Some biographic and contact data of the people who are working for the things on this webpage

Professor Michael H. Golden

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Michael Golden did physiology and medicine to become a gastroenterologist by the early 70's, however, his clinical practice led him to switch to nutrition and paediatrics.  He worked at, and later directed, Waterlow's old unit in Jamaica for 17 years doing research into all aspects of malnutrition.  He returned to the UK in 1991 and has since been working with NGOs and UN agencies involved in malnutrition.

Contact address:

Professor Michael Golden
Pollgorm, Ardbane, Downings, Letterkenny, Co Donegal,

Dr. Juergen Erhardt

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Juergen Erhardt has a PhD in human nutrition from Hohenheim University, Germany. He is now working in Germany and Indonesia on the laboratory assessment of the Vit. A and iron status and developing nutrition software.

Contact address:

Dr. Juergen Erhardt

Dr. Oleg Bilukha

Oleg Bilukha

Oleg Bilukha is currently working as a Medical Epidemiologist with the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has joined CDC in 2000. From 2002 to 2004 he served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and then later as Medical Epidemiologist in Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC. He obtained his MD from Lviv State Medical Institute, Ukraine where he trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist. He then received his PhD in Nutrition (with minors in Epidemiology and Consumer Economics) from Cornell University, USA. Oleg Bilukha has served as a consultant and temporary advisor to WHO, UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF on multiple assignments in Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Included areas of his extensive experience are international nutrition, statistics, epidemiology, surveys and surveillance, war-related injury and reproductive health.

Contact address:

Dr. Oleg Bilukha, MD, PhD
Medical Epidemiologist
International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. John Seaman

John Seaman

John Seamn qualified in medicine from the London Hospital in 1971 and began his career with extensive field work. He worked in emergencies in Biafra, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and the Sahel during the 1970s. In 1992 he initiated work on a methodology for famine prediction and vulnerability assessment (the ‘Household Economy Approach’) and until 1997 led a team at Save the Children which worked in collaboration with FAO/GIEWS to develop this as an operational method. From 1979-1997, John was Head of Policy Development at Save the Children UK, where he was responsible for technical advisors in Health, HIV, Education, Nutrition, Disability and Social Policy and the technical support of SC UK’s overseas work. During this period his professional responsibility and interest was in household economy, food and nutrition, and the economic aspects of health policy. From 1998 to 2004 he was Research Director of the Food Security and Livelihoods Unit, Save the Children UK. John Seaman is a co-founder of Evidence for Development.