About the Author
Dr Roby Beaglehole is based in Nelson, New Zealand and works as a public health consultant and as clinical dentist. Dr Beaglehole graduated from Otago University, New Zealand in 1997 and gained an MSc in Dental Public Health from University College London, UK in 2003. He has previously worked as a consultant to the Department of Health in the UK and as a political advisor to the New Zealand Government. He is co-author of the FDI/WHO publication Tobacco or Health, as well as several other guidelines, conference reports and publications. Dr Habib Benzian is based in Berlin, Germany, and was the first ever Associate Director for Development and Public Health at the FDI World Dental Federation (from 2002-2009). He is an experienced oral surgeon and recognised expert in international dental public health. Dr Benzian graduated in 1987 at Free University of Berlin/Germany and holds an MSc in Dental Public Health from King's College, London. Joining the FDI in 2002 he helped in developing and reshaping the FDI's Public Health activities. He has organised several international conferences and symposia on oral health, among them the first-ever ministerial meeting on oral health in Africa. He is lecturer in dental public health at the University College London and other European universities; as well as speaker at oral health conferences worldwide. He is now founder and co-director of The Health Bureau, an international health consultancy firm. Mr Jon Crail is the Manager, Public Health and Advocacy Projects at the FDI World Dental Federation. He holds a university degree from Kalamazoo College in political science and an MSc in Health, Community and Development from The London School of Economics and Political Science. He has developed, managed and evaluated public health and development projects in partnership with Central American governments and a variety of national and international NGOs. Mr Crail is also the founder and director of Digital Roots, an NGO that empowers communities to investigate, document, and share their culture and history through the use of digital technologies to create physical and virtual museums. Prof Judith Mackay is a medical doctor based in Hong Kong. She is Senior Advisor to the World Lung Foundation; Senior Policy Advisor to the World Health Organization; and Director of the Asian Consultancy on Tobacco Control. She holds professorships at the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Hong Kong and at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine in Beijing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and of London. After an early career as a hospital physician, she moved to preventive and public health. In 2007, she was selected as one of the TIME 100 World s Most Influential People, and in 2009 she received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Medical Journal Group. She has authored or co-authored several Myriad atlases: The Tobacco Atlas, The State of Health Atlas, The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behaviour, The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, and The Cancer Atlas.