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R. P. Nehme, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP)

, Southern Faculty (Faculdade Meridional-IMED) Brazil

, Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT) Portugal, (3) Maastricht University The Netherlands ICUH2017 I Health Equity I Coimbra, 20172017.

T. Medicine, where his Ph.D. thesis involved a retrospective cohort study on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in developing countries. Before that, he worked in internal medicine, in post-graduate medical training and in the organization of local preventive and health care services in Brazil and the United Kingdom

. Birgit-de-boissezon, Head of Unit in the European Commission (EC), currently for 'Sustainable Management of Natural Resources', DG Research & Innovation. This Unit defines and implements, underpinned by the EU Research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, objectives and priorities for nature-based solutions to societal challenges with economic, social and environmental benefits. The aim is to help innovate and re-nature cities, mitigate and adapt to climate change, manage and reduce disaster risks, restore biodiversity and ecosystems, improve health, increase resilience and valorise cultural heritage. Previous assignments in the EC related to research strategy and policy, planning, implementation and evaluation of EU research framework programmes, 2001.

, Following a degree (MSc+1) in biology from the University of Copenhagen and a grant related to Bilharzia from the Danish Research Council, her career started in the French dairy branch organisation CNIEL/CIDIL in Paris

J. Clos, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme

. Dr and . Joan, Born in Barcelona, he is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy. He was twice elected Mayor of Barcelona, serving from 1997 until 2006. He was Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Trade of Spain, and also served as the Spanish Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan. He is a medicine graduate from the Universidad Autónoma Barcelona (UAB), and specialized in Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Clos served as President of Metropolis, President of the World Association of Cities and Local Authorities (WACLAC), Chairman of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), Clos is the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2010.

R. Sietchiping, . Leader, . Metropolitan-planning, U. Unit, D. Planning et al., Prior to this, Dr Sietchiping was Project Leader of the Global Land Tool Network where he co-ordinated work on tool development processes particularly on access to land and tenure security, land management and planning, land information, land policy and legislation and landbased financing. He has over 20 years' experience working in the UN systems, academia, private sector, public sector and NGOs in Australia, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation

, As Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led a comprehensive reform effort of the country's health system, including the expansion of the country's health infrastructure, creating 3500 health centres and 16 000 health posts; expanded the health workforce by 38 000 health extension workers; and initiated financing mechanisms to expand health insurance coverage. As Minister of Foreign Affairs, he led the effort to negotiate the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, in which 193 countries committed to the financing necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As Chair of the Global Fund and of RBM, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus secured record funding for the two organizations and created the Global Malaria Action Plan, which expanded RBM's reach beyond, Dr. Tedros Adhanom is the Director-General Elect of the World Health Organization. He was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1, vol.2, 2005.

R. Wilkinson, Richard co-founded with Kate Pickett "The Equality Trust", which seeks to explain the benefits of a more equal society and campaigns for greater income equality. Richard co-wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett which won the 2011 Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award and the 2010 Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize, Richard has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality, 2009.

, Two of his books have been the subject of documentary films -one called "The Great Leveller" for the Channel 4 TV Equinox series broadcast in prime time in 1996 (to coincide with the publication of his Unhealthy Societies) and another, called "The Divide" (based on The Spirit Level) released in April, 2016.

J. Beard, Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization (WHO)

, He was lead editor of the first World report on ageing and health which was released in 2015 and co-editor of the 2014 Lancet series on Ageing. His team was responsible for drafting the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health which was adopted by WHO's 194 Member States in 2016. WHO's ongoing work on ageing and health includes major global research and knowledge translation initiatives with a particular focus on low and middle income countries, as well as the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities which now includes around 400 cities in 40 countries. John is an Australian physician and has held senior public health and academic roles in Australia and the USA. He is past chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Ageing and a current member of their Council on the Future of Human Enhancement. He remains actively involved in several large international research projects, Dr John Beard is Director of the Department of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. WHO has identified ageing as a priority area of work

, He is also the Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities at UC Berkeley. Professor Corburn's research focuses on urban health equity, health impact assessment, urban climate change, and informal settlements and health. His projects include participatory action research, where communities engage in the science of measuring risks

, He is the author of number of award winning books, including: Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice, Professor Corburn has worked with community groups and governments in cities across the US and in Brazil, 2005.

D. Grossman, He began his professional career with the New York City Planning Commission. After a year with the United Nations Development Program, he joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Foreign Service Officer, first serving in Honduras and Costa Rica. From 1984 to 1994 he worked in the USAID Office of Housing and Urban Programs, including serving as its chief operating officer (COO), Director, International City Managers Association, 2008.

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. Icuh2017-i-health-equity-i-coimbra and I. Portugal, , 20172017.

, She was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at UCL and Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair, University of London. She is currently Visiting Professor at LSE. Recent co-authored and edited books including Building a Capable State; The Urban Planet; Climate at a City Scale, A Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South and Africa's Urban Revolution and she has published over 100 peer reviewed papers. Beyond the academy, Sue is an urban specialist who has been directly involved in NGOs and applied research and policy processes

. Metrics, . Data, . Research-&-education-gérard, . Salem, U. Professor et al., ) in Paris. Additionally, he completed a master in urbanism at the Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris, and another master in epidemiology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris. As a researcher with ORSTOM, he worked from 1980-1988 and from 2009-2012 in Senegal; has been Full Professor of Geography of Health at the University of Paris -Nanterre, PLENARY SESSION 4: Healthy Urban Planning, Measurement, 1997.

B. Giles-corti, Corti is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She directs the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit in the Centre for Health Equity. For over two decades, she and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing; and she currently leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities established in 2014. She has published over 300 articles, book chapters and reports, and by citations, is ranked in the top 1% of researchers in ICUH2017 I Health Equity I Coimbra, Director Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, 20172017.

, Caiaffa is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Health and has participated in several editorial activities; scientific committees; review panels; invited lectures and symposiums as well as consultative activities. PLENARY SESSION 5: Health Care in Cities: Access, Services and Quality Mark W. Rosenberg, Professor of Geography, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada Mark W. Rosenberg is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning cross-appointed as a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen's University in

P. Pita and B. , Has held several official positions at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His research focuses on issues on health economics and on regulation and competition policy. His work has covered different topics including: health expenditure determinants, waiting lists, Member of Conselho Nacional de Ética para as Ciências da Vida. Member of the EC Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, pp.2013-2016, 2013.

, His research has appeared in many academic journals (such as the Journal of Health Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Economics

S. Nielsen, C. Director, N. Changing-diabetes®, and . Nordisk, Denmark Steffen is the Director responsible for driving the team behind the Novo Nordisk flagship programme Cities Changing Diabetes that addresses urbanisation, obesity and diabetes in collaboration with academia, thought leaders and municipal champions. Steffen has an MSc in economics from University of Copenhagen and has worked 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry 8 of those in Novo Nordisk. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry

A. S. Sawsan and . Madhi, Director General Friends of Cancer Patients; Head of Awareness/Medical Committee

. Dr, A. S. Sawsan, and . Madhi, Having medical, nonprofit and international expertise, Dr. Al Madhi strives to achieve excellence, sustainability, and attain results in health focused non-profit sector and the public health education & promotion within UAE and internationally, The Royal Society of Medicine

T. Shamim-hayder, Under his headship, Research for Development in Geneva, and the African Population and Health Research Centre, based in Kenya. She continues her commitment to advancing global health equity through efforts such as her membership of the Advisory Committees of the Institute for Healthcare, CEO of Eminence (Bangladesh) and President of ISUH Shamim Hayder Talukder has been leading the non-government organization Eminence Associates for Social Development (www.eminence-bd.org) since it's inception in, 2003.

Y. Zhu, Professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

, and editorial members for a few other international journals. He is a scientific committee member for the ICSU program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, Environmental Technology & Innovation, 2004.

, PhD, is an environmental public health scientist; he is currently Research Director of the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an Associate Professor at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at Exeter University. He was previously Head of the Environmental Change Department, and Leader of the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group at Public Health England. He has extensive experience of working in the public health sector, local government, research and academia in the UK and overseas. Dr Vardoulakis is Co-Chair of the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability