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Journal of Obesity and Overweight

Editorial Board Member - JOO

ALI H. MOKDAD

Professor of Global Health
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
University of Washington
United States
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Ali H. Mokdad is presently working as an Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives and Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, United States. In this role, he is building IHME's presence in the region through new research projects, dissemination and uptake of IHME's methods and results, and consultation with regional leaders in population health. Prior to joining IHME, He worked at the CDC, starting his career there in 1990. He served in numerous positions with the International Health Program; the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity; the National Immunization Program; and the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Promotion, where he was Chief of the Behavioral Surveillance Branch. He also managed and directed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the world’s largest standardized telephone survey, which enables the CDC, state health departments, and other health and education agencies to monitor risk behaviors related to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. He has published more than 300 articles and numerous reports. He has received several awards, including the Global Health Achievement Award for his work in Banda Aceh after the tsunami, the Department of Health and Human Services Honor Award for his work on flu monitoring, and the Shepard Award for outstanding scientific contribution to public health for his work on BRFSS. He received his BS in Biostatistics from the American University of Beirut and his PhD in quantitative epidemiology from Emory University.



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

His research interests are Chronic Diseases, Obesity, Surveillance, Survey methodology, Emergency and Refugee health





Other Editorial Board Members - JOO

Peter L. Bordi

Associate Professor
School of Hospitality Management
Pennsylvania State University
United States

KONSTANTINOS KANTARTZIS

Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology
Nephrology, Vascular Disease and Clinical Chemistry
University of Tübingen
Germany

ALI RAFE

Assistant Professor of Food Engineering
Research Institute of Food Science & Technology
Iran

RYSZARD PLUTA

Professor
Mossakowski Medical Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

KEQUAN ZHOU

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition & Food Science
Wayne State University
United States

VOJTECH HAINER

Associate Professor
Institute of Endocrinology
Obesity Management Center
Prague
Czech Republic

WINNIE CHAN

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom

UMA D PALANISAMY

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Science
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Monash Universtiy
Malaysia

RIYADH KHUDHAIR LAFTA AL-JUBOORI

Professor
University of Washington
United States

DONALD K. INGRAM

Adjunct Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
United States
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