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Fabien SELOSSE

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MSF

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Kyrgyzstan

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Shyam Nandan Gupta

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bpkihs

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Nepal

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Abha Aggarwal

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Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH

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United States

Ahmed Zaid

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Mansoura school of medicine

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Egypt

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Oscar Agoro

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Ministry of Health, Kenya

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Kenya

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Apil Neupane

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Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus

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Nepal

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Abdessamad Tridane

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university

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United Arab Emirates

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Marc Herant

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Recon Strategy

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United States

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Renatus Tarimo

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Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania(EMAT)

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Tanzania, United Republic of

Md Saiful Islam

A. Personal Statement
I am a social epidemiologist who has been involved in research on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in Bangladesh since 2006. I have participated in several outbreak investigations in Bangladesh, including influenza (H5N1, H7N9, and H9N2), Nipah virus, dengue, anthrax, food poisoning: toxic fish, vegetables and pesticides, hepatitis E, and hospital acquired infections. In addition to outbreak investigation, I have experience in designing and implementing epidemiological studies that included quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. In addition, I am leading TB infection control studies and involved in several emerging and re-emerging infection control studies ongoing in hospital settings. I have experience in taking consent from deceased family to acquire brain and lung tissue from patients who die in hospitals from encephalitis or severe respiratory infections in Bangladesh. I am also the lead qualitative scientist of this project. Besides, I am also involved in environmental health project that included lead and agrochemicals contamination of topsoil and food in rural Bangladesh.
B. Positions and Honors
Positions and Employment

4/2006-2/2007 Research Fellow, Health System and Infectious Disease Division, icddr,b.
2/2007-8/2008 Research Officer, Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, Health System and Infectious Disease Division, icddr,b.
9/2008-10/2008 Senior Research Officer, Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, Health System and Infectious Disease Division, icddr,b.
10/2008-12/2011 Research Investigator, Programme on Infectious Disease and Vaccine Sciences, Health System and Infectious Disease Division, icddr,b 2009-2011 Consultant, Program on Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Sciences, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1/2012- Assistant Scientist, Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation Research Group, Centre for Communicable Diseases, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, (icddr,b), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Honors and awards

2013 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation fellowship to attend the conference on option for the control of influenza VIII, Cape Town, South Africa.

2009 The European Scholarship to attend the course 29th European Course on Tropical Epidemiology at the institute for tropical medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium.
C. Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (selected from 57)
Most relevant to the current application
2014 Islam, M. S., Luby, S. P., Sultana, R., Rimi, N. A., Zaman, R. U., Uddin, M., . Gurley, E. S. (2014). Family caregivers in public tertiary care hospitals in Bangladesh: risks and opportunities for infection control. Am J Infect Control, 42(3), 305-310. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.012
2014 Rimi, N. A., Sultana, R., Luby, S. P., Islam, M. S., Uddin, M., Hossain, M. J., . . . Gurley, E. S. . Infrastructure and contamination of the physical environment in three Bangladeshi hospitals: putting infection control into context. PLoS One, 9(2), e89085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089085
2013 Sazzad, H. M., Hossain, M. J., Gurley, E. S., Ameen, K. M., Parveen, S., Islam, M. S., Luby, S. P. (2013). Nipah virus infection outbreak with nosocomial and corpse- to-human transmission, Bangladesh. Emerg Infect Dis, 19(2), 210-217. doi: 10.3201/eid1902.120971
2013 Gurley, E. S., Islam, M. S., Nahar, N., Sultana, R., Hossain, M. J., Homaira, N., . . . Luby, S. P. Behavior change intervention to reduce caregivers’ exposure to patients’ oral and nasal secretions in Bangladesh. International Journal of Infection Control, 9(2).
2011 Gurley, E. S., Parveen, S., Islam, M. S., Hossain, M. J., Nahar, N., Homaira, N., . . . Luby, S. P. Family and community concerns about post-mortem needle biopsies in a Muslim society. BMC Med Ethics, 12, 10. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-12-10
Additional recent publications of importance to the field (in chronological order)

2014 Gurley, E. S., Hossain, M. J., Paul, R. C., Sazzad, H. M., Islam, M. S., Parveen, S., . . . Luby, S. P. Outbreak of hepatitis E in urban bangladesh resulting in maternal and perinatal mortality. Clin Infect Dis, 59(5), 658-665. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu383
2013 Islam, M. S., Hossain, M. J., Mikolon, A., Parveen, S., Khan, M. S., Haider, N., . . . Luby, S. P. . Risk practices for animal and human anthrax in Bangladesh: an exploratory study. Infect Ecol Epidemiol, 3. doi: 10.3402/iee.v3i0.21356
2013 Haque, F., Kundu, S. K., Islam, M. S., Hasan, S. M., Khatun, A., Gope, P. S., . . . Luby, S. P. (2013). Outbreak of mass sociogenic illness in a school feeding program in northwest Bangladesh, 2010. PLoS One, 8(11), e80420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080420
2012 Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., & Luby, S. P. Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study. Rural Remote Health, 12, 1927.
2012 Sultana, R., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Khan, M. S., Gurley, E. S., . . . Luby, S. P. Bangladeshi backyard poultry raisers' perceptions and practices related to zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. J Infect Dev Ctries, 6(2), 156-165.
2012 Chakraborty, A., Khan, S. U., Hasnat, M. A., Parveen, S., Islam, M. S., Mikolon, A., . . . Hossain, M. J.. Anthrax outbreaks in Bangladesh, 2009-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 86(4), 703-710. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0234
2011 Islam, M. S., Luby, S. P., Rahman, M., Parveen, S., Homaira, N., Begum, N. H., . . . Gurley, E. S. . Social ecological analysis of an outbreak of pufferfish egg poisoning in a coastal area of Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 85(3), 498-503. doi: 1 0.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0629
2010 Gurley, E. S., Rahman, M., Hossain, M. J., Nahar, N., Faiz, M. A., Islam, N., . . . Luby, S. P. Fatal outbreak from consuming Xanthium strumarium seedlings during time of food scarcity in northeastern Bangladesh. PLoS One, 5(3), e9756. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009756
2009 Brooks, W. A., Alamgir, A. S., Sultana, R., Islam, M. S., Rahman, M., Fry, A. M., . . . Rahman, M. Avian influenza virus A (H5N1), detected through routine surveillance, in child, Bangladesh. Emerg Infect Dis, 15(8), 1311-1313. doi: 10.3201/eid1508.090283
Book Chapter

2013 Islam, M. S., Luby, S. P., & Gurley, E. S. Developing Culturally Appropriate Interventions to Prevent Person-to-Person Transmission of Nipah Virus in Bangladesh: Cultural Epidemiology in Action. In C. Banwell, S. Ulijaszek & J. Dixon (Eds.), When Culture Impact Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research (pp. 329-338). Sydney: Elsevier.

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International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research - ICDDR,B

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Bangladesh

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Hemant Shrestha

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Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University

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Nepal

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Amit Shrestha

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Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University

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Nepal

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Binod Gaire

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Hospital; Tribhuvan University

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Nepal

UZOCHUKWU OFONAKARA

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HEALTH

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Nigeria

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Kanayo Odeluga

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Peacemakers International, Inc.

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Nigeria

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Vincent Ndayiragije

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Ministry of Health, Rwanda

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Rwanda

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Luis Ferrão

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Hospital Central de Maputo; MINISTERIO DA SAUDE - HOSPITAL CENTRAL DE MAPUTO

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Mozambique

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Jessica Doyle

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Southside Virginia Community College

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United States

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Fiona Davidson

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Malaria Consortium - MC

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United Kingdom

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Erick Kawegere

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Aga Khan Hospital

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Tanzania, United Republic of

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Daria Kashtanova

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RUSSIAN CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR GERONTOLOGY

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Russian Federation

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Prem Sigdel

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Institute of Medicine - IOM

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Nepal

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syson Atuhaire

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Epicentre, Mbarara Research Base

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Uganda

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hasan kerem

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Turkish Red Crescent

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Turkey

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Saida Kanaeva

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university

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Russian Federation

Christina deMoraes

Christina deMoraes, BA, GPA has been a passionate Patient Advocate and pioneered the idea of a “Medical Concierge” when she first began in medical tourism in 2002. She formed her first company, MedNetBrazil Concierge Services, after her own plastic reconstructive surgeries in Brazil following bariatric surgery in 2001 and a loss of 175 pounds. In just the first few years while living in Brazil, she hand-held hundreds of patients through the entire process and created medically responsible protocols and standards of practice that ensured patients’ safety and support, optimal outcomes and spared them thousands of dollars from complicated recoveries, longer stays and readmissions.
As medical tourism became more popular, she became frustrated with the lack of industry standards, transparent income models and detailed training/certification courses that would guarantee better patient outcomes and safety. To address these issues, she founded the IMTCC in 2012.
As a hybrid between a Chamber of Commerce and a Better Business Bureau, the mission of the IMTCC is to instill integrity, build trust and inspire confidence in this nascent and fast-growing industry. The goal of the IMTCC is to define Best Standards of Practice, provide Patient Education and Advocacy as well as training programs for members, based on the Three Tenets that provided her patients with success: Advocacy, Aftercare and Accountability, with the vision to provide a Model of Service to which all medicine could one day aspire.

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International Medical Tourism Chamber of Commerce (IMTCC)

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Brazil; United States

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nyle hendrickson

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None

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United States

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Reinier Narvaez

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University at Buffalo

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Philippines; United States

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Aleksandr Tsovma

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Kharkiv Regional Clinical Oncology Center

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Ukraine

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danny wijaya

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doctorshare indonesia

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Indonesia

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manish dahal

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National Academy of Medical Sciences

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Nepal

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parimal koirala

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National Academy of Medical Sciences

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Nepal

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Mohamed Ali

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Bir Hospital

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Nepal

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Mohammad Abdulwahd

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DPWK: Health Directorate; HEALTH

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Iraq

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Guzaliya Kudasheva

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mckolomen Russian Federation

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Russian Federation

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Christina Shavgulidze

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GMS-clinic

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Russian Federation

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Kosoi Andrei

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us

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Russian Federation

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Mohammed Salim

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Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

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Tanzania, United Republic of

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Dennis Baumann

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Bethel Computers For Education

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Haiti

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Нвард Кагиян

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детская поликлиника г. Гурьевск

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Russian Federation

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Elvira Ahmadova

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moscow regional science research clinical institute

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Russian Federation

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Walter Joseph Arinaitwe

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Infectious Disease Institute (IDI)

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Uganda

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Christiaan Huigens

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hospital; Hospital

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Malawi

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olga sambolska

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Hospital

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Ukraine

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Alexis Garrett

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health

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United States

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Stevie-Megan Snedegar

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health

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United States

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Vishal Nathu

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health

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United States

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Жанна Ганская

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МОНИКИ

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Russian Federation

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Maria Petrovskaya

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HEALTH

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Russian Federation

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Andrei Miroshnichenko

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Samara State Medical University

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Russian Federation