Keynote speakers


Johan de Jong, PhD

Dr. Johan de Jong is Professor Healthy Lifestyle, Sports and Physical Activity at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. His work focuses on stimulating sports and physical as part of a healthy lifestyle, an important element of Healthy Ageing. Within the Centre of Expertise of Healthy Ageing, he is coordinator on the topics “Community-based lifestyle interventions” and “Citizen Science for Healthy Lifestyle”. Recipient of the European Health Promotion Award and Preffi price based on his contribution in the development and implementation of the “Groningen Active Living Model (GALM)” in the Netherlands. Johan was coordinator of many national as well as international projects. He is board member of the European Network of Sport Science (ENSE) and member of the European network for the promotion of health enhancing physical activity (HEPA-Europe).


Abby C. King, PhD

Dr. King is Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and is Faculty Director of the Our Voice Citizen Science Initiative and Global Network. Recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Contributions in Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, her research focuses on the development, evaluation, and translation of public health interventions to reduce chronic disease and its key behavioral risk factors. She uses state-of-the-art communication technologies, community-based participatory research perspectives, and citizen science approaches to address health disparities among disadvantaged populations worldwide.

Ann Banchoff, MSW, MPH 

Ann Banchoff is Director of Community Engagement for the Our Voice Citizen Science Initiative and Global Network of the Stanford Prevention Research Center.  She has expertise in public health, social work, and international human rights, as well as broad experience in developing and sustaining community-academic partnerships.  She has worked extensively with migrants and other underserved populations in the California Bay Area and in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has also lived and worked in Russia, France, Ethiopia, and Peru.  Ann co-founded the Office of Community Health at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2005 and served as its Director of Educational Programs until late 2014.  

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