Editorial Team

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, Ph.D.

Editor, Journal or Alcohol and Drug Education Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health School of Public Health, University of Nevada – Las Vegas Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D., MCHES® is a public health physician with a medical degree from the University of Delhi and a doctorate in Preventive Medicine (Public Health) from The Ohio State University. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery anywhere in India by the Medical Council of India. He is also a master certified health education specialist certified from the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. He also has certification to teach Kundalini Energy Yoga (KEY) from World Community Service Center and Universal Peace Foundation, India. He is currently a tenured Full Professor in Environmental & Occupational Health at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas in the School of Public Health. In his career, spanning over 30 years, he has trained/taught over 6,000 health professionals that include physicians, health education specialists, dietitians, community health nurses, health care administrators, epidemiologists, sanitarians, health and development workers, allied health professionals and others. He has designed and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in health behavior, health education, and health promotion at 13 national and international universities working[…]

Vernon K. Smith, Ph.D.

Vernon Smith is a former Michigan Medicaid Director and former Senior Advisor with Health Management Associates, where he focused on Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, health reform and trends in the healthcare marketplace. A health economist, he has authored numerous publications relating to Medicaid, and both state and national health reform. Dr. Smith has had the privilege to speak on these issues before many national and state audiences, has been a guest on National Public Radio, and been quoted on these issues in many national publications, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek and Time Magazine. His Ph.D. degree is from Michigan State University. Among other involvements, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Anderson University, his undergraduate Alma Mater.

Jamie Lavigne, JADE Journal Coordinator

Accredited Legal Secretary Jamie has been JADE’s Journal Coordinator for many years. She is responsible for directly coordinating with the JADE editor, manuscript authors, Peer Reviewers and contract personnel to ensure production of an exceptional quality journal. Jamie is trained as a legal secretary, para-legal, as well as, being highly proficient in the desktop publishing area. Jamie is currently employed by the State of Michigan in the Attorney General’s office.