Mary Beth Zeni, ScD, completed a doctorate in 1993 from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Zeni has conducted research in the areas of HIV prevention and maternal-child health through positions at University of Pittsburgh, Florida Department of Health, and now Florida State University where she is currently a full-time faculty member at the College of Nursing. She developed and teaches two on-line graduate level courses: Applied Statistics and Research Methods. Major interests include access to health care and population-based health indicators.
Jean Davison completed her Masters of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC in 2000 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Duke University in 2012. She has over 20 years of nursing experience focused on emergency medicine and public health and over 15 years of primary care practice as a family nurse practitioner in federally qualified community health centers. She is a clinical associate professor at UNC-CH, since 2006 teaching in the nursing graduate program, for AHEC workshops, NC Institute for Public Health courses and is the UNC ambassador to the National Health Service Corp. She is the chair of her state’s NCNA DNP Council and has been the chair of the N.C. Million Hearts Blood Pressure Affinity Alliance focused on prevention and blood pressure management at a population level throughout her state. For 2015-18 she is serving on the External Advisory Committee of the NC Healthcare Quality Alliance for a federal grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Heart Health Now
Professor Dunning is an internationally recognised expert in diabetes care, especially care of older people with diabetes and diabetes and end of life care. She is regularly invited to present her work at national and international conferences. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and books and book chapters.
She serves on many national and international diabetes committees. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to nursing and diabetes. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame in 2017
Mark Crawford (D.Phil, Oxon.) worked for five years at both levels of government as a Parliamentary Intern, Policy Analyst and Ministerial Assistant prior to joining the Faculty of Athabasca University in January 2007 in the Political Science program. Since that time, he has been very active in research, teaching, and service.
His research and publications have been in the three areas of health policy, trade policy and political theory. His articles have appeared in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, Canadian Foreign Policy, Healthcare Policy, B.C. Studies, Canadian Political Science Review, and the Review of Policy Research.
A highly motivated visionary and an expert at building partnerships, fostering stakeholder engagement and aligning strategic objectives, Ed has led innovation and improvement in health care for over two decades.As Vice President of Programs and Priorities at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ed is dedicated to promoting mental health in Canada and changing the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses. By collaborating with stakeholders to improve mental health services and supports, he leads the way to change. Ed pays particular attention to reducing stigmas and increasing mental resiliency through innovative measures like Mental Health First Aid, the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Suicide Prevention, and the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.
Ed is also a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, holds a Master’s of Science Administration, and is a Certified Health Executive.
Dr. Carlos A. Archilla is the Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, USA. He graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed his training in Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. He is a frequent presenter and expert panelist at national and international meetings. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.
Dr Shorey is an Assistant Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore. Her research areas focus on family and women health as well as nursing education. She has designed psychosocial and educational interventions for varied group of populations. She has conducted both quantitative (e.g. Randomized controlled trials, descriptive quantitative studies) and qualitative (e.g. descriptive qualitative) studies. Her research studies involve national and international collaborations. Dr Shorey’s research focus is on enhancing health outcomes, quality of care and students’ satisfaction in nursing education. Dr Shorey has received various awards for her academic and research excellence. She has been invited at various conferences and the findings of her research has been presented in national, regional and international conferences. She has published in high impact factor journals.
A/Prof Koh had received her PhD in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, from the School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia in 2008. She is currently Associate Professor & Programme Director (Academic - Undergraduate Programme) at Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore, teaching undergraduates & postgraduates on research, evidence-based practice, maternal and child health, patient safety and quality as well as supervision of the students for their research thesis. She worked in the Ministry of Health from 2009-2016, developing patient safety strategies and overseeing clinical quality in the hospitals. She previously worked in KKH as a midwife since 1995, and extended to research and teaching roles since 2001. Her research interests are in inter-professional education, patient safety and women’s health.
Young Sun Kim is an assistant professor at Graduate School of East-West Medical Science of Kyung Hee University in South Korea. She received her Master of Psychology at Yonsei University in South Korea and Master of Social Work at University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from School of Social Work at Yonsei University. Her research interests lie in the areas of health literacy (developing dementia literacy and frailty health literacy scale), as well as health communication between clinicians and older patients. She has presented internationally on these topics in the various journals.
Paul Green is a mental health nurse, registered nurse teacher and former cognitive behavioural therapist employed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust in a role supporting carers of people with dementia. He studied mental health nursing at the University of Wales, Bangor and qualified in 1999 before completing a degree in health and social care through the Open University and a degree in psychosocial interventions at Leeds Becket University. He pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Huddersfield, obtaining a diploma in CBT, a teaching qualification and an MSc in Health Education. Paul has published a number of papers in professional journals over the years and has a longstanding interest in the use of CBT interventions to treat depression in dementia. He is also the author of five Westerns published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press. He is married and lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Dr. Malakeh Zuhdi Malak has got PhD degree in Community Health Nursing from Faculty of Nursing at Alexandria University, Egypt. She has also got Master degree in Community Health Nursing from Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. She started working as Assistant Professor at Zarqa University/Jordan where she started working in research. Presently she has been working at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan at the Amman city in Jordan where she is continuing her work as a researcher. She is an editor to many journal such as Journal of Applied Life Sciences International and SM Addiction Research & Therapy, and reviewer to many Journals. She published many articles and she is working on other studies. She is an active member in community services.
Keywords: Community health, Health promotion, Disease prevention, Adolescents, Health risk behaviours, School health, chronic diseases, Elderly health, Occupational health, maternal and child health