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Advisory Board and Editors Epidemiology

Christian L. Althaus

SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus' research is focused on modeling the dynamics of infectious diseases within and between hosts. He is a co-founder of the Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY).

Jason David Barbour

Dr. Barbour directs the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory, University of Hawaii Medical School. His focus is immunologic and genetic basis for elevated immune inflammation during HIV infection, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Barbour holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from UCSF, and served as Associate Professor at UCSF until his recruitment to Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Barbour's laboratory uses functional, high dimensional flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

Francesc Calafell

Assistant professor at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona. Recipient of the 2010 ICREA Acadèmia Award. Former vice-dean, Health and Life Sciences School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Yehuda Carmeli

Tel Aviv Sorasky Medical Center

Head of the Israeli National Center for Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Ministry of Health. Head of the Divison of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Proffesor of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University.

C. Robert Cloninger

Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Genetics and Psychology; Director of Sansone Family Center for Well-Being; of Washington University School of Medicine.

Gary S Collins

Gary has research interests primarily focussed on statistical (and reporting) aspects in developing and validating multivariable prediction models. He has published over 80 papers on clinical trials, observational studies, systematic reviews, quality of life assessment, propensity scores and prediction models.

Gary is also a statistical editor ("hanging committee") for the British Medical Journal.

Richard S. Cooper

Professor and Chair of Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Loyola University Medical School, Chicago, IL. Preview editor of journal Ethnicity and Disease. Recipient of a 'MERIT' Award from the NIH in 2002; member of National Advisory Council and NHGRI, NIH.

Hong-wen Deng

Director of the Tulane center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, chair of the department of biostatistics and bioinformatics, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair. Recipient of several major national and international research awards (including the Fuller ALbright Award).

Daniel J. Diekema

Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. President Elect of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Dorothy D. Dunlop

Northwestern University

Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Fellow of the Gerontology Society of America.

D. Gareth Evans

Has published 484 peer reviewed research publications; 182 as first or senior author, with over 100 on neurofibromatosis. Lead a successful bid for a Nationally funded NF2 service (_7.5 million pa) that started in 2010 and is involved in the national complex NF1 service

Alex W. Friedrich

Professor and Chair of Medical Microbiology and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control of the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Recipient of the Robert Koch - Young Investigators Award 2010.