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International Journal of Women's Health

Professor Al-Chaer

Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States

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 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.

Honorary Editorial Board

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

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

Mosammat Rashida Begum, Professor of Dhaka International and Central Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Chief Consultant of Infertility Care and Research Center (ICRC) Ltd.

Adekunle Dawodu, Professor, Director International Education and 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, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair; Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics; Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

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

Samir A. Farghaly, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Cornell University, New York, NY, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oluwafemi Oguntibeju, Professor and Group Leader, Nutrition & Chronic Disease Research Unit, Oxidative Stress Research Centre, Dept of Biomedical 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

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

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

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

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

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