Advisory Board and Editors Public Health

Silvia Alessi-Severini

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Canada. President of the Womenís Health Research Foundation of Canada. Member of the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee. Academic Editor of PLOS ONE. Board member of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada.

Christian L. Althaus

Research group leader at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus' research is focused on modeling the dynamics of infectious diseases within and between hosts. He is a co-founder of the Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY).

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.

Giovanni Benelli

My research focuses on behavioral ecology and biological control. I have published more than 250 papers in international journals with impact factor. I cooperate with more than 80 researchers on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots and H2020 subCULTron.

I serve as Academic Editor/Executive Editorial Board Member for PeerJ, Parasitology Research, Journal of Cluster Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Organic Chemistry, BioMed Research International, Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine and many others.

Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva

Degree in Biology (2007) and Biochemistry (2008) and PhD in Human Nutrition (2012) from the University of the Balearic Islands. 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.

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.

Sheng Chen

Associate Professor in Microbiology, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Director, Shenzhen Key Laboratory on Food Biological Safety Control, The Hong Kong PolyU, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Eleonora Cocco

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Medical Science and Public Health of the University of Cagliari, Italy.

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.

José G B Derraik

Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.

In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.

Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.

Dorothy D. Dunlop

Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Fellow of the Gerontology Society of America.

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.