Dr. Isaac Luginaah

Isaac LuginaahDr. Isaac Luginaah is a geography professor and a distinguished university professor at Western University in London, Ontario. His work in North America and Africa has made field-defining theoretical and methodological contributions, addressing impacts of environmental hazards and vulnerabilities in population health, as well as climate change and food security. His research in North America (Canada and USA) focuses on the health effects of environmental exposure, and Aboriginal health. In Sub-Saharan Africa where Luginaah's work spans several countries, his research focuses on Health Inequalities, HIV/AIDS, climate change and food (in)security among vulnerable populations and conflict-afflicted areas.

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Dr. Saverio Stranges

Saverio StrangesDr. Saverio Stranges is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University in London, Ontario. He also holds a cross-appointment as a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Stranges is a medical doctor, public health specialist and chronic disease epidemiologist, with extensive experience in the field of epidemiology and public health research. Dr. Stranges’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease and ageing, specifically regarding the role of lifestyles, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as dietary patterns, sleep behaviours and social determinants of health. He is also interested in global health, especially in the area of cardio-metabolic disease in low-resource settings, as well as in interdisciplinary research.

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