The Global COVID-HL Network

Who are we?

The Map of the COVID-HL Network

An international network was established to enable research on health literacy within the framework of COVID-19. The COVID-HL Network is understood as a cooperative and collaborative approach which is based on the idea of joint generation of knowledge/evidence and its open distribution. At the moment, more than 100 researchers from 50 countries and located on five continents are involved in the COVID-HL Network.

All partners involved

Albania

Prof. Dr. Alban Ylli (PI)
Public Health Performance and Non Communicable Diseases | Institute of Public Health
Department of Public Health | Faculty of Medicine
Tirana University of Medicine
E-Mail: alban.ylli (at) ishp.gov.al

 

Prof. Dr. Gentiana Qirjako, MD (PI)
Tirana University of Medicine | Faculty of Medicine | Head of Department of Public Health
E-Mail: gentaqirjako (at) gmail.com

 

Dr. Ervin Toçi MD, IMPH, PhD (PI)
Institute of Public Health, Tirana | Head of Sector of Integrated health information system
Email: ervintoci (at) yahoo.com

Angola

Dr. Neida Ramos (Vicente) (Co-PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: neydaneto (at) gmail.com

Australia

Prof. Dr. Kirsten McCaffery (PI)
University of Sydney | Health Literacy Lab
E-Mail: kirsten.mccaffery (at) sydney.edu.au

 

Kirsten Pickles (Co-PI)
University of Sydney | Health Literacy Lab
E-Mail: kristen.pickles (at) sydney.edu.au

 

Rachael Dodd (Co-PI)
University of Sydney | Health Literacy Lab
E-Mail: rachael.dodd (at) sydney.edu.au

Belgium

Prof. Dr. Stephan Van den Broucke
Université Catholique de Louvain
E-Mail: stephan.vandenbroucke (at) uclouvain.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assistant Professor Stela Stojisavljevic, MD, PhD
University of Banja Luka
E-Mail: stela.stojisavljevic (at) med.unibl.org

Brazil

Prof. Dr. Marco Akerman
University of São Paulo
E-Mail: marco.akerman (at) gmail.com

 

Dr. Dais Rocha
Universidade de Brasília
E-Mail: daisrocha (at) yahoo.com.br

 

Dr. Cristianne Maria Famer Rocha
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
E-Mail: rcristianne (at) gmail.com

Canada

Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, BSc., MHSc., PhD, RD (PI)
University of Toronto
E-Mail: e.diruggiero (at) utoronto.ca

 

Paola Ardiles Gamboa BSc. (Hons), MHSc., MBA (Co-PI)
Simon Fraser University
Bridge4Health
E-Mail: pardiles (at) sfu.ca

 

Simran Purewal
Project Coordinator at Simon Fraser University | SFU Health Science
Email: simran_purewal (a) sfu.ca

Cape Verde

Dr. Neida Ramos (Vicente) (Co-PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: neydaneto (at) gmail.com

China and Hongkong

Associate Professor Dr. Angela Yee Man (PI)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
E-Mail: angela.ym.leung (at) polyu.edu.hk

 

Dr. Padmore A. Amoah (PI)
Asia Pacific Institute Ageing Studies | Lingnan University, Hong Kong
E-Mail: pamoah  (at) ln.edu.hk

 

Dr. Sam Lau (PI)
Hong Kong Baptist University
E-Mail: samlau (at) hkbu.edu.hk

Chile

Prof. Dr. Mirliana Ramirez-Pereira (PI)
Department of Nursing
University of Chile
E-mail: mirliana (at) uchile.cl

Colombia

Maria Constanza Granados Mendoza (PI)
Health Promoting University
National University of Colombia
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá- Colombia
Email: cgranado (at) javeriana.edu.co

Associate Professor Dr. Ana María Osorio (Co-PI)
Department of Economics
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali-Colombia
Email: anao (at) javerianacali.edu.co

Claudia Patricia Jaramillo Angel, PhD (Co-PI)
Universidad de Caldas. Colombia
E-mail:<claudia.jaramillo_a (at) ucaldas.edu.co>

Consuelo Vélez Álvarez, PhD (Co-PI)
Universidad de Caldas. Colombia
E-mail: consuelo.velez (at) ucaldas.edu.co

Denmark

Dr. Heidi Klakk Egebæk (PI)
University College South Denmark
E-Mail: HKEG (at) ucsyd.dk

 

Dr. Carsten Kronborg Bak (PI)
University College South Denmark
E-Mail: CKBA (at) ucsyd.dk

 

Associate professor Jesper von Seelen (PI)
Department of Research at University College South Denmark
E-Mail: jvse (at) ucsyd.dk

 

Lene Mosegaard Søbjerg (PI), Head of Research
Department of Research at University College South Denmark
E-Mail: LMSO (at) ucsyd.dk

Ecuador

María Fernanda Rivadeneira Guerrero, PhD (PI)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
E-mail: mfrivadeneirag (at) puce.edu.ec

France

Dr. Emily Darlington (PI)
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
E-Mail: emily.darlington (at) univ-lyon1.fr

 

Dr. Julien Masson (Co-PI)
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
E-Mail: julien.masson (at) univ-lyon1.fr

Finnland

Dr. Marjorita Sormunen (PI)
University of Eastern Finland
E-Mail: marjorita.sormunen (at) uef.fi

 

Dr. Pirjo Lindfors (PI)
Tampere University
E-Mail: pirjo.lindfors (at) tuni.fi

 

Dr. Leena Paakkari (Co-PI)
University of Jyväskylä
E-Mail: leena.paakkari (at) jyu.fi

Germany

Prof. Dr. Kevin Dadaczynski
University of Applied Sciences | Public Health Centre Fulda
E-Mail: kevin.dadaczynski (at) pg.hs-fulda.de

 

Dr. Orkan Okan
Bielefeld University | Centre for Health Literacy Research
E-Mail: orkan.okan (at) uni-bielefeld.de

 

Prof. Dr. Katharina Rathmann
University of Applied Sciences | Public Health Centre Fulda
E-Mail: katharina.rathmann (at) pg.hs-fulda.de

 

Dr. Melanie Messer
Apollon University of Applied Sciences | Section External Lecturer
E-Mail: messermelanie (at) googlemail.com

Ghana

Dr. Daniel Kwakye Nomah (PI)
Autonomous University of Barcelona | Centre for Epidemiological Studies on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS of Catalonia
E-Mail: kwakyedaniel (at) yahoo.com

 

Dr. Mike Tuffuor Amirikah, MD (PI)
Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Ghana | Health Agencies of the Ministry of Health Ghana
E-Mail: m.amirikah (at) doctorsactglobal.com

 

Dr. John Elvis Hagan Jnr. (PI)
University of Cape Coast
E-Mail: elvis.hagan (at) ucc.edu.gh

 

Dr. Amma Larbi (PI)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
E-Mail: ammalarbi (at) gmail.com

 

Dr. Alex Kwarteng (PI)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
E-Mail: senkwarteng (at) yahoo.co.uk

 

Dr. Edward Wilson Ansah (PI)
University of Cape Coast | Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
E-Mail: edward.ansah (at) ucc.edu.gh

 

Dr. Jacob Owusu Sarfo (PI)
University of Cape Coast | Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
E-Mail: jacob.sarfo (at) ucc.edu.gh

Greece

Assistant Professor Dr. Evanthia Sakellari (PI)
University of West Attica
Department of Public and Community Health, Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology
E-Mail: sakellari (at) uniwa.gr

 

Prof. Dr. Areti Lagiou (PI)
Department of Public and Community Health, Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology
University of West Attica
E-Mail: alagiou (at) uniwa.gr

Guinea

Dr. Neida Ramos (Vicente) (Co-PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: neydaneto (at) gmail.com

Indonesia

Dr. Margaretha Sih Setija Utami, MPH (PI)
Soegijapranata Catholic University Indonesia | Faculty of Psychology
E-Mail: cicih (at) unika.ac.id

 

Dr. Damaisia Linggarjati Novi Parmitasari (Co-PI)
Soegijapranata Catholic University Indonesia | Faculty of Psychology
E-Mail: cicih (at) unika.ac.id

 

Dr. Alphonsus Rachmad Djati Winarno (Co-PI)
Soegijapranata Catholic University Indonesia | Faculty of Psychology
E-Mail: rdwinarno (at) unika.ac.id

 

Dr. Lucia Hernawati (Co-PI)
Soegijapranata Catholic University Indonesia | Faculty of Psychology
E-Mail: herna (at) unika.ac.id

 

Haryo Goeritna, M.Si (Co-PI)
Soegijapranata Catholic University Indonesia | Faculty of Psychology
E-Mail: caturjuli (at) yahoo.co.id

Ireland

Prof. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn (PI)
National University of Ireland, Galway
E-Mail: saoirse.nicgabhainn (at) nuigalway.ie

 

Dr Pádraig MacNeela
National University of Ireland, Galway
E-Mail: padraig.macneela (at) nuigalway.ie

 

Dr Colette Kelly
National University of Ireland, Galway
E-Mail: colette.kelly (at) nuigalway.ie

Iran

Associate professor Dr. Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi (PI)
School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Teheran
E-Mail: n_keshavars (at) yahoo.com

Israel

Prof. Dr. Diane Levin-Zamir
University of Haifa
E-Mail: diamos (at) zahav.net.il

Italy

Dr. Guglielmo Bonaccorsi (PI)
University of Florence
E-Mail: guglielmo.bonaccorsi (at) unifi.it

 

Dr. Chiara Lorini (PI)
University of Florence
E-Mail: chiara.lorini (at) unifi.it

 

Dr. Anna Odone (PI)
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
E-Mail: canna.odone (at) mail.harvard.edu

 

Dr. Veronica Velasco (PI)
Milano-Bicocca University
E-Mail: veronica.velasco (at) unimib.it

 

Dr. Luca Piero Vecchio (PI)
Milano-Bicocca University

Kazakhstan

Professor Dr. Altyn Aringazina Sc.D., Ph.D. (PI)
Kazakhstan School of Public Health
E-Mail: altyn.aringazina (at) gmail.com

Korea, South

Associate Professor Heeran Chun, PhD (PI)
Department of Health Administration, Jungwon University
E-Mail: heeranchun (at) gmail.com

 

Eun Ja Park, PhD (PI), Senior Research Fellow
Department of Health Care Policy Research
E-Mail: ejpark (at) kihasa.re.kr

 

Seul Ki Choi, PhD (PI), Associate Research Fellow
Department of Health Care Policy Research
E-Mail: skchoi (at) kihasa.re.kr

Lebanon

Assistant Professor Carmel Bouclaous, MSc, MPH, PhD (PI)
Lebanese American University
E-Mail: carmel.bouclaous (at) lau.edu.lb

Lithuania

Macau

Associate Professor Dr. Angela Yee Man (PI)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
E-Mail: angela.ym.leung (at) polyu.edu.hk

Malaysia

Professor Dr. Tin Tin Su
Monash University | School of Medicine and Health Sciences
E-Mail: TinTin.Su (at) monash.edu

Malta

Stefan Buttigieg, M.D. (PI)
Ministry of Health Malta
E-Mail: stefan.buttigieg (at) gov.mt

 

Dr. Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat
University of Malta
E-Mail: natasha.azzopardi-muscat (at) um.edu.mt

Mozambique

Dr. Neida Ramos (Vicente) (Co-PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: neydaneto (at) gmail.com

Netherlands

Dr. Kathelijne Bessems (PI)
Maastricht University
Department of Health Promotion| Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
E-Mail: k.bessems (at) maastrichtuniversity.nl

Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakria Zakar (PI)
University of Okara
E-Mail: mzzakir (at) yahoo.com

 

Prof. Dr. Rubeena Zakar (PI)
University of the Punjab
E-Mail: rubeena499 (at) gmail.com

Peru

Dr. Cecialia Chau (PI)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del  Perú (PUCP)
E-Mail: cchau (at) pucp.edu.pe

 

Mag. Patty Vilela (Co-PI)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del  Perú (PUCP)
E-Mail: pattyvilelaa (at) pucp.pe

Philippines

Prof. Dr. Carmen C. Tolabing
University of the Philippines | Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
E-Mail: mctolabing (at) up.edu.ph

 

Derick Erl P. Sumalapao, MSc, MD, DrPH
University of the Philippines | Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
E-Mail: dpsumalapao1 (at) up.edu.ph

Poland

Prof. Dr. Mariusz Duplaga (PI)
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
E-Mail: mariusz.duplaga (at) uj.edu.pl

 

Dr. Karina Leksy (PI)
Institute of Pedagogy | University of Silesia in Katowice
E-Mail: karina.leksy (at) us.edu.pl

 

Assistant Professor Katarzyna Borzucka-Sitkiewicz (PI)
Institute of Pedagogy | University of Silesia in Katowice
E-Mail: katarzyna.borzucka-sitkiewicz (at) us.edu.pl

Portugal

Assistant Professor Dr. Rafaela Rosário (PI)
University of Minho
E-Mail: rrosario (at) ese.uminho.pt

 

Assistant Professor Dr. Inês Fronteira (PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: ifronteira (at) ihmt.unl.ptm

 

Dr. Neida Ramos (Vicente) (Co-PI)
Universidade Nova in Lisbon
E-Mail: neydaneto (at) gmail.com

Puerto Rico

Dr. Hiram V. Arroyo (PI)
University of Puerto Rico
Email: hiram.arroyo1 (at) upr.edu

Solaritza Rivera Leon (Co-PI)
University of Puerto Rico
Email: solaritza.rivera (at) upr.edu

Romania

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marius Ungureanu (PI)
Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Department of Public Health
Email: marius.ungureanu(at)publichealth.ro

 

Madalina Coman (PI)
Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Department of Public Health
Email: madalina.coman(at)publichealth.ro

Russia

Maria Lopatina (PI)
National Medical Research Centre for Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Serbia

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Jovic-Vranes, MD, MSc, PhD (PI)
Belgrade University
E-Mail: aljvranes (at) yahoo.co.uk

Singapore

Associate Professor Dr. Timothy Sim
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
E-Mail: timothy.sim (at) polyu.edu.hk

Slovenia

Dr. Mitja Vrdelja
National Institute of Public Health Slovenia
E-Mail: mitja.vrdelja (at) nijz.si

 

Dr. Vesna Pucelji
National Institute of Public Health Slovenia
E-Mail: vesna.pucelj (at) nijz.siVesna Pucelji

Spain

Dr. María J. Miranda-Velasco, EuHP (PI)
University of Extremadura
E-Mail: maria.mirandavelasco (at) gmail.com

 

Dr. Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan (PI)
University of Valencia
E-Mail: Daniel.Gabaldon (at) uv.es

Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Anita Sandmeier (PI)
Schwyz University of Teacher Education | Institute for Research on Professions and Professional Learning (IPP)
E-Mail: anita.sandmeier (at) phsz.ch

 

Prof. Dr. Guri Skedsmo (PI)
Schwyz University of Teacher Education | Institute for Research on Professions and Professional Learning (IPP)
E-Mail: guri.skedsmo (at) phsz.ch

Sweden

Prof. Dr. Catrine Kostenius (PI)
Department of Health Science | Luleå University of Technology
Norrbotten Association of Local Authorities
E-Mail: catkos (at) ltu.se

Taiwan

Dr. Duong Van Tuyen (PI)
Taipei Medical University
E-Mail: duongtuyenvna (at) gmail.com

Turkey

Prof. Dr. Sibel Sakarya (PI)
Koç University | School of Medicine
E-Mail: ssakarya (at) ku.edu.tr

 

Associate Prof. Dr. Pınar Soylar (PI)
Fırat University | Nursing Department | Health Science Faculty
E-Mail: psoylar (at) firat.edu.tr

Vietnam

Associate Professor Dr. Vo Van Thang (PI)
Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy
E-Mail: vovanthang147 (at) huemed-univ.edu.vn

 

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Thuy Linh (PI)
Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy
E-Mail: nhtlinh (at) huemed-univ.edu.vn

United Kingdom

Dr. Emily Marchant
Swansea University
E-Mail: e.k.marchant (at) swansea.ac.uk

 

Dr. Susie Sykes
London South Bank
E-Mail: sykess (at) lsbu.ac.uk

 

Prof. Dr. Gill Rowlands
Newcastle University
E-Mail: gill.rowlands (at) newcastle.ac.uk

 

Dr. Evelyn McElhinney
Glasgow Caledonian University
E-Mail: Evelyn.McElhinney (at) gcu.ac.uk

United States

Prof. Tetine Sentell (PI)
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
E-Mail: tsentell (at) hawaii.edu

 

Prof. Jennifer Manganellol (PI)
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
E-Mail: jmanganello (at) albany.edu

 

Assistant Professor Philip Massey (PI)
Drexel University
E-Mail: pmm85 (at) drexel.edu

 

Assistant Professor Kimberly Colvin (PI)
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
E-Mail: kcolvin (at) albany.edu

 

Uliana Kostareva (Co-PI)
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
E-Mail: uliana (at) hawaii.edu

 

Joy Agner (Co-PI)
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
E-Mail: joyagner (at) hawaii.edu

 

AJ Patil (Co-PI)
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
E-Mail: uday (at) hawaii.edu