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Mohammad Khursheed Alam

Dr. M.K. Alam is a Professor, Orthodontics (since September 29, 2021), Associate Professor (October 2016 to September 2021), and HEAD Preventive Dentistry Department (August 2017 to September 2020), College of Dentistry, Jouf University and former Orthodontist at Orthodontic Unit, School of Dental Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia (5.6 years), HEAD and Assistant Professor, at Department of Orthodontics, Bangladesh Dental College, Dhaka University (3.1 years). He received his dentistry training at the University of Dhaka (2001) and his Ph.D. in Orthodontics from Hokkaido University, Japan (March 2008). His H index is 30 and RG score is 43. He has supervised more than 25 MSc, MOMSurg, and Ph.D. students as a main and co-guide. Currently, he is the supervisor for more than 6 postgraduate students at the school of dental sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia with both national and international platforms. He has both academic and clinical lead for orthodontics; with more than 800 publications and authors for plenty of books and chapters. He is a member of the Editorial and Review Board of many International and National Journals. He has been the invited speaker at several university orthodontic departments and guest speaker at lectures and courses worldwide.

Arsham Alamian

Dr Alamian is Associate Dean for Health Studies and Associate Professor at University of Miami (UM) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS). A fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, Dr Alamian oversees the public health and health science programs of the UM SONHS. Dr Alamian’s research interests include cluster-risk and theoretical modeling of risk behaviors and risk factors for chronic disease including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has been investigator on multiple NIH and state grants on pediatric obesity, metabolic syndrome, and biomarkers for chronic liver disease. Dr Alamian received his doctoral degree in public health, with specialization in epidemiology, from the University of Montreal School of Public Health. He completed a fellowship in public health through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellowship program at McGill University, and holds a master of science degree in pharmacy, with specialization in pharmacoepidemiology, from Laval University.

Silvia Alessi-Severini

Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Former Member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee and the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee. 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.

Abdulaziz I Alzarea

Dr. Abdulaziz Alzarea holds doctorate in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (Health Economics and Outcomes Research) and is currently serving as head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. He has broad experience in Publishing related to Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology and outcomes research.

Hidayat Arifin

Hidayat Arifin is a faculty member of the Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia. He works as a researcher, academic editor, and reviewer in national and international journals. His research interests and area of expertise include medical-surgical nursing, adult nursing, non-communicable diseases, and secondary data analysis in healthcare.

Gunjan Arora

I am currently working as Asscociate research scientist at Yale University. Previously I worked as Postdoctoral fellow at National Institutes of Health, USA. My current work is on infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, Lyme, Anthrax. In my project, I study immune correlates of protection to malaria. I have about 10 years of post-PhD experience in Global health, Immunology and Microbiology. I did my PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India working on bacterial pathogens M. tuberculosis and other gram-positive bacterial pathogens. I worked as Vaccine Research Innovation awardee at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute in India.

I have 26 publications in International peer-reviewed journals and have published 4 Book chapters. My current h-index is 18. In the recent past, I have served as reviewer for Frontiers Journal, MDPI journals, Nature press journals, Medicine, Pathogen and vectors, BMC Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Indian Journal of Microbiology.

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.

Ksenija Bazdaric

Ksenija Baždarić is assistant professor at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University Faculty of Medicine in Croatia from 2012. Her academic background lies both in social sciences and biomedicine. She received her master’s degree in psychology (2002) and PhD in social medicine (2012). She teaches medical informatics, statistics and scientific methodology. Her investigation for the PhD thesis ''The Value of Plagiarism Detection Procedure in a Biomedical Journal'' was focused on the detection of similar texts with web-services CrossCheck and eTBLAST in the Croatian Medical Journal (www.cmj.hr) during 2009-2010, and the development of standard operating procedure for detecting and dealing with plagiarism in biomedical journals. She became Research Integrity Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal (http://www.cmj.hr) in 2012 and Chief Editor of European Science Editing (http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/european-science-editing), the offical journal of the European Association of Science Editors (http://www.ease.org.uk/) in 2015.Her current research activities include open science.

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.

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.