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Long COVID Advisory Group

The Long COVID Advisory Group is an expert global task force. We bring together clinicians and researchers to explore the latest advances in the science and medicine of long COVID research and the impacts on health, society, and economies. Our mission is to mobilize science and compassion into action, advising policymakers, and empowering communities with practical strategies to address long COVID. We are dedicated to protecting health and wellbeing. We are focused on enabling the advancement of research and clinical guidance by working with and connecting governments, public health organizations, communities, patients, and individuals.

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.

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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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