Marta A. Balinska
Marta Aleksandra Balinska holds a PhD in political science (humanitarian medicine), a Masters in public health and a post-graduate diploma in epidemiology. This background, coupled with academic research and teaching, has allowed her to work in a variety of health agencies. Over the years, she has also specialised in scientific editing and writing. Her areas of expertise include: humanitarian aid & development, infectious disease prevention, immunisation, health risk assessment, prevention & screening, and knowledge management. She has published widely in the health sciences with a Research Gate score of 25.99.
Dr Rasha Khoury
Dr Rasha Khoury is a Palestinian physician and public health activist. She moved to the US for her medical studies at the Yale School of Medicine and then completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco. She then pursued a fellowship in Complex Family Planning and Global Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital and received her Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2014, fulfilling a life-long dream, she joined MSF and has since completed six surgical missions in Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Cote D'Ivoire, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr Khoury currently works clinically in high risk obstetrics in the Bronx, New York with a research focus on reducing severe maternal morbidity and mortality. She is currently a voluntary member of the board of directors of MSF-USA and joins the CCRI to uplift and amplify the voices of the global health workforce and the patients we serve in humanitarian and precarious contexts as a means to democratise evidence.
A senior manager at MSF, Fabien Schneider has 25 years of experience in the management, operation and development of medical and non-medical programmes in the public and humanitarian sector. Fabien's areas of expertise include assistance to populations in precarious situations during complex emergencies; modelling and implementation of medical-humanitarian programs; implementation and optimisation of medical and operational strategies; change catalyst, change management and innovation; Telemedicine; Learning and Knowledge production; lobby and advocacy.
Joanna is a publisher at Oxford University Press (Academic Division), specialising in Open Access journals and working across all subject areas. She has extensive international experience in project management and publishing, having worked in France, the USA, Switzerland, and the UK. She is responsible for the Oxford Medical Case Reports journal (published by Oxford University Press) for which she contributed in establishing a close partnership with MSF, aiming at the publication and dissemination of case reports that are relevant to humanitarian and resource limited settings.
Professor Richard Watts
Professor Richard Watts graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1982 and trained in rheumatology at University College, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. He was appointed consultant rheumatologist at Ipswich Hospital in 1994. Richard is an honorary professor at Norwich Medical School of East Anglia and honorary fellow at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford. He is the editor of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology, editor in chief of Rheumatology Advances in Practice and past editor in chief of Rheumatology. His research interests include the epidemiology, classification and diagnosis of autoimmune diseases including the systemic vasculitides.