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Ross C. Brownson the Lipstein Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies the translation of evidence to public health practice and policy, with a content focus on environmental and policy determinants of chronic diseases. Dr. Brownson is the author of 15 books and over 550 peer-reviewed articles. His books include Applied Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Public Health, and Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health. Dr. Brownson is the recipient of the Abraham Lilienfeld Award for outstanding contributions in teaching and mentoring (from the American Public Health Association) and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award (the highest award for science, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). He is a former board member of the American Cancer Society and a former president of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. He is also active in the American College of Epidemiology, where he is a recent past-president.

Professor and Director, Prevention Research Centre, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr Ross Brownson

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Philippa Howden-Chapman is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, where she teaches public policy.

She is director of He Kainga Oranga/ Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving a number of awards for her work including the Prime Minister’s Science Prize in 2014.

She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group and was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.


Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman

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Kypros is a professor in the School of Medicine & Public Health, where he holds a Senior Brawn Research Fellowship.

Kypros was trained in experimental and clinical psychology at the University of NSW, University of Otago, and University of California San Diego from 1994-1998. Kypros completed a PhD in injury epidemiology at the University of Otago in 2002. With the input of many colleagues, Kypros has established an alcohol research group at the University of Newcastle which is the hub of several national and international collaborative projects. These address a range of methodological, aetiological and intervention questions concerning the burden of injury and disease attributable to alcohol consumption. Kypros has a growing interest in how the alcohol industry shapes science and policy, and in research integrity, including how research is funded.


Professor School of Medicine and Public Health (Health Behaviour Sciences), The University of Newcastle

Professor Kypros Kypri


Elizabeth A. Stuart, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Education at JHSPH. She received her Ph.D. in statistics in 2004 from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Stuart has extensive experience in methods for estimating causal effects and dealing with the complications of missing data in experimental and non-experimental studies, particularly as applied to mental health, public policy, and education. She has published influential papers on propensity score methods and generalizing treatment effect estimate to target populations and taught courses and short courses on causal inference and propensity scores to a wide range of audiences.  Her primary areas of application include mental health, substance use, and policy evaluation, including co-directing the JHSPH Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research. She also serves as Evidence Workgroup lead for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Dr. Stuart has received research funding for her work from the National Institutes of Health, the US Institute of Education Sciences, and the National Science Foundation and has served on advisory panels for the National Academy of Sciences, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the US Department of Education.  Dr. Stuart was recently recognized with the mid-career award from the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, the Gertrude Cox Award for applied statistics, and the Myrto Lefkopoulou award from the Harvard University Department of Biostatistics.

Associate Dean for Education, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr Elizabeth Stuart

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Dr. Friedenreich is a cancer epidemiologist with the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research of CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Kinesiology of the University of Calgary (U of C). She holds a Health Senior Scholar career award from Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions and in 2012 was named the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Weekend to End Women’s Cancers Breast Cancer Chair at the University of Calgary.  Dr Friedenreich is the Scientific Director for CEPR and the Division Head for the Division of Preventive Oncology, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Friedenreich completed her doctorate in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 1990 and postdoctoral work at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France and at the U of C between 1990 and 1994.  In 2004-5, Dr. Friedenreich was the Visiting Scientist at the IARC. In 2013, Dr Friedenreich was a co-recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s O. Harold Warwick Prize. Dr Friedenreich was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2016. 


PhD, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Dr Christine Friedenreich

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Professor Joan Cunningham is a social epidemiologist with 25 years’ experience in research and capacity building relating to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. She is currently Professor, Senior Principal Research Fellow and NHMRC Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. She served as President of the AEA from 2000-2004, the first woman and first non-doctor in that role.

Her core focus is on equity in health and health care. She has undertaken research across diverse areas including end-stage kidney disease, social determinants, health system performance, racism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health and cancer. She has a strong, sustained history of highly productive multidisciplinary research collaborations, and a long record of success in building research capacity and in mentoring and developing emerging research leaders, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. She was awarded the AEA's Mentoring Award in 2011 in recognition of her achievements.

Senior Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research

Professor Joan Cunningham

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Dr Chelsea Bond is an Aboriginal (Munanjahli) and South Sea Islander Australian and a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at The University of Qld. Dr Bond has worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and researcher in communities across south-east Queensland for the past 20 years and has a strong interest in strength-based health promotion, public health narratives of Aboriginality and racism within the health system. She is also a current recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award.

Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Science, University of Queensland

Associate Professor Chelsea Bond


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Paul is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice. Paul is a leader within the Reward Alliance, investigating research waste and promoting better prioritisation, design, conduct, regulation, management and reporting of health research. His other research interests are in overdiagnosis and overtreatment, particularly in general practice, the uptake of evidence for non-drug interventions, and the automation of systematic review processes.

Director: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University

Professor Paul Glasziou



Dr Young is Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and also occupies the roles of Deputy Director‑General Prevention Division and Chief Medical Officer. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and as a Fellow by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Jeannette is also an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Environment and Population Health at Griffith University, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland.

She has responsibility for health disaster planning and response; aero-medical retrieval services; licensing of private hospitals; and policy regarding organ and tissue donation; blood, poisons and medicines; cancer screening; communicable diseases; environmental health; preventive health; and medical workforce planning and leadership.

Dr Young was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2015 for outstanding public service.

Chief Health Officer, Queensland Health and Deputy Director-General Prevention Division and Chief Medical Officer

Dr Jeannette Young PSM

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