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Christian L Althaus

Head of Research Group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus uses mathematical and computational modeling in combination with data analyses to investigate how the population biology of infectious diseases is affected by environmental changes, dynamic patterns of host immunity, or public health interventions. Key areas of his research are the transmission and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.

Sharif S Aly

As a veterinary epidemiologist I specialize in dairy cattle infectious diseases and welfare. I received my veterinary medicine degree from Cairo University (1998), practiced for two years before completing the Food Animal Production Medicine Internship at the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center at the U of Idaho, followed by the Food Animal Reproduction and Herd Health Residency at U of California, Davis. I completed my masters and doctoral degrees at UC Davis in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, respectively.

Stefan D Baral

Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations including men who have sex with men and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.

Peter Beerli

Professor in Scientific Computing; Training as an evolutionary biologist working with water frogs in the Mediterranean Sea; Distributor of the Bayesian population genetics inference program MIGRATE.
Interested in computational biology, in particular in computational population genetics and phylogenetics

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.

Jason K Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Andrew W Byrne

Epidemiologist at the DAFM Ireland, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Eduardo Castro-Nallar

Originally trained as a biochemist, got a PhD in Biological Sciences at The George Washington University, and now is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.

Eduardo is interested in microbial (meta)genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics.

Ciro Cattuto

Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin, Italy. Scientific Director of ISI Foundation, Italy.
Interested in Data & Network Science, Computational Social Science, Web Science, wearable sensors, Digital Epidemiology. SocioPatterns.org co-founder. Past: Sapienza University of Roma, Centro Enrico Fermi, RIKEN Frontier Research Systems, University of Michigan, University of Perugia.

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 100 papers on clinical trials, observational studies, systematic reviews, quality of life, propensity scores and prediction models.

Gary is a statistical editor ("hanging committee") for the BMJ.

Gary also led the development of the TRIPOD Statement for reporting clinical prediction models - www.tripod-statement.org.

Keith A Crandall

Keith A. Crandall, PhD is the Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Professor Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of methods for DNA sequence analysis. He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially microbiome diversity) and crustaceans (especially decapod crustaceans). Professor Crandall has published over 300 peer reviewed publications, as well as three books. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Oxford University and an Allen Wilson Centre Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Auckland. Professor Crandall has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the American Naturalist Society Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a PhRMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Bioinformatics, Honors Professor of the Year award at Brigham Young University, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award. He is also an elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Professor Crandall earned his BA degree from Kalamazoo College in Biology and Mathematics, an MA degree from Washington University in Statistics, and a PhD from Washington University School of Medicine in Biology and Biomedical Sciences. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Puyo, Ecuador.