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Adherence to Long-Term Therapies - Evidence for Action
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Scientific writers

The scientific writers who were invited to contribute to the report are recognized scientists in adherence-related issues. Their contributions were made voluntarily and have been incorporated following the directions of the editor of the report. All of them signed a Declaration of Interest. They are listed below in alphabetical order by topic. (Team leaders are indicated with an asterisk.)

Asthma

Bender, Bruce • Head • Pediatric Behavioral Health, National Jewish Medical and Research Center • USA

Boulet, Louis-Philippe • Professor • Laval University, Laval Hospital • Canada

Chaustre, Ismenia • Attending Physician and Professor • "JM de los Ríos" Children's Hospital • Venezuela

Rand, Cynthia* • Associate Professor • Johns Hopkins University • USA

Weinstein, Andrew • Researcher and Clinical Practitioner • Christiana Medical Center • USA

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/MNC/Chronic Respiratory Diseases unit

Behavioural mechanisms

Hotz Stephen* • University Research Fellow • University of Ottawa • Canada

Kaptein, Ad A. • Head • Psychology unit, Leiden University Medical Centre • The Netherlands

Pruitt, Sheri • Director of Behavioral Medicine • Permanente Medical Group • USA

Sanchez Sosa, Juan • Professor • National University of Mexico • Mexico

Willey, Cynthia • Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology • University of Rhode Island • USA

Cancer

De Castro, Silvana* • Technical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

Sabaté, Eduardo • Medical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/MNC/Program on Cancer Control unit

Depression

Peveler, Robert* • Head • Mental Health Group, Community Clinical Sciences Division, School of Medicine, University of Southampton • England

Tejada, Maria Luisa • Clinical practitioner • Hospital of Nyon • Switzerland

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/MSD/Mental and behavioural disorders unit

Diabetes

Karkashian, Christine* • Dean • School of Psychology, Latina University • Costa Rica

Schlundt, David • Associate Professor of Psychology • Vanderbilt University • USA

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/MNC/Diabetes unit

Epilepsy

Avanzini, Giuliano • President • International League against Epilepsy • Italy

de Boer, Hanneke M. • Global Campaign Co-Chair • The International Bureau for Epilepsy/Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland • the Netherlands

De Castro, Silvana* • Technical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

Engel, Jerome Jr • Global Campaign Co-Chair • International League against Epilepsy and Director of the Seizure Disorder Center, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine • USA

Lee, Philip • President • International Bureau for Epilepsy • Ireland

Sabaté, Eduardo • Medical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/MSD/Epilepsy unit, the International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Chesney, Margaret A.* • Professor of Medicine • University of California at San Francisco, Prevention Sciences Group • USA

Farmer, Paul • Director • Partners in health • Harvard University • USA

Leandre, Fernet • Director • Zanmi Lazante Health Care • Haiti

Malow, Robert • Professor and Director • AIDS Prevention Program, Florida International University • USA

Starace, Fabrizio • Director • Consultation Psychiatry and Behavioural Epidemiology Service, Cotugno Hospital • Italy

With the active support of the WHO-HIV/AIDS care unit

Hypertension

Mendis, Shanti* • Coordinator • Cardiovascular diseases • WHO-HQ

Salas, Maribel • Senior Researcher • Caro Research Institute • USA

Smoking cessation

De Castro, Silvana • Technical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

Lam, Tai Hing • Professor • Head Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, University of Hong Kong • China

Sabaté, Eduardo* • Medical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

Smirnoff, Margaret • Nurse Practitioner • Mount Sinai Center • USA

With the active support of the WHO-NMH/Tobacco Free Initiative department

Tuberculosis

Dick, Judy* • Senior Researcher • Medical Research Center of South Africa • South Africa

Jaramillo, Ernesto • Medical Officer • Stop TB, WHO • Switzerland

Maher, Dermot • Medical Officer • Stop TB, WHO • Switzerland

Volmink, Jimmy • Director of Research and Analysis • Global Health Council • USA

Special topics

Children and adolescents

Burkhart, Patricia • Assistant Professor and Nurse Researcher • University of Kentucky • USA

With the active support of the WHO-FCH/Child and adolescent health unit

Elderly patients

Di Pollina, Laura • Chief • Clinical Geriatrics, Geneva University Hospital • Switzerland

Health Economics

Kisa, Adnan • Associate Professor • Baskent University • Turkey

Nuño, Roberto • Health Economist • Spain

Sabaté, Eduardo* • Medical Officer • Adherence Project, Department of Management of Communicable Diseases, WHO • Switzerland

Patients' perception of illness

Horne, Rob • Director and Professor of Psychology in Health Care • Centre for Health Care Research, University of Brighton • England

 

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