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.

Bernard W Beall

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Due to time constraints will only handle papers with primary focus (from a variety of angles) on the genus Streptococcus.

University of Missouri-KC, B.S., 1977-1982, Biology
University of Missouri-KC, M.S., 1982-1985, Staphylococcal genetics
University of KS Med Ctr. ,Ph.D.,1985-1990 Bacterial cell division
University of KS Med Ctr., Post-Doc,1990-1991 Bacillus septation
Emory University, Post-Doc, 1990-1993 Bacillus sporulation

Ph.D. Thesis: 1990. Cloning and characterization of the Bacillus subtilis homologs of the Escherichia coli cell division genes ftsZ and ftsA, and another gene affecting septation, dds. BW Beall. University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology.

Positions, Employment.
1990-1991: Postdoc, University of Kansas, Dept of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, and Immunology.
1991-1993: Postdoc, Emory University, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
1993-2004: Staff Scientist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA
1/2005- present: Chief, Streptococcus Lab, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA

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.

Kathrin M. Cresswell

Chancellor's Fellow, The School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh. Recipient of the 2011 Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher. Academic Editor for PLoS ONE.

Dorothy D. Dunlop

Northwestern University

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

Valerie Fleming

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

Laura Guidetti

MD; Medical Specialization in AeroSpace Medicine, Medical Specialization in Sport Medicine; Master in Sport Sciences, PhD in Movement Sciences. Associate Professor of “Methods and Didactics of Sport Activities” (2004-) at Department of Movement, Human, and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico” Rome. Coordinator of the Doctoral Course in “Physical Activity and Health”. Invited teacher by different University of Portugal (Vila Real, Porto, Rio Maior) and Brazil (Montes Claros, Parana-Curitiba, Lavras). Research areas: metabolic responses to exercise, methods of standardization of exercise intensity, physical activity and health. Authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Academic Editor of: Journal of Sports Medicine, BioMed Research International. Fellow member of: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Roy M. Harrison

Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Former Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Health, and Head of the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management. Leader of the Birmingham node of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. Appointed OBE in 2004.

Joachim Heinrich

Joachim Heinrich is an epidemiologist and Director of the Institute of Epidemiology I at Helmholtzzentrum München, The German Research Centre for Environmental Health. He has authored more than 500 publications and has been involved in numerous national and international epidemiological research projects examining a broad spectrum of common chronic diseases, specifically the relationship between air pollution and respiratory health.

Laura D Howe

Laura Howe is a statistical epidemiologist, with expertise in the modelling of repeated measures data. Her main interest is in understanding how factors from across the life course come together to influence health and disease. To do this, we need better methods for making the most of the detailed longitudinal data that is collected within cohort studies. Laura conducts methodological research into statistical methods for life course data, and apply these methods to studies of obesity, cardiometabolic health and healthy ageing. She also has an interest in inequalities in health from a life course perspective, particularly focusing on how socioeconomic differences emerge and change across life and in using longitudinal data to explore what factors might explain them.

Laura is also a statistical editor for the International Journal of Epidemiology.