Editorial Board

The Editor in Chief


David McQueen is retired from 20 years at the CDC in Atlanta where he served government as Chief of the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS), Director of the Division of Adult and Community Health (DACH) and as Associate Director for Global Health Promotion. He has held Professorships and served on the faculties of the University of Edinburgh, where he directed the Research Unit in Health and Behavioral Change, 1983-1992, and The Johns Hopkins University, SHPH, 1972-1983. He also brings rich NGO experience as a globally elected Board Member of the Paris-based International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) where he spent eight years as the Vice President for Science, four years as President, and is now the Immediate past President. He has been a member or chair on numerous consultancies and committees with the World Bank, World Health Organization, the Canadian Government, as well as other public and private agencies. He brings editorial experience as a member, present and past, of several editorial boards. He is widely published in academic journals and the author/editor of several books. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University in Atlanta.


The Editorial Board


portrait of Norman Anderson

Dr. Anderson was Assistant Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs and Professor of Social Work at Florida State University (FSU), where he founded and directed the FSU Faculty Leadership Development Program. Before joining FSU, Dr. Anderson served for 13 years as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Prior to joining APA, Dr. Anderson was the founding Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in charge of social and behavioral science, and was the first Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). Anderson also served on the faculty of Duke University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health, where his research focused racial/ethnic and economic health disparities. Among his numerous publications, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, as co-editor of Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies From Health and Social Science, and as co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life. Anderson was an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Anderson died on March 1, 2024.



portrait of Paulo Buss

Professor Emeritus of the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Full Member of the National Academy of Medicine of Brazil and Full Professor of the National School of Public Health. He is a Medical Doctor, Master in Public Health and Doctor in Sciences. He is currently Director of the Center for Global Health and International Relations at Fiocruz and of the Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO) / Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Global Health and South-South Cooperation. He was president of Fiocruz (2001-2008) and its vice president of Teaching and Education (1993-1996). He was director of the National School of Public Health in two terms (1989-1992 and 1998-2001) and its deputy Director (1985-1988). He is Doctor Honoris-Causa of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and of the Isalud University (Argentina). Honorary member of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine and of the National Academy of Medicine of Argentina. He represented Brazil in the World Health Organization’s Executive Council (from December 2004 to May 2007). Dr. Buss is author of 6 books and more than 250 book chapters and papers in medical journals. He is currently president of the Latin-American Alliance for Global Health (ALASAG).



portrait of Stefano Campostrini

Stefano Campostrini is full Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Ca 'Foscari of Venice (Italy), formerly Professor at Pavia, Associate Professor at Padua and Research Fellow at Edinburgh (Scotland). His main research interests are in the application of statistics as support to decision making processes, particularly concerning health and social policies and interventions. He has lead research projects concerning evaluation, needs analysis, information systems, and quality of life. His has also done work in the study of behavioral risk factors for health, and the evaluation of health promotion. Professor Campostrini has collaborated with several international institutions and research centers (CDC Atlanta, WHO in Geneva and Copenhagen, ILO in Turin, POHS in Adelaide, Health Board of Singapore). He has published more than a hundred and forty scientific works Has Been in the scientific committees of several international and national congresses and meetings.



portrait of Evelyne de Leeuw

Professor Evelyne de Leeuw is the Director of the Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation CHETRE, a boundary spanning group between the University of New South Wales, the South Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Ingham Institute. She is also the Director of the Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Collaboratory which is a partnership hub between three Sydney universities, two health districts, and thirteen Medical Research Institutes. She has published widely in the scholarly literature at the interface between urban planning, health political science, and health promotion. Her research, over three decades, has focused on value based urban health, notably Healthy Cities. Evelyne also is Editor-in-Chief of Health Promotion International, co-editor of the Palgrave Series in Public Health Policy, Chair of the Global Scientific Committee of IUHPE2022, and a member of a range of International Advisory Boards in public health, health design, and cities in Europe and North America.



portrait of Monika Mitra

Dr. Monika Mitra is the Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability Policy, and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. Her research examines the health care experiences and health outcomes of people with disabilities, with a particular focus on the sexual and reproductive health of women with disabilities. Her current research revolves around the health needs and barriers to perinatal care among women disabilities, including women with intellectual and developmental disabilities and Deaf and hard of hearing women. She is currently co-leading the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities focused on addressing knowledge gaps regarding the needs of parents with diverse disabilities, and the Community Living Policy Center aimed at improving policies and practices that advance community living outcomes for people with disabilities. Dr. Mitra is a member of the Disability and Health Journal editorial board and the Advisory Committee of the Academy Health Disability Research Interest Group. She is 2017 recipient of the Allan Meyers Award from the American Public Health Association Disability Section.


The Advisory Board


portrait of John Ashton

John Ashton is President of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and is well known for his work on Planned Parenthood and healthy cities and for his personal advocacy for public health. He was a member of the British delegation to Macedonia during the Kosovo emergency and played an influential role in resolving the fuel dispute. He has been prominent in the fight for justice for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough football disaster.
John holds chairs in the Liverpool Medical School, Liverpool John Moore’s University, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Manchester Medical School, the Valencia Institute of Public Health in Spain and the universities of Central Lancashire, Lancaster and Cumbria.
He is the author of many scientific papers, articles and chapters in books and of several books including The New Public Health which has been the standard textbook on public health.



Marion Birch worked in public health and health service support programmes in countries affected by armed conflict and disasters for 20 years, principally in Sudan, Mozambique, Angola and Sri Lanka. She has worked in urban, camp and rural settings, with national services and community initiatives, sometimes in complex and volatile conflict environments. Marion has also worked as a training manager and health advisor, and as a consultant for a range of agencies. For eight years she was director of the global health charity Medact, during which time the organization produced a number of influential reports on conflict and health. From 2010-2012 she was President of the Conflict & Catastrophes Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine. Presently Marion teaches and examines at University College London’s Institute for Global Health, St George’s University of London, and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Since 2017 she has been co-editor of the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival. She works on health and conflict issues with a network of international colleagues.



Pia Chaparro, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program and the Department of Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health (Seattle, WA, USA). Dr. Chaparro is a public health nutritionist with training and expertise in domestic and international settings, with an overarching focus on addressing social inequities in nutritional outcomes. Her specific research interests include food insecurity, food and nutrition policy, maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition, and the double burden of malnutrition in Latin America. Dr. Chaparro obtained her MS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her PhD in Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Washington, she was an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.



Mary P. Gallant, PhD, MPH is Dean and Professor of Public Health at the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is also Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University at Albany School of Public Health. With expertise in self-care and health promotion among older adults, her research has focused on the translation of evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults in community settings, the influence of social support and relationships on older adults’ self-care and chronic illness management, and the role of health behaviors in the caregiver stress process. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and foundation sources. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Gerontology and is treasurer and former chair of the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association. In 2022, she was awarded the Section’s Philip G. Weiler Award for Leadership in Aging and Public Health.



Deanna Kaplan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, where she directs the Human Experience and Ambulatory Technologies (HEAT) Lab. Dr. Kaplan is also affiliate faculty at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, the Advanced Diagnostics for a Just Society (ADJUST) Center, and Research Psychologist for Emory Spiritual Health. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kaplan’s research focuses on the development and optimization of ambulatory assessment methods for measuring health-relevant processes outside of the lab, in the “natural habitats” of daily life. Her work also investigates implementation challenges in digital health, including health disparities and adverse outcomes of consumer health wearable technologies. Dr. Kaplan holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Arizona). She completed her predoctoral residency in Behavioral Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she received a National Research Service Award (F32 fellowship) from the National Institutes of Health. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, and the PEO Foundation, among others.



portrait of Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence is the Center for a Livable Future Professor and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The Center is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and staff that focuses attention on equity, health, and the Earth's resources. Research, education, and advocacy examine the relationships among diet, food production systems, the environment, and human health. Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He served for three years as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service.
Dr. Lawrence is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, the American Public Health Association, and Physicians for Human Rights. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sedgwick Memorial Medal, APHA, 2009; Albert Schweitzer Humanitarianism Prize, 2002; Founders Award, Physicians for Human Rights, 1997; Leadership and Achievement Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 1997.



portrait of Barry Levy

Barry S. Levy is a physician and epidemiologist, an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and an independent consultant in occupational and environmental health. Dr. Levy has served as a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a director of several international health programs and projects. He has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters and co-edited 18 books, primarily on occupational and environmental health and the public health impacts of climate change, social injustice, war, and terrorism. He has served as president of the American Public Health Association and has received its highest award.



portrait of Vivian Lin

Vivian Lin is the Chair of Public Health at La Trobe University and the Director of Health Systems Division for the World Health Organization for the Western Pacific Region. Professor Lin has consulted extensively for the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development and the World Health Organization, particularly in relation to health promotion and health system development. She served on the Medicine and Public Health Panel for the Performance-based Research Funding scheme of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission three times and is currently Health Policy Editor for Social Science and Medicine. She is also an associate editor of the International Journal of Public Health and a member of the editorial board of Oxford Bibliographies, Australian Health Review, and Australian Journal of Primary Health.



portrait of Noni MacDonald

Dr. Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University with an appointment in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She is a member of the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Halifax and is head of the Health Policy and Translation Group. She is the former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is active in many academic and professional organizations as well as federal government committees and task forces. She also is a consultant to the Department of Immunization, Vaccine and Biologicals of WHO and sits on the Strategic Group of Experts who advise WHO on vaccines.She also co-directs a community focused health research capacity building program in Eastern Africa (www.microresearch.ca) Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in pediatric infectious disease.



portrait of Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot is the Director of the Institute of Health Equity and the current President of the World Medical Association for 2015-16. Sir Michael Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 35 years.  He leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and is engaged in several international research efforts on the social determinants of health.  He served as President of the British Medical Association (BMA) in 2010-2011, and is the new President of the British Lung Foundation.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians.  He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution for six years and in 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities.

Internationally acclaimed, Professor Marmot is a Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and a former Vice President of the Academia Europaea.  He won the Balzan Prize for Epidemiology in 2004, gave the Harveian Oration in 2006, and won the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research in 2008.  Professor Marmot has been awarded a Harvard Lowns Professorship for 2014-2017.



Roshanak Mehdipanah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is the Director of the U-M Housing Solutions for HealthEquity initiative which informs local, state, and national policy through interdisciplinary research on housing as it relates to equity in health, race, socio-economic status, and aging. She completed her PhD at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Spain and her MS from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on how urban policies, particularly related to the built environment, impact health and health inequities of individuals, neighborhoods, and cities.

Dr. Mehdipanah has brought particular attention to how housing policies and real estate markets shape health inequities among individuals and across neighborhoods. Through research supported by grants from the NIH, CDC, and the WHO, she has established evidence for housing as a determinant of health.


portrait of Henry Perry

Dr. Henry Perry has four decades of experience working in community health and primary health care as a physician provider of medical care, field program manager, founder of Curamericas Global (an international NGO), consultant, program evaluator, technical advisor, researcher and teacher. Dr. Perry obtained advanced training in general surgery, public health, sociology and anthropology. He lived in Bolivia, Bangladesh and Haiti where he provided leadership for health programs. He has been on the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins since 2009. He has published widely in the field of community health, primary health care, and community-oriented public health.


Rachel Waford, PhD, ABPP, is a jointly-appointed Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine, both of Emory University. Dr. Waford’s clinical research work has focused primarily on mental health disparities in underserved and oppressed populations. She has significant work experience with culturally appropriate assessment tools for these and other global communities. Her work has also included investigating long-term predictors of well-being, health, and social capital in adulthood, and understanding structural and systemic resources and barriers that moderate recovery for individuals with lived experience.

Dr. Waford is also a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist serving individuals throughout the state of Georgia, USA. Her clinical expertise falls in the area mental health intervention and prevention for individuals with first episode psychosis, schizophrenia, spectrum disorders, and bipolar disorders. In addition to clinical service, she is involved in community education and advocacy for individuals living with severe and persistent mental health challenges. She is engaged with a number of publications including Global Mental Health, Health Psychology, and APA’s Practice Innovations. She is also a volunteer psychologist serving individuals seeking asylum in Georgia, USA.


portrait of Andres Villaeces

Andrés Villaveces currently works at the national Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Andrés does research in Epidemiology, Global Public Health with special focus on Injury Prevention and Control. He currently works on the Violence Against Children Surveys.