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Experts & Advisors Team

A global, multidisciplinary network of experts with a mission to advise policymakers and communities about practical strategies to end COVID-19 as a public health threat

Covid Action Group

Andrew Ewing
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Andrew Ewing
Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Ph.D. in Chemistry by the University of Indiana. Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Member of Swedish Royal Academy of Science, Member of Swedish Science Forum, Vetenskapsforum Covid-19.

Carlos Gershenson, PhD
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Carlos Gershenson, PhD
Complex Systems Researcher

Research Professor at Computer Science Department, UNAM.

Chris Kocher
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Chris Kocher
Covid Survivor Advocate

Founder and Director of COVID Survivors for Change.

Dom Pimenta
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Dom Pimenta
Physician | Researcher

Digital Health/AI Researcher.

Eric Feigl-Ding, ScD
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Eric Feigl-Ding, ScD
Epidemiologist | Health Economist

Sc.D. in epidemiology and nutrition, from Harvard University. Former faculty member and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

Fredrik Ydhag
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Fredrik Ydhag
Film Producer & Editor

Recipient of the 2015 Swedish Film Editor's EDITH award for Best Edited Documentary.

Greta Fox
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Greta Fox
Nurse Practitioner

Family, community and women’s health. Advocate for Covid awareness and safety in the meetings and events industry.

Howard Luks
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Howard Luks
Physician

M.D. with honors from New York Medical College. Chief of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at New York Medical College for over 20 years.

Jose-Luis Jimenez
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Jose-Luis Jimenez
Chemistry Professor, Aerosol Scientist

Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado. Ph.D. from MIT.

Josh Cohen, PhD
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Josh Cohen, PhD
Health Economist

Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and former professor at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

Julia Doubleday
Julia Doubleday
Organizer

Political and advocacy experience. Expertise in communications, community organizing, data analytics, strategy, and campaign management.

Kaitlin Sundling
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Kaitlin Sundling
Physician-Scientist

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Director for the Cytotechnology Program, and Co-Director of the Circulating Biomarker Core at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Director of Cytology for the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Kavita Patel, MD
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Kavita Patel, MD
Physician | Health Policy Advisor

Former nonresident fellow and managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy at Brookings.

Louis Eugenio de Souza
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Louis Eugenio de Souza
Public Health

Luís Eugênio de Souza is the current President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Professor at UFBA, he has been the director of the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Health in Brazil.

Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz
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Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz
Developmental biologist and researcher

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz is a developmental biologist and a researcher at the University of Calgary. Dr. Gasperowicz is a co-founder of ZeroCOVIDCanada.org, a member of COVIDisAirborne, World Health Network (WHN), Canadian Aerosol Transmission Coalition, and Protect Our Province Alberta.

Matti TJ Heino
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Matti TJ Heino
Behaviour change researcher

Behavior change and motivation management researcher at the University of Helsinki. M.Sc. in social psychology from the University of Helsinki.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Risk and Applied Probability Scientist

Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering (retired).

Prof. Dr. Matthias F. Schneider
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Prof. Dr. Matthias F. Schneider
Medical and Biological Physicist

Professor for Medical Physics at TU Dortmund. Ph.D. Physics/Biophysics from the Technical University of Munich.

Rob May
Rob May
Business Leader

Safa Mote
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Safa Mote
Systems Scientist | Mathematician

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland.

Shelly Miller
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Shelly Miller
Environmental Engineering Professor

Professor of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Shu-Ti Chiou, MD, PhD
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Shu-Ti Chiou, MD, PhD
Epidemiologist and medical doctor

Founding President, Health & Sustainable Development Foundation, Taiwan; Global Vice President for Capacity Building, IUHPE, Ph.D. in Epidemiology.

Simone George
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Simone George
Human Rights Lawyer

Sinéad Ní Fhaoláin
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Sinéad Ní Fhaoláin
Lifelong Volunteer & Activist

Stephane Bilodeau
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Stephane Bilodeau
Engineer

Chief Technology Officer of Smart Phases inc. and Co-Founder of ZeroCovidCanada.org, Ph.D. in Engineering.

Stephen Duckett
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Stephen Duckett
Health Program Director

Health and Aged Care Program Director, Grattan Institute.

Sunil Raina, MD
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Sunil Raina, MD
Physician and Researcher

Professor & Head, Community Medicine In-Charge Multi Disciplinary Research at Dr. RP Govt. Medical College, India.

T. Ryan Gregory
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T. Ryan Gregory
Evolutionary Biologist

Professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Guelph.

Tiffany James
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Tiffany James
Policy & Outreach Strategist

White House Fellow Regional Finalist 2022 | Public Relations Creative | Global Community Engagement & Equity Strategist | Speaker | Actor | Activist.

Tomás Ryan
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Tomás Ryan
Professor of Biochemistry & Immunology

Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and a Principal Investigator at the Trinity College Institute of NeurosciencePh.D. in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin.

Walter Ricciardi
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Walter Ricciardi
Public Health Professor

Medical doctor and full Professor in Hygiene, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. President, Mission Board for Cancer of the European Commission. Immediate Past President, World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Yaneer Bar-Yam
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Yaneer Bar-Yam
Complex Systems Physicist

Founding president at NECSI. PhD in physics from MIT.

Zoë Hyde
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Zoë Hyde
Epidemiologist and Biostatistician

Professor at the University of Western Australia. Ph.D in epidemiology and biostatistics.

More Members of the Science and Policy Group

Aleksander Temkin
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Aleksander Temkin
Social activist, philosopher, founder

Social activist, philosopher. Founder (in 2013) and chairman of the social movement and association Polish Humanities Crisis Committee. Co-founder of the coalition Patient Europe. He writes about the concept of responsibility in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels.

Anthony Staines
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Anthony Staines
Professor of Health Systems

Irish medical academic, working on public health & policy.

Carlos Troncoso Phillips
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Carlos Troncoso Phillips
Engineer

Electronics Engineer, with 15 years in healthcare management. Data analyst and science communicator/enthusiast and process structure designer/implementer.

Joe Vipond
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Joe Vipond

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, co-founder of Masks4canada and ProtectOurProvinceAB, and member of the John Snow Project.

Jonas
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Jonas
Politician

Politician of the Pirate Party of Germany, Taskforce Coordinator of Education, Taskforce Member of Health and Healthcare.

Jörg Danzer
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Jörg Danzer
Geoecologist

Expertise in risk assessment of contaminants within environmental systems.

Kevin Hedges
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Kevin Hedges
Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Dr. Kevin Hedges is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), respectively.

Krzysztof Mroczkowski
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Krzysztof Mroczkowski
Economist, Historian

Economist, historian, professional manager with experience in fintech, banking, manufacturing, constructions, business consulting and policy consulting. Contributing editor at Nowy Obywatel magazine.

Leila Hedayatifar
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Leila Hedayatifar
Data Scientist

Data scientist, expert in understanding dynamical patterns of systems using AI, machine learning and network science.

Lior Hecht
Lior Hecht
Pediatrician

Former professional basketball player, Pediatrician, Medical Manager resident iMOH.

Nicolas Smit
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Nicolas Smit
Executive Director of the American Mask Manufacturer’s Association

Advocate for better masks and layered approach to safety. Fights pandemic issues with MaskTogetherAmerica, Clean Air Crew and many other groups.

Špela Šalamon, MD, PhD
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Špela Šalamon, MD, PhD
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Špela Šalamon (MD, PhD) is a Nuclear Medicine Specialist Physician and biomedical scientist, possessing an extensive background in clinical practice, university teaching and scientific research.

Zacarias Bustos
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Zacarias Bustos
Health Analyst

General Manager at Sanatorio Frances, a +100 bed Private Hospital in Cordoba, Argentina, Health Analyst, World Health Network South America Representative.

Long COVID Advisory Group

Alberto Rosario, MD
Alberto Rosario, MD
Physician & Field Epidemiologist

Dr. Alberto Rosario is a Physician, Researcher, and Clinical/ Field Epidemiologist. Dr. Rosario has extensive clinical experience. Currently he works with COVID-19 and Long COVID patients. He is the Founder and President of Long COVID PR.

Andrew Ewing, PhD
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Andrew Ewing, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Ph.D. in Chemistry by the University of Indiana. Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Member of Swedish Royal Academy of Science, Member of Swedish Science Forum, Vetenskapsforum Covid-19.

Anna Brooks, PhD
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Anna Brooks, PhD
Researcher, Immunology

Anna Brooks, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Auckland Cytometry at the University of Auckland, specializing in cellular immunology with a focus on Long Covid and its links to ME/CFS. She's actively involved in patient-centered research, serves on New Zealand's National Advisory on ME/CFS, and is dedicated to science communication and patient advocacy through public lectures, training, and media engagement.

Binita Kane, MD, PhD, FRCP
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Binita Kane, MD, PhD, FRCP
Physician

Dr Binita Kane is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Manchester and honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is a member of Independent SAGE in the UK and a champion for the charity Long COVID Kids.

David Joffe, PhD FRACP
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David Joffe, PhD FRACP
Physician

Respiratory and Sleep Physician with interests in neurobiology and sleep, PTSD and Reflux and Lung Disease. Vice-chairman of the WHN Long COVID Advisory Group.

David Putrino, PhD
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David Putrino, PhD
Director of Rehabilitation Innovation

David, a physiotherapist turned neuroscience PhD, is a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, New York, and director of the Cohen Center for Complex Chronic Illness Recovery. A global expert on Long COVID since 2020, he has managed over 3000 cases and contributed significantly to the field. He was named "Global Australian of the Year" in 2019 for his healthcare contributions.

Dr Asad Khan
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Dr Asad Khan
FRCP(Edin) FRACP(NZ) PGCertClinEd(Auckland) MAcadMEd

Dr. Khan specializes in Sleep Medicine and Long-Term Ventilation, with interests in medical education, junior doctor wellbeing, civility at work, and healthcare rights in conflict zones. After contracting Long COVID in Nov 2020, he now faces multiple health challenges. He actively raises awareness and advocates for Long COVID research and treatment, contributing to several peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Claire Taylor MD, BSc. Neuroscience (Hons)
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Dr Claire Taylor MD, BSc. Neuroscience (Hons)
General Practitioner

Dr. Claire Taylor, a Medical Doctor specializing in Long Covid and related syndromes, founded her own clinic to address the challenges patients face in obtaining proper diagnoses and treatment. With a background in neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and a distinguished medical degree, she has a keen interest in the immune system and post-viral illnesses. Her work includes consulting with Long Covid patients, contributing to inquiries, providing educational talks, and advocating for patient research.

Jennifer Curtin, MD
Jennifer Curtin, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Cofounder, RTHM

Dr. Curtin is an internal medicine physician with expertise in diagnosing and managing infection associated chronic conditions (IACCs) including Long COVID, ME/CFS. She is a member of the ME/CFS Clinician Coalition and co-authored the official clinical guidance for ME/CFS released by the group in 2021. Dr. Curtin has a personal understanding of the difficulties Long COVID patients experience as she is a mostly recovered ME/CFS patient herself and is working to scale care for such conditions to more people via her startup, RTHM.

Leo Galland, MD
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Leo Galland, MD
Physician

Dr. Leo Galland is a renowned internist focused on chronic illnesses and COVID-19, sharing his expertise through his website and videos. With degrees from Harvard and NYU, he's recognized for medical innovation and has received significant accolades, including the Albert Norris Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Mark Faghy
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Professor Mark Faghy
Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Professor Faghy heads the COVID-19/Long COVID research group at the University of Derby, focusing on the disease's impact on health and quality of life. His work, known for combining clinical and qualitative research, has led to significant academic and policy contributions. His team's patient-centered approach is recognized internationally, aiming to improve responses and outcomes in COVID-19 challenges.

Rae Duncan, MD FRCP
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Rae Duncan, MD FRCP
Cardiologist

Dr. Duncan, a seasoned Cardiologist and researcher, focuses on cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Involved in COVID-19 care, she treats patients with long Covid and cardiovascular symptoms in the NHS and advocates for child health and clean air. She contributes significantly to long COVID research, including a major study on children, and educates on cardiology and COVID-19 globally. Recognized for her work, she supports public health measures and long COVID awareness.

Resia Pretorius, PhD
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Resia Pretorius, PhD
Professor & Researcher

Resia Pretorius is a researcher, distinguished professor and Chair of the Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Špela Šalamon, MD, PhD
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Špela Šalamon, MD, PhD
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Špela Šalamon (MD, PhD) is a Nuclear Medicine Specialist Physician and biomedical scientist, possessing an extensive background in clinical practice, university teaching and scientific research.

Stephane Bilodeau, PhD
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Stephane Bilodeau, PhD
Engineer

Stephane Bilodeau, with a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences, is an academic, entrepreneur, and Cleantech expert. He teaches bioengineering at McGill University, leads committees for Engineers Canada and the OIQ Foundation, co-founded Smart Phases Inc., and contributes to health and environmental initiatives, including the World Health Network and the Canadian Aerosol Transmission Coalition.

Svetlana Blitshteyn, MD, FAAN
Svetlana Blitshteyn, MD, FAAN
Neurologist

Svetlana Blitshteyn, MD, FAAN is the Director and Founder of Dysautonomia Clinic and a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. Recognized as a leading expert in dysautonomia, she was the Clinical Lead for the Autonomic Section of the Multi-Disciplinary PASC/Long Covid Collaborative for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She received Dysautonomia International 2022 Physician of the Year Award.

Yaneer Bar-Yam, PhD
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Yaneer Bar-Yam, PhD
Complex Systems Physicist

Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam is co-founder of the World Health Network and founder of the New England Complex Systems Institute.

Patient Expert Group

Cat Fraser
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Cat Fraser
Creative entrepreneur, data, design and innovation at UK Bank.

ME (2009), Long Covid (2020, 2022), POTs (2002)

Dr Asad Khan
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Dr Asad Khan
FRCP(Edin) FRACP(NZ) PGCertClinEd(Auckland) MAcadMEd

Dr. Khan specializes in Sleep Medicine and Long-Term Ventilation, with interests in medical education, junior doctor wellbeing, civility at work, and healthcare rights in conflict zones. After contracting Long COVID in Nov 2020, he now faces multiple health challenges. He actively raises awareness and advocates for Long COVID research and treatment, contributing to several peer-reviewed publications.

Long Covid Advocacy
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Long Covid Advocacy

We all deserve to LIVE. (Legislate. Investigate. Ventilate. Educate)

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Who We Are

Global Community

We are a global community devoted to protecting health and minimizing harm to individuals and society in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We advocate for effective responses to end the pandemic as a global health threat.

Experts and Advocates

Our members have guided successful elimination efforts, advised governments, advocated for airborne precautions, and led community-based efforts to promote individual and public health.

Independent

We are independent from any political body or government. We are guided by compassion, science, transparency, social responsibility, and value for life.

WHN Team Members

Nicolas Constantin Romanacci
Nicolas Constantin Romanacci
Philosopher, Artist, Activist
Dr. Phil., Tübingen. Diss. on Experimental Systems in Science and Art. Control Covid concept, Constitutiona...
Carlos Troncoso Phillips
Carlos Troncoso Phillips
Com, Act, Guidelines
Electronics Engineer, with 15 years in healthcare management. Data analyst and science communicator/enthus...
Eric Feigl-Ding
Eric Feigl-Ding
Chief of COVID Task Force
Sc.D. in epidemiology & nutrition, Harvard University. Former faculty member and researcher at Harvard Med...
Fatima Khan
Fatima Khan
Physician | Author | Mentor | Medical Content Creator | Food Blogger
Passionate about inclusive, integrative, socially responsible, culturally aware, & compassionate comprehens...
Greg Howard
Greg Howard
Product Manager
Project Lead for LongCovidLearning.org and the Long Covid Research Databank, and a ProtectTheirFuture.org p...
Leila Hedayatifar
Leila Hedayatifar
Data Scientist
Data scientist, expert in understanding dynamical patterns of systems using AI, machine learning and netwo...
Johnnie Eriksson
Johnnie Eriksson
WHN-Platform-Administrator
Wendy Boyd Isacsson
Wendy Boyd Isacsson
Clean Air Advocate
MSc in Education & BSc in Chemical Engineering. Maths teacher (U.K.), living in Sweden Advocate of clean a...
Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey
Indoor Air Quality Advocate
Co-founder and advocate at Indoor Air Care Advocates.
Špela Šalamon
Špela Šalamon
Nuclear Medicine Physician / Clinical Pathophysiologist, Complex Disease Geneticist
MD, PhD. Diagnostically minded physician. All-around scientist. Backgrounds: complex disease genetics / mol...
Mark Denning
Mark Denning
Multidisciplinary Engineer and Activist
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering. Advocate for safe schools and clean air.
A. Jurman
A. Jurman
I’m a Health Sciences student and multidisciplinary creative who specializes in medical educational material.
Kevin Schallert
Kevin Schallert
Business Leader
Fredrik Ydhag
Fredrik Ydhag
Film Producer & Editor
Recipient of the 2015 Swedish Film Editor's EDITH award for Best Edited Documentary.
Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz
Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz
Coms, Science
Developmental biologist and researcher at University of Calgary. Co-founder of ZeroCOVIDCanada.org, member ...
Nathanael C. Nerode
Nathanael C. Nerode
Safety advocate
Professional investor involved in free software programming, Nathanael promotes health and safety as their ...
Jörg Danzer
Jörg Danzer
Science, Risk Assessment, Coms, Community Act, Participative Events
Expertise in risk assessment of contaminants within environmental systems
Shea O’Neil
Shea O’Neil
Content Creator
Psychology graduate homeschooling parent, disabled person, writer, comic-creator, advocate, and pictionary-...
Aleksander Temkin
Aleksander Temkin
Act
Social activist, philosopher. Founder (in 2013) and chairman of the social movement and association Polish ...
Krzysztof Mroczkowski
Krzysztof Mroczkowski
Act
Economist, historian, professional manager with experience in fintech, banking, manufacturing, construction...
Angelo Rossi
Angelo Rossi
Coms, Science, Translations
Jonas
Jonas
Coms, Translations
Politician of the Pirate Party of Germany, Taskforce Coordinator of Education, Taskforce Member of Health a...
Andrew Ewing
Andrew Ewing
Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Ph.D. in Chemistry by the University of Indiana. Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University ...
Alberto Rosario
Alberto Rosario
Physician and Field Epidemiologist
Dr. Alberto Rosario is a physician and Field Epidemiologist. Dr. Rosario has extensive clinical experience.
Greta Fox
Greta Fox
Nurse Practitioner
Family, community and women’s health. Advocate for Covid awareness and safety in the meetings and events in...
Tiffany James
Tiffany James
Policy and Outreach Strategist
Sunil Raina
Sunil Raina
Physician and Researcher
M.D; Professor & Head, Community Medicine In-Charge Multi Disciplinary Research at Dr. RP Govt. Medical Col...
Matti TJ Heino
Matti TJ Heino
Behaviour Change Researcher
M.Sc. in social psychology from the University of Helsinki. Behavior change and motivation management resea...
Matthias F. Schneider
Matthias F. Schneider
Medical and Biological Physicist
Ph.D. Physics/Biophysics from the Technical University of Munich. Professorship for Medical Physics at TU D...
Carlos Gershenson
Carlos Gershenson
Complex Systems Researcher
Research Professor at Computer Science Department, UNAM.
Yaneer Bar-Yam
Yaneer Bar-Yam
Growth, Science, Science Policy Group, Covid Action Group
B.S. and PhD in physics from MIT. Founding president at NECSI.
Vincent Brunsch
Vincent Brunsch
Science, Com, Data Visualization, Copy Editing, Translation
Stephane Bilodeau
Stephane Bilodeau
Guidelines, Science, Engineer
Ph.D. in Engineering, Chief Technology Officer of Smart Phases inc. and Co-Founder of ZeroCovidCanada.org
Roger Gustafsson
Roger Gustafsson
Communication, Marketing, ZeroCovidNordic
Nicolas Smit
Nicolas Smit
Science, Act
AMMA Executive Director. Advocate for better masks & layered approach to safety. Fights pandemic issues: Ma...
Katie Marsh
Katie Marsh
Com, Act, Growth, Community and Events
Kaitlin Sundling
Kaitlin Sundling
Science, Covid Action Group, Guidelines, Welcome
I’m a physician-scientist and pathologist in Wisconsin, USA. The best way to reach me is via Slack.
Sarah Masih
Sarah Masih
Communications
Innovative Communications professional and storyteller with the ability to flex a wide creative lens captur...
Carmen Schon
Carmen Schon
Coms
Pharmacist
Sharon Fitzgerald
Sharon Fitzgerald
Community Relations
Sharon likes helping others, reading, cooking and films.
Chris Kocher
Chris Kocher
COVID Action Group
Executive Director at COVID Survivors for Change
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