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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.

Alessandra N Bazzano

Alessandra Bazzano studies behavior and health over the life course, focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health & nutrition in low income populations, with an emphasis on context, culture, equity, and human connection. Through a concurrent appointment at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, their scholarship explores human centered design approaches to health research. Dr. Bazzano's expertise, gained through two decades of work in international and domestic public health, includes developing and evaluating complex health interventions, design thinking, applied anthropology, qualitative methods, and formative research.

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.

Vittoria Carnevale Pellino

Dr. Vittoria Carnevale Pellino obtained a Master's degree in Sports Science and Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Ph.D. in technologies for rehabilitation and sports medicine at the University of Tor Vergata Rome, Italy. She is a member of the Laboratory of Adapted Motor Activity (LAMA) at the University of Pavia.

Dr. Carnevale Pellino expertise includes adapted exercise training for metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, especially in the youth population, and physical fitness evaluation in children and adolescents.

Francesco Chirico

Contract Professor of Occupational Epidemiology at Post-graduate School of Occupational Health, Department of Life Sciences and Public Health, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. Official Medical Doctor at Health Service Deopartment, Italian State Police. Editor in Chief and Founder at "Journal of Health and Social Sciences: The Italian Journal for Interdisciplinary Health and Social Development".

Anne Conan

Dr. Anne Conan is a veterinary epidemiologist specialised in infectious diseases in low-income areas. Her main research topics are the consequences of the intensification of chicken farming in Asia, the epidemiology of African swine fever in South East Asia, the epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii in humans and livestock, and the control of rabies in humans and dogs. She has worked in Hong Kong, Cambodia, South Africa, and St. Kitts (West Indies).

Stanisław H. Czyż

Stanisław Czyż is Associate Professor within the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences in Poland. He is Associate Professor (Incubator of Kinanthropology Research) at Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia; and Extraordinary Associate Professor within the Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation focus group at North-West University, South Africa.

Anissa Daliry

Dr. Anissa Daliry is a biologist at the Federal College of Pernambuco (UFPE) and holds a master's degree and a PhD in cellular and molecular biology from FIOCRUZ and a postdoctoral degree from Biophysics/UFRJ. Dr. Anissa is a permanent professor of Cell and Molecular Biology program, IOC/FIOCRUZ (level 7/ CAPES) and young scientist of our state/FAPERJ (2021-2024). Her main research focus is to study molecular, physiological pathways and mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and Chagas disease. She performs pre-clinical and clinical studies. She coordinates the postgraduate course "Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases: from bench to the bedside." She is a reviewer for 13 indexed international journals. Since 2020, she has collaborated in the Longitudinal Study of Brazilian Health, ELSA-BRASIL. She is also a member of the Liver Center and the Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFte). She develops projects in technological innovation with the development of a medical device for the quantification of hepatic steatosis. Dr. Anissa is a member of the research directory group entitled: Longitudinal Study of Adult Health - RJ/Fiocruz Research Center, coordinated by Dr. Rosane Griep/IOC and leader of the CNPq research group entitled: Study group on pathophysiology and therapy of chronic non-communicable and infectious diseases.

Scott Emrich

I received a BS in Biology and Computer Science from Loyola College in Maryland and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Iowa State University (ISU). Upon graduation, I received a ISU Research Excellence award and the university-wide Zaffrano Prize for Graduate Research. Starting after graduation in 2007 I spent the first ten years of my career at the University of Notre Dame, and now am an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). My research interests include genome-focused bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, and the intersection of biological applications and second and third-gen sequencing. Nearly all of my research has been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Dina M Fonseca

Professor in the department of Entomology at Rutgers University and also a member of the graduate programs in Ecology and Evolution and Microbiology and Biochemistry. I am primarily a molecular ecologist examining how populations of invasive species change upon arrival and expansion and, in the case of disease vectors, how they affect epidemiological landscapes and risk estimates. From 2008-2013 I was the lead PI at Rutgers on a cooperative agreement funded by USDA-ARS to develop and test Area-wide Integrated Mosquito Management strategies to control Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito. In July 2017 I became the Director of the Center for Vector Biology, a program that provides accreditation, continuing education and broadly supports the extended NJ Mosquito Control community. I have developed a strong extension program working with professional mosquito control programs using vector biology, ecology and evolution to develop effective and efficient strategies for control. I have also spearheaded urban mosquito control by residents through Citizen Action Through Science (Citizen AcTS): http://vectorbio.rutgers.edu/CitizenAcTS.htm. Founding member of the Worldwide Insecticide resistance Network (WIN): https://win-network.ird.fr/ and founding member of InSITe (Innovative Strategies for Invasives Team) using environmental DNA (eDNA) and risk analysis to detect and contain invasive species https://www.insiteru.org.