Advisory Board and Editors Epidemiology

Christian L. Althaus

Research group leader 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).

Peter D Baade

I am a Biostatistician working in descriptive cancer epidemiology in Queensland, Australia, with a strong research interest in describing temporal and spatial patterns of cancer. My work has a particular focus on health inequalities in cancer-related outcomes. I have published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to 20+ commissioned peer-reviewed monographs, and been a chief investigator on externally funded research grants totaling over $7 million. I regularly review scientific manuscripts and grant applications for national and international funding bodies.

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.

Andrew W Byrne

Veterinary epidemiologist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, UK, 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".

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.

Nichole Carlson

Associate Professor Biostatistics and Informatics Colorado School of Public Health; Associate Chair for Research Biostatistics and Informatics; Director Colorado Biostatistics Consortium; Director Clinical and Translational Science Institute Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Program; Theme Chair, Biostatistics Special Interest Group, Association for Clinical and Translational Science

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.

Eleonora Cocco

Degree in Medicine and Surgery obtained in 1998 at the University of Cagliari - Thesis entitled "Genetic Predisposition to Multiple Sclerosis in the Sardinian Population"
Specialization in Neurology obtained in 2003 at the University of Cagliari - "Combined effect of APOE genotype and HLA DR-DQ in multiple sclerosis in Sardinia"
From 2002 to 2014, Indefinite University Researcher in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology)
Since 2002, she has been a Senior Medical Assistant at the Regional Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Since 2014, she is a full-time Professor in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology).
In February 2017, she became Director of the "Center for diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis" located at the Binaghi Hospital (ATS Sardegna / University of Cagliari).
In March 2017, she obtained the national scientific qualification for Professor of the (ordinary) class in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology).
Since 2002, she has been teaching in several degree programs (medicine and surgery, physiotherapy, health care) and in specialized schools in neurology, neurophysiopathology, infantile neuropsychiatry, physiatry and emergency medicine.
She received the Marco Vergelli award in 2001 and the Rita Levi Montalcini award in 2008 - both for her research on multiple sclerosis research.

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.

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.