Robert W. Buckingham, a Yale graduate, is a professor of Public Health & Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, formerly appointed inaugural Executive Director/Dean of the School of Public Health with the University of Saskatchewan, in 2009. He has authored more than 12 books and many scientific referred papers, with the most recent being a textbook entitled, “A Primer on International Health” published by Allyn & Bacon, and five books on hospice care, including, “Care of the Dying Child” published by the Continuum Publishing Company, which was translated in seven languages.
Dr. Buckingham helped pioneer the development of the first Hospice in the U.S. and considered one of the “Founding Fathers” of hospice in North America. He was the first Director of Research of hospice in Connecticut in 1974 and subsequently founded another 81 hospice programs worldwide, including a hospice for children afflicted with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. For his humanitarian work in the field of hospice care for children with AIDS, has been awarded the Ivanosky Prize in Humanitarian Medicine by the Russian Institute of Virology in 1992. In 2014, Dr. Buckingham was awarded the Nelson Mandela Award for Academic Leadership from Harvard University.
Mustafa Z. Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and an Expert of Global Health Financing & Public Health. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management.
Dr. Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Younis has administrative experience as Senior Advisor for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program.
Dr. Younis has a history of playing visible roles on the editorial boards of journals as Chief Editor, Guest Editor and Editorial board member of leading journals such as IJMR, JHCF, Inquiry, JHHSA, JPBAFM
Dr. Younis is a frequent speaker for both academic and professional audiences. His talks often feature his latest research and work in progress as well as cross-industry trends and strategy implications. He has provided workshops and presentation for wide organizations. His research and findings applied to for-profit, non-profit settings, and government.
Dr. Younis has consulted with several organizations on Healthcare Finance and Economics. Dr. Younis is often invited to speak about the challenges in the healthcare industry and other related topics to health economics, finance, and research. He has presented topics, such as,
healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Prof. Nassiri is a former Associate Dean of Global Health at the Michigan State University
(MSU). He also served as MSU director of Institute of International Health. He is currently a faculty member of the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and, Family and
Community Medicine, and, lecturer in Global Health, Infectious Diseases, and Tropical
Medicine. He currently works on international public health issues relating to chronic diseases
and has expertise in global health. He has made contributions in various fields of medical
sciences including clinical investigation and health education. On the basis of his extensive
experience and expertise in chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, TB as well as
antimicrobial resistance and human gut microbiome, he developed clinical research programs in Brazil, South Africa, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. He had served as editorial board member for the Journal of HIV and AIDS Review. He is currently an editorial board member for AIDS Patient Care and STDs, and International Journal of Global Health. Prof. Nassiri has
delivered seminar presentations on Tropical Medicine, HIV/AIDS, TB, Global Health and public
health interventions in numerous national and international conferences and workshops. He is
internationally recognized for his work in the areas of building effective international
partnerships particularly in global health, community health, clinical care capacity building, and
technical assistance mechanism. He has developed academic and research partnership programs
with Federal University of Para Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belem, Brazil.
My name is Joshua Aiyedun, and I’m a public health professional, having earned my doctorate from Columbia University in 2014. I have significant experience in training and development, fiscal management, and driving business initiatives to increase profitability. As an adjunct professor at St. John’s University in New York, I stay current with the latest developments in public health policy and programming. I am also the regional director for staff development for NYCCC Hospital, and spearhead curriculum development and training for PMCS, Partnering for Safety, Trauma-Informed Care, CPR/BLS, and staff orientations. When I’m not fulfilling my training and development obligations, I’m busy serving as Administrator on Call, responsible for making all executive-level decisions for after-hours operation. I also oversee the statewide Learning Management System and Fiscal Management for inpatient hospital sites. My career has spanned planning continuum of care services, directing program operations for social services, and providing hands-on social and psychological development assistance. I consider myself to be an able and compassionate strategist and look forward to applying my skills and knowledge to new challenges.
After having been a successful Fur Designer, and then a Security Specialist in CCTV and Central Station Alarms, I began a career in Research and Development of Medical Products that focus on Safer-Sex and Erectile Dysfunction. In that field I have achieved or have been awarded more US Patents, and more NIH and Gates Foundation funding than any one else. Over the past 20 years we have conducted more than 7000 Medically Supervised clinical trials on 10 different FDA Approved medical devices which were recently launched in out
I, Professor Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim have been working in the National Institute of
Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) in the Department of Population Dynamics
for the last seventeen years. I have worked in NIPSOM as a teacher, trainer and
researcher. Now I am working as a Professor Department of Public Health in North South
University in Dhaka. I did Ph.D., MPH, and MBBS. I supervised a thesis done by MPH and
MPhil students about seventy-five in number. I have a national and international
publication about Sixty-five in number. I have presented my scientific research paper in
different international conferences.
Mr. Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Govt. of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years (1974-2009) with senior level experience work on the research and development of integrated agricultural industries like livestock and dairy development, aquaculture and fishery, apiculture and poultry, on a sustainable way.
Being a senior most scientist in the world, Mr. Usman always participated in the international conference on the integrated agricultural industries, energy particularly bioenergy, Biotechnology, Chemical science, Plant Science, Food Science, Green Chemistry, Bio-Engineering, Cancer Diagnostic and Sustainability as MOC, Keynote Speaker, Renowned Speaker, Plenary Speaker and even Moderator of the conferences around the world.
Mohammed Hojouj is Master of medicine, a member of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCCN, a member of the European Association of Physicians in Germany( NGO), member of the international conference, Speaker of the international conference in the United Arab Emirates 2015, a member of the Association of Arab doctors in Ukraine. Actual Member of the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Has experience of more than 9 international clinical researches as Sub-investigator. He gives great attention to the educational process, organization and conduction of clinical trials in oncology practice. Responsible for the educational process at the department (Foreign students).
Mr. Bagasol graduated cum laude at the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Banos. He is an active advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, human rights, and environmental communication. He currently works as a Knowledge and Capacity Development Associate at the Philippine Human Rights Information Center.
Joyceline Ntoh Yuh is a feminist, rounding up her doctorate in the University of Oldenburg, Germany. She holds an MA in Women & Gender Studies from the ISS Erasmus University Netherlands. Her research interest includes HIV/AIDS-related stigma, gender issues, Sexual and Reproductive health. Since 2006 she took keen interest in the field of HIV/AIDS were she researched on the impact of HIV on Agriculture affecting mostly women with the UN FAO Gender unit, mainstreaming HIV policies in UNFFE Uganda, HIV stigma & childbearing in Cameroon and currently facilitates workshops with MA students in the area of Gender, Migration & HIV/AIDS(Health). She is currently a reviewer for the journal of AIDS clinical research & STD(USA) and works as a volunteer with the AIDS Help NGO (AIDSHilfe) in Oldenburg, Germany.
Dr. El Hadji Seydou Mbaye was born in 1978 in Kaolack a region of Senegal. During 2008-2013, he pursued his Ph.D. in Biology and Human Pathologies with the collaboration of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) /WHO, Lyon (France); 2006-2007 : Master of Life and Health, Specialty Biology of microorganisms, Virology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2005-2006 : Master of Life and Health, option of Immunophysiopathology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2004-2005 : License of Biochemistry in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2002-2004 : General Degree in Sciences and Technologies in University of METZ (France). He was certified by the Federation International of Gynecology Obstetrics (FIGO), the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE, www.acoe.be), the Institute Catalan of Oncology (ICO) for cervical cancer prevention (Grade 10/10) in support of Continuing Medical Education for physicians. These credits are also recognized as Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA Category 1 credits) by the American Medical Association. He was certified, by the United Nations for Basic Notion of Security on the Ground-Protection, Health, and behavior, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization, Lyon (France) for Safety Certificate. He has published 1 Book with a style of philosophical story. Author of the world program against cancer in low and middle incomes countries, he is lead author (first listed) of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles published in reputed journals. He is Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Immunology, Journal of Retro Virology and Anti Retro Virology, Current Scientific Research in Biomedical Sciences (CSRS), associate membership of the World Society for Virology and also, member of BCNet International Working Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Corinne Barnes completed her PhD at Atlantic International University and is a lecturer at University of the West Indies. She is the coordinator director for the Undergraduate Programs at Caribbean School of Media and Communication Relations (CARIMAC) UWI Campus in Jamaica and has received funding support from the university to support her work on HIV/AIDS and Media. Dr Barnes has also published in peer-reviewed journals.
Cissy Ssuuna has completed her Degree in Social Work and Social administration from Bugema University, a Diploma in Counseling & Diploma in Nursing from Mulago school of Nursing & Midwifery in Kampala Uganda
She is a Community Educator and Prevention officer for Baylor Uganda Site in Kampala, Uganda. In addition, she is a member of HIV Prevention Trial Network (HPTN) Community Working Group.
In her position at Baylor Uganda site, she is responsible for overseeing the community outreach and training. In this role, she directly liaise with research investigators and program managers to link them with their targeted communities.
Dr. Bobbie Emetu's research focus is in sexual transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors. Her research interests include condom use errors, innovative methods for STI testing, HIV-related stigma, and the association between sexual abuse and sexual risk behaviors. She continues to conduct applied research within the areas of health education, disease prevention, and sexual health.
John Francis Oketcho holds Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Kampala International University and Bachelors of Education Makerere University. He has served in senior positions and Boards and currently he is the Executive Director FOCREV Uganda. He also worked as a Project Director with Compassion International for a period of Five years; Francis served as Board of Directors Uganda Networks of Aids Service Organization (UNASO), Chairperson National Council for Coca cola Uganda and National publicity Secretary enterprenuers League NRM.
Akanle FlorenceFoluso has completed his PhD from Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and she is Senior Lecturer, She is a specialist in sexuality, she has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dr. Eugenia Curet is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine in Edinburg, Texas. She has published and presented extensively on issues related to HIV/AIDS and addiction to substances among minority populations. During 17 years she was the Director of the Vincent P. Dole Research and Treatment Center for Opioid Addiction of the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), in New York, that provided treatment care to multiply diagnosed (addiction to heroin, HIV/HCV and psychiatric disorders) adolescents and adults
Dr Mathew Nyashanuis a senior lecturer he contributes on a number of modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in public Health. Mathew also engages in research on different health issues including HIV among black sub-Sahara African communities living in diaspora
Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage
Health Resources Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, United States
Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage has been in the public health field for over 20 years and is currently a Public Health Analyst that serves as a Project Officer for the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), within the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. She oversees the monitoring, assessment and reporting for selected demonstration sites in several SPNS initiatives. Natalie received her MPH from Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. Her research interests include cultural humility, health equity and women's health in communities of color.
Emmanuel Yeboah Asomah holds a Diploma in Nursing from SDA Nurses Training College, Kumasi, Ghana and has worked for 8 years at community and district hospitals and now pursuing another degree course in Anaestisia from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,Kumasi.
He also is also an HIV/STI Counselor for Priorities On Rights and Sexual Health and have undertaken several outreach testing and counselling for Men who have sex with Men in Kumasi and Accra.
He made an oral presentation on the C5 Mobile app at the fourth National HIV and AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) held in Accra, Ghana from 8th to 11th May 2018 and was a delegate at the 22nd International AIDS Conference which took place on 23rd to 27th July 2018 at the Netherlands.
He is a passionate Nurse with a special interest in Research in HIV/AIDS with Key populations especially Men who have sex with Men.
FranicsBoakye serves as the Executive Director of one of the Leading LGBT organizations in Ghana and a researcher into MS and HIV.AIDS in Ghana. He has worked on so many USAID sponsored projects and have a wide array of insight into MSM issues in Ghana.
Olalekan is a young behavioural Scientist with focus on research and practice for social change. He has lead conference at various capacities. He is a member of European Public Health Association(EUPHA) and Society for AIDS in Africa(SAA) with numerous peer reviewed publications
Mr. Shan Sharma, MBA, has worked in the technology market including semionductor, systems and software across the world since 2005 inclunig the USA since 2012. He is the Business Development Principal and NFC evangelist, at a premier Public Semiconductor product and service organization he has been associated for over 15 years.
Mr. Shan Sharma, BCA, MBA, Associates of BS has over the past 17 years participated in numerous global efforts to introduce and induce new transformative technology breakthroughs in a myriad of agricultural, automation and electronic applications of technology worldwide. He was awarded the International Business development leadership award in 2007 for his leadership in deploying animal identification radio frequency technology across the Asia Pacific and beyond. He has contributed to numerous organizations, public-private partnerships and numerous national programs through software and technology including specialized semiconductor technology across the world since 2005 including the USA since 2012. He is the Business Development Principal and NFC evangelist, at Silicon Craft Technology PLC a publicly listed company with a global footprint in pioneering transformative technologies as a Semiconductor product and service organization with which he has been associated for over 14 years.