Baoli Zhu

Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China

Dr. Baoli Zhu, born in February 1966, currently is the Party Secretary, deputy director, and chief physician of the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in charge of several key institutions including the Institute of Occupational Disease Control and the Institute of Radiological Protection.

His main research interests are occupational health and poisoning control. He also serves as a member of the National Steering Committee on Occupational Disease Diagnosis and Appraisal, the National Committee on Occupational Health Standards, the Technical Committee under the State Administration of Work Safety. With honorable titles such as "Leading Medical Talent in Jiangsu Province", he also acts as board member of the China Occupational Safety and Health Association (COSHA), board member of the China Health Inspection Association, vice chairman of China Health Education Association Occupational Health Promotion Branch, member of the standing committee of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association Labor Health and Occupational Disease Branch, chairman of Jiangsu Provincial Preventive Medicine Association Labor Hygiene Committee, and chairman of Jiangsu Provincial Health Education Association Occupational Health Promotion Branch. He has also been invited to act as the tutor of master candidates in Nanjing Medical University, Southeast University, and Nantong University.

He is the member of the editorial boards of some top journals including Chinese Journal of Industrial Medicine and Journal of Environmental&occupational Medicine. He was the principal investigator of several key research projects supported by the National Health and Family Planning Commission or by Jiangsu Province. He has been engaged in the development of national occupational health standards. Up to now, he has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was also one of the key contributors of books including Target Organ Toxicology Series and Engineering of Occupational Health.

Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS is Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. She is also Director of the Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a non-profit network of 60+ universities in the region. She received a PhD from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with a minor in cultural anthropology. She also earned a Master’s in Health Sciences from the Department of International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in international development from UC Berkeley. Her research interests include community-based participatory research methods, mental health, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health. Dr Withers is the editor of two books: Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, and Global Health Leadership: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific. She has published more than 60 scientific articles and serves on the editorial boards of six international global health journals. She also writes a blog on human trafficking titled Modern-Day Slavery for Psychology Today.