ABOUT IMGA

The International Medical Geology Association aims to provide a network and a forum to bring together the combined expertise of geologists and earth scientists, environmental scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists and medical specialists, in order to characterise the properties of geological processes and agents, the dispersal of geological material and their effects on human populations.

The IMGA governance bodies are the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and the Supervisor Board. The General assembly of members shall be convened by the General Assembly Board. The Executive Committee administers and represents the Association. The Supervisor Board has the role of supervise the accounts and reports of the association. The General Assembly Board, the Executive Committee and the Supervisor Board are elected by the General Assembly for mandates of two years up to a total of four years.

 


Governance Structure


Executive Comittee

Chair

Diego Hernán Fridman
Clinical Research Department Fundación Centro de Estudios Infectológicos
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Email: diegofridman@yahoo.com; dfridman@stamboulian.com.ar

andreo Chair

Diego Hernán Fridman
Clinical Research Department Fundación Centro de Estudios Infectológicos
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Email: diegofridman@yahoo.com; dfridman@stamboulian.com.ar

andreo Co-Chair for Geological SciencesElena Gimenez Forcada IGME – Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (Geological Survey of Spain) Salamanca, Spain

Email: e.gimenez@igme.es

andreo Co-Chair for Medical SciencesChaosheng Zhang National University of Ireland, Galway Galway, Ireland

Email: chaosheng.zhang@nuigalway.ie

General Secretary

Carla Patinha Geosciences Department, University of Aveiro Aveiro, Portugal

Email: cpatinha@ua.pt

 

Treasurer

Nuno Durães Geosciences Department, University of Aveiro Aveiro, Portugal

Email: nunoduraes@ua.pt


Councillors

Eduardo Ferreira da Silva
Geosciences Department, University of Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal
Email: eafsilva@ua.pt

 

Akinade Shadrach Olatunji University of Ibadan Ibadan, Nigeria

Email: akinadeshadrach@yahoo.com

 

Iosif Volfson Medical Geology Division, RosGeo Moscow, Russia

Email: mgeolog1955@mail.ru

 

Rita Salgueiro Geology Department, University of Federal do Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Email: geo.ritasalgueiro@gmail.com

 

Xinbin Feng State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences Guiyang, China

Email: fengxinbin@vip.gyig.ac.cn

 

Ines Tomašek Department of Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussels, Belgium

Email: ines.tomasek@outlook.com


General Assembly

Chair

María Aurora Armienta
Geophysics Institute, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, México
Email: aurora.armienta@gmail.com

 

Co-Chair

José Centeno Director, Division of Biology, Chemistry, and Materials Science (DBCMS) Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Email: jose.centeno@fda.hhs.gov

 

Secretary

Ester Sztein U.S. National Committees for the Geosciences Board on International Scientific Organizations of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C., USA

Email: esztein@nas.edu

 


Audit Committee

Chair

Nelly Mañay
Director, Specialised Centre for Chemical Toxicology
University of the Republic
Montevideo, Uruguay
Email: nmanay@fq.edu.uy

 

Member 1

Alejandro Villalobos Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua Chihuahua, Mexico

Email: avillalobos@uach.mx

 

Member 2

Theophilus C. Davies Specialised Centre for Chemical Toxicology Department of Geology, University of Nigeria at Nsukka Nigeria

Email: theo.clavellpr3@gmail.com


IMGA Support

Editor-in-Chief
Medical Geology Newsletter

Mark Cave
Geochemistry and Applied Statistics, British Geological Survey
Nottingham, UK
Email: mrca@bgs.ac.uk

 

Chapter Committee

Chaosheng Zhang National University of Ireland, Galway Galway, Ireland

Email: chaosheng.zhang@nuigalway.ie

 

Webmaster

Lara Gracia Creazione
Email: webmaster@medicalgeology.org

Chapters

IMGA Chapters are groups within a region bringing together people in an area (city, country, etc.) or in an organization (university, government agency, etc.) interested in medical geology.