Editorial Board

Editors

Jiangtao Luo

University of Florida
USA

Research Interest:
Public Health; epidemiology; Statistical genetics; cancer; especially breast cancer genetic; Children’s Oncology group; statistics; experiment design; optimization.

Profile:
Jiangtao Luo received statistics and Mathematics education from The University of Florida in 2009 and got his post doc training at Penn State Medical Center. Currently, he is an assistant professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Research areas include statistical methods in public health, epidemiology, genetics and genomics, clinical genetics, cancer, especially breast cancer genomics, modeling, optimal design in clinical trials, statistical methodology, and Bayesian analysis. he published about 40 papers in the above areas. He also teaches statistics at different levels. enjoys mentoring students and teaching biostatistics, design of medical studies, biostatistical linear models and other courses to public health and medical students
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Michael W. Popejoy

Vice President Community Health Education and Senior Grants Coordinator
USA

Research Interest:
Emerging datascience of Big Data Predictive Analytics transform social science; economics particularly behavioral economics; political science; policy science; public administration; public health; health administration and the practice of medicine on a global scale.

Profile:
Dr. Michael W. Popejoy received his Ph.D. in public administration from Florida Atlantic University, an M.B.A. from Barry University, the M.P.H. in community health from Florida International University, and the M.S. in Health Administration from Strayer University. He has served as professor and Applied Business Institute research professor and consultant, department chair, institute director and president of the faculty senate at the Rinker School at Palm Beach Atlantic University; and has served as adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University (public safety), Florida International University (public health), and Central Michigan University (clinical research administration). He is Assistant Editor and Book Review Editor for White House Studies, and is a frequent contributor to Public Health (UK) and Perspectives in Public Health (UK). He serves on editorial boards for many international academic journals in public administration, public health, qualitative research, and medicine. His first co-edited book Global Public Health Policy was published in 2013 by Nova Science Publishers and is under preparation for the 2nd edition expected to be released in 2017; and, his second co-edited book Emerging Global Crises in Public Administration and Public Health is expected in print late in 2017. The numerous unexplored interdisciplinary crosswalks between public health, population medicine, and public administration partnership initiatives constitute one of his major areas of scholarly interest today. He has recently been working on calculating the public health risks associated with mass casualty incidents resulting from a bioterror attack from novel genetically engineered pathogenic viruses that could be designed and then deployed into populated areas throughout the world. His research reveals that the potential loss of human and animal life globally would be catastrophic to global social systems and the national economies of all afflicted countries would collapse.
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Laith R Sultan

University of Pennsylvania
USA

Research Interest:
Public health; Epidemiology; Global health; Refugee health; Food and nutrition safety; Ultrasound; Cancer imaging and diagnosis; Computer aided diagnosis.

Profile:
Laith R Sultan received Doctor of Medicine degree from Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. After graduation he worked as an intern physician for two years at Al-Kadhimya hospital in Baghdad in which he gained experience in the major medical fields through rotating in internal medicine, surgery, pediatric, Gyn. and Obstetric departments. He is currently work as a research fellow and an investigator in University of Pennsylvania/ Ultrasound Research Lab ( Dr. Sandy Sehgals lab).
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Neera Bhansali

Florida International University
USA

Research Interest:
Data Strategy, Data Governance; Health Informatics; Biomedical Informatics; Personalized Medicine; Data Warehousing

Profile:
Dr. Bhansali is an expert in the areas of data strategy, data governance and data warehousing. She has led transformations and provided strategic direction to organizations in healthcare,media, finance, manufacturing and airlines industries in Asia, Australia and North America.In her previous roles she was the founding director of Master of Science in Health Information Management Systems at FIU, Head of Informatics at The Statewide Clinical Trials Network of Texas and Director of Data Quality and Standards, at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
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Dimitri Bennett

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
USA

Research Interest:
Real World Evidence (RWE) generation; observational studies; epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; oncology; cardiovascular/metabolic diseases;Public Health.

Profile:
Dr. Bennett is a Medical Doctor with a graduate degree in Epidemiology and 18 years comprehensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Public Health in Oncology/Hematology/Supportive care products, Cardiovascular/Metabolic, Neurology and Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Areas. Dr. Bennett is currently the Director of Epidemiology for Takeda Pharmaceuticals where his primary responsibility include the leadership for the strategic and business development of global epidemiology programs and real world evidence generation for Cardiovascular/Metabolic and Gastrointestinal Diseases across the pipeline, from early development through to marketed products. Dr. Bennett is a member of the American College of Epidemiology, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, and Drug Information Association. He has an extensive list of scientific publications in various journals.
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Sahand Ashtab

Cape Breton University
Canada

Research Interest:
Operations Research; Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing area; Healthcare Supply Chain; Industrial Engineering

Profile:
Sahand Ashtab received his doctorate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Windsor in 2016. Prior to joining the Cape Breton University in August 2016, he was a sessional instructor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, and a research associate at the Cross Border Institute doing research on Healthcare Supply Chain. He has been involved in several applied research projects, and he is a co-winner of the 2013 CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society) Practice Prize for a project “A Network Optimization Model for TDL Group Inc.”. His research interests are supply chain management and operations research in healthcare and manufacturing areas. His work has appeared in journals such as International Journal of Supply Chain Management and INFOR.
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Nian Sheng Tang

Yunnan University
China

Research Interest:
Nonignorable Missing Data; Empirical Likelihood; Biostatistics; Exact Categorical Data Analysis; Statistical Diagnostics; Structural Equation Models; Generalized Nonlinear Models; Survival Data Analysis; Longitudinal Data Analysis; Bayesian Statistics

Profile:
Niansheng Tang received his B.S. degree in mathematical education from the Chongqing Normal University, China, in 1993, his M.S. degree in probability and mathematical statistics from the Yunnan University, China, in 1996, and his Ph.D. degree from the Southeast University, China, in 2000. He was a Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; a Visiting Professor and Visiting Research Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He has been appointed as an Associate Professor at the Yunnan University in 2000 and a Full Professor of Statistics at the Yunnan University in 2003 and the Dean of School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Yunnan University in 2012, was elected as a New Century Excellent Talents in University from Ministry of Education of China in 2007, a winner of National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars of China in 2012, the Young and Middle Aged Academic and Technical Leaders of Yunnan Province of China in 2012, Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program from Ministry of Education of China in 2012, the provincial government special allowance of Yunnan in 2013, outstanding contribution to the national middle-aged and young experts from Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of P. R. China. He has got many grants from the National Science Foundation of China and Yunnan Province and Ministry of Education of China and among others. He has served as the editorial board of the following Journals: Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods, Journal of Mathematics, World Journal of Methodology, Chinese Journal of Mathematics, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Journal of Bio metrics, Chinese Journal of Application of Statistics and Management, Chinese Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Statistics and Its Interface. He served as a Member of IMS-China from 2008—2012. Currently, he serves as a Reviewer of American Mathematical Reviews, a standing director of the National Statistical Society of China, a standing director of Chinese Society of Probability and Statistics, a vice-president of Statistical Society of Yunnan Province, a member of National Statistics Teaching Book Read & Edit Committee of China, and a president of Applied Statistics Society of Yunnan Province. He is interested in statistical methods in bio statistics, bio equivalence assessment, model diagnostic measures, structural equation models, mixed-effect models, empirical likelihood, model selection, longitudinal and missing data analysis, generalized non normal nonlinear regression model, generalized estimating equation, categorical data analysis, and their applications. He has coauthored over 120 articles
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S Priyan

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College
India

Research Interest:
Operations research; healthcare supply chain; fuzzy decision making; industrial engineering.

Profile:
I am currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics in Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India. I received my B.Sc in Mathematics from St Joseph’s College, Tamil Nadu, India in 2008 and M.Sc in Applied Mathematics from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India in 2010. I have done my Ph.D. in Mathematics in the field of HealthCare Management at Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deed University, Tamil Nadu, and India in 2015. My research interests include the following fields: operations research, healthcare supply chain, fuzzy decision making and industrial engineering. I have published 19 research papers in reputed peer reviewed journals and 1 book chapter. To my credit, I have served as a reviewer in 4 international journals. In addition, I have served as an International Scientific Committees member in the International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Simulation and Modeling which held on May 2016, China. Now I am doing collaboration research with foreign university faculties.
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Associate Editors

Research Interest: socio-economic impact of emergent technology and the social determinants of health in marginalised youth and communities.

Research Interest: Developing and testing interventions involving technology-based approaches; behavioral counseling; pharmacotherapy; conducting longitudinal studies; survey research; and qualitative research.