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Jumana Antoun

I am an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the American University of Beirut. I am interested in obesity and health informatics. I am CPHIMS certified and interested in research related to electronic health records. I am also interested in healthcare communication, especially technology or EMRs are invovled.

Georgian Badicu

Dr. Badicu Georgian is an Associate Professor within the Department of Physical Education and Special Motricity and the University of Transilvania of Brasov.

Currently, Dr. Georgian's research focuses on physical activity (PA), physical fitness, quality of life, sleep, public health, obesity, well-being, and fundamental movement skills of students. His previous research included focused on physical education (PE) and physical activity of adults.

Rafael Reimann Baptista

Rafael Reimann Baptista, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. Professor Baptista completed his PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2011. Professor Baptista maintains active membership of numerous professional and academic societies. In 2012, he was awarded by the Young PhD grant by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil. In 2017, he was the President of the XVII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological (CNPQ), the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (CAPES). Professor Baptista sits on the editorial board for the Frontiers in Physiology as Associate Editor in Exercise Physiology and at the Editorial Board of PeerJ Life and Environment, and has published 78 papers including 30 in international peer-reviewed journals according to Scopus, with a 9 h-index. He is a frequent invited keynote speaker at academic conferences and educational events across Brazil and South America. He works in exercise physiology and biomechanics, with an emphasis in the clinical aspects of gait in older adults. He coordinates the Physical Activity Research and Evaluation Laboratory (LAPAFI) at the School of Health and Life Sciences at PUCRS.

Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva

Dr. Bibiloni Esteva has a degree in Biology (2007) and Biochemistry (2008) and PhD in Human Nutrition (2012) from the University of the Balearic Islands. She is a researcher at the Institute of Health Carlos III (CIBERobn, Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) and Assistant Professor of the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences of the University of the Balearic Islands.

Vittoria Carnevale Pellino

Dr. Vittoria Carnevale Pellino obtained a Master's degree in Sports Science and Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Ph.D. in technologies for rehabilitation and sports medicine at the University of Tor Vergata Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity (LAMA) at the University of Pavia.

Dr. Carnevale Pellino expertise includes adapted exercise training for metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, especially in the youth population, and physical fitness evaluation in children and adolescents.

Stanisław H. Czyż

Stanisław Czyż is Associate Professor within the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences in Poland. He is Associate Professor (Incubator of Kinanthropology Research) at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia; and Extraordinary Associate Professor within the Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation focus group at North-West University, South Africa.

Anissa Daliry

Dr. Anissa Daliry is a biologist at the Federal College of Pernambuco (UFPE) and holds a master's degree and a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from FIOCRUZ and a postdoctoral degree from Biophysics/UFRJ. Dr. Anissa is a permanent professor of Cell and Molecular Biology program, IOC/FIOCRUZ (level 7/ CAPES) and young scientist of our state/FAPERJ (2021-2024). Her main research focus is to study molecular, physiological pathways and mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and Chagas disease. She performs pre-clinical and clinical studies. She coordinates the postgraduate course "Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases: from bench to the bedside." She is a reviewer for 13 indexed international journals. Since 2020, she has collaborated in the Longitudinal Study of Brazilian Health, ELSA-BRASIL. She is also a member of the Liver Center and the Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFte). She develops projects in technological innovation with the development of a medical device for the quantification of hepatic steatosis. Dr. Anissa is a member of the research directory group entitled: Longitudinal Study of Adult Health - RJ/Fiocruz Research Center, coordinated by Dr. Rosane Griep/IOC and leader of the CNPq research group entitled: Study group on pathophysiology and therapy of chronic non-communicable and infectious diseases.

Gian Pietro Emerenziani

Bachelor in Sport Sciences, summa cum laude (2004) and Specializations Degree in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity at University of Rome "Foro Italico", summa cum laude (2006). On 2010 he finished the Post Doctoral course in Biomedical and Methodological Aspects of Preventive and Adapted Physical Activities at University of Rome "Foro Italico". During his career, he deepened his knowledge and scientific and clinical skills in the fields of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences focusing on the effects of different Training Program on health in Obese and Older subjects. Since 2009 he has taught as expert in the subject at University of Rome "Foro Italico", then in 2016 as a holder of single courses and integrated courses at the University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia".The number of publications on indexed peer-reviewed journals with Impact Factor (41 since 2008) and the number of citations received from them (483) shows his high albeit young scientific activity.In 2017 he obtained the MIUR grant (FFABR). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Motricidade” , “PeerJ" and "Austin Sports Medicine" journals. Moreover, he is the Reviewer of several international journals, such as Eating and Weight Disorders and International Journal of Sports Medicine. Member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES) and of Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAMS).

Jason M.R. Gill

Professor of Cardio-metabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Lead an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Major research interests include: why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, and how lifestyle interventions can modulate this excess risk; the interactions between physical activity, energy balance, body fatness and disease risk; and the mechanisms by which exercise regulates lipoprotein metabolism. Member of the NICE guidelines update committee for prevention of type 2 diabetes, and was member of development groups for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Division of Physical Activity for Health and Fellow of BASES. Director of the MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Gianpiero Greco

I'm a PhD in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine and Researcher from the University of Bari (Italy). My research fields are the physical activity, exercise physiology, body composition, psychophysical health promotion, human performance, nutrition, research methodology, data analysis, and involve the general population of all age groups, students, athletes, workers, and tactical population.