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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".

Linda S Ehrlich-Jones

Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones works in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research. She has been involved in creation of behavioral interventions, using motivational interviewing, targeting persons with chronic illness to increase physical activity and improve diet. She oversees the Rehabilitation Measures Database, a compendium of summaries of instruments utilized by rehabilitation professionals. Her faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

Past-President Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Recipient of the Addie Thomas Service Award (Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2014)

Valerie Fleming

Professor and Consultant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Adviser to World health Organisation, Visitng Professor University of West of Scotland.

Valerie has been a midwife since qualifying in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1979 and has
practised in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle
East. She undertook her higher education in New Zealand, gaining Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massey University. She has been active in
research and international development since gaining her fist academic post in 1991.

From 2007-2011 she was director of Glasgow Caledonian University’s World Health
Organisation Collaborating Centre and during the last two years, Secretary General
of the WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres. During this time she received
many research and development grants. From 2011-2012 she was Regional Adviser
for Nursing and Midwifery, the WHO Europe’s highest position in the field. During this
time, she worked as a consultant in the Institute of Midwifery, Zurich University of
Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and in 2012 took up a full time position there, returning to
full time research. She continues to attract research funding.

Celine Gallagher

Research Fellow and Clinical Nurse, Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide. Specialising in novel models of care delivery and lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factor management to improve outcomes in cardiovascular disease.

Gregory E. Gilbert

Currently Dr. Gilbert works for ICON plc, one of the leading CROs in the world, as a Senior Statistical Analyst. He has over 25 years of research and statistical programming experience. Before joining ICON, Greg supported 2 medical schools, a nursing school, & a vet school doing educational & clinical research. Greg is an accredited statistician by the American Statistical Association. In his position he leads development of statistical analysis plans, executes programming deliverables on multiple projects, and applies standard programming methods using SAS® for complex data reporting tasks. He communicates deliverable results with clients participating in the development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts. In addition to working at ICON plc, Dr. Gilbert is a biostatistician at SigmaStats Consulting, LLC a firm specializing in assisting doctoral students in completing their research or projects. Greg has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters. He has experience with complex statistical methodologies including survival analysis (Kaplan Meier and proportional hazard), linear regression, mixed model regression, reproducible results, G theory, psychometrics, and R. Prior to receiving his EdD, Greg received a MSPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the Univ of South Carolina (1991) and a BA in Psychology from Baylor (1987). He currently resides in Charleston, SC USA with his wife of over 30 years and 2 basset hounds.

Pamela S. Hinds

Dr. Hinds is currently the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Science at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, and the University of Maryland, College of Nursing.

Daniel López López

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

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

Jose Maria Moran-Garcia

Jose M. Moran, Ph. D., is currently Assistant Professor in the Nursing Department in the University of Extremadura, Spain. He completed his Ph. D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Actually he is a member of the Metabolic Bone Diseases Research Group in the University of Extremadura. He is a reviewer of several international journals. Actually he combines both the research in the field of Metabolic Bone Diseases and the research in Research Designs and Statistical Methods used in the research in Health Sciences. He is a member of the Spanish Society for bone and Mineral Metabolism (SEIOMM)

Linda L. Morris

Dr. Linda L. Morris is a tracheostomy specialist who is the Director of Nursing Research and Advanced Practice Nurse for Pulmonary Services at the #1-rated rehabilitation hospital in the US. She is also Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. She is co-editor and author of Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide, (Morris & Afifi, 2020, Benchmark Publishing), a comprehensive reference book developed for all health professionals who care for patients with tracheostomies. Her clinical background includes critical care and education. Current research interests include the decannulation process, quality of life, social support, and body image perception with tracheostomy patients.

Michael Simon

Associate Professor, Institute of Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, University of Basel.
Head of the Nursing Research Unit at the Inselspital Bern, Switzerland.

Bao-Liang Zhong

Dr. Bao-Liang Zhong is an associate professor in psychiatry, and currently working in Wuhan Mental Health Center. He is also the deputy director of the Research Center for Psychological and Health Sciences, China University of Geosciences. His research interest includes mood disorders and mental health services.