Paolo Villari is full professor of Hygiene and director of the Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases of Sapienza University of Rome. He obtained his MD degree at the University “Federico II” of Naples, where he gained also his specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training in the US during 1991-1993 when he was a visiting scientist at the department of Health Policy and Management of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston where he obtained his Master Degree in Public Health in 1992. During the years 1995-1996, he was guest investigator at the Laboratory of Microbiology of the Rockefeller University in New York. Scientific interests of Paolo Villari include systematic reviews and meta-analysis in public health, health care management and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Martin Voss is an inter- and transdisciplinary working sociologist, university professor for social scientific disaster research, the head of the Disaster Research Unit (DRU) at the Freie Universität Berlin and CEO of the non-profit Company “Academy of the Disaster Research Unit (ADRU)”. His areas of specialization encompass the whole disaster management cycle, beginning with the perception of existential risks and ending with sustainable practices to secure wellbeing.
Sarah Leah Whitson is the Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa Human Rights Watch. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions throughout the region, focusing on issues of armed conflict, accountability, legal reform, migrant workers, and political rights. She has published widely on human rights issues in the Middle East in international and regional media, including The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, and CNN. She appears regularly on Al-Jazeera, BBC, NPR, and CNN. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Whitson worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Whitson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Syed Mohammad Abbas Zaidi is currently working as Assistant Professor at H.S.Z.H. Govt. Unani Medical College, Bhopal (India). He is Associate member of Japan Neuroscience Society and has presented many research papers in various countries such as Iran, Japan, USA, Malaysia, England and Srilanka. He has many published papers in various reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of two national Indian journals, member of ethical committee review board of Unani Medicine in Bhopal. He received the best paper award in a scientific conference at Kualalumpur (Malaysia) in 2011 and the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has conferred him the Young Scientist Award in February 2017.
Muhammad Hamid Zaman is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. Prof. Zaman’s current research is focused on developing novel solutions to improve the quality of medicines, with a particular focus on how drug quality affects anti-microbial resistance. He is also working on multi-disciplinary educational and research endeavors focusing on improving refugee health in Lebanon, Syria, Uganda and Pakistan. In addition to his research, his newspaper columns have appeared in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, Project Syndicate, Express Tribune, Huffington Post and US News and World Report.
Dr. Zahra Zeinali is a medical doctor from Iran and has pursued further education in global health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently working as a policy officer at EAT Foundation, focused on translating science to policies that protect health of people and the planet through sustainable food systems. Formerly, she has served in several roles including graduate research assistant at the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and regional coordinator for the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the International Federation of Medical Students´ Associations. She is a member of the Junior Doctors Network of the World Medical Association.