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Editorial Board

Tovah Honor Aronin, Ph.D. - Senior Editor, BMC series

New Content ItemTovah Honor Aronin has been the Editor for BMC Women’s Health since joining BMC in 2016.  Before moving into publishing, Tovah received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, USA, where she studied calcium signaling in yeast, developing a novel microscopy probe for real-time measurement of calcineurin activity.  An early fascination with Punnett squares lead to a focus on genetics, which then broadened into an interest in the communication and application of scientific research across disciplines.  Tovah is an editor for the BMC series blog and is interested in promoting best practices in health care.


Senior Editorial Board Members

Neelam Aggarwal - PGIMER, India
New Content ItemDr. Neelam Aggarwal, MBBS, MD, DGO, DHM, FICOG, is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. PGIMER is a premier tertiary care institute of India. The main focus of her work is maternal, perinatal and menopausal health. She was the national president of Indian menopausal society in the year 2019-2020. Currently she is the founder president of Stillbirth Society of India (SBSI). She is also the nodal officer with WHO SEARO for stillbirth surveillance in India. She is on resource faculty team for MPDSR training.  She is on the various working groups of International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA). Her recent work emphasises on bereavement care in perinatal loss.
She has been the reviewer for many indexed peer review journals like BJOG, BMC, JMC and PLOS ONE etc.
She has contributed multiple chapters in books and more than around 200 research publications.

Anthony Ajayi - African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
New Content ItemAnthony Ajayi is an Associate Research Scientist at African Population and Health Research Center based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Medical Sociology from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, and a Master of Science degree in Demography and Population Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Anthony has over seven years of experience in designing and implementing multi-country research projects and programs on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and HIV. Before joining APHRC, Anthony was a research fellow and lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He is the lead Principal Investigator and a Co-Investigator on multiple studies in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Liberia. Anthony’s quest is evidence generation that would shape policies, make society more inclusive, and ensure the wellbeing of all. He has authored over 80 articles in highly accessed peer-reviewed journals.

Shangrong Fan - Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, China
New Content ItemDr Shangrong Fan, MD, is a professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, China. He has received his doctor of medicine diploma from Peking University. He is an editorial board member of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and BMC Women's Health. His research interests are maternal fetal medicine and female genital infectious diseases. He specializes in research and management of perinatal infections such as syphilis, group B streptococcal (GBS) infection and sepsis.
He has contributed multiple chapters in books and around 60 research publications.



Florian Fischer - Institute of Public Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
New Content ItemDr. Florian Fischer is an expert in issues related to public health, global health, and women’s health. Originally, he was trained as a paramedic. He studied and received his doctorate in public health at the School of Public Health at Bielefeld University, Germany. He focuses on evidence-based public health and megatrends in the context of health and care. His research experience relates to various settings and population groups, with specific emphasis on vulnerability and social determinants of health. In the past years, his research focus shifted to digital health and nursing care. He has authored a large amount of peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters.


Jane Fisher - Monash University, Australia
New Content ItemJane Fisher, an academic Clinical and Health Psychologist, is Finkel Professor of Global Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is Co-Director of the Division of Planetary Health and leads the multidisciplinary Global and Women’s Health research group of academics, research higher degree students and professional staff who undertake research in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. Jane has longstanding interests in the social determinants of women’s health and mental health and wellbeing across the life course and of how these can be addressed in public health approaches to mental health promotion and prevention of mental health problems.

Jane Fisher was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in the January 2019 Australia Day Honours for her contributions to mental health, women and the community.

Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj - University College London, UK
New Content ItemAlex Gentry-Maharaj, MSc, PhD is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Women’s Cancer at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London. The main focus of Alex’s work is screening for ovarian cancer. She has been a core member of the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), the largest randomised controlled trial in the world, since 2003. Alex has contributed to genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer and the first GWAS for ovarian cancer through the international efforts of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC). Alex has an interest in the menopause transition and the therapies that women use to alleviate their menopausal symptoms. Other interests include biomarker discovery for ovarian, colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancer.

Antonio Simone Laganà - Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, ARNAS "Civico – Di Cristina – Benfratelli", Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), University of Palermo, Italy
New Content ItemAntonio Simone Laganà was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) on 8th May 1986. He is Deputy of the Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Ambassador of the World Endometriosis Society (WES).
Antonio Simone Laganà was trained in obstetric/gynecological ultrasound at the Altamedica Main Centre in Rome (Italy), got the Master in “Gynecological Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery” at the University of Pisa (Italy), the Ph.D. in “Medical and Surgical Biotechnologies” at the University of Messina (Italy), and developed an intensive training in minimally invasive gynecological surgery (high-volume advanced laparoscopy, hysteroscopy) at the Univerzitetni Klinični Center Ljubljana (Slovenia), during the Subspecialist Training Programme (Fellowship) in Reproductive Medicine (according to the criteria of the European Society of Human Reproduction, ESHRE, and Embryology and European Board & College of Gynecology and Obstetrics, EBCOG).
His research interests include endometriosis, reproductive immunology, infertility, gynaecological endocrinology, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. He is the author of more than 300 papers published in PubMed-indexed international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as an invited speaker at international congresses. He is currently an editor of high-impact journals, including Scientific Reports, PLOS One, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Journal of Ovarian Research, Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, and many others.
He is habilitated as Associate Professor in Italy for Gynecology and Obstetrics.


Senior Editorial Board Members
Neelam Aggarwal, PGIMER, India
Anthony Ajayi, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
Shangrong Fan, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, China
Florian Fischer, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Jane Fisher, Monash University, Australia
Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, University College London, UK
Antonio Simone Laganà, Unit of Gynecologic Oncology, ARNAS "Civico – Di Cristina – Benfratelli", Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), University of Palermo, Italy

Editorial Board Members
Breast cancer and breast health
Nehad Ayoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Sanaa Bardaweel, University of Jordan, Jordan
Gianluca Franceschini, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome , Italy
Jolyn Hersch, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jabed Iqbal, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, Rutgers University, USA
Eva Kantelhardt, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Adana Llanos, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, USA
Tadahiko Shien, Okayama University Hospital, Japan

Gynecology, gynecological disease, and reproductive health
Ibrahim Abdelazim, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Kenneth Adde, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Leonard Ajah, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Giulia Borghese, UOC Ginecologia e Fisiopatologia della Riproduzione Umana, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Italy
Giovanni Buzzaccarini, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of Padova Via Nicolò Giustiniani 3, 35128, Padova, Italy
Paolo Casadio, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi University of Bologna, Italy
Joana Castro, University of Minho, Centre of Biological Engineering, Portugal
Benito Chiofalo, National Cancer Institute of Rome, Italy
Antonio Cianci, University of Catania, Italy
Maurizio Nicola D'Alterio, University of Cagliari, Italy
Pasquale De Franciscis, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Luigi Della Corte, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Mariano Catello Di Donna, University of Palermo, Italy
Roger Dmochowski, Vanderbilt Medical Center, USA
Akmal El-Mazny, Cairo University, Egypt
George Eleje, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
Euzebus Ezugwu, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
Mohamed Farghali, Ain Shams Universiy, Egypt
Federico Ferrari, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Spedali Civili Brescia, University of Brescia, Italy
Cristine Homsi Jorge, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Brazil
Simone Garzon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AOUI Verona, University of Verona
Andrea Giannini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Melissa Harris, University of Newcastle, Australia
Abdullah Karaer, Inonu University, Turkey
Mahmut Kuntay Kokanali, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey
Anne Lanceley, University College London, UK
Marco La Verde, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Esther López-Bayghen, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
Lavinia Mosca, Vanvitelli University, Italy
Vu Quoc Huy Nguyen, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Marco Noventa, Department of Women and Children's Health, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Padua, Italy
Saseendran Pallikadavath, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Laura Payne, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Kath Peters, Western Sydney University, Australia
Gaetano Riemma, Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy
Abdulrahim Rouzi, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Banuhan Şahin, Amasya University Medical School, Turkey
Antonio Schiattarella, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Gennaro Scutiero, Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Sant' Anna, University of Ferrara, Italy
Omar Shaaban, Assiut University, Egypt
Sherif Shazly, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK
Tarek Shokeir, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Felice Sorrentino, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Foggia, Italy
Guglielmo Stabile, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Italy
Petrus Steyn, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Iztok Takač, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Omer Tapisiz, Guven Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Charalampos Theofanakis, University of Athens, Greece 
Rachel Thompson, The University of Sydney, Australia
Andrea Tinelli, Veris delli Ponti Hospital, Italy
Sayeed Unisa, International Institute for Population Sciences, India
Alp Usubutun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Amerigo Vitagliano, University of Padua, Italy
Tzu-Hao Wang, Chung Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Hsien-Ming Wu, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Yu-Mei Wu, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, China, People's Republic
Xiaomeng Xia, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Daniela Yela, University of Campinas, Brazil
Brunella Zizolfi, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

Women's health behaviors and health promotion
Jones Adjei, Red Deer College, Canada
Anthony Idowu Ajayi, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Madhu Sudhan Atteraya, Keimyung University, South Korea
Meredith Bagwell-Gray, The University of Kansas, USA
Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Nepalese Society of Community Medicine (NESCOM), Nepal
Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Shabnam Omidvar, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Kara Skelton, Towson University, USA

Women's mental and emotional health
Heidi Bergmeier, Monash University , Australia
Xiaoyan Leng, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Emma Motrico, University Loyola Andalucia, Spain
Tania Perich, Western Sydney University, Australia
Lesley Stafford, University of Melbourne, Australia

Women's public health issues
Bright Ahinkorah, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Khurshed Alam, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research Trust, Bangladesh
Philip Anglewicz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Kishwar Azad, BIRDEM and Ibrahim Medical College, Bangladesh
Tesfalidet Beyene, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Gayathri Delanerolle, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Preeti Dhillon, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India
Luchuo Engelbert Bain, Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health, LIIRH, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Florian Fischer, Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Colleen Fisher, The University of Western Australia, Australia 
Rakibul Islam, Monash University, Australia
Celia Karp, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Osaheni Lucky Lawani, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Candada
Brianna Magnusson, Brigham Young University, USA 
Adamson Muula, University of Malawi, Malawi
Quraish Sserwanja, GOAL GLOBAL, Uganda
Betregiorgis Zegeye, HaSET Maternal and Child Health Research Program, Ethiopia

Editorial Advisors
Karla Kerlikowske, University of California, USA

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