respiratory medicine; pollution effects
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Prof. Dr. Carmela Bravaccio
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Department of Translational Medicine, Federico II University, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: autism; child psychiatric; rett syndrome; depression; psychofarmacology in children
Dr. Janni Leung
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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
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Dr. Eleanor Kane
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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
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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
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Department of Sport and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: physical activity and health
Prof. Dr. Manabu Morita
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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
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Department of Psychology, University of Zürich, CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: personality; character; virtues; assessment; humor; laughter; positive psychology
Prof. Dr. Mark A. Tully
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Institute of Mental Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Ulster University, Newtownabbey BT37 0QB, UK
Interests: public health; health promotion; physical activity; sedentary behavior
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Prof. Dr. Ana López De Andrés
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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
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Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory, Human Clinical Research Facility, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: exercise physiology; sports nutrition; performance enhancement; weight loss; women's health
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Prof. Dr. Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 48940 Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain
Interests: community nutrition; nutrition education; food habits; diet; lifestyle related behavior; diet intake; obesity; chronic disease prevention; community-based interventions
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Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Reis
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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
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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
Prof. Dr. Jos Twisk
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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
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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
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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
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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
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College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: emergent literacy; family literacy; cognitive style; play
Prof. Dr. Theodore Eliades
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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
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: tissue RAS; cellular RAS; hypertension; unstable angina; coronary microvessels; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Lawrence Palinkas
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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
Dr. Sónia Dias

National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA Lisboa, Avenida Padre Cruz, 1600-560 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: health promotion; health literacy, community-based participatory research; key populations; health equity; behavior and social change
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Prof. Dr. Todd Astorino
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Department of Kinesiology, California State University, San Marcos, CA 92096, USA
Interests: interval training; VO2max; metabolism; spinal cord injury
Prof. Dr. Heide Schatten
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London SE14 6NW, UK
Interests: school bullying; cyberbullying; prevention; culture, play; grandparenting
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Prof. Dr. Krista Varady
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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
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Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
Interests: substance abuse treatment; implementation science; mental health; health services research
Dr. Ichiro Wakabayashi
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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. Gareth Stratton
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Applied Sports Technology Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
Interests: paediatric exercise science and physical activity and fitness; measurement
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Dr. Caroline Beardsmore
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health,450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
Interests: community-based environmental health; endocrine disrupting chemicals; digital social entrepreneurship; harmonization and management of data for use; health effects in relation to microbead water pollution, hydraulic fracturing, urban gardening, and urban sanitation efforts
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Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Broyles
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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
Prof. Dr. José António Ribeiro Maia
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CIFI2D (Center of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport), Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal
Interests: physical growth; motor development; physical activity; sports participation and health
Prof. Dr. Dick Ettema
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Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: active travel; walking; cycling; physical activity; well-being; built environment
Prof. Dr. Po-See Chen
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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
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1. Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Brisbane QLD 4222, Australia
2. Department of Psychology and Slovene Centre for Suicide Research, Primorska University, Koper, 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
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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
Dr. Andrew T. Kaczynski
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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
Dr. Palma Chillón Garzón
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Roma, Italy
Interests: nutritional status; obesity; eating disorders; malnutrition; Mediterranean diet
Prof. Dr. Maria Del Ben
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Department of Clinical, Internal, Anaesthesiological and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza University, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: obesity; clinical nutrition; metabolic syndrome; diabetes; liver diseases
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Dr. Soufiane Boufous
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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, Italy
2. 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
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Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Interests: family medicine; community health; health promotion; geriatric care; longitudinal study on social determinants of health
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Prof. Dr. Yu-Chun Chen
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1. School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan
2. Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans’ General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
3. Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 11221, Taiwan
4. 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
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Dr. Michele Pergadia
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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
Dr. Adrian J. Lowe
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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
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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 S. 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
Dr. Myriam Khlat
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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
Dr. Maansi Bansal-Travers
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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
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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
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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
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Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Unité d'immunopathologie virale, Montreal, QC H3T 1C5, Canada
Interests: immunology; HIV-AIDS; hepatitis C; virology; cell-mediated immune responses; immune reconstitution
Dr. Giovanni Mario Pes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Prof. Dr. Iain Broom
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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
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Prevention Research Center, Yale University/Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT 06418, USA
Interests: lifestyle medicine; nutrition; diet; chronic disease; obesity; prevention
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Forsell
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The Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 11365, Sweden
Interests: depression; anxiety; well-being; physical exercise; interventions
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini
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Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health(DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: neurobiology and neuroimaging of suicidal behaviour and major affective disorders; psychopharmacology; neuroplasticity
Prof. Dr. Belinda Gabbe
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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
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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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Dr. Sun-Young Kim
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Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Interests: air pollution; epidemiology; exposure prediction; health effect; research method; spatial analysis
Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A. Paw
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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
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Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, 203A East Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: adverse childhood experiences; developmental psychopathology; psychopathy; self-control; criminal careers/career criminals; forensic assessment
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Prof. Dr. Hans Bosma
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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
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1. Division of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2. Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Interests: obesity; lipids; diabetes; heart disease
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Prof. Dr. Stuart Fairclough
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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
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Public Health Institute, 6001 Shellmound St., Suite 450, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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
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School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W., Waterloo, ON N2L3G1, Canada
Interests: Indigenous food systems; assessment of environmental/social (including economic, justice, racism)/historical/cultural determinants or impacts on Indigenous health and/or wellbeing; Indigenous food/eating/health promotion or disease prevention program/policy/case studies and their evaluation; Indigenous methods in environment or public health research or knowledge mobilization; Indigenous community capacity building; participatory action research; Decolonization or Indigenization initiatives as they relate to the environment, health and wellbeing; quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods
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Prof. Dr. Heiko Becher
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Department of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: social epidemiology; migrant research; stroke; cancer; statistical methods in epidemiology
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Dr. Zubair Kabir
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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
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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. Icro Maremmani
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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
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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
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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
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School of Health Professions, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104, 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. Steve Sussman
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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. Youfa Wang
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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. Edward Walicki
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Institute of Machinery Construction and Exploatation, University of Zielona Góra, 65-246 Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: cross magnetic field; curvilinear surfaces; hydrostatic bearing; micropolar fluids; fluid mechanics; convergent flow; viscous fluids
Prof. Dr. Jean Woo
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1. Jockey Club Institute of Aging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
2. Institute of Health Equity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
3. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Interests: healthy ageing; frailty; sarcopenia; social justice; age friendly environment and policies
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Prof. Dr. Tetsuji Yamada
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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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