Organizing Committee Members

Caroline Ponmani

Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals - NHS Trust, UK

Caroline Ponmani is a consultant in pediatric emergency medicine with a dual interest in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology. She noticed a trend of unusual incidence of increased DKA and children presenting with new onset T1DM, 2-3 per week in June 2020. There were variations in presentation (shorter duration of symptoms) and severe DKA. It led the regional network project we now plan to extend the project to cover the second wave of the pandemic.

Mustafa Z Younis

Jackson State University, USA

Mustafa ‘Mike’ Z Younis is an internationally recognized scholar at Jackson State University, Mississippi, USA. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. He has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. His coauthored articles appeared in leading journals such as “Nature” “the Lancet” and “JAMA” and European Journal of Health Economics. He has administrative experience as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA), where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program & Senior Advisor to the President of Zirve University. He has a history of playing visible roles on the editorial boards of journals as Chief Editor, Guest Editor and Editorial board member of leading journals, such as JHCF, Inquiry, JHHSA and JPBAFM. He is a frequent speaker for both academic and professional audiences. His talks often feature his latest research and work in progress, as well as cross-industry trends and strategy implications. He has provided workshops and presentations for world-wide organizations. His research and findings apply to for-profit, non-profit, and government settings. He has consulted with several organizations on healthcare finance, and economics. He is often invited to speak about the challenges in the healthcare industry and other related topics to health economics, finance, and research. He has presented topics, such as, healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in USA, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

Ralph Udeh

University Of Newcastle, Australia

Ralph Udeh is a COVID-19 researcher and a clinician with interest in the epidemiology of COVID-19, COVID-19 clinical trials, molecular virology, biostatistics, other infectious diseases and cancer. He is particularly interested in understanding the molecular underpinnings of COVID-19 and virology at large. His most recent work is focused on developing a clinical trial protocol for tasquinimod in COVID-19 [The TASQ-COVID trial]. With great enthusiasm, he looks forward to advancing his career in this field.

Ali Safaa Sadiq

University of Wolverhampton, UK

Ali Safaa Sadiq is a senior IEEE member and currently a faculty member at Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK; he is also an adjunct staff at Monash University and Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation, Torrens University Australia. He has served as a lecturer at the School of Information Technology, Monash University, Malaysia. Previously, he has also served as a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Systems & Networking Department, Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He has received his PhD, M.Sc, and B.Sc degrees in Computer Science in 2004, 2011, and 2014 respectively. He has been awarded the Pro-Chancellor Academic Award as the best student in his batch for both Masters and PhD. He has also been awarded the UTM International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF). He has published several scientific/research papers in well-known international journals and conferences. He was involved in conducting 5 research grants projects, whereby 3 of them are in the area of network and security and the others in analyzing and forecasting floods in Malaysia. He has supervised 5 PhD students and 3 Masters students as well as some other undergraduate final year projects. His current research interests include Wireless Communications, Network security and AI applications in networking.