Dr Nelya Lukpanovna Shapekova graduated in 1983 from Aktobe State University, Kazakhstan. She gained her PhD in 1992 from the same university.Dr Levent Ozdemir graduated in 1993 from Cumhuriyet University, Turkey. In 1996, he started his specialty education in the Medical Faculty Public Health Department at the same university. Dr Bilal AK completed his PhD in 1997 at Gazi University, Turkey. He has served as Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration at Hacettepe University, Turkey. Dr Vesile Şenol graduated with a bBachelor’s degree from Marmara University, Turkey. She then obtained her Master’s degree and PhD in Health Sciences from Erciyes University, Turkey, in 2000 and 2016 respectively. Dr Hicran Yıldız graduated from Istanbul University, Turkey, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1996. She received a Master’s degree and a PhD from the Institute of Health Sciences at Marmara University, Turkey, in 2003 and 2008 respectively.