Authors

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Regular Contributors


Sonny S. Patel, MPH
Editor-in-Chief
Sonny@HealthyMenToday.com

Jenn Jackson, MPH
NutritionNerd@HealthyMenToday.com

Michael J Rovito, PhD, MA
Rovito@HealthyMenToday.com

Derek Smith, MBA
DSpecial@HealthyMenToday.com

April C. Tong, MPH
April@HealthyMenToday.com

TJ Williams, MBA
TDub@HealthyMenToday.com

Michael Kallen, MD
MKallen@HealthyMenToday.com

Maggie Chi, MPH
Maggie@HealthyMenToday.com

Ankur Patel
Ankur@HealthyMenToday.com

Linda Kormendi
Distinguished Intern
nutrishLin@HealthyMenToday.com

 

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Guest Contributors


Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD.
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2010-12) of the American Public Health Association Men’s Health Caucus

John Lee

David B. Samadi, MD
Vice Chair in Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Lita Martin
Health Writer at HealthTopics.ca
Author of The Breakthrough Secret

Adam Dougherty, MPH, MS1
Medical Student at UC Davis

Elana Hendler
Blogger

Have Your Name Here!

 

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Sonny PatelSonny S. Patel, MPH

HMT Editor-in-Chief
sonny@HealthyMenToday.com

Before becoming the Editor-in-Chief for HealthyMenToday.com, Sonny was the Chief Editor for Talkingaboutmenshealth.com (TAMH Blog) and the Southern California State Coordinator for the Men’s Health Network. Sonny has received his Master of Public Health emphasis in Global Health Leadership at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He has his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology emphasis in Cell and Development Biology with a minor in Theater and Performance Studies at University of California, Berkeley.

If you are interested in more information, you can follow Sonny on twitter @sonnypatel
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Jenn JacksonJenn Jackson, MPH

NutritionNerd@HealthyMenToday.com

Jenn, aka the Nutrition Nerd, graduated with her Master of Public Health degree in Preventive Nutrition from USC in 2008 and will be a Registered Dietitian candidate in 2012. She currently works full-time in increasing access to health care and preventive services for children with special health care needs. Jenn’s true passion lies in spreading nutrition knowledge while learning on a personal level through self-improvement and learning directly from her Nutrition Nerds! Her goals include working hand-in-hand with individuals to increase their quality of life through a unique combination of outdoor recreation and nutrition lessons as a “Certified Personal Dietician.”

If you are interested in more information, follow Nutrition Nerd on twitter @NutriNerd
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Michael J Rovito, PhD, MA

Michael J Rovito received his M.A. in Geography and Ph.D. in Public Health from Temple University in Philadelphia. Michael currently is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Temple University. His research specializes in health behavior change, men’s health, and audience segmentation. His most recent research developed the “Control Identity” Personality Typology that aims to assist health education and intervention efforts for tailoring messaging strategies. Michael is a Fellow of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, and the Information Technology in Society Research Group. His interests include military and World War II history, outdoor sports, and political strategy.
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Michael E. Kallen. MD

MKallen@HealthyMenToday.com

Michael is a resident physician in pathology at UCLA. He has an MD from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. He is excited about bench and translational research, and its ability to impact healthcare delivery and improve people’s lives. His hobbies include running, reading, the NFL, and modern artwork.
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John Lee

John Lee has been a leader and author in men’s health issues for over a decade. Lee began his career as a professor at Austin Community College, the University of Alabama, and the University of Texas. He has written 18 self-help, psychology, recovery, creativity, or relationship non-fiction books that explore men’s health issues, like alcoholism and co-dependency. In addition to literature, Lee has advocated for the maintenance and improvement of men’s health in magazines, like Newsweek and on shows such as Oprah and 20/20. In 1986, Lee co-founded Primary, Emotional, Energy, Recovery (P.E.E.R.), a training program for counselors, social workers, and psychotherapists. Two years later, he founded and directed Austin’s Men’s Center, a counseling center that specializes in men’s issues. In the late 1980’s, he opened his own private practice in Austin, Texas specializing in men’s issues, relationships, adult children of alcoholics, and co-dependency. His latest two books, The Anger Solution and When the Buddha Met Bubba, are on sale now on Amazon.com. More information about John Lee can be found on his web site www.johnleebooks.com.
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Linda Kormendi

nutrishLin@HealthyMenToday.com

Linda aka nutrishLin is HealthyMenToday’s first Distinguished Intern. She is currently in school in New York and will be providing weekly articles called Factual Fridays, which will recap the newsworthy events that happened for the week.

If you are interested in more information, follow nutrishLin on twitter @nutrishLin

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Derek Smith, MBA

DSpecial@HealthyMenToday.com

Derek (aka “D Special” or “Special D” or even “Low Down Dirty D” in some circles) has received his Master of Business Administration at the Paul Merage School of Business. He also has received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine.

He has worked in the investment management industry providing financial solutions for a wide array of client types. He is a long time health and sports fanatic.

When asked “why do you live?” He answered with “Bacon.”

When asked “what is the toughest thing that derails your healthy lifestyle?” He answered “Bacon.”

If you are interested in talking to Special D, please feel free to take a number, have a seat, kick up your feet and read a magazine or two. It’s going to be a while.
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TJ Williams, MBA

TDub@HealthyMenToday.com

TJ (aka “T Dub”) has received his Master of Business Administration at the Paul Merage School of Business. He also has received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

He has worked at the corporate level for several $100M+ companies and involved in its growth and strategy aspects. He is a long time health and sports fanatic.

When asked the toughest thing that derails your healthy lifestyle? He stated the phenomenon known as work.

If you are interested in more information, please feel free to email him at TDub@HealthyMenToday.com
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April C. Tong, MPH

April has received her Master of Public Health at the Drexel University. She also has received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Health and Molecular Cell Biology emphasis in Cell and Developmental Biology with a minor in Nutritional Science and Toxicology. As a master’s student, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a research assistant in a young women’s HPV prevention program.
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Ankur Patel

ankur@HealthyMenToday.com

Ankur was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles and is a product of public education. He finished from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in Ecology, Behavior & Evolution. Without an employable skill, Ankur found a job on Craigslist that flew him to South Korea where he taught black holes, game theory, and evolution to 10 year-old Korean kids for a year. After publishing a paper on Liometopum occidentale [velvety tree ant] in “Sociobiology” and selling solar panels, he went back to Asia, this time Beijing, where he discussed politics and government with hesitant Chinese university students for 6 months. Since returning to the ‘burbs, he has immersed himself in local politics and traveling further down the rabbit hole of the local scene.
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Maggie Chi, MPH

maggie@HealthyMenToday.com

Maggie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Molecular Cell Biology. While in Northern California, she focused on women’s health issues by volunteering as a Labor Coach for underprivileged Chinese immigrants in Oakland and as an advocate for women’s rights with the Berkeley YWCA. After studying abroad in China and working with youth there, she pursued a Masters degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health at the University of Southern California. There, she worked as a research assistant studying breast cancer in Asian American women. She is currently employed as a research associate and studies diseases such as Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cardiovascular disease.
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Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD.

Dr. Giorgianni is a fervent advocate for and commentator on men’s health matters. He is a published and recognized expert and speaker on men’s health, health care and pharmaceutical. He is a registered practicing pharmacist. He is currently Director, Experiential Education and Development and Asst. Professor of Pharmacy at Belmont University in Nashville and the Vice-Chair/Chari Elect (2010-12) of the American Public Health Association Men’s Health Caucus.

Dr. Giorgianni had a 26 year career with Pfizer Inc, where he held positions in the medical, regulatory, training, public policy, business planning, sales and marketing groups. He has authored, co-authored or presented some 200 works in health care, industry regulation and business. Dr. Giorgianni received both his bachelor’s in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degrees from Columbia University in New York City where he previously was on faculty. He has served as an advisor and board member to several health advocacy and associations including: The Men’s Health Network; American Osteopathic Medical Foundation; Kappa Psi Scholarship Foundation; Nurse Practitioner Health Care Foundation and the National Association for Continence. He has also served as a director and executive member of the Columbia University School of Public Health Alumni association. He is also President of Griffion Consulting Group, Inc. a Florida based consulting practice.
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Elana Hendler

Elana received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in Art History. After finishing up her degree at The American University of Paris, she enrolled in the professional chef program at The Epicurean School of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. An avid writer and food enthusiast, Elana enjoys exploring the connection between health and food culture. She is a major supporter of eating fresh local, sustainable, organic and delicious food. You can find more from Elana on her blog ( Hubpages.com/profile/cottontail) and follow her on twitter (@HubCottontail).
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David B. Samadi, MD

Dr. Samadi is the Vice Chair in Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is one of the very few urologic surgeons in the United States trained in oncology, open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. To date, Dr. Samadi has performed over 3,000 robotic laparoscopic prostate surgeries, and the results are very pleasing for his patients. As a board-certified urologist and an oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer, he also specializes in many advanced minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and laparoscopic robotic radical prostatectomy. His website, Robotic Oncology, has been translated into six different languages and is one of the most popular urology sites on the Internet.
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