Editorial Board



Prof. David R Black

Professor Emeritus
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Purdue University
United States of America
Tel: 765-743-4001

Dr. David Randy Black is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University, United States. He is Associate Director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute. Dr. Black completed MS in Strategic Planning from U.S. Army War College, doctoral degree at Stanford University in Psychology and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Heart view full biography...

Dr. David Randy Black is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University, United States. He is Associate Director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute. Dr. Black completed MS in Strategic Planning from U.S. Army War College, doctoral degree at Stanford University in Psychology and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program and Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. He completed BA and MA in Psychology from California State University Fresno and Master of Public Health degree at San Diego State University. Dr.Black is fellow of five different health organizations and has received ~48 federal, national, state, organization, and university awards or recognitions for his contributions to public health and most recently in Homeland Security for service, scholarship, and grants manship. His research in the weight management nutrition-physical activity area began almost 4 decades ago. His first faculty appointment was at University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Preventive and Stress Medicine and his subsequent faculty appointment has been at Purdue University where he has been since 1984. His primary research focus is on apply behavioral epidemiology and behavioral medicine concepts and principles to a variety of disciples/topics such as homeland security, service delivery programs that follow Occam’s razor, eating disorders, and “healthy” weight management.

Prof. Eileen E Morrison

Professor
School of Health Professions
Texas State University
United States of America
Tel: 512-245-3515

Dr. Eileen E Morrison currently serves as a professor in the School of Health Professions at Texas State University. Her doctorate is in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and her masters in in public health from the University of Tennessee. She worked as Adjunct Professor in Center for Health Policy,Creighton University,Associate Professor,Texas State University-San Marcos.She also worked as view full biography...

Dr. Eileen E Morrison currently serves as a professor in the School of Health Professions at Texas State University. Her doctorate is in Counseling from Vanderbilt University and her masters in in public health from the University of Tennessee. She worked as Adjunct Professor in Center for Health Policy,Creighton University,Associate Professor,Texas State University-San Marcos.She also worked as Professor in University of Southern Indiana and Founding Professor & Acting Chair at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Dr. Morrison has over 30 year experience in teaching that includes graduate and undergraduate courses in ethics,leadership, public health, and diversity. She is the author of an award-winning text in health administration ethics and coauthored a text on issues in healthcare ethics. Dr. Morrison remains true to her motto, “always learning”.

Prof. Mustafa Z Younis

Professor
School of Health Sciences
Jackson State University
United States of America
Tel: 601-979-8823

Dr. Mustafa Z Younis is currently a tenured professor of health economics policy and finance at Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA. He completed PhD in Health Systems Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, M.A in Political Economy from University of Texas and M.B.A from Sull Ross State University of Texas. He has view full biography...

Dr. Mustafa Z Younis is currently a tenured professor of health economics policy and finance at Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA. He completed PhD in Health Systems Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, M.A in Political Economy from University of Texas and M.B.A from Sull Ross State University of Texas. He has collaborated with faculties from the School of Medicine at Jena University (Jena, Germany), as well as those from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. He served with the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) and the World Bank training workshops for health sector reforms in the Middle East, which involved training health administrators from several Middle Eastern countries. His present and future research activities focus on issues related to disparities and access in healthcare, cancer centers, long-term care and nursing homes, capital structure and debt financing for hospitals and healthcare organizations, examination of quality and efficiency in the healthcare sector, hospital mergers, conversions and changes of ownership and hospital profitability. Dr Younis has administrative experience as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University, Florida, USA where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. He has strong research expertise in working with hospital and nursing home data to measure economic and financial performance.

Dr. Ramalingam Shanmugam

Professor
School of Health Administration
Texas State University
United States of America
Tel: 512-245 9772.

Dr. Ramalingam Shanmugam is currently working as a Professor in School of Health Administration at Texas State University. He earned his B.Sc and M.Sc in Statastics from University of Madras, India and M.S. in Statistics from Brigham Young University, Utah and Rensselaer Polytechnic, New York. He completed his Ph D in Applied Statistics from Temple University, Philadelphia, view full biography...

Dr. Ramalingam Shanmugam is currently working as a Professor in School of Health Administration at Texas State University. He earned his B.Sc and M.Sc in Statastics from University of Madras, India and M.S. in Statistics from Brigham Young University, Utah and Rensselaer Polytechnic, New York. He completed his Ph D in Applied Statistics from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Shanmugam worked as Director of Graduate Programs in Health Research and Associate Professor in Department of Health Services Research at Texas State University. He also worked as Director, Statistical Consulting Service & Professor of Statistics in Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Mississippi State University, Mississippi. Prior to that he worked as a Research Scientist in Center for Transportation, Energy Systems at Argonne National Lab, Illinois. His research interests include Health insurance models, Health/Medical managements, Healthcare decision-making, Air, land and water- pollutions, Clinical trials & data analysis, Diabetic research, Forensics/paternity/maternity, Health disparities, Hospital management, Cost effective analysis, Human resources forecasts, Cancer research, Electronic medical records, Emergency medical services etc.

Prof. Bharat Bhushan

Professor, Director
Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics
The Ohio State University
United States of America
Tel: 614-292-0651

Dr. Bharat Bhushan is Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Director of Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State University of Columbus, USA. He received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado. Dr. Bhushan then worked as Program Manager in R&D Division of Mechanical Technology view full biography...

Dr. Bharat Bhushan is Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Director of Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State University of Columbus, USA. He received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado. Dr. Bhushan then worked as Program Manager in R&D Division of Mechanical Technology Inc, Latham, NY. He also worked as Development Engineer/Manager of General Products Division Lab at IBM Corporation, Tucson. Dr. Bhushan is now Graduate Research Faculty Advisor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Affiliated Faculty Member at Battelle Center for Science & Technology Policy, John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Dr. Bharat Bhushan's Research interests include fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques.

Prof. Anahi Viladrich

Professor
Departments of Sociology & Anthropology
Queens College
The City University of New York
United States of America

Dr. Anahi Viladrich is a sociologist and medical anthropologist originally from Argentina. She is Professor in the Department in Sociology (with a courtesy appointment in Anthropology) at Queens College, and in the Doctor of Public Health Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Dr. Viladrich has published extensively on immigration, culture and health, both in English view full biography...

Dr. Anahi Viladrich is a sociologist and medical anthropologist originally from Argentina. She is Professor in the Department in Sociology (with a courtesy appointment in Anthropology) at Queens College, and in the Doctor of Public Health Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Dr. Viladrich has published extensively on immigration, culture and health, both in English and in Spanish. Her latest book, More than Two to Tango: Argentine Tango Immigrants in New York City (The University of Arizona Press, 2013), was awarded with the 2012-14 Honorable Mention by the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association.

Prof. Tobia Lakes

Professor
Applied Geoinformation Science
Geography Department
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Germany

Dr. Tobia Lakes is a Professor of Applied Geoinformation Science at the Geography Department of Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Lakes studied Geography at Universities in Duisburg, Bonn and Belfast (UK) and received her doctorate from Technical University Berlin in 2006. She is trained in Applied Geoinformation Science and specialized in applications in spatial epidemiology view full biography...

Dr. Tobia Lakes is a Professor of Applied Geoinformation Science at the Geography Department of Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Lakes studied Geography at Universities in Duisburg, Bonn and Belfast (UK) and received her doctorate from Technical University Berlin in 2006. She is trained in Applied Geoinformation Science and specialized in applications in spatial epidemiology and public health. Dr. Lakes is a member of the IRI THESys for transdisciplinary research of human-environment interactions. She is also a member of many scientific organizations and has published several papers in the field of geoinformation and health sciences. She is currently Vice Director of the Geography Department of Humboldt-University. Her research interest includes spatio-temporal analysis and modeling techniques for health sciences; health risk in urban areas and the interactions between place and health, e.g. obesity; environment and health risk, e.g. effects of climate and land use change on health.

Dr. Robert E Nobles

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
University of Tennessee
United States of America
Tel: 865-974-3053

Dr. Robert Nobles serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee and has a faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health within theCollege of Education, Health, & Human Sciences. He joined the University of Tennessee in 2013 with the intent of enhancing the research infrastructure to support faculty and students view full biography...

Dr. Robert Nobles serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee and has a faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health within theCollege of Education, Health, & Human Sciences. He joined the University of Tennessee in 2013 with the intent of enhancing the research infrastructure to support faculty and students in their scholarly pursuit of research answers. In his current capacity, he leads efforts and oversees research compliance activities related to the responsible conduct of research, research with human subjects and animals, work with biological and radiological hazards, research conflicts of interest, export controls, and research misconduct. Dr. Nobles also serves as the Co-Investigator for the Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) and chairs the University of Tennessee institutional compliance committee, campus safety committee, and Commission for Blacks. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Nobles served as the Research Compliance Officer and public health faculty member at both Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Nobles served as a Public Health Prevention Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as a Program Manager for the state of Florida’s Department of Public Health. Dr.Nobles completed his Doctor of Public Health degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston with a triple major that included health policy & management, epidemiology, and health economics and he received his Master degree in Public Health specializing in epidemiology and Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from Florida A&M University. Dr.Nobles is an avid educator and has taught on the collegiate level since 2001 in the areas of environmental biology, anatomy and physiology, public administration, health policy and management, health care finance, ethics, epidemiology and responsible conduct of research.

Prof. Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato

Professor
Physics and Material Science Engineering
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: 16-33712012

Prof. Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato is presently Professor in Physics and Material Science Engineering at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is Coordinator for the USP-Agency for Innovation and Titular member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, Brazilian Academy of Science, TWAS-Academic of Science, and many State Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bagnato received his view full biography...

Prof. Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato is presently Professor in Physics and Material Science Engineering at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is Coordinator for the USP-Agency for Innovation and Titular member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, Brazilian Academy of Science, TWAS-Academic of Science, and many State Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bagnato received his PhD from MIT (1987), Double major in Material Science Engineering (Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brasil - 1981) and Physics (Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil - 1981). Dr. Bagnato's activities are based on laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms and applications of optics and laser to health science. He has pursued pioneering work in the field of atomic and molecular physics with worldwide recognition. He has studied Quantum Turbulence involving atomic superfluid, and time and frequency metrology with the construction and evaluation of the first atomic clock developed in Latin America and the first pilot plant for the production of high precision microscopes. Recently the research group under his guidance implemented for the first time in Brazil the clinical use of Photo-Dynamic-Therapy for the treatment of cancer and microbiological control. A strong relation between basic research and industry is one of the characteristics of the work carrried out by Bagnato, resulting in the implementation of high technology industries in the field of optics. During his academic life, he has supervised over 60 graduate students and he is presently supervising 21 graduate students involved in several research programs as well as many undergraduates. He maintains close international relations with many institutions around the world. Diffusion of science organizing a special TV channel and public exhibitions are part of his activity.

Dr. Asish Ray Chaudhuri

Scientific Advisor/Senior Research Scientist
Department of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
United States of America
Tel: 214-648-3525

Dr. Asish Ray Chaudhuri is Scientific Advisor/ Senior Research Scientist in Proteomics Division, Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA. He is Research Health Scientist in Geriatric Research and Education Center at Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He received MS and PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta. He worked view full biography...

Dr. Asish Ray Chaudhuri is Scientific Advisor/ Senior Research Scientist in Proteomics Division, Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA. He is Research Health Scientist in Geriatric Research and Education Center at Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He received MS and PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta. He worked as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor in Department of Biochemistry at University of Texas. He also served as Co-Director of the San Antonio Nathan Shock Center Oxidative Stress Core for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging (2007-March, 2014). The goal of his research is to understand how impairment of protein homeostasis contributes to aging and age-related diseases like sarcopenia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes. In last few years, he had demonstrated that accumulation of oxidized proteins as misfolded aggregates have significant role on onset and progression of disease. Utilizing various fluorescence based technologies which are developed in his laboratory, Dr. Chaudhuri has identified several target proteins that are likely be the instrumental in disease process. Most importantly, he had demonstrated using variety of long and short lived animals that oxidized aggregates are likely the key determinants of the aging process. He was also actively involved in comparative biology research using various rodent models, including the long-lived naked mole rat, as well as non-rodent mammalian models, including short and long-lived species of bat and non-human primate like marmoset to demonstrate that protein homeostasis and longevity are directly linked. Currently, Dr. Chaudhuri is actively involved in understanding the novel functions of a FDA approved drug which was not explored before.

Dr. Murali Sambasivan

Senior Professor
Taylors Business School
Taylors University Lakeside Campus
Malaysia
Tel: 012-9350065

Dr. Murali Sambasivan is a Senior Professor at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia. His areas of interest are Management Science, Operations and Supply Chain Management Entrepreneurship, and Healthcare Management. He has published in many international journals in various areas of management. Dr. Murali before becoming an academic worked in the industry for 10 years. He view full biography...

Dr. Murali Sambasivan is a Senior Professor at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia. His areas of interest are Management Science, Operations and Supply Chain Management Entrepreneurship, and Healthcare Management. He has published in many international journals in various areas of management. Dr. Murali before becoming an academic worked in the industry for 10 years. He has bachelors and masters degrees in Engineering from India and PhD in Management Science from University of Alabama, USA.

Dr. Kurosu Michio

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
United States of America
Tel: (901)-448-1045

Dr. Kurosu Michio is an Associate Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and MS in Organic Chemistry from Osaka University. Dr. Kurosu has a long-term interest in identifying new drug targets for bacterial infections view full biography...

Dr. Kurosu Michio is an Associate Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and MS in Organic Chemistry from Osaka University. Dr. Kurosu has a long-term interest in identifying new drug targets for bacterial infections and in development of new antibacterial agents. He has developed concise syntheses of complex natural and unnatural molecules, and design/synthesize chiral small molecules, and generates small optimized libraries in solution or on polymer-supports. He also develops convenient assays against target proteins.

Dr. Giovanni Conzo

Associate Professor
Division of General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery
Second University of Naples
Caserta
Italy

Dr. Giovanni Conzo is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon at the VII Division of General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery - School of Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples. He leads his research largely in the field of digestive pathology and endocrinology, as well as minimally invasive surgery. He has been view full biography...

Dr. Giovanni Conzo is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon at the VII Division of General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery - School of Medicine and Surgery, Second University of Naples. He leads his research largely in the field of digestive pathology and endocrinology, as well as minimally invasive surgery. He has been involved in a number of national and international meetings either as a speaker or moderator and was also the promoter of countless conferences and training sessions in the field of endocrine and minimally invasive surgery.