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Giovanna Del Vecchio PhD, Editor

New Content ItemGiovanna studied medical biotechnology at the University of Bologna in Italy, where she also obtained her PhD in neurobiology, with a focus on cellular and molecular regenerative approaches to CNS diseases. In 2010, she moved to Berlin and worked on drug discovery and molecular characterization of CNS diseases and pain relief, first at the FMP Institute and then at the Charité University Hospital. In 2018, she transitioned to the industrial sector while following her interest in the development of innovative solutions for life sciences and health. In her most recent professional role, she contributed with enthusiasm to the development of scalable technologies for digital health and preventive medicine. She values and commits to a culture of data sharing and openly accessible scientific communication, especially when these have an impact on health services and healthcare. Giovanna joined BMC Series in late 2022.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr. Dietmar Ausserhofer

Dietmar AusserhoferDietmar is a nurse and nursing scientist at the Claudiana State University for Health Professions (Bolzano, Italy). His research focuses on patient safety and quality of care in acute and long-term care.

Professor Dina Balabanova

Dina BalabanovaDina is a Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her expertise is in health systems governance, effective delivery models, and health systems strengthening, across a range of low- and middle-income countries. Between 2012-2018, Dina served as an elected Board member of Health Systems Global, the journal's affiliated society. Dina joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2011. 

Professor Michael Donnelly

Michael is ProfeMichael Donnellyssor of Health Services Research in the Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), N. Ireland. He is Head of the Health Services and Global Health Research Group at QUB. His current academic interests revolve around applied, policy, and practice-relevant public health and wellbeing research designed to develop appropriate and effective service responses that will benefit significantly health and social care systems, patients, and service users locally and globally. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2015. 

Professor Koustuv Dalal

Koustuv DalalKoustuv has decades of experience in Health Economics and Systems Research, Prevention and Promotion, Public Health, Global Health, and Implementation Sciences. He has led more than 50 international research projects. He has many national, regional, and international assignments as a senior advisor/ committee member. He has developed 30 academic programs in several world-famous universities. He has students and workshops participants from 92 countries and Research collaborations in 51 universities and institutes. He has received many prestigious awards. Koustuv has evaluated more than 500 projects and programs.

Dr. Martin Dichter

Martin DichterMartin is a nurse and researcher at the Institute of Nursing Science, University Hospital of Cologne. Dietmar specializes in the psychometric evaluation of dementia-specific quality of life measurements, the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for people with Dementia, and evidence-based nursing. 

Professor Donna Goodridge

New Content Item (1)Donna Goodridge, RN, Ph.D. is a Professor in the College of Medicine in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Her current research interests focus on improving outcomes for adults living with chronic illness, in particular, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-COVID syndrome, using patient-oriented and mixed methods approaches.

Professor David Hotchkiss

David HotchkissDavid is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health & Sustainable Development at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Trained as a health economist, his current research focuses on the evaluation of health systems strengthening strategies in low- and middle-income countries including health care financing mechanisms; health workforce strategies; and routine health information systems. He has also led studies examining socioeconomic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization; demand for health care; and child marriage and reproductive health.

Dr. David Mohr

David MohrDavid is a health services research investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University, OH. He has a wide range of research interests including the health care workforce and well-being and safety, patient-centered care, patient safety, and outcomes of care, and the influence of organizational systems and teams on outcomes. He joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2018.

Professor Milena Pavlova

Milena PavlovaMilena is a Professor of Health Economics and Equity at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the financing of the health care sector, including health insurance, cost-sharing, out-of-pocket payments, willingness to pay, and discrete choice experiments. She is the chair of the ASPHER working group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe, and also an active member of the Scientific Board of Red Cross in the Netherlands. Her publication list includes over 100 research papers. In 2016, she received the AXA Award for successful mid-career researcher. Milena joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2013.

Dr. Gerald Sendlhofer

Gerald SendlhoferGerald is head of the Quality and Risk Management Department at the University Hospital of Graz, an employee of the Research Unit for Safety in Health, c / o Clinical Department for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Univ. Clinic for Surgery at the Medical University of Graz. His scientific focus is on patient safety. He is a lecturer in the field of patient safety. He received the “European Quality Leader Award 2015” (European Organization for Quality - EOQ).

Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski

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Magdalena SzaflarskiMagdalena Szaflarski, PhD, is a medical sociologist specializing in health and health care disparities and the social determinants of health. Dr. Szaflarski’s research has focused on immigrant health and health care, medicalization of cannabis, religion and HIV, social factors in epilepsy, and, recently, COVID-19 experiences and reactions.


Dr. Hannah Tappis

HHannah Tappisannah is a Senior Technical Advisor at Jhpiego - an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health where her work focuses on generating and using evidence to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal and child health services in conflict-affected settings. Hannah has a DrPH in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in History from Princeton University. She has been a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Health Services Research and an Editorial Board Member for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth since 2020.

Professor Brad Wright

Brad WrightBrad is Professor and Chair of Health Services Policy and Management in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He holds a PhD in health policy and management from UNC-Chapel Hill, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and previously served as faculty at the University of Iowa and UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on inequities in health care delivery, primary care, emergency medicine, and health politics and policy. In 2016, Dr. Wright received AUPHA's John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators.


Senior Editorial Board Members
Dietmar Ausserhofer, University of Basel, Switzerland
Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Koustuv Dalal, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Martin Dichter, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
Michael Donnelly, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Donna Goodridge, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
David Hotchkiss, Tulane University, USA
David Mohr, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Milena Pavlova, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Gerald Sendlhofer, LKH Universitätsklinikum Graz, Austria
Magdalena Szaflarski, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Hannah Tappis, JHPIEGO, USA
Brad Wright, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA

Editorial Board Members
Zhaleh Abdi, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Auwal Abdullahi, Bayero University, Nigeria
Rana Abu-Farha, Applied Science Private University, Jordan
Aaron Abuosi, University of Ghana, Ghana
Sayem Ahmed, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Khurshid Alam, Health Administration, Policy and Leadership Program, Murdoch Business School, Murdoch University, Australia
Mohammed Alam, Qatar University, Qatar
Eman Alefishat, Khalifa University, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Robert Kaba Alhassan, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Sultan Alshahrani, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Rachel Ambagtsheer, Torrens University Australia, Australia
Hubert Amu, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Nana Anokye, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Carl Antonio, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Anne Arber, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Hannah Arem, Medstar Health Research Institute, United States
Megan Armstrong, University College London, United Kingdom
Salla Atkins, Tampere University and Karolinska Institutet, Finland
Sunday Azagba, University of Utah, United States
Chantal Backman, University of Ottawa, Canada
Tim Badgery-Parker, The University of Sydney, Australia
James Bailey, Providence College, USA
Madhan Balasubramanian, University of Sydney, Australia
Julie Balen, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Francesco Barbabella, National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy
Heather Barry, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Masoud Behzadifar, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
David Beran, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Susanne Bernhardsson, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
Stephanie Best, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Caroline Björck, Region Gavleborg, Sweden
Nicole Blay, Western Sydney University, Australia
Eva Blozik, Helsana Health Insurance, Switzerland
Kasey Boehmer, Mayo Clinic, USA
Christian Brettschneider, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Helen Brooks, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Sharon Brownie, Griffith University, Australia
Aoife De Brun, University College Dublin, Ireland
André Bussières, McGill University, Australia
Guglielmo Campus, University of Bern, Switzerland
David Cantarero-Prieto, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Fabrizio Carinci, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Rosemary Caron, University of New Hampshire, United States
Melinda Carrington, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
Enrique Castro-Sanchez, University of West London, UK
Salma Chahed, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, University of Washington, United States
Thierry Chaussalet, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Jack Chen, University of New South Wales, Australia
Guanmin Chen, University of Calgary, Canada
Runsen Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Mingsheng Chen, Nanjing Medical University, China
Sumedha Chhatre, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Li-Yin Chien, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Dylan Collins, University of British Columbia, Canada
Louise Condon, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Donaldson Conserve, University of South Carolina, United States
Terry Cronan, San Diego State University, United States
Gianfranco Damiani, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Nigel Davies, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Ganisher Davlyatov, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA
Lukejohn Day, University of California San Francisco, United States
Alessandro de Sire, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Catanzaro, Italy
Chiara De Waure, University of Perugia, Italy
Saskia den Boon, Organisation mondiale de la Sante, Switzerland
Michelle Di Giacomo, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Huiru Dong, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Svetlana Doubova, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico
Laura Downey, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Thomas Druetz, University of Montreal, Canada
Wei Du, Australian National University, Australia
Bassey Ebenso, University Of Leeds, Institute Of Health Sciences, United Kingdom
Khalifa Elmusharaf, University of Limerick, Ireland
Martin Emmert, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Daniel Erku, Griffith University, Australia
Simone Fanelli, University of Parma, Italy
Youssef Farag, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Ama Fenny, University of Ghana, Ghana
Rebecca Feo, Flinders University, Australia
Pietro Ferrara, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy
Florian Fischer, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mariann Fossum, University of Agder, Norway
Berkeley Franz, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
Alberto Freitas, University of Porto, Portugal
Ines Fronteira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Julia Frost, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia
Maria Michela Gianino, University of Torino, Italy
Clarissa Giebel, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Anna Glenngard, Lund University, Sweden
Ilana Graetz, Emory University, United States
Andrew Gray, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Alys Griffiths, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Fernand Guedou, Centre de Santé de Cotonu, Benin
Muhammad Abdul Hadi, Qatar University, Qatar
Terje P. Hagen, University of Oslo, Norway
Katherine Harding, La Trobe University / Eastern Health, Australia
Reema Harrison, Macquarie University, Australia
Edris Hasanpoor, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Alys Havard, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Khezar Hayat, University of veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
Catherine Henshall, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Sarah Hewko, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Phillip Hider, University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand
Reece Hinchcliff, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Oliver Hirsch, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Danielle Hitch, Western Health, Australia
Laura Holdsworth, Stanford University, USA
Young-Rock Hong, University of Florida, USA
Nicole Huang, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Courtney Hughes, Northern Illinois University, United States
Rachael Hunter, University College London, United Kingdom
Anton Isaacs, Monash University, Australia
Md Shahidul Islam, University of New England, Australia
Jagnoor Jagnoor, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Diana Jamal, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Shazia Jamshed, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Sou Hyun Jang, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Rick Jansen, North Dakota State University, United States
Alessandro Jatobá, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Achala Upendra Jayatilleke, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ying Jiang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Desmond Jumbam, Operation Smile, Ghana
Edris Kakemam, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Minah Kang, Ewha Womans University, Republic Of Korea
Hanan Khalil, Latrobe University, Australia
Saval Khanal, Global Health Initiative, Sankalpa Foundation, Nepal
Sungwook Kim, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
Johannes Knitza, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Corinna Koebnick, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, USA
Jillian Kohler, University of Toronto, Canada
Grigorios Kotronoulas, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
John Kraemer, Georgetown University, United States
Maria Kristiansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Demi Krystallidou, University of Surrey, UK
Sanjeewa Kularatna, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Saravana Kumar, University of South Australia, Australia
Ramesh Kumar, Health Services Academy, Pakistan
Desmond Kuupiel, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Michel Landry, Duke University, United States
Shaun Lee, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Ling Li, Macquarie University, Australia
Kenneth Lee, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Zhanming Liang, James Cook University, Australia
Rosemary Lim, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Ka Keat Lim, King's College London, United Kingdom
Zhenqiu Lin, Yale University, United States
Anne Karin Lindahl, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Harvy Joy Liwanag, University of Bern, Switzerland
Adrian Loerbroks, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
Kathryn Lord, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Valentina Lorenzoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Gemma Louch, NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, United Kingdom
Lian Leng Low, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Huabin Luo, East Carolina University, United States
Błażej Łyszczarz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Xiya Ma, University of Montreal, Canada
Yodi Mahendradhata, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Ian Maidment, Aston University, United Kingdom
Ashar Malik, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Wenhui Mao, Duke Global Health Institute, USA
Peter May, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Cristian Meghea, Michigan State University, USA
Gholamhossein Mehralian, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Long Chiau Ming, Universiti of Bruni Darussalam, Brunei
Jose Mira, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Sandip Mitra, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, United Kingdom
Holger Muehlan, University of Greifswald, Germany
Roberta Guglielmetti Mugion, University Roma Tre, Italy
Liubove Murauskiene, Vilniaus Universitetas, Lithuania
David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Ling Na, University of Toledo, United States
Thomas Nathaniel, University of South Carolina, United States
David-Dan Nguyen, McGill University, Canada
Anna Nieboer, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands
Megan O'Grady, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA
Joseph Okebe, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Bibilola Oladeji, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Mei-Sing Ong, Harvard Medical School, United States
Sonya Osborne, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Songthip Ounpraseuth, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Zada Pajalic, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Feng Pan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Abdullah Pandor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Yannis Pappas, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Carole Parsons, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Kalyan Pasupathy, University of Illinois, USA
Holger Pfaff, Universitat zu Koln, Germany
Dawid Pieper, Brandenberg Medical School, Germany
Luiz Felipe Pinto, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vivek Podder, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Bangladesh
Constance Dimity Pond, University of Newcastle, Australia
Krit Pongpirul, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Ari Probandari, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Samira Rahimi, McGill University, Canada
Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, University of Central Missouri, United States
Pavani Rangachari, University of New Haven, United States
Hamid Ravaghi, World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Egypt
Adam Raymakers, BC Cancer & Simon Fraser University, Canada
Sandra Reeder, Monash University, Australia
Taeho Greg Rhee, Yale University, United States
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, University of California San Francisco, United States
Morwenna Rogers, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Federico Rotondo, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Torleif Ruud, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
KM Saif-Ur-Rahman, icddr, b, Bangladesh
Behnam Sadeghirad, McMaster University, Canada
Binaya Sapkota, Nobel College Faculty of Health Sciences, Nepal
Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh
Cara Sass, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Bernhard Schaller, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Francesco Schiavone, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Brett Scholz, The Australian National University, Australia
Joel Segel, Penn State University, USA
Chiara Seghieri, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Abdul-Aziz Seidu, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Sameera Senanayake, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Raffaele Serra, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Edson Serván-Mori, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Hamid Sharifi, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Vandad Sharifi, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Lisa Sharwood, University of Sydney, Australia
Chan Shen, Penn State University, United States
Rahul Shidhaye, Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, India
Nathan Shlobin, Northwestern University, USA
Sunil Shrestha, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Nepal
Tan Ching Siang, KPJ Healthcare University College, Malaysia
João Pedro Silva, University of Porto, Portugal
Jonathan Sicsic, Université Paris Cité, France
Sze-Ee Soh, Monash University, Australia
Moslem Soofi, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Maria Lucia Specchia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Mindaugas Stankunas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Aslak Steinsbekk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Andrew Sturrock, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Anusuiya Subramaniam, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Fatima Suleman, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tomoyuki Takura, Department of Healthcare Economics and Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Marzena Tambor, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Poland
Tara Tancred, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Henok Tegegn, University of New England, Australia
Khin Thet-Wai, Department of Medical Research, Myanmar
Caroline Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Ghasem (Sam) Toloo, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Anete Trajman, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Yafang Tsai, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Apostolos Tsiachristas, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Shahadat Uddin, The University of Sydney, Australia
Milena Vainieri, Sant'Anna Scuola Universiaria Superiore Pisa, Italy
Claudimar Veiga, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Sukumar Vellakkal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Bruno Ventelou, Aix-Marseille University, France
Dominique Vervoort, John Hopkins University, United States
Ivo Vlaev, University of Warwick, UK
Sabine Vogler, Austrian Public Health Institute, Austria
Thomas von Lengerke, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Jitka Vseteckova, The Open University, United Kingdom
Dawn-Marie Walker, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Xiaomin Wan, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Zhen Wang, Mayo Clinic, United States
Yuan Yuan Wang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Zhonghua Wang, Nanjing Medical University, China
Shiou Liang Wee, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Siri Wiig, Univeristy of Stavanger, Norway
Anne Wilkinson, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Frank Wong, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Hao Xue, Stanford University, USA
Sandhya Yadav, University of Florida, USA
Sandul Yasobant, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India
Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Huso Yi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Charlotte Ytterberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Kazeem Yusuff, Qatar University, Qatar
Ehsan Zarei, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Qianzi Zhang, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Zhongliang Zhou, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Leah Zullig, Duke, USA
Yvonne Zurynski, Macquarie University, Australia

Statistical Reviewers
Finian Bannon, Queens University Belfast, UK

Editorial Advisors
James Phillips, Columbia University, USA
Fimka Tozija, Saints Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia  
Øyvind A. Bjertnæs, Folkehelseinstituttet, Norway
Ding Yew Yoong, Geriatric Education and Research Institute, Singapore
Lennart Reifels, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Kasper Wyss, University of Basel, Switzerland

In Memorium 
Armando Arredondo, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Margaret Kelaher, University of Melbourne, Australia