Forum Members

Forum Directors  (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)

R. Curtis Ellison, MD, Section of Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA (Co-Director)

Helena Conibear, Alcohol in Moderation, Bath, UK (Co-Director)

Forum Members (Click on each name for link to a biographical sketch)

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD*, Distinguished Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA USA (* Retired, 4 April 2019; died 9 June 2019)

Alberto Bertelli, MD, PhD, Institute of Human Anatomy, University of Milan, Italy

Dee Blackhurst, PhD, Lipid Laboratory, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Mladen Boban, MD, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia

Marianne van den Bree, PhD.  MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University, UK

Giorgio Calabrese, MD, Docente di Dietetica e Nutrizione, Umana Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Piacenza, Italy

Maria Isabel Covas, DPharm, PhD, Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group, Institut Municipal d´Investigació Mèdica, Barcelona, Spain

Alan Crozier, PhD, Plant Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (* Retired 12 November 2019)

Giovanni de Gaetano, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, Pozzilli, Italy

Luc Djoussé, MD, DSc, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Aging, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD.  Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain

Alun Evans, MD, Centre for Public Health, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK.

Harvey Finkel, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Formerly Clinical Professor of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (retired)

Tedd Goldfinger, DO, FACC, Desert Cardiology of Tucson Heart Center, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

Lynn Gretkowski, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Mountainview, CA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Dwight Heath, PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Oliver James, MD, Emeritus Professor of Hepatology, University of Newcastle, UK

Imke Janssen, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA.

Ulrich Keil, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Epidemiology & Social Medicine, University of Muenster, Germany

Arthur Klatsky, MD, Dept. of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA

Maritha J. Kotze, PhD, Human Genetics, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa.

Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventos, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory,MD, PhD, Nutrition/Cardiology, Praticien Hospitalier Hôpital Emile Roux, Paris, France

Federico Leighton, MD,* Laboratorio de Nutricion Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile  (* deceased, 27 April 2012)

Arduino A. Mangoni, PhD,  Strategic Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Senior Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA; Australia

Fulvio Mattivi, MSc, Head of the Department Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, in San Michele all’Adige, Italy.

Ross McCormick, PhD, MSc, MBChB, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland; former Associate Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Linda McEvoy, PhD, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA

Jean-Marc Orgogozo, MD, Neurology and Ageing, University of Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Francesco Orlandi, MD,* Dept. of Gastroenterology, Università degli Studi di Ancona. Italy (* deceased 12 November 2012)

Professor Andrzej Pająk, Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Matilda Parente, MD, consultant in molecular pathology/genetics and emerging technologies, San Diego, CA, USA.

Lynda H. Powell, MEd, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA

Ian Puddey, MD, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia

Cecilia Samieri, DVM, PhD, Senior Researcher, Epidemiology and Dementia, INSERM U897, Univeristy of Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Erik Skovenborg, MD, specialized in family medicine, member of the Scandinavian Medical Alcohol Board,  Aarhus, Denmark

Jan Snel, PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland

Jeremy P E Spencer, PhD, Reader in Biochemistry, The University of Reading, UK

Arne Svilaas, MD, PhD, general practice and lipidology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Creina Stockley, MSc Clinical Pharmacology, MBA; Health and Regulatory Information Manager, Australian Wine Research Institute, Glen Osmond, South Australia, Australia.

Pierre-Louis Teissedre, PhD, Faculty of Oenology–ISVV, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

Dag S. Thelle, MD, PhD, Senior Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Senior Professor of Quantitative Medicine at the University of Oslo, Norway

Nicole H. Tran, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA

Gordon Troup, MSc, DSc,* School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria, Australia (* Deceased, 21 December 2015)

Fulvio Ursini, MD, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, Universityof Padova, Padova, Italy

David Van Velden, MD, Dept. of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Susan J van Rensburg, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Pathology, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa (* Retired, 12 November 2019)

David Vauzour, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Andrew L. Waterhouse, PhD, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.

Yuqing Zhang, MD, DSc, Epidemiologist in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; adjunct Professor of Medicine & Public Health at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

          Note: * Deceased members are included on the list as they had contributed to Forum critiques up until the time of their deaths.