Advisory Board and Editors Public Health

PeerJ Factsheet
A one-page facts and stats PDF, to help when considering journal options with your co-authors.
Download Factsheet
I told my colleagues that PeerJ is a journal where they need to publish if they want their paper to be published quickly and with the strict peer review expected from a good journal.
Sohath Vanegas,
PeerJ Author
View author feedback

Silvia Alessi-Severini

Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. Member of the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee. Academic Editor of PLOS ONE. Member of the PEBC Panel of Examiners for the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination. Board member of the Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada.

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.

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 an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run 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.

Sheng Chen

Professor in Microbiology
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Carlos Conte-Junior

Professor of Biochemistry from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bachelor's at Veterinarian Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Master's at Food Science and Technology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, doctorate at Veterinary Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Ph.D. at Food Science and Technology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with a stay in Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), post-doctorate in Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and post-doctorate in University of California (USA). Has more than 228 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2 Technical Articles, 13 Invited Book Chapters, 48 Full-Paper Conference Proceedings, and 153 Refereed Abstracts.

James C. Coyne

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute and Director of Behavioral Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Groningen, NL.

Keith A Crandall

Keith A. Crandall, PhD is the Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Professor Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of methods for DNA sequence analysis. He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially microbiome diversity) and crustaceans (especially decapod crustaceans). Professor Crandall has published over 300 peer reviewed publications, as well as three books. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Oxford University and an Allen Wilson Centre Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Auckland. Professor Crandall has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the American Naturalist Society Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a PhRMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Bioinformatics, Honors Professor of the Year award at Brigham Young University, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award. He is also an elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Professor Crandall earned his BA degree from Kalamazoo College in Biology and Mathematics, an MA degree from Washington University in Statistics, and a PhD from Washington University School of Medicine in Biology and Biomedical Sciences. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Puyo, Ecuador.

Gian Pietro Emerenziani

Bachelor in Sport Sciences, summa cum laude (2004) and Specializations Degree in Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity at University of Rome "Foro Italico", summa cum laude (2006). On 2010 he finished the Post Doctoral course in Biomedical and Methodological Aspects of Preventive and Adapted Physical Activities at University of Rome "Foro Italico". During his career, he deepened his knowledge and scientific and clinical skills in the fields of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences focusing on the effects of different Training Program on health in Obese and Older subjects. Since 2009 he has taught as expert in the subject at University of Rome "Foro Italico", then in 2016 as a holder of single courses and integrated courses at the University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia".The number of publications on indexed peer-reviewed journals with Impact Factor (41 since 2008) and the number of citations received from them (483) shows his high albeit young scientific activity.In 2017 he obtained the MIUR grant (FFABR). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Motricidade” , “PeerJ" and "Austin Sports Medicine" journals. Moreover, he is the Reviewer of several international journals, such as Eating and Weight Disorders and International Journal of Sports Medicine. Member of the Italian Society of Sport Sciences (SISMES) and of Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAMS).

Marcelo U. Ferreira

Prof. Marcelo Ferreira is a medical parasitologist with over 20-year experience in field-oriented and laboratory research. He graduated in Medicine from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (1988), where he was trained in Internal Medicine (1999-2004) and obtained his MSc (1993) and PhD (1997) degrees. Further research training was obtained in Japan (Nagoya University, 1995-97) and the United States (Harvard University, 2005-06). He teaches medical parasitology at the University of São Paulo since 1990 and currently serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Malaria of the Pan-American Health Organization.