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External Advisory Board

Having regard to the vision and objectives of TELL ME, the External Advisory Board (EAB) is expected to play an important role in this project, contributing in a number of ways. Issues related to population behaviour and communication in response to major epidemic outbreaks are highly complex to approach, having multi‐dimensional extensions for the general public, health care professionals, national authorities and supranational organisations. For the duration of the project, the EAB shall provide overarching advice regarding scientific results of the project, and to assist in establishing strong communicational channels between TELL ME and relevant international agencies and organisations.

In specific, the diverse professional backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of members in the EAB will ensure the comprehensiveness of approach made to issues related to the project and the overall validity of results, reflected on the project’s deliverables. Most importantly, the role of the EAB will be facilitate communication and the exchange of information outside TELL ME, and create those necessary links between the project and relevant international agencies and organisations.

Composition of the External Advisory Board

Pier Luigi Lopalco
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Head of Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme

Karl Ekdahl
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Head of Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit

Bernardino Fantini
Institut d'Histoire de la Médecine et de la Santé – Université de Genève
Professeur Ordinaire / Directeur

Jean‐Claude Desenclos
Institute de Veille Sanitaire
Director of Infectious Diseases Unit

Dirk Glaesser
World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
Coordinator ‐ Risk and crisis management

Moya Wood‐Heath
British Red Cross Society & Red Cross European Union Office
Emergency Planning and Civil Protection Advisor

Virginia Barbour
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Medicine Editorial Director, Chief Editor, PLoS Medicine (UK)

Mark Heywood
Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS)
Managing Director, Global Head of BCM

Diane Goldstein
Indiana University – Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Professor and Chair of the Department

Gaya M. Gamhewage
World Health Organization (WHO)
Coordinator Flagship Communications