Advisory Board and Editors Geriatrics

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Scotty J Butcher

Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Teaching and research interests in strength training and high-intensity training with rehabilitation implications; Co-Founder of Strength Rebels, an educational company providing online continuing education resources for health and fitness professionals and on-site strength and conditioning for older adults, post-rehabilitation, and general health.

Lia Fernandes

Associate Professor - University of Porto (UP)
UP Researcher, in charge of the Mental Health unit for the Gerontology and Geriatrics PhD Program - Centro Hospitalar São João / Faculty of Medicine, UP
Teaching also General Practice, Nursing, Psychology and Social Education in several Universities
Medical Doctor, Senior Graduate Assistant of Psychiatry in CHSJ and Family Therapist

Portuguese Association of Gerontopsychiatry/APG (President 2010-13); International Psychogeriatric Association/IPA (Board of Directors 2011-14 and Expert Advisory Council since 2014); Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study/GEECD (Board of Directors 2008-10); Portuguese Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology/SPGG (Scientific Board since 2012); Portuguese Society of Family Therapy/SPTF (National Board 1997-00 and 2000-03); International Family Therapy Association/IFTA (Board of Directors 2009-12 and 2012-15).

Tamas Fulop

Dr. Tamàs Fülöp is Assistant Director of the Age Research Centre and Full Professor within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. He is also Head of the Immune Inflammation Laboratory and Medical Director of the Memory Clinic.

M.D: From the Unversity of Geneva.

His postdoctoral research was in the biochemistry of connective tissues, and his PhD is in immunology and gerontology. His research interest is aging in relation to immunity.

Justin W L Keogh

A/Prof Keogh's primary research interests focus on the role of muscular hypertrophy, strength and power in functional performance. Portions of this research focus on strength and power sports such as strongman, powerlifting and rugby. Considerable research also focuses on older adults with chronic diseases/geriatric conditions e.g. cancer and sarcopenia, with prostate cancer and residential aged care (nursing homes) being a focus. Some of the older adult research also uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the perceived barriers, facilitators, risks and benefits of exercise in these chronic disease groups.

Director of the Bond University Research Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Science
Member, Project Steering Committee for The Watermemories Swim Club, a research project funded by Dementia Community Support Grants Program, Australia
Member, Board of Directors of International Society of Biomechanics in Sport

Esa P Klemetti

Over the past 40+ years, I have worked for universities in Finland, Canada, Kuwait, Norway and UK as Assistant, Associate and (full) Professor. However, since retiring, my main interest has been to serve our dear elderly people as a clinical prosthodontist.
My clinical and research interests have been related to improving the quality of life of those suffering from edentulousness, oral changes caused by the loss of teeth and the bone density of the jaws.

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

Daniel López López

Full Professor and Senior Lecturer - Faculty and Nursing, Universidade da Coruña, Spain

Director - Research, Health and Podiatry Unit, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain

John H. Morrison

Dean of Basic Sciences and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Former President of the Cajal Club and The Harvey Society, and current member of Council for the Society for Neuroscience. Merit Award recipient from NIH.

Dr. Morrison is also the Willard T.C. Johnson Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in Neurobiology of Aging, and Professor in the Friedman Brain Institute.