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Arsham Alamian

Dr Alamian is Associate Dean for Health Studies and Associate Professor at University of Miami (UM) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS). A fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, Dr Alamian oversees the public health and health science programs of the UM SONHS. Dr Alamian’s research interests include cluster-risk and theoretical modeling of risk behaviors and risk factors for chronic disease including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has been investigator on multiple NIH and state grants on pediatric obesity, metabolic syndrome, and biomarkers for chronic liver disease. Dr Alamian received his doctoral degree in public health, with specialization in epidemiology, from the University of Montreal School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in public health through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellowship program at McGill University, and holds a master of science degree in pharmacy, with specialization in pharmacoepidemiology, from Laval University.

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.

Abdulaziz I Alzarea

Dr. Abdulaziz Alzarea holds doctorate in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (Health Economics and Outcomes Research) and is currently serving as head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. He has broad experience in Publishing related to Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research.

Gunjan Arora

I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.

I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.

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.

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.

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 a Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I co-direct a 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.

Stefanos Bonovas

Clinical epidemiologist, biostatistician and research methodologist with special interests in study design and methods, clinical research, and evidence synthesis (by means of systematic reviews, classic and network meta-analyses) to inform health care decisions.
Associate Professor at Humanitas University, Milan, Italy.

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. Principal Scientist and Research Area Coordinator at 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.