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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

ASISH K. SAHA

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Boston University
United States

UMA D PALANISAMY

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

TIFFANY STEWART

Associate Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC)
United States

OMAR A. OBEID

Professor of Human Nutrition
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
American University of Beirut
Lebanon

KONSTANTINOS KANTARTZIS

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

CARLOS ALBERTO NOGUEIRA DE ALMEIDA

Professor
Department of Paediatric Nutrition
Brazilian Association of Nutrology
University of Ribeirao Preto
Brazil

RYSZARD PLUTA

Professor
Mossakowski Medical Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

SHAMSUN NAHAR

Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
King Khalid University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

YU HUANG

Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences
Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Charles C. Muscoplat

Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
University of Minnesota
United States
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