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.
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A physician with a Master degree in Social Medicine from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Paulo Buss is a specialist in Pediatrics and Public Health. Dr Buss was President of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz from January 2001 – 2008. At ENSP, he held office as Deputy-Director (1985-1989) and Director for two terms (1989-1992 and 1998-2000). During his terms the ENSP inaugurated Public Health Residence, Public Health Doctorate, Distance Learning Program, Government Health and Professional Master Degrees. As vice-president of Education and Information at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (1992-1996), Dr Buss created the Health Channel and the Fiocruz publishing house. He represented Brazil in the World Health Organization’s Executive Council (from December 2004 to May 2007), nominated by the President of Brazil, and represented Fiocruz in the world networks of the Health Research Institutes, led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), from USA, and of the Public Health Institutes, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also from USA.
Stefano Campostrini is full Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Ca 'Foscari University 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HENRY B. PERRY, III
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.
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.
Sir Professor Trevor Hassell is President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. He is Government of Barbados Special Envoy on NCDs and Chairman of the Barbados National NCD Commission. Hassell is involved in the Caribbean at the national and regional level in all aspects of the determination of policy, programs and initiatives aimed at responding to the epidemic of NCDs. This work involves leading the multi-sectoral response to NCDs, advising policy makers, motivating and assisting in building capacity of civil society organizations and positively and actively engaging with the private sector in the multi-sectoral effort.
BARRY S. LEVY, M.D., M.P.H.
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.
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.
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.