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International Journal of Women's Health

Professor Al-Chaer

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Al-Chaer

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Elie. D. Al-Chaer 

Dr. Elie D. Al-Chaer is Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, and the Director of the Center for Pain Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the USA. He is also a lawyer and member of the bar in Texas and the District of Columbia.
 
He holds a B.S. (Mathematics; 1988) and an M.S. (Physiology; 1991) from the American University of Beirut (AUB), a Ph.D. (Neuroscience; 1996) from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence; 2002) from South Texas College of Law. He has served on and chaired a number of scientific advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health in the USA and other non-governmental organizations. He is the recipient of numerous international accolades and awards for his work on pain mechanisms.

His translational scientific research is centered on the sex differences, hormonal regulation and neural processing of pain. His research also examines the mechanisms involved in controlling and down-regulating chronic pain symptoms in adults, associated with long term neuroplastic, endocrine and immunal changes. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles and over 100 presentations at scientific meetings. He has written more than 15 chapters for textbooks including 3 chapters for the Encyclopedia of Pain. He is regularly invited to speak at international symposia on the mechanisms of pain and functional disorders.


Honorary Editorial Board

Pedro Acién, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Miguel Hernandez University; Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Juan University Hospital, Alicante, Spain

Habibul Ahsan, Professor and Director, Center for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA

Hoda Anton-Culver, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Roseanne Armitage, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Director, Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Emmalee S. Bandstra, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

Robert C. Bast, Jr., Professor and Vice-President, Translational Research, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Theresa Beckie, Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Mosammat Rashida Begum, Professor & Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka, Balgadeshi

Jeffrey R. Bender, Professor, Department of Cardiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Linda B. Cottler, Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA

Mfon Cyrus-David, Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, The University of Texas Oncology Division, Memorial Hermann Cancer Center, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

Adekunle Dawodu, Professor, Director International Patient Care Program Global Health Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA

Michael William DeGregorio, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA

Hong-Wen Deng, Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Basic Medical Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, USA

S. K. Dey, Professor and Director, Department of Reproductive Sciences, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Philip J. Di Saia, Professor and Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Jane Dimmit Champion, Professor, Department of Family Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Claire Burke Draucker, Professor, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Matthias Egger, Professor and Director, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

James Ekere Essien, Professor and Director, Institute of Community Health, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Samir A. Farghaly, Department of OB & GYN, The Weill Medical College and The New York Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Cornell University, New York, USA

Ignac Fogelman, Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Guy's Hospital Borough Wing, London, UK

Robert B. Freedman, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

Peter Gahan, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Human Sciences, King's College London, London, UK

Sarah Gehlert, Professor and Deputy Dean, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Ruth Greenblatt, Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Toru Hachisuga, Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan

Ronald C Hamdy, Professor of Medicine and Professor/Quillen Chair, Geriatric Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

Margaret Heitkemper, Professor and Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA, USA

Stephen T. Higgins, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA

Patricia B. Hoyer, Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ, USA

Wei Hsu, Biomedical Genetics and Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Siu L. Hui, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, The Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Howard M. Kravitz, The Stanley G. Harris Family Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA

Thomas Lasater, Professor and Director, Institute for Community Health Promotion, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Jonathan Ledermann, Professor, Medical Oncology & Director, Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trials Centre, UCL Cancer Institute, Clinical Director Cancer Services, UCL Hosptials, London, UK

Rebecca E. Lee, Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Grace X. Ma, Professor and Director, Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

EF (Pat) Magann, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, Little Rock Arkansas, USA

Hugo Maia Jr, Head of Research, Center for Research and Assistance in Human Reproduction (CEPARH), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Isaac T. Manyonda, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Clinical Developmental Sciences, St George's HealthCare NHS Trust, Surrey, UK

Jeanne C. Marsh, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Jeanne C. McSweeney, Professor and Director, Center for Research on Tailored Biobehavioral Interventions, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Sulma Mohammed, Director, Purdue Cancer Center Drug Discovery Shared Resource, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Linda Moneyham, Professor and Chair, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Cynthia C. Morton, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Camran Nezhat, Professor, Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, USA

Margaret A. Nosek, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA

Oluwafemi Oguntibeju, Group Leader & Chartered Scientist, Nutrition & Chronic Disease Research Unit, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health & Wellness Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville, South Africa

Faustino R. Pérez-López, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Zaragoza Hospital Clínico, Zaragoza, Spain

Chandrika Piyathilake, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA

Natalie Rasgon, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Director, Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Mir Sadat-Ali, Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Audrey F. Saftlas, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA

Gerald P. Schatten, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Carol Shively, Professor, Comparative Medicine Section, Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Anil K. Sood, Professor, Departments of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Gregory L. Stuart, Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, USA

Alexa Stuifbergen, Professor and Director, Cain Center for Nursing Research, School of Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

Dr Swasti, Consultant Gynae Oncology, Galaxy Cancer Institute, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Delhi-NCR, India

Diane W. Taylor, Professor and Director, Division of Medical Sciences, Asia-Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI, USA

Patricia A. Thomas, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA

Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Professor and Head, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Stephen M. Weiss, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Yan Xu, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Zhang Jie, Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York College at Buffalo, NY, USA