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| Paul Cairney | Moriah Ellen | Lawrence Green | Jantine Schuit | 


Paul Cairney

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Moriah Ellen, MBA, PhD


Dr. Moriah Ellen holds an MBA in health services management and marketing from McMaster University, Canada (2000) and a PhD from the University of Toronto from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (2007). She also completed a postdoctorate at McMaster University in the area of health policy (2012). Dr. Ellen’s primary research interests are health systems and policy, knowledge transfer and exchange, and addressing the use of unnecessary health care services. More specifically, some of her projects have addressed infrastructures needed to support evidence informed policymaking at the organizational level, and health system initiatives to reduce the unnecessary overuse of tests, treatments and procedures, and the perceptions surrounding antimicrobial resistance within the public and health care providers. Dr. Ellen has consulted both nationally and internationally. For example, she developed the knowledge translation framework for ageing and health for the World Health Organization.

Dr. Ellen is currently a Senior Lecturer at Ben Gurion University’s Department of Health Systems Management in the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She is also an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada and Investigator at the McMaster Health Forum in Canada.  Dr. Ellen has numerous peer-reviewed publications, books chapters, countless conference presentations and reports for governmental bodies.


Lawrence Green, DrPH, ScD(Hon)


Lawrence W. Green has served on the full-time faculties at UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Texas, and the University of British Columbia, and as Visiting Professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, Curtain University in Australia, São Paulo Brazil, Bergen University in Norway, Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, the University of Maryland, and most recently at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco where he is now Professor Emeritus in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

On the practice and policy side, he has served as director of three offices of the U.S. federal government in Washington and Atlanta, and as Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation. His international experience has included two years in Bangladesh on family planning, and various stints for WHO and other UN agencies in Geneva, Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. He received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Waterloo University.  


Jantine Schuit


Professor Jantine (A.J.) Schuit (1964) is Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of Health, Behavior and Society at Tilburg University. Before joining Tilburg University, she was head of the Center for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and she worked as endowed professor of Health Promotion and Policy at VU University in Amsterdam.

Jantine Schuit graduated from Wageningen University with a specialization in Health and Epidemiology in 1989 and obtained her PhD from the same university.

She is senior scientist in the field of health behavior and health promotion. Her research focusses on the effectiveness of behavioral interventions, environmental interventions and upstream policy measures on health and health behavior, e.g. the contribution of social and built environments on the physical activity level of children; effectiveness of food polices and pricing policies on a healthy diet and the impact of transport policies on active transport behavior.  In addition, her expertise covers the translation of scientific evidence into effective public policy and practice.