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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Guinea

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

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

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

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

Lebanon

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

Lithuania

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

Poland

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

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