Azadeh Stark is a cancer and molecular epidemiologist and holds the position of senior scientist at the
Department of Pathology at Henry Ford Health System, Professor-in-Practice at the School of
Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and Visiting Research Professor at the School
of Nursing, Chiang Mai International University in Thailand. She has authored and co-authored more than 35
peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters. Dr. Stark believes the best science and the most
effective population health interventions result from constructive interdisciplinary collaboration. She has
been an active participant in various community health improvement projects.
Azadeh Stark (Research Area)
Breast cancer, Racial Disparity in Cancer Treatment Outcomes, Lung Cancer, Ovarian
Andreas was born and raised in South Africa, a country with a rich heritage in outdoor living and healthy lifestyle tradition. After qualifying as a medical doctor in 1992 he worked as a General Practitioner with a special interest in treating Chronic Fatigue and during his specialist training he participated in psycho-immunology research. He has maintained his longstanding interest in all areas of Lifestyle Medicine, particularly exercise and nutrition, since taking up his first position as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2000.
Andreas maintains busy independent psychiatric practices in Bournemouth and Southampton and he has enjoyed lecturing and examining other doctors specializing in psychiatry and general practice. Dedicated to a more holistic approach to treatment and prevention of psychiatric conditions, Andreas was a Founding Member of the European Society for Lifestyle Medicine as well as the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation . He has delivered many successful presentations to health professionals and the general public on lifestyle interventions. He is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Society for Ecological Medicine.
As a psychiatrist with many years of clinical experience Andreas knows that lifestyle interventions such as mindfulness, nutrition and exercise are crucial in recovery from most, if not all, psychiatric conditions. As the BSLM Director for Mental Wellbeing, he is invested in encouraging further research into Lifestyle Medicine and raising National awareness of how crucial it is for lifestyle factors to be addressed. He is particularly concerned about the rise in incidence of neurodegenerative conditions as well as lifestyle and environmental factors causing depression in the twenty-first century. In his spare time, Andreas has trained as a fitness professional. He is kept sane by his family, music, cycling and his Westie.
Andreas Schenk(Research Area)
Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Psychosomatic Conditions, Occupational Mental Health, Medical-Legal Psychiatry
Prof. Franco obtained his MD at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, BogotÃ¡ in 1998. He moved to the Netherlands to complete MSc and DSc degrees in clinical epidemiology and a PhD in public health and cardiovascular disease prevention (2005) at the Erasmus University Medical Center. Following a postdoc at Erasmus MC, he moved to the UK where he was a senior public health epidemiologist at Unilever England, assistant professor of public health at the University of Warwick, and then director of the MPhil program and clinical lecturer in public health at the University of Cambridge.
In 2012 Prof. Franco returned to Erasmus University Medical Center where he is a professor of preventive medicine and the principal investigator of the cardiovascular epidemiology group. He also founded and directs the Rotterdam Intergenerational Ageing Research Center, ErasmusAGE, and he is a cofounder and the CEO of Erasmus Epidemiology Resources.
A fellow of, inter alia, the European Society of Cardiology and St Edmundsâ€™ College at the University of Cambridge, Prof. Franco was awarded the Dutch national public health prize of 2005. Prof. Franco is widely published with well over 500 publications and, not surprisingly, an H-index of 62.
We are excited that Oscar Franco will formally begin his ISPM directorship on 1 June, 2018, and welcome him to Bern.
Oscar H. Franco(Research Area)
Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health, Cardiovascular disease prevention, Ageing research
David Ross was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1983 and graduated in medicine from St Bartholomewâ€™s Hospital, London in 1986. In 2012 he was appointed the Parkes Professor of Preventive Medicine and in 2014 an Honorary Queenâ€™s Physician. He has been associated with MASTA, a travel medicine provider, circa 2005 and from 2012 has been their Consultant Medical Advisor.
Recent travel medicine research interests have included malaria prevention and tuberculosis screening. David is also Deputy Chief Examiner of the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes at the Society of Apothecaries and an examiner at the UK Faculty of Public Health.
David Ross(Research Area)
Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Travel Medicine
Prof. Dr. Carol Thomson, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Genetics, Virology, and Immunology at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He is a British scientist, who along with Qui-Lim Choo, George Kuo and Daniel W. Bradley, co-discovered Hepatitis B in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986. The discovery of Hepatitis B led to the rapid development of diagnostic reagents to detect HCV in blood supplies which have reduced the risk of acquiring HCV through the blood transfusion from one in three to about one in two million. It is estimated that antibody testing has prevented at least 40,000 new infections per year in the US alone and many more worldwide. Prof. Dr. Carol Thomson is currently America Excellence Research Chair in Virology and Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the California South University (CSU) where he is also Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute.
In 1979 Professor Jamil joined Baghdad University, in 1997 emigrated to the USA, in 1998 joined Wayne State University and in 2015 joined Michigan State University. He is the author of 20 books, In 2013 wrote chapter in a Book title â€œBiopsychosocial Perspective on Arab American : Cultural Development and Healthâ€. He has 194 publications. He has given 1190 presentations at scientific meetings. Participates in research funded by E.g., NIMH, CURES, Pfizer. He is one of the founders of â€œAlNahrain International Society of Iraqi Scientistsâ€ in 2017. In 2003 Prof. Jamil biography was listed in the 25th. & 26th. Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, as well as in the American Biographical Institute, USA. In 2012 the Iraqi Society of Occupational Health and Safety named the Conference Room of the Society by Professor Hikmet Jamil. He had received several Awards from different academic institutions, non-profit organizations, WHO and Governmental agents.
Hikmet Jamil(Research Area)
Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Family Medicine
Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia. In 1980, graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. In 1985, maintained his PhD at the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Inst of Med Enzymology. In 2001, and then his Doctor Degree at the Nat Inst of Immunology in Russia.
From 1989 through 1995, was being a Head of the Lab of Clin Immunology, Helmholtz Eye Research Inst in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004 - a Chair of the Dept for Clin Immunology, Moscow Clin Research Institute (MONIKI). In 1993-1996, was a Secretary-in-Chief of the Editorial Board, Biomedical Science, an international journal published jointly by the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
At present, Dr Sergey Suchkov, MD, PhD, is:
â— Professor, Director, Center for Personalized Medicine, Sechenov University and Dept of Clinical Immunology, A.I.Evdokimov Moscow State Medical and Dental University;
â— Professor, Chair, Dept for Translational Medicine, Moscow Engineering Physical Institute (MEPhI), Russia
â— Secretary General, United Cultural Convention (UCC), Cambridge, UK.
Dr Suchkov is a member of the:
â— New York Academy of Sciences, USA
â— American Chemical Society (ACS), USA;
â— American Heart Association (AHA), USA;
â— European Association for Medical Education (AMEE), Dundee, UK;
â— EPMA (European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine), Brussels, EU;
â— ARVO (American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology);
â— ISER (International Society for Eye Research);
â— Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), Washington, DC, USA
Dr Suchkov is a member of the Editorial Boards of â€œOpen Journal of Immunologyâ€, EPMA J., American J. of Cardiovascular Research and â€œPersonalized Medicine Universeâ€
Sergey Suchkov (Research Area)
Personalized and Precision Medicine,Translational Medicine, Preventive Medicine
Dr. Ipseeta Menon is presently working as Professor, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, in ITS Dental College, Ghaziabad. She completed BDS in 1998 from Bangalore University and MDS in 2009 from Rohil-Khand University, Bareilly. She has attended and presented papers in many National and International Conferences. She was a key participant in National Oral Health Survey, to estimate Dental Health & Manpower & Disease Prevalence in urban and rural Indiaâ€ as a part of the Delhi/NCR team held in 2010. She has authored the book in her specialty. She has many National and International publications to her credit. She is in the editorial board for many National Journals and reviewer for reputed International Journals. She has won many laurels in the field of Public Health Dentistry. She was awarded the Excellence in PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY AWARD - Indian Health Professional Award in 2017.
Jorgen Lous had six-year training at the hospital and in 1976 he started as a General Practitioner (GP). Since 1992 he was part-time academic and part-time GP. From 2001 to 2009, he was a Professor in General Practice at University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and after that part-time GP. He wrote his thesis on secretory otitis media in children in 1994.
Prof. Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Full Professor and Academic Tenure of Chemistry at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management, Oncology, Human Cancer Tissues and Synchrotron Radiation from Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and also in Nanochemistry and Modern Molecular Electronicâ€“Structure Computations Theory from California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. His research interests include Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Modern Electronic Structure Computations, Theoretical Chemistry, Mathematical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modelling, Ab initio & Density Functional Methods, Molecular Structure, Biochemistry, Molecular Simulation, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Synchrotron Radiation, LASER, Antiâ€“Cancer Nano Drugs, Nano Drugs Delivery, ATRâ€“FTIR Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Intelligent Molecules, Molecular Dynamics, Biosensors, Biomarkers, Molecular Diagnostics, Numerical Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, DNA/RNA Monitoring, DNA/RNA Hypermethylation & Hypomethylation, Human Cancer Tissues, Human Cancer Cells, Tumors, Cancer Tissues, Cancer Cells, etc. He has participated at more than two hundred reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums, and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals. It should be noted that he has visited many universities or scientific and academic research institutes in different countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Estonia, Turkey, France, Swiss, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. as research fellow, sabbatical and volunteer researcher or visitor and so on heretofore. He has a history of several years of teaching for college students and various disciplines and trends in different universities. Moreover, he has been a senior advisor in various industry and factories. He is an expert in many computer programs and programming languages. Hitherto, he has authored more than twenty books and book chapters in different fields of Chemistry. Syne, he has been awarded more than eight hundred reputed international awards, prizes, scholarships and honors. Heretofore, he has multiple editorial duties in many reputed international journals, books and publishers. Hitherward, he is a member of more than two hundred reputed international academicâ€“scientificâ€“research institutes around the world. In addition, he is the member of the Nobel committee for Chemistry. It should be noted that he is currently the President of American International Standards Institute (AISI), Irvine, California, USA and also Director of the BioSpectroscopy Core Research Laboratory at California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA.
I have six years experience in medicine, with special interest in Non Communicable Disease Management, Lifestyle medicine, Exercise medicine and Communicable Disease Prevention. I have been practicing Lifestyle Medicine for the last 3 years. In addition to preventive medicine, exercise medicine, dietetics and public health, I have significant experience in Prevention of Communicable and Non Communicable/Chronic Diseases. I am currently the Demonstrator/ registrar- in charge of Preventive Health Care Clinic at Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, SMHS Hospital. I also happen to be the Associate in core working groups of American College of Lifestyle Medicine. In addition, I am also the Ambassador to India for European Lifestyle Medicine Organization and also Member, Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Rabbanie Tariq Wani(Research Area)
Non Communicable Disease Management, Lifestyle medicine, Exercise medicine and Communicable Disease Prevention
XUE-QIAO ZHAO, is a Research Professor of Medicine and Director of Coronary Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory, University of Washington. She was a Senior Research Fellow, Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1993. She was also Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1989. She was Chief Resident, Cardiology, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, 1988 and Cardiology Fellow, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, 1988. She was Resident in Internal Medicine, Beijing Post-Telecommunications Hospital, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, 1986.S he has completed MD, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China, 1983.
Dr. Masako Morishita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). She is an environmental exposure scientist, focused on improving physicochemical characterization of indoor/outdoor airborne particles, quantification of biomarkers of trace metals, and emission source identification â€“ all of which is essential for toxicological and epidemiological studies in public health. Until recently she led exposure assessment tasks in the Great Lakes Air Center for Integrated Environmental Research (funded by USEPA), and directed the Trace Metals Laboratory for the University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Core Center (funded by NIEHS). She now directs the newly-constructed MSU Exposure Science Laboratory. She is currently the PI of an NINR R01 project, conducting a community-based intervention study focusing on the reduction of personal PM2.5 exposure and adverse cardiovascular responses. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from the University of Michigan.
Masako Morishita (Research Area)
Environmental Health Science, Preventive Medicine, Health Care
Vera Simovska is University Professor for Hygiene of Nutrition, Medical Dietetics and Health Management at the MIT University-Skopje. Prior to that, she was the founding director of the Master Studies for Nutrition, and Food Quality and Safety at the University of Bitola from 2012 to 2015. She was also a member of the Macedonian Committee for Health Promotion and an expert in the Ministry of Health from 2002 to 2011. From 2005, she is the first President of the National organization for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity â€œHEPA Macedoniaâ€ which is a member of the WHO HEPA Europe. She was a National coordinator of several programs covered by the World Health Organization and an independent expert of the European Commission (FP7, HORIZON2020). Dr. Simovska research is focused in the area of public health nutrition, physical activity, obesity, cardiometabolic risk, and the NCD prevention and health promotion strategies and programs. She is the author of published academic books and chapters and over 100 original scientific articles.
Vera Simovska (Research Area)
Public Health Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity
Aizman Roman Idelevich, Head of the Dept. of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Safety of Life, Director of the Scientific Research Institute of Health and Safety of Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, the Honorary worker of National education & the Honorary worker of science of the Russian Federation. He is a member of 2 scientific councils for defensing doctor's degree dissertations on physiology & psychophysiology, the associate editor of three scientific journals. He is a Scientific director of 8 doctor's and 40 candidate's dissertations, the author and co-author of about 500 scientific and methodical works, the head of Ph.D. programs on physiology & safety of life. In 1994-2004 worked as the visiting professor at the California University (USA), Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), Weictman Institute of Science (Israel). He has diplomas of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry on Extreme situations, the Medals Â«Property of SiberiaÂ», and K.Ushinsky.
Aizman Roman Idelevich(Research Area)
Developmental physiology, renal physiology and water-salt homeostasis, sports physiology, psychophysiology