Editorial Board

Editors

Dr Ghazi Faisal Sharkas

Jordan University of Science and Technology
jordan

Research Interest:
Epidemiological studies in all public health fields, Communicable diseases, Outbreaks,Noncommunicable diseases, Behavioral Risk Factors, Cancer epidemiology, Trends of cancer, Surveillance and surveillance evaluation, Substance abuseepidemiology, Maternal and child Health; Accountability in health services; as well as other researches relevant to expertise

Profile:
Dr Ghazi Faisal Sharkas has got his MD from the University of Jordan; thereafter he has joined the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) at Jordan Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Centers of Diseases Control and Prevention, Atlanta/Georgia and graduated as an epidemiologist. He has got a Community Medicine BoardQualification from the Arab Council for Health Specialties. He is currently in the thesis part of MsCPublic Health-Epidemiology at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is a researcher, research trainer and mentor, and a lecturer in the public health topics,basic epidemiology and biostatistics. He worked in Jordan Cancer Registry for three years, was the Associate NCD Director at Jordan Ministry of Health for four years and is now the director of planning and project management in the ministry.
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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.

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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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Alexandra A Bhatti

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health - Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania

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Neera Bhansali

Florida International University
USA

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

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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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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.

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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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Dimitri Bennett

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
USA

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

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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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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.

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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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Sahand Ashtab

Cape Breton University
Canada

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

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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

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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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Melinda Marshall

Ashford University
USA

Research Interest:
Emerging Infectious Diseases,Health Informatics, Health Promotion, Social Epidemiology, Health Equity, Environmental Policy and Development, Tobacco and Smoking Cessation, Asthma Exacerbation, Neontal Pediatric Care, Therapist Driven Protocols, Associating public health into respiratory care practices and barriers to health care outcomes, Strategic Planning. Etc.

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Dr. Melinda Marshall received his Doctorate in Public Health in Epidemiology from Capella University, and Master of Public Administration from Ashford University. He currently serve a school Ambassador, Dr.PH student preceptor and mentor for students within Capella Universities Doctorate of Public Health and Leadership program. Additionally, He has been a Respiratory Care Practitioner for over 17 years among both Neonatal , Pediatric, and Adult populations. As a healthcare practitioner he had seen both patients with platium healthcare and those without for several decades. Which leads to his passion as a researcher of both policy development, health advocacy and researching respiratory sciences within hisorganization.
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S Priyan

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College
India

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

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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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Anton Shufutinsky

Nova Southeastern University
USA

Research Interest:
Organizational Safety Culture Assessment and Improvement; Real-Time Detection and Analysis for Environmental Health Assessment; Organizational Development in Health Science Organizations; Public Health Leadership and Leadership Development; Environmental Determinants of Human Health; CBRNE Preparedness ; Public Health and Safety Root Cause Analysis Methodology; Health Care Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Sanitation, Infrastructure, and Global Health

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Dr. Anton Shufutinsky, DHSc, MSPH, CHMM, REHS/RS, CFSC is a retired Naval Officer with a breadth of experience as a military leader and manager onboard ships, at shipyards, in hospitals, at research organizations, and with deployed operational units. He is a subject matter expert on environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, emergency response, and healthcare leadership. Additionally, Anton has experience working in and managing departments in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Anton has taught graduate level courses in public health in numerous university health science departments. He holds a Doctor of Health Science degree with a research focus in global health, environmental health, and leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chaminade University. Dr. Shufutinsky also has completed advanced graduate study in environmental health science and public health preparedness from Penn State University and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Shufutinsky is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development from Cabrini University and has recently launched an independent organizational consulting firm, Changineering Global. Dr. Shufutinsky is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS), and a Certified Fire and Smoke Damage Consultant (CFSC). His areas of practice and research interest include, but are not limited to public health and health science leadership, health science organization development, real-time detection systems for exposure monitoring, workplace injury prevention, CBRNE management, public health education, and indoor air quality. Furthermore, Dr. Shufutinsky is a root cause analysis expert and works on designing both unique and integrated root cause analysis methods and systems for incident and accident prevention and operational continuity.
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Irini Gergianaki

University of Crete
Greece

Research Interest:
Epidemiology; Public Health; Registries; Health Innovations; e-health

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Irini Gergianaki, MD is a board certified GP, Master of Public Health- PhDc in Medical School, University of Crete, Greece. Her research focuses on lupus epidemiology and the effect of environmental factors on disease outcomes. She works in Rheumatology, Immunology Clinic at University Hospital as a researcher and advisor for multi-disease registry database development and studies towards a BS in Informatics.
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Jason Feldman

Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics
USA

Research Interest:
Environmental health policy; HIV / AIDS; Mens Health; Breast cancer management

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Jason Feldman is an adaptive, dynamic public health leader whose career focuses on health policy, health systems strengthening, and quality management. Mr. Feldman’s professional accomplishments includemanaging complex community-based HIV/AIDS prevention projects, environmental and community health impact assessment reviews,strategic planning, and peer coaching. For the Florida Department of Health, Florida Cancer Data System, Jasonsupported teams of researchers investigatingcancer patients for projects with routine surveillance data linkage with hospital electronic medical records. In 2007-2010, Mr. Feldman provided training in public health emergency preparedness guidelines to state and local health officials as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Prevention Serviceleadership training fellowship program. He has contributed to several disease outbreak responses as well as two overseas assignments with U.S. Peace Corps.In addition to being a graduate of CDC’s Public Health Prevention Service, Jason Feldman earned degrees from Northeastern University and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
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Mashuk Siddiquee

Master of Science in Microbiology Jahangirnagar University
Bangladesh

Research Interest:
Public Health & Epidemiology , Neonatal Infection, Molecular Pathogenesis, Immunology and Infectious diseases, Maternal Genito-urinary Infection, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Bacteriology.

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Associate Editors

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

Research Interest: Public Health & Epidemiology , Neonatal Infection, Molecular Pathogenesis, Immunology and Infectious diseases, Maternal Genito-urinary Infection, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Bacteriology.

Research Interest: Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research; Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation; Cost-Effectiveness Analysis; Pharmacy Practice; Clinical Research; Drug Utilization; Formulary Management

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