Editorial Board profiles
Herman Van Oyen
Herman is currently Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health in Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. Professor Van Oyen first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health where he completed a DrPH. His key research interests include epidemiological methods, survey methodology, health inequality and summary measures of population health. He is author of more than 180 scientific publications, books and book chapters.
Olivier is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium. He is also head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics at this University. Professor Bruyère is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), President of the Belgian Ageing Muscle Society (BAMS), General Secretary of the Belgian Bone Club (BBC), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and is a member of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Sciences (GREES). He also works as expert for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions. He is Executive Editor of “Aging Clinical and Experimental Research”, Associate Editor of “BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders” and holds positions on the editorial board of various journals. He is author of more than 250 international scientific publications and book chapters.
Hans van Oers
Prof. Dr. Hans van Oers (1956) studied Statistics and Epidemiology, and obtained his PhD on the usability of geographical information to support local public health policy. He started his career as an epidemiologist at the Rotterdam Community Health Service. In 1998 he moved to the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), first as head of the department of Public Health Status and Forecasts, and since 2012 as RIVM’s Chief Science Officer. In 2009-2010, he was seconded to WHO-Geneva, where he was involved in the development of the Global Health Observatory. Since 2004 he is appointed as professor in Public Health at Tranzo, Tilburg University. The central theme in his work is strengthening the bridge between research and policy in the public health domain. Hans is the Section Editor for the Health information systems section in Archives of Public Health.
Nicole Rosenkötter is currently President of the EUPHA (European Public Health Association) section on Public Health Monitoring and Reporting. She also works as a research associate at the NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW), a regional public health institute in Germany. Her daily work at the LZG.NRW is focussed on regional population health monitoring and reporting, and the support of local actions in this area. Nicole is interested in improving the processes of population health monitoring and reporting, and in communicating regional health information and facts about health inequalities. Moreover, Nicole is interested in health information activities on a European scale. She was involved in several EU co-funded health information projects and is involved as EUPHA representative in the European Health Information Initiative of the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Nicole is the Section Editor for the Health information systems section in Archives of Public Health.
Enrique Bernal-Delgado MD PhD is currently leading the Health Services and Policy Research Unit at the Institute for Health Sciences in Aragon (Spain). Medical doctor by background, he got specialized training in Public Health and a master degree in Health Economics. His key research areas are the study of Unwarranted Variations in Medical Practice, the assessment of Health Systems Performance and the secondary use of real life data in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Leading a numerous research projects at national and international level, he has published more than 100 scientific papers and the same number of scientific reports. He is the editor of the Atlas of Variations in Healthcare Performance for the Spanish National Health System (www.atlasvpm.org), and is co-leading the National counterpart of the WHO European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies in Spain. Enrique is the Section Editor for the Health services research section in Archives of Public Health.
Georgia Ntani is currently working as a statistician/epidemiologist in the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton. She studied Applied Mathematics at the National Technical University of Athens, and did a master degree in Medical Statistics at the University of Southampton. She then obtained a PhD in medical statistics looking at approaches to the analysis of clustered data. Her main research interests include the associations between work and health among people around the age of retirement, and the effects on musculoskeletal pain and related disability. She is also particularly interested in the methodological approaches to the analysis of data from multicentre studies. Georgia is the Section Editor for the Methodology section in Archives of Public Health.
Renata Yokota is currently working as a consultant in the Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization. She has a background in Nutrition (2003) and holds a Master degree in Nutrition Epidemiology (2008) from the University of Brasília, Brazil. She started her career in Epidemiology/Public Health in 2009, as a fellow of the Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP/EPISUS) at the Brazilian Ministry of Health in collaboration with the US CDC. She holds a Master degree in Biostatistics and in Methods in Epidemiology and Public Health from Hasselt University, Belgium. She obtained her PhD in Demography from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 2017. Her project focused on the impact of smoking on health expectancies in Belgium. Her main research interests include epidemiology and survey methods, disability measurement, non-communicable diseases and health expectancies. Renata is the Section Editor for the Methodology section in Archives of Public Health.
Mylene is currently Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences (Faculty of Sciences) at the University of Quebec at Montréal (UQAM) in Canada. She is also head of the axis “Health promotion, care and intervention” at the Research Center Institut Universitaire de Géraitrie de Montréal (CRIUGM, Canada). Professor Aubertin-Leheudre is an Executive member of Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV) and a member of the sarcopenia task force of ICFSR. She holds positions on the evaluation committee of various funding agencies. Her main fields of interest are muscle function/ body composition using characterization or prevention approaches (exercise/ nutrition/technology) in geriatric or metabolic conditions. She holds positions on the editorial board of various journals. She is author of more than 100 international scientific publications and book chapters. Mylene is the Section Editor for the Physical activity section in Archives of Public Health.
Daniel Pinto, PT, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Department of Physical Therapy, Marquette University. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medical and Social Sciences, Northwestern University. Dr. Pinto’s research integrates methods from the science of judgement and decision making to increase physical activity and promote healthy behaviors. Daniel is the Section Editor for the Physical activity section in Archives of Public Health.