COVID-HL Partners

Who are we?

The COVID-HL Consortium

An international network was established to enable research on health literacy within the framework of COVID-19. The COVID-HL Consortium 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, researchers from 20 countries and five continents are involved in the COVID-HL Network.

All partners involved

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

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

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

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

China and Hongkong

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

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

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

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

Lebanon

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

Lithuania

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

Malaysia

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

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

Poland

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

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

Spain

Dr. María J. Miranda-Velasco, EuHP (PI)
University of Extremadura
E-Mail: mirandav (at) unex.es

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

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

Prof. Jane Wills (PI)
London South Bank
E-Mail: willsj (at) lsbu.ac.uk

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Evelyn McElhinney (PI)
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
E-Mail: jmanganello (at) albany.edu

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