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International Journal of Women's Health

ISSN: 1179-1411

Professor Elie Al-Chaer

Professor Al-Chaer

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Pain Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Professor 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 BS (mathematics, 1988) and an MS (physiology, 1991) from the American University of Beirut (AUB), a PhD (neuroscience, 1996) from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and a JD (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 three chapters for the Encyclopedia of Pain. He is regularly invited to speak at international symposia on the mechanisms of pain and functional disorders.

Dr Everett Magann

Dr Magann

Department of Obstetrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Everett F. 'Pat' Magann, MD graduated from Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA with an AS degree in Science and Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA graduating in 1975. His internship and Residency were at the Carolinas Medical Center (formerly known as Charlotte Memorial Hospital) in Charlotte, NC completing the residency in 1979. Upon graduation he returned to southern WVA where he practiced as a generalist in OB-GYN for the next 9 years.

In 1988, he joined the US Navy with his first duty station at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune, NC. In 1991, he did a full time out-of-service fellowship in MFM at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. After completing the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship (MFM) he served 3 years at Naval Medical Center in San Diego. In 1997, he left active duty but stayed in the Naval Reserves and returned as a staff MFM at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

In 2001, he was offered a job as an MFM specialist at the University of Western Australia where he worked at their tertiary obstetric hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital, for the next 2 years. He was then recalled to active duty in the US Navy for operation Iraq Freedom in 2003, where he served at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA until he retired from the Navy in 2010. He then took a position as MFM division director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Two years later, he started an MFM Fellowship at UAMS and remains there now as Fellowship Director.

He currently holds dual full professorship in both departments of OB-GYN and Genetics at UAMS. He is also a clinical professor at OB-GYN University of Western Australia and at Oklahoma State University. He has been the PI on several clinical trials, NIH grants and independent research. To date, he is an author or co-author on 325 abstracts, 400 peer review publications, and 40 book chapters.

Dr Marleen van Gelder

Dr van Gelder

Department for Health Evidence, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Dr. Marleen van Gelder has a master degree in Biomedical Sciences and earned a PhD degree in epidemiology in 2012. She is currently assistant professor in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Previously, she worked on various research projects at the University of Oslo (Norway), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, USA), and Boston University (USA).

Dr. van Gelder has 10+ years of research experience on perinatal epidemiology, focusing on women’s health during pregnancy. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, responsible for study design, data validation, and adapting biostatistical methods applicable in perinatal epidemiology. Dr. van Gelder is scientific coordinator of the largest birth cohort study in The Netherlands, supervises MSc and PhD students, and teaches graduates courses in research methodology.

Editorial Board

Habibul Ahsan, MD, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor; Dean, Population and Precision Health; Director, Institute for Population and Precision Health; Director, Chicago Center for Health and Environment; Associate Director of Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

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

Mosammat Rashida Begum, Chief Consultant of Infertility Care and Research Center (ICRC) Ltd., Bangladesh.

Linda B. Cottler, Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Hong-Wen Deng, Ph. D. Professor, Chief, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics. Director, Tulane Center of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics Deming Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. 

MD, Research Associate and Statistical Methodologist, Nana Owusu M Essel, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

James Ekere Essien, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes & Policy; Director, Institute of Community Health, University of Houston, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA

Matteo Frigerio, Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics in San Gerardo Hospital Monza, Italy.

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

Howard M. Kravitz,  The Stanley G. Harris Family Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.

Alessandro Libretti, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy

Grace X. Ma, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Laura H. Carnell Professor and Professor in Clinical Sciences ; Director, Center for Asian Health (CAH), Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University; Primary Member, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Stefano Manodoro, Physician Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, San Paolo University Hospital, University of Milano, Italy. 

Jeanne C. Marsh, Professor, Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. 

Sulma Mohammed, Professor of Cancer Biology, Dept. of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Linda Moneyham, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Oluwafemi Oguntibeju, Professor and Group Leader, Phytomedicine and Phytochemistry Research Unit, Oxidative Stress Research Centre, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 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

Antonio Schiattarella, MD, Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, University of Campania, Italy.

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

Dr Swasti, Gynae Cancer Surgeon (Laparoscopic & Robotic); Senior Consultant, Dept of Gynae Surgical Oncology, Max Cancer Centre, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, U.P., India

Salvatore Giovanni Vitale M.D., PhD, Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

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