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Veerasathpurush Allareddy

Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at College of Dentistry - The University of Iowa.

Arindam Basu

Arindam Basu is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a doctor of medicine, an Environmental Epidemiologist and a telehealth/remote care expert.
His research is in Machine and Deep learning and their applications in Medicine and Environmental health, and includes use human health risk assessment, gene-environment interactions, behavioural changes and use of these technologies in enabling telemedicine.

Davide Chicco

Davide Chicco is a scientific researcher at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD. from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, and his MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2010. From September 2018 to January 2020 he was a researcher at the University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Davide Chicco's research centres on biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Katherine Compitus

Katherine Compitus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work as well as Chair of the Practice Curriculum Area and Director of the School’s Animal-Assisted Interventions post-masters program. She is a Colombian-American doctor of clinical social work, licensed bilingual clinical social worker, and biopsychologist. Her research focuses on trauma studies, specifically within the human-animal bond, with a focus on the disproportionate systemic oppression of people of color. This includes an examination of multiple aspects of society, including social policy, mental health services, crisis intervention and the social determinants of health. Dr. Compitus is the author of the Zooeyia blog on where she discusses crisis intervention in the human-animal bond and she is the author of The Human-Animal Bond and Clinical Social Work Practice (Springer, 2021).

Dr. Compitus has worked extensively in clinical social work and is passionate about promoting health equity for people of color. She worked for several years in the psychiatric emergency room of Garnet Hospital, has provided bilingual family therapy in a school setting through Andrus, and was a social work manager at Montefiore Medical Group in the Bronx, where she co-managed 60 social workers at 23 sites. She is trained in multiple modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT and DBT and is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Family Trauma Therapist. Dr. Compitus is the founder and chairman of Surrey Hills Sanctuary, a non-profit organization providing veterinary social work services in New York State. Her work with animals includes providing animal-assisted therapy to adolescent and adult trauma survivors, as well as fundraising for people with pets who are in crisis. She also designed the curriculum and currently teaches NYU Silver’s Human-Animal Bond course, which includes a thorough examination of the dehumanization of people of color by oppressive institutions.

Dr. Compitus earned both her DSW and MSW from New York University. She also holds an MSEd and an MA in Biopsychology. Dr. Compitus has been an educator, working with children and families in the NYC area, for over 20 years. She previously taught elementary and early childhood education courses at CUNY BMCC and was an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University and Fordham University.

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.

Yusra Habib Khan

Dr. Yusra Habib Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Dr Yusra’s research expertise includes vaccine hesitancy, clinical outcomes among chronic kidney disease patients, pharmaceutical care, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance and viral infections, the latter of which can be observed in her recent articles published on COVID-19. Dr Yusra’s current research has significantly contributed to ascertaining the atypical complications, particularly nephropathies in various infectious diseases.

Dr. Yusra`s has published more than 100 scholarly articles in well-reputed scientific journals and her work has been cited more than 1500 times with a h-index of 21. She has also published one book entitled: “Expanded Dengue Syndrome” and various chapters with reputable publishers.

Dr. Yusra has gained teaching experience in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, and is responsible for the supervision of postgraduate students. She leads various funded projects in the field of health sciences, and based on her significant scientific contributions in the field of Pharmaceutical and medical sciences, she has been awarded several awards (Best Researcher and Best Presenter).

Li Li

Dr. Li Li (David) is a general physician in Guangzhou First People’s Hospital and is actively involved in the educational affairs on both the departmental and hospital level. Dr. Li received his MD degree from Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He later went to Hong Kong and received his MPhil and PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is the first one to have been certified by SSH as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) in Mainland China. In 2020, Dr. Li was the first one in China to be invited to become a member of the 4th cohort of SSH Academy Fellow (FSSH).

Dr. Li is one of the most active SP educators in Central and Southern part of China and has provided opportunities for different educational programs to engage SPs as part of their educational system. He works closely with organizations such as the National Medical Examination Center (NMEC) to promote the engagement of simulation approaches and SPs into the National Medical Licensure Examinations in China.

Dr. Li also serves as the Secretary-General of Committee for Healthcare Simulation, Wu Jieping Medical Foundation, the leading Non-Profit Organization in the medical community in China.

Alyson Norman

Lecturer in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Plymouth. My areas of research include appearance psychology with special reference to disfigurement research, cognitive behavioural therapy and acquired brain injuries. I am also involved in medical research with specific expertise in systematic reviewing.

Emmanuel Nene Odjidja

Emmanuel Nene Odjidja is an epidemiologist and public health consultant. He obtained his MSc degree in Global Health from the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and is currently interested in control of infectious diseases during pregnancy and understanding the linkages between diet-induced inflammation and the onset of cardiometabolic risks and diseases.

Ryo Onishi

Ryo Onishi is a researcher in the Department of Social Medicine, Toho University School of Medicine. Dr. Onishi has an academic background in health economics and has been conducting research such as measuring the quality of medical care. He graduated from the Keio University in 2018 with a Ph.D. (Media and Governance) program, and obtained the Ph.D. (Medicine) from Toho University in 2022.

Yuriy L Orlov

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2016). Professor at the Digital Health Institute, I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia. Affiliated with Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in Moscow (RUDN). Head of Laboratory of computer genomics at Novosibirsk State University. Previously had work at Genome Institute of Singapore (2006-2011).
Main science interests are sequencing data analysis, bioinformatics, e-health and biomedical applications.
Other organizational and editorial work: Program Committee member of BGRS\SB (Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure \Systems Biology) conferences series (1998-2022). .