Leif Edvard Aarø
Leif Edvard Aarø, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Department of Health Promotion, Norwgian Institute of Public Health, previously Professor of Social Psychology, University of Bergen. Aarø was among the initiators of the WHO Study on Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children. He has evaluated behaviour change interventions in Norway and sub-Saharan Africa. He has received the Golden Honorary Award of the Health Promotion Foundation of Poland.
Luis Javier Capote-Pérez
Leonardo Chavane is a Mozambican physician, public health specialist, holding a master’s in public health and a PhD in Health Sciences. Has 25 years of combined clinical and public health experience. His areas of interest include Health Policy development and evaluation, Health Systems and Services organization, management, and evaluation with a focus on Maternal and Child Health, Reproductive health including the integration of maternal and reproductive health and HIV AIDS programs. He held several managerial positions and consultancies. At the Ministry of Health. he started his career in 1997 as Medical Office and District Health Team Director in Cabo Delgado Province. Then he was appointed as Province Medical Chief in Zambezia Province and followed by the position of Province Health Director in Niassa Province. From 2008 to 2012 he was appointed National Deputy Director of Public Health. Under this function, he supervised the Maternal and Child Health programs, The Health Promotion Department and Nutrition Department, the Reproductive health and enlarged program for immunization. Dr Chavane has an extensive University Lecturing experience for undergraduate, Master, and supervision of Doctoral Students including research activities that resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals mainly in the area of Reproductive and Maternal Health.
Laura Isajeva is a Public Health specialist and a researcher in the addiction field. Graduate Master in Public health at Riga Stradins University and current PhD student in medicine. The research interests are epidemiology of associated risk factors and outcomes of problem drug use and alcohol abuse. In recent years worked as an addiction researcher and policymaker at the CDC of Latvia.
Prof. Zbigniew Krysiak
Dr. Vaida Liutkute-Gumarov
Dr. Vaida Liutkute-Gumarov is a researcher at Health Research Institute Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. As public health professional Vaida has 8+ years of research experience in non-communicable disease prevention and 10+ years is actively involved in the work of Lithuanian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition, that promotes and advocates for evidence-based tobacco and alcohol control policies.
mgr Zofia Małas
Martin McKee qualified in medicine in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with subsequent training in internal medicine and public health. He is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he founded the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), a WHO Collaborating Centre. He is also research director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Past President of the European Public Health Association. He has published over 1,200 academic papers and 46 books and his contributions to European health policy have been recognised by, among others, election to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, Academia Europeae, and the US National Academy of Medicine, by the award of honorary doctorates from Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK and visiting professorships at universities in Europe and Asia, the 2003 Andrija Stampar medal for contributions to European public health, in 2014 the Alwyn Smith Prize for outstanding contributions to the health of the population, and in 2015 the Donabedian International Award for contributions to quality of care. In 2005 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He has an active following on Twitter as @martinmckee
Dr Jarosław Neneman
Dr. Jürgen Rehm
Dr Ewa Sałkiewicz-Munnerlyn
Marderos Ara SAYEGH
Prof. Sayegh was born in Aleppo (Syria) in 1960. He received his PhD in 1993 at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland, where currently, he is a professor at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering. Prof. Sayegh is an Armenian who actively participates in the life of the Armenian diaspora, especially he is interested in the cultural, social and centuries-old heritage of Polish Armenians. In recognition of his precious activities and services, the President of the Republic of Poland honoured prof. Sayegh with the Silver Cross of Merit, awarded in 2017.
Mindaugas Štelemėkas, PhD
Is the Head of Health Research Institute, and an Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Public Health, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. The background education is Public Health and Health Economics, and the main area of academic interest is behavioral health risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco.
Relika is a research assistant at the University of Potsdam and is currently finalizing her PhD in Health Economics. Her main research interest lies in analyzing alcohol control policies and their effectiveness in reducing alcohol-related adverse outcomes, such as alcohol-attributable and -related mortality, and drunk driving.
Andrzej Trybusz, MD, PhD
Dr Carlo La Vecchia
Dr La Vecchia received his medical degree from the University of Milan and a master of science degree in Medicine (epidemiology) from Oxford University. Presently, he is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the School of Medicine at the University of Milan. Dr. La Vecchia serves as an editor for numerous clinical and epidemiologic journals. He is among the most renowned and productive epidemiologists in the field with over 2280 peer-reviewed papers in the literature and is among the most highly cited medical researchers in the world, according to Clarivate HighlyCited.com, the developer and publisher of the Science Citation Index (2003, 2016, 2017, 2018, H index 183, H10 index 1804). Dr. La Vecchia was an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Centre and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Centre, Nashville, TN, (2002-18) and of Epidemiology at the University of Lausanne, CH (2000-14).
Aurelijus Veryga, PhD
Mateusz Zatoński is an academic researcher and health advocate with 10 years of experience in health promotion, policy research, and capacity building. He is a board member of the Polish Health Promotion Foundation, a leading Polish public health NGO, and an editor of the Journal of Health Inequalities. Mateusz has studied at the University of Glasgow, Harvard University, and University College London. In 2019 he completed his PhD in Public Health under the supervision of Prof. Martin McKee at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a thesis on tobacco control in Eastern Europe. He is now based at the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, UK, where he leads a research team looking at the problem of tobacco industry policy interference globally and developing resources for local advocates to address it.
Witold Zatoński, MD, Professor of medical sciences, honorary doctor of the University of Aberdeen in United Kingdom. Between 1966 and 1979 he worked as an internist (post-doctoral degree) and as a biochemist at the Medical Academy in Wrocław, Poland. Then, until 2016 he was the director in the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Maria Skłodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw. Professor Zatoński is the founder and president of the Health Promotion Foundation.