EPH Conference International Scientific Committee


The International Scientific Committee (ISC) is responsible for:

  • safeguarding the scientific quality of the content of the EPH Conference,
  • scoring the abstracts submitted for presentation at the EPH Conference,
  • providing advice to the organisers in all matters concerning research and science,
  • contributing to the scientific evaluation of the conference.

The EPH Conference Executive Board appoints the chair of the ISC for the year of the conference, upon advice from the Local Support Committee. The ISC has its annual meeting in November during the conference.

ISC Internal rules are available here.

Chair of the International Scientific Committee 2024 is Prof Sónia Dias

Sónia Dias is Dean and Full Professor at the National School of Public Health, NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal. She is public health specialist and a social scientist whose research focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, socio-behavioural insights and health literacy, with a particular interest in health inequalities and vulnerable populations. She is engaged in several projects aimed at understanding health needs and implementation of health-promoting interventions through participatory approaches in combination with quantitative and qualitative methods. Her work seeks to produce evidence for innovative policies and action strategies that address complex public health issues to improve populations’ health. She teaches doctoral and master courses on public health and health promotion. Previously she was director of the International Public Health Unit at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHTM), Lisbon, and coordinator of the doctoral programme ‘Challenges in the Health of Migrants’ at IHTM’s Global Health and Tropical Medicine research centre. She acts as an expert for ECDC, WHO and IOM. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the EUPHA Migrant and ethnic minority health section.

Members of the ISC 2023:

Dr Oboh Achioyamen, United Kingdom
Prof Róza Ádány, Hungary
Dr Nina Adelberger, Germany
Prof Charles Agyemang, Netherlands
Prof Tit Albreht, Slovenia
Prof Kristina Alexanderson, Sweden
Prof Peter Allebeck, Sweden
Mrs Tatiana Alves, Portugal
Dr Marleen Bekker, Netherlands
Prof David Bermejo-Martínez, Spain
Prof Fabrizio Bert, Italy
Dr Regien Biesma, Netherlands
Dr Christopher Birt, United Kingdom
Prof Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, Germany
Prof Stefania Boccia, Italy
Dr Marialaura Bonaccio, Italy
Prof Bettina Borisch, Switzerland
Dr Henrik Bøggild, Denmark
Dr Richard Bränström, Sweden
Mr Finn Breinholt Larsen, Denmark
Dr Eric Breton, France
Monica Brînzac, Romania
Dr Amanda Bugeja, Malta
Prof Ute Bültmann, Netherlands
Prof Genc Burazeri, Albania
Prof Reinhard Busse, Germany
Dr Stefan Buttigieg, Malta
Dr John M Cachia, Malta
Prof Stefano Capolongo, Italy
Dr Marion Carey, Australia
Dr Cristina Chircop, Malta
Dr Evangelia Chrysikou, United Kingdom
Prof Nesrin Cilingiroglu, Türkiye
Dr Thomas Classen, Germany
Prof Tiago Correia, Portugal
Dr Sarah Cuschieri , Malta
Prof Kevin Dadaczynski, Germany
Prof Nadav Davidovitch, Israel
Prof Judith de Jong, Netherlands
Prof Luis de Souza, Brazil
Prof Corrado De Vito, Italy
Prof Chiara de Waure, Italy
Dr Marie Delnord, Belgium
Prof Sonia Dias, Portugal
Dr Lorena Dini, Germany
Prof Igor Dragičević, Serbia
Prof Julia Dratva, Switzerland
Maaike Droogers, Netherlands
Mr Gilles Dussault, Portugal
Dr Ivan Erzen, Slovenia
Dr Carlo Favaretti, Italy
Prof Rainer Fehr, Germany
Prof Patricia Fitzpatrick, Ireland
Dr Silvia Florescu, Romania
Dr Kimberley Foley, United Kingdom
Dr Birger Forsberg, Sweden
Dr Kate Frazer, Ireland
Dr Emilie Friberg, Sweden
Mr Daniel G. Abiétar , Spain
Mr Marthein Gaasbeek Janzen, Netherlands
Prof Maria Gańczak, Poland
Mr Manuel García Goñi, Spain
Prof Margarida Gaspar De Matos, Portugal
Ms Jinane Ghattas, Belgium
Dr Francesco Gianfagna, Italy
Dr Vincenza Gianfredi, Italy
Dr Konstantinos Giannakou, Cyprus
Prof Mika Gissler, Finland
Dr Abby Gold, United States
Prof Beatriz González-Valcarcel, Spain
Ms Vanessa Gorasso, Belgium
Prof Marcus Grant, United Kingdom
Dr Olivier Grimaud, France
Prof Giuseppe Grosso, Italy
Prof Ilona Grünberger, Sweden
Dr Stefano Guicciardi, Italy
Dr Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Spain
Prof Catherine Hayes, Ireland
Dr Henk Hilderink, Netherlands
Dr Jenny Hultqvist, Sweden
Anne Illemann Christensen, Denmark
Dr Marija Jakubauskiene, Lithuania
Dr Catherine Jenkins, United Kingdom
Prof Marija Jevtic, Serbia
Dr Jaime Jiménez-Pernett, Spain
Prof Ilmo Keskimäki, Finland
Dr Ourania Kolokotroni, Cyprus
Prof Allan Krasnik, Denmark
Dr Ellen Kuhlmann, Germany
Dr Bernadette Kumar, Norway
Prof Tobias Kurth, Germany
Dr Hannamaria Kuusio, Finland
Prof Giuseppe La Torre, Italy
Prof Lucie Laflamme, Sweden
Prof Tea Lallukka, Finland
Dr Persefoni LAMBROU, Cyprus
Dr Teresa Leão, Portugal
Dr Andreia Leite, Portugal
Prof Alastair Leyland, United Kingdom
Dr Johan Lund, Norway
Dr Alejandra Machado, Sweden
Prof Tomi Mäki-Opas, Finland
Prof Julian Mamo, Malta
Dr Lovro Markovic, Austria
Prof Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Spain
Prof Anjum Memon, United Kingdom
Prof Gabriele Messina, Italy
Dr Ricardo Mexia, Portugal
Dr Nicos Middleton, Cyprus
Joana Moreno, Portugal
Dr Anne Mosnier Mantel, France
Dr Iveta Nagyova, Slovakia
Prof Nicola Nante, Italy
Prof Anna Odone, Italy
Prof Orkan Okan, Germany
Mr Marc Olivella-Cirici, Spain
Prof Nüket Paksoy Erbaydar, Turkey
Dr Maria Papadakaki, Greece
Dr Roberta Pastorino, Italy
Prof Andre Peralta Santos, Portugal
Prof Julian Perelman, Portugal
Mr Juan Francisco Pérez Gálvez, Spain
Prof Ivan Perry, Ireland
Dr Péter Pikó, Hungary
Dr Paulo Pinheiro, Germany
Dr Valérie Pittet, Switzerland
Klaus D. Pluemer, Germany
Prof Ileana Prejbeanu, Romania
Dr Jutta Pulkki, Finland
Prof Ossi Rahkonen, Finland
Dr Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Australia
Prof Andrea Rebecchi, Italy
Prof Eva Roos, Finland
Prof João Vasco Santos, Portugal
Prof Milena Šantrić Milićević, Serbia
Dr Nienke Schutte, Belgium
Dr Mathilde Sengoelge, Sweden
Prof Andreia Silva da Costa, Portugal
Dr Natalia Skogberg, Finland
Prof Paulo Sousa, Portugal
Dr Marijana Srećković, Serbia
Prof Anthony Staines, Ireland
Dr Carin Staland-Nyman, Sweden
Prof Danijela Štimac Grbić, Croatia
Prof Christiane Stock, Germany
Prof Saverio Stranges, Canada
Prof Birute Strukcinskiene, Lithuania
Prof Sakari Suominen, Finland
Prof Mary Rose Sweeney, Ireland
Prof Pernille Tanggaard Andersen, Denmark
Dr Ilaria Tocco Tussardi, Italy
Dr Hanna Tolonen, Finland
Dr Peter Van Den Hazel, Netherlands
Dr Arjan van der Star, United States
Dr Aurélie Van Hoye, Ireland
Dr Paula Vassallo, Malta
Dr M Luisa Vázquez Navarrete, Spain
Dr Marieke Verschuuren, Netherlands
Prof Susana Viegas, Portugal
Prof Ana Vieira, Portugal
Prof Paolo Villari, Italy
Ms Verena Vogt, Germany
Mr Greg Williams, United Kingdom
Prof Silviya Yankulovska, Germany
Dr Dineke Zeegers Paget, Netherlands