About the Team

Secretariat

Institute for Public Health
University of California San Diego, USA

Post graduate program in Epidemiology
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia


Global Observatory for Physical Activity
Steering Committee

Michael Pratt, MD, MSPE, MPH – Chair
University of California San Diego, USA

Pedro C Hallal, PhD – co-Chair
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD
University of Texas at Austin, USA

I-Min Lee, MD, ScD
Harvard University, USA

Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, USA

Kenneth E. Powell, MD, MPH 
Retired, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Adrian Bauman, MBBS, PhD
University of Sydney, Australia

Charlie Foster, BEd Hons, MSc, PhD
University of Bristol, UK

Deborah Salvo, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Melody Ding, PhD
University of Sydney, Australia

Ulf Ekelund, PhD
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Andrea Ramirez, PhD
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

    

         

         
         

ISPAH Representative

Jasper Schipperijn, PhD, MSc
President
International Society for Physical Activity and Health

Coordinator

Andrea Ramirez Varela, PhD
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia




Designer

Cíntia Borges, Graphic Designer
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Communications

Silvia Maria da Silva Pinto, Journalist
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Rafaela Martins, MSc, PhD student
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Research Assistants

Jane Moon
University of California San Diego, USA

Anita Nguyen
University of California San Diego, USA



    

    



Website

Paulo R. Ferreira Jr, PhD
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil




GoPA TV

Guilherme Carvalho da Rosa, PhD
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Everton Maciel
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

    

WORKING GROUP


Andrea Ramirez Varela – Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Michael Pratt – University of California San Diego, San Diego USA
Pedro Hallal – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
I-Min Lee – Harvard University, Boston, USA
Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic- Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Cintia Borges – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Brigid Lynch – Cancer Epidemiology Division, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Katrien Wijndaele, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Deborah Salvo, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
Ding Ding – University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Karen Milton – University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Rafaela Martins – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Gloria Isabel Niño – Universidad Industrial de Santander
Shana Ginar – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Bruna Goncalves – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Luciana Zaranza, University Center of the Federal District
Adrian Bauman – University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Zeljko Pedisic – Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Matthew Mclaughin – University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Atkin – University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Luke Wolfenden – University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Ulf Ekelund – Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Gregory Heath – UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, USA
Harold Kohl – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
Charlie Foster – University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Marcelo Cozzensa – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Cauane Blumenberg – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Eduardo Caputo – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
Paulo Ferreira – Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
 

COUNTRY CONTACTS



EAST ASIA & PACIFIC:

 

AMERICAN SAMOA, FIJI, FRENCH POLYNESIA, GUAM, KIRIBATI, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MICRONESIA, NEW CALCEDONIA, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, PALAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SAMOA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TONGA, TUVALU, & VANUATU

Viliami Puloka 

Senior Health Promotion Strategist specializing in Pacific Health

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, New Zealand

 

AUSTRALIA

Adrian Bauman 

Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, and Director Prevention Research Collaboration

The University of Sydney, Asia Pacific Physical Activity Network (APPAN), NSW, Australia

 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Norhayati Haji Ahmad

Professor and Public Health Senior Medical Officer

Health Promotion Centre Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam

 

CHINA

Junshi Chen

National Center Director

Exercise is Medicine

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Focal Point in China, Beijing, China

 

CHINA

Yuying Wang

National Center Manager

Exercise is Medicine

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Focal Point in China, Beijing, China

 

HONG KONG SAR, CHINA

Ester Cerin 

Associate Professor

School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

INDONESIA

Soewarta Kosen

Policy Researcher

Scientific Research Commission – National Institute of Health Research and Development, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

JAPAN

Shigeru Inoue

Professor and Chair

Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

 

JAPAN

Shiho Amagasa

Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

 

KOREA

Eun-Young Lee

Assistant Professor In Situ

Physical Activity Research Lab Queen’s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

 

KOREA

Hyuntae Park

Professor

Department of Health Care and Science, College of Health Science, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea (Republic of) & Research Institute, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Aichi, Japan.

 

LAO PDR

Vanphanom Sychareun

University of Health Sciences, Vientiane Laos

 

MACAO SAR 

Jinlei Nie

Associate Professor

School of Health Sciences and Sports, Macao Polytechnic Institute

 

MALAYSIA

Selina Khoo

Associate Professor

Centre for Sports and Exercise sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

MONGOLIA

Oyun Chimeddamba

Monash University, Australia

 

NEW ZEALAND

Erica Hinckson 

Associate Dean (Postgraduate)

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Moushumi Chaudhury; Charlotte Jelleyman; Saeideh Aminian; Makoha Gardiner (Translation to Māori-Rauemi LTD)

School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology

 

CYPRUS

Erica Hinckson 

Associate Dean (Postgraduate)

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

 

CYPRUS

Moushumi Chaudhury 

Research Fellow

School of Sport & Recreation, Auckland University of Technology

 

PHILIPPINES

Loreli Grepo
Assistant Professor

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department, College of Engineering, Interactive Learning Center Diliman, University of the Philippines

 

THAILAND

Nucharapon Liangruenrom

Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand

 

THAILAND

Piyawat Katewongsa

Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand

 

VIETNAM

Tran Thanh Huong

Professor

Department of Ethics and Social Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

SINGAPORE                       

Aaron Sim

Assistant Director from Physical Activity and Weight Management

Health Promotion Board, Singapore

Angela Koh

Institution: Assistant Director, Population Surveillance Department

Research and Surveillance Division

Policy, Research & Surveillance Group

Health Promotion Board

Audrey Tong

Director, Physical Activity & Weight Management Division, Health Promotion Board, Singapore

 

 

 

EUROPE & CENTRAL ASIA:

 

ALBANIA & KOSOVO

Mimoza Shkodra

Assistant Professor

University College – AAB/ Kolegji AAB

 

AUSTRIA

Sylvia Titze

Professor

University of Graz, Institute of Human Movement Science, Sport and Health, Graz, Austria

 

AUSTRIA

Thomas Dorner

Professor

Medical University of Vienna, Center for Public Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Vienna, Austria

 

BELGIUM

Sofie Compernolle

Assistant Professor & PhD-student

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Movement and Sport Sciences Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

 

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Franjo Lovric

Department of Kinesiology, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

Sam Green

States of Guernsey at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre

 

CROATIA 

Danijel Jurakic

Professor

Faculty of Kinesiology University of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Josef Mitáš

Professor

Institute of Active Lifestyle, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Karel Frömel 

Professor

Institute of Active Lifestyle, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

DENMARK

Lars Breum Christiansen

Assistant Professor

University of Southern Denmark Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics Odense, Denmark

 

ENGLAND

Charlie Foster

Associate Professor

University of Bristol

 

ENGLAND

Karen Milton

Associate Professor

University of East Anglia

 

ESTONIA

Eva-Maria Riso

Researcher

University of Tartu, Estonia

 

FAEROE ISLANDS

Olavur Jokladal

Project coordinator

Fólkaheilsuráðið in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

 

FINLAND

Pekka Juhani Jousilahti

Research Professor

PI of the National FINRISK Study, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

 

FRANCE

Anne Vuillemin

Professor & Head of the Graduate School of Health Science Ecosystems

Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

 

FRANCE
Jean-Michel Oppert

Professor

University Pierre et Marie Curie Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition Dept of Nutrition, Pitie-Salpetriere University Hospital, Paris, France

 

GERMANY 

Katja Siefken

Professor for Physical Activity and Health
MSH Medical School Hamburg
University of Applied Sciences and Medical University
Research Cluster Exercise and Health
Department Performance, Neuroscience, Therapy & Health
Germany

 

GREECE

Yannis Dionyssiotis

Senior Consultant,1st Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, National Rehabilitation Center EKA, Athens, Greece

 

HUNGARY

Réka Veress

Policy officer in charge of EU and international sport affairs

Ministry of Human Capacities

 

HUNGARY

Annamária Somhegyi

Officer/Director

National Center for Spinal Disorders, Budapest, Hungary

 

ICELAND

Sigríður Lára Guðmundsdóttir

Professor

Department of Health Promotion, Sport and Leisure studies, University of Iceland, Iceland

 

IRELAND

Niamh Murphy

Lecturer and Researcher

Centre for Health Behaviour Research
Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science
Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford

 

IRELAND

Elizabeth Loughren

Institution of Sport Ireland, Dublin

 

ITALY

Alice Mannocci

Associate Professor

University Mercatorum, Rome, Italy

 

ITALY

Guiseppe La Torre

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

 

KAZAKHSTAN

Altyn Aringazina

Head of Department

Department of Population Health and Social Sciences, Kazakhstan School of Public Health

 

LITHUANIA

Migle Baceviciene

Associate Professor,

Study Programme Director Department of Physical and Social Education,

Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

LUXEMBOURG

Ala’a Al Kerwi

Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator, Centre d’Etudes en Santé Publique, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Strassen, Luxembourg

 

LUXEMBOURG

Laurent Malisoux

Group Leader of the Physical Activity Sport, and Health Research Group

Luxembourg Institute of Health

 

MACEDONIA

Vera P. Simovska

Associate Professor, Director of Postgraduate study for Nutrition

Spec of Sports Medicine Subspec. of Nutrition and Medical Dietetics
Medical Polyclinic "Intermed-Art", Macedonia

 

MOLDOVA

Galina Obreja

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Social Medicine and Management, Moldova

 

MONTENEGRO

Stevo Popovic

Associate Professor

University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, Niksic, Montenegro

 

MYANMAR

Kyaw Zin Thant

Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Myanmar

 

NETHERLANDS

Wanda Wendel Vos

Investigator

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

Angela Carlin

Lecturer in Exercise and Health
Centre for Exercise Medicine, Physical Activity and Health, Sports and
Exercise Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Jordanstown

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

Marie Murphy

Professor of Exercise and Health and Dean of Postgraduate Research / Director of the Doctoral College. Centre for Exercise Medicine, Physical Activity and Health, Sports and
Exercise Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Jordanstown

 

NORWAY

Ulf Ekelund

Professor

Department of Sport Medicine Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

 

POLAND

Elżbieta Biernat 

Professor

Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium of World Economy, Department of Tourism, Warsaw, Poland

 

POLAND

Hanna Nalecz

Assistant professor

Institute of Mother and Child, Department of Children and Adolescents Health, Warsaw, Poland

 

POLAND 

Monika Pitkowska

Researcher and Lecturer

Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland

 

PORTUGAL

Jorge Mota

Member

Research Centre in Physical Activity Leisure and Health, Porto, Portugal

 

ROMANIA

Paul Enescu

Professor

Liceul Teoretic Aurel Vlaicu, orasul Breaza Breaza, Prahova

 

SCOTLAND

Nanette Mutrie

Director of Physical Activity for Health Research Centre

Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

SERBIA

Dusan Mitic

Professor

Faculty of Sport and Physical Education University of Belgrade, Department for Recreation
Member Sport for All Serbia Board and President of Expert Team
Member NOC Serbia and Sport for All Commission
President Association of Expert of Recreation of Belgrade
Member ASO Belgrade and Sport for All Commission
Member TAFISA Europe Steering Committee
Member National Educational Council Serbia

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 

Jaroslava Kopcakova

Senior Researcher

Department of Health Psychology and Research Methodology Faculty of Medicine, P.J.Safarik University, Slovak Republic

 

SLOVENIA

Andrea Backovic Jurian

National Health Promoter

National Public Health Institute, Slovenia

 

SLOVENIA

Maja Dakskobler

National Public Health Institute, Slovenia

 

SPAIN

David Martinez

Assistant Professor

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IdiPaz, CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain

 

SWEDEN

Maria Hagstromer

Associate Professor, Head of Division

Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden

 

SWITZERLAND

Andrea Poffet

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health Department of NCD Prevention, Switzerland

 

TURKEY

Gul Baltaci

Professor

Association of Turkish Sports Physiotherapists, Turkey

 

TURKEY

Nazan Yardim

Minister of Health, Department of Physical Activity and Nutrition, Turkey

 

UKRAINE

Tatiana Andreeva

Editor-in-Chief

Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe

 

WALES

John Stewart Bradley

Principal Health Promotion Specialist

Public Health Wales, Cardiff, Wales

 

 

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN:

 

ARUBA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, BERMUDA, CURACAO, CAYMAN ISLANDS, DOMINICA,  GUYANA, GRENADA, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, HAITI , ST. MARTIN (FRENCH PART), ST. LUCIA, ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ST. MARTIN (DUTCH PART)

Tamu Davidson

Head of Chronic Disease and Injury Department.

Surveillance, Disease Prevention & Control Division. Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

 

ARUBA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, BERMUDA, CURACAO, CAYMAN ISLANDS, DOMINICA,  GUYANA, GRENADA, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, HAITI , ST. MARTIN (FRENCH PART), ST. LUCIA, ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ST. MARTIN (DUTCH PART)

Lisa Indar

Director-Surveillance, Disease Prevention & Control Division. Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

 

ARGENTINA

Oscar Incarbone

General Coordinator

Coordinador general, tecnicatura en salud, alimentación y actividad física en la universidad ISALUD

 

BARBADOS

Christina Howitt

The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre; Caribbean Institute for Health Research, University of the West Indies; Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

 

BARBADOS

Alafia Samuels

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

 

BELIZE, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, PANAMA

Kevin Martinez-Folgar

Doctoral Student in Epidemiology

Dornsife School of Public Health Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.

 

BOLIVIA

Isabel Cárdenas

Member

Exercise is Medicine, Bolivia

 

BRAZIL

Alex Florindo 

Professor

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

 

CHILE

Jaime Leppe

Research Coordinator

School of Physical Therapy,
Facultad de Medicina, Clinica Alemana
Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

 

COLOMBIA

Nubia Yaneth Ruiz Gómez

Coordinator

Internal Work Group on Physical Activity of the Ministry of Sports of Colombia

 

COLOMBIA

Franklin Prieto

Technical Director of Surveillance and Risk Analysis in Public Health

National Institute of Health of Colombia

 

COSTA RICA

Inés Revuelta-Sánchez

Associate Professor and Senior Researcher

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

 

COSTA RICA

Thelma Sanchez

Asociación Costarricense de Cardiología, San José, Costa Rica

 

COSTA RICA

Gerardo Araya

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Universidad de Costa Rica

 

COSTA RICA

Margarita Claramunt

Ministerio de Salud

 

COSTA RICA

Yadira Fernández

Ministerio de Salud

 

CUBA

Gladys Bequer

Professor

Departamento de Cultura Física del Instituto Nacional de Deportes, Educación Física y Recreación (INDER)

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Richard Marine

Coordinator

Exercise is Medicine, Medical Doctor at Sports Medicine and Nutrition at NutriMed, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

 

ECUADOR

Angelica Ochoa

Professor, Coordinator

University of Cuenca

 

ECUADOR

Susana Andrade

Researcher and professor

University of Cuenca

 

JAMAICA 

Kamilah S. Hylton 

Dean and Associate Professor

Faculty of Science and Sport, University of Technology, Jamaica

 

JAMAICA 

Takese Foga

Director of Health Promotion and Education in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Jamaica

 

MEXICO

Alejandra Jauregui

Head of the Physical Activity Research Unit and Professor

Mexican National Institute of Public Health

 

MEXICO

Catalina Medina

Researcher

Department of Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico.

 

MEXICO

Juan Rivera

Director General (Dean)

National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP)

 

MEXICO

Deborah Salvo

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School Of Public Health in Austin, and an Adjunct Researcher and Faculty Member at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP)

 

NICARAGUA

Enrique José Medina Sandino

President

Nicaraguan Foundation for Diabetes and Exercise is Medicine, Managua, Nicaragua

 

NICARAGUA

Vera Amanda Solís

Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Managua, Nicaragua

 

PARAGUAY

Felicia Cañete

Director and Professor

Vigilancia de Enfermedades No TransmisiblesMinisterio de Salud Publica y Bienestar Social. Facultad de Ciencias Medicas-Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay

 

PERU

Oscar Flores

Center for Global NCD Research and Training. PRISMA ONG

Centro de Investigación del Envejecimiento (CIEN) – Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad de San Martín de Porres

 

PUERTO RICO

Mercedes Rivera

Professor

Red Actividad Fisica de Puerto Rico- RAFA –PUR, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

 

SURINAME

Se-Sergio Baldew 

Lecturer and Researcher

Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS), Suriname

 

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Nichols Selby

Senior Lecturer

University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

 

URUGUAY

Cecilia del Campo

Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, Uruguay

 

URUGUAY

Oscar Díaz Arnesto

Member

Exercise is Medicine, Uruguay

 

URUGUAY

Javier Sayavera

Universidad de la República, Uruguay

 

VENEZUELA

Rolando Carrizales-Ramos

Professor

Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Universidad Nacional Experimental Rafael María Baralt, Cabimas, Venezuela

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Lyna Fredericks

Conseiller Director of chronic diseases, Government of the Virgin Islands, Department of Health, Virgin Islands

 

 

 

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA:

 

DJIBOUTI

Abchir Aly

Saad Hassan Aden

Conseiller Pédagogique chez Ministére de l’Education Nationale et de la Formation profesionnelle

 

EGYPT 

Said El-Ashker

Professor

Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

 

GAMBIA

Omar Badje

Programme Manager

Non Communicable Disease Prevention & Control and

National Focal Point for Tobacco/ FCTC

Directorate of Health Promotion & Education

Ministry of Health & Social Welfare Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

 

JORDAN

Nour Obeidat

King Hussain Cancer Center

 

JORDAN

Rawan Shihab

Head, Nutrition & Health Education, Cancer Control Office

 

IRAQ

Saad Younus Agha

Assistant Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Dohuk, Dohuk, Iraq

 

ISRAEL

Prof. Mickey Scheinowitz
Chairman and Director

Department of Biomedical Engineering & Sylvan Adams Sports Institute, Tel Aviv university, Israel

 

QATAR

Daniela Khidir

AS CAO Office, ASPETAR

 

LEBANON

Lara Nasreddine 

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon

 

MALTA

Andrew Decelis

Professor

Institute for Physical Education and Sport, University Sports Complex, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

 

MOROCCO

Asmaa El Hamdouchi 

Researcher

Unité Mixte de Recherche Nutrition et Alimentation, CNESTEN- Université Ibn Tofail URAC39 Regional Designated Center of Nutrition Associated with AFRA/IAEA

 

OMAN

Lyutha Al Subhi

Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Omán

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, PALESTINE AND WEST BANK & GAZA

Haleama Al Sabbah

Associate Professor

Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Majed Alnaji

Research Specialist

Ministry of Sports of Saudi Arabia

 

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Louay Labban

Professor

Department of Nutrition and food Science, Faculty of Health sciences, University of Kalamoon, Damascus, Syria

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA:

 

 

CANADA

Christine Cameron 

President

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

CANADA

John C. Spence 

University of Alberta, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Geoffrey P Whitfield 

Epidemiologist

Physical Activity and Health Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

 

 

 

 

SOUTH ASIA:

 

BANGLADESH

Abdur Razzaque 

Emeritus Scientist

Climate Change and Health

Health System and Population Studies Division

International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (ICCDDR,) B, Dhaka

 

BHUTAN & SRI LANKA

Chathuranga Ranasinghe

Lecturer

Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

INDIA

Shifalika Goenka

Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

 

NEPAL

Susan Paudel 

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia

 

PAKISTAN 

Aamir Raoof Memon 

Assistant Professor

Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah (SBA)

 

 

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA:

 

ANGOLA

Pedro Magalhães

Professor

Department of Physiological Sciences, Medical School of the Agostinho Neto University, Luanda, Angola

 

BOTSWANA

Tladi Dawn

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Education Health & Recreation, Sport Psychology University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

 

BOTSWANA

Leapetswe Malete

Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

 

BURKINA FASO

Sawadogo Amidou

Professor Assistant at the Institute of Sport Sciences and Human Development, University of Joseph KI-ZERBO, Head of Sport and Physical Activity Department, Burkina Faso

 

CAMEROON

Felix K. Assah

Lecturer of Epidemiology

Department of Public Health Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon

 

COTE D’IVOIRE

Amangoua Théodore Asse

Sport and physical education instructor

Félix Houphouët-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute

 

ETHIOPIA

Chalchisa Abdeta

Early Start Research, University of Wollongong, Australia

 

ETHIOPIA

Alem Deksisa

Adama Hospital Medical College, Ethiopia

 

ETHIOPIA

Debrework Tesfaye

Wolaita Sodo University

 

GHANA

Reginald Ocansey 

Professor

Active Living & Wellness Alliance Group (ALWAG)
Ghana

 

KENYA

Vincent O. Onywera
Professor

Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science, Kenyatta University

 

MALAWI

Enock Madalitso Chisati

Senior lecturer and Head of the Physiotherapy programme

College of Medicine, University of Malawi

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Albertino Damasceno

Faculty of Medicine (A.D., D.D.), Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

 

NAMIBIA

Hilde Nashandi

Lecturer

School of Nursing in Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Namibia

 

NIGERIA

Adewale Oyeyemi

Senior Lecturer

College of Medical Sciences of the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

 

RWANDA

Theogene Dusingizimana

Senior Lecturer

University of Rwanda, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Busogo Campus, Musanze, Rwanda

 

SENEGAL

Adama Diouf

Professor

Laboratoire de Recherche en Nutrition et Alimentation Humaine

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakat (UCAD)

 

SEYCHELLES

Bharathi Viswanathan

Programme Manager, NCD Section

Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Victoria, Seychelles

 

SEYCHELLES

Pascal Bovet

Associate Professor

Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive (IUMSP) Division des Maladies Chroniques (dMC), Lausanne, Suisse.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Estelle Victoria (Vicki) Lambert
Professor

Health through Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Sport Research Center (HPALS)
Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), FMIS International Collaborating Center of Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Tracy L. Kolbe-Alexander 

Associate Head of School – Research
School of Health & Wellbeing l Faculty of Health, Engineering & Sciences
University of Southern Queensland

 

TANZANIA

Jackline Jema Nusurupia

District Nutrition Officer

Karatu, Arusha, Tanzania

 

UGANDA

Sandra BS Kasoma

Professor

Department of Sports Science Makerere University (MUK) Founder of The Physical Activity Network in Uganda – TPANU, Uganda

 

ZAMBIA

Wilbroad Mutale

University of Zambia School of Public Health, Zambia

 

ZIMBABWE

Moreways Changa

Standards Control Officer at Sports and Recreation Commisssion – Zimbabwe