Over the past 14 years Dr. Alaa Badawi has been assuming the positions of Senior Public Health Scientist, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, Public Health Agency of Canada and Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada. The primary area of his research and teaching focuses on generating evidence-based and translational knowledge in chronic diseases, infectious diseases and nutritional intervention to enable developing public health policies and actions for risk assessment, surveillance, health promotion and protection. Since obtaining his Ph.D. in 1992 in the field of Environmental Studies, he held several academic, research and teaching positions in USA, Lebanon, Egypt and Canada and published over 180 peer-reviewed papers.