Eminence International Advisory Committee includes nine members who are renowned international scientists, physicians, public health and community health experts. This committee is very keen to develop Eminence as a global entity of Health and Development intellectual in the international level. The Existing International Advisory Committee has the following members.

International Advisory Committee Members profiles are organized alphabetically.

Dr. Manuel Carballo

Dr. Manuel Carballo is an epidemiologist, specialized in migration and migrant health. He is the Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration Health and Development in Geneva (ICMHD). Before joining ICMHD, he held several senior scientist positions at WHO. He was the Scientific Coordinator of the first International Study on Breastfeeding and Child and Maternal Health undertaken by WHO. In 1993 he was WHO Public Health Advisor in Sarajevo during the Balkan war. Since joining ICMHD he has coordinated major studies on the impact of migration on the epidemiology of viral hepatitis, migration and diabetes, impact of war on maternal and child health, access to healthcare and social integration of migrants, and psychosocial health of displaced populations. He is a technical adviser to the ECDC, the Council of Europe, WHO/EURO and UNAIDS on migration and health.

Dr. Yonette Felicity Thomas

Dr. Yonette Felicity Thomas is the founder and president of Urban Health360, an organization of multidisciplinary thinkers centered on a people-oriented, community-focused approach to urban health. She is a science advisor for urban health to the New York Academy of Medicine, a member of the International Society for Urban Health board, and a senior research advisor to the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Thomas has a Ph.D. in medical sociology and demography, with post-graduate training in epidemiology. She is a globally acknowledged thought leader, urban health champion, and an advocate for valuing the health of women and girls as an economic imperative. She was formerly the associate vice president for research compliance at Howard University. She has held faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the School of Pharmacy at Howard University.

Martin Leo Kenny

Martin Leo Kenny has over 30 years of international development experience in over 50 countries with UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNESCO, and International development agencies and NGOs. Over 15 years of experience in countries with large humanitarian responses including 8 years as Country Director with UNAIDS in Somalia and Bangladesh and Global Team Leader of Security Humanitarian responses in UNAIDS Geneva. He was the team leader for UNICEF’s Regional Programme on Young People’s Health Development and Protection and HIV/AIDS for 27 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltics. He has a good knowledge of the UN system with 2 years of dedicated work in the UN Security Council. The key areas of his competence include Public Health; Education; Human Rights and Gender; Strategic Planning; Communications and Advocacy, Security and Humanitarian responses; Partnership Building; Program Management; etc

Prof. David Vlahov

Prof. David Vlahov is an American epidemiologist and professor emeritus at the UCSF School of Nursing, of which he previously served as dean from April 2011 to August 2016. Dr. Vlahov’s research and practice have been focused on advancing health in urban settings which has been funded by NIDA, NIMHD, CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation. He was the founding President of the International Society for Urban Health. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Vlahov is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health and published over 650 scholarly papers.

Prof. Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

Prof. Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is Clinical Professor of Global Health at the New York University School of Global Public Health and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She is the President Emeritus of The New York Academy of Medicine and Immediate Past President of the International Society for Urban Health (2017-9). Previously, she served as dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University from June 1997 to November 2002. She also served in many other leadership positions with the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council, among others. Dr. Boufford was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) in 1992 and as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2005. She has received numerous honorary doctorate of science degrees.

Prof. Dr. Ted Greiner

Prof. Dr. Ted Greiner is an international (developing country) nutrition expert currently working as Editor-in-Chief of the World Public Health Nutrition Association journal, World Nutrition. He participated in the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition from 1987-2010. He was Chair of the non-governmental organization/civil society constituency from 2007-10 and of the Bilateral Agencies constituency from 1990-95. Ted Greiner has vast working experience in 19 developing countries over four decades. His major skills include, skills in infant feeding, particularly in the HIV context, food-based approaches to combat micronutrient malnutrition, and food fortification, survey design, including questionnaire design and interview technique; experience in clinical trials. He is an author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and newsletter articles.

Prof. Eugenie L. Birch

Prof. Eugenie L. Birch is the Nussdorf Professor of urban research, department of city and regional planning, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. She is the founding co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, co-editor, University of Pennsylvania Press’s City in the 21st Century series, and co-director of PennIUR/Weitzman School Lab on Sustainable Urban Development and Informality. She holds an AB in history from Bryn Mawr College (cum laude) and a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York City. She is the author or editor of ten books, more than 90 articles, chapters and reports. Dr. Birch is active in several organizations promoting sustainable urban development. She is president of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) for the implementation of the UN’s SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, member of the Word Economic Forum (WEF) Futures Council on Cities and Urbanization, She also sits on the executive board of the International Society of Urban Health (ISUH). Dr. Birch has received several awards including SACRH’s Lawrence C. Gerkens Award in Planning History (2009), Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service (2006), etc.

Prof. Tony Capon

Prof. Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in planetary health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Australia. He is a former director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) and has previously held professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Australian National University. Tony has more than two decades of senior leadership and management experience in public health research, education, and policy. He also worked on the control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with the charitable organization Oxford Health Alliance. Tony has held NHMRC and WHO fellowships. He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health that published its report Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch in 2015, and the International Advisory Board for The Lancet Planetary Health.

Sir George Alleyne

Sir George Alleyne is Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He served two four-year terms from 1995 to 2002 in the position of Regional Director at PAHO, which is also the WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas. In October 2003 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He currently holds an Adjunct professorship on the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Alleyne obtained his bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of London in 1957 and his M.D. from the same university in 1965. Dr. Alleyne has served as a member of various bodies, including the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the WHO Tropical Disease Research Program and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Scientific Investigation in Developing Countries. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made him Knight Bachelor in 1990 for his services to medicine. In 2001 Sir George Alleyne was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national. He ended his second four-year term as Director of PAHO in 2003.

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