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Editorial Board

Tovah Honor Aronin, Ph.D. - Senior Editor, BMC series
New Content ItemTovah Honor Aronin has been an Editor for BMC since 2016 and has been working on BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth since 2017.  Before moving into publishing, Tovah received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 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

Ishag Adam - Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
New Content ItemProf Ishag Adam is a full Professor at Unaizah Medical College, Qassim University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Professor Ishag is a holder of MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as PhD in Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Ishag's areas of interest, where he published extensively, included maternal and perinatal epidemiology.
Professor Ishag has been author or co-author on over 375 articles and 6 chapters that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. He spent most of his carrier investigating communicable diseases during pregnancy, anemia, preeclampsia and he is known in the safety of artemisinins during pregnancy.  Prof Ishag and his collaborators succeeded to move Praziquantel during pregnancy from unsafe zoon (X) to be safely used during pregnancy as per WHO guidelines.

Amir Aviram - University of Toronto, Canada
New Content ItemDr. Amir Aviram graduated medical school in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. He finished is post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Israel, followed by Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Toronto. He currently holds an academic position as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and practices as a staff physician at the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.


Paolo Cavoretto - IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Italy
New Content ItemPaolo Ivo Cavoretto MD PhD is a senior consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy and Senior Board Member of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. He is also active member of the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG), Associate Editor for Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics and past Advisory Member for ISUOG. Dr Cavoretto is a member of the International Fetoscopy Working Group and Coordinator of the First Trimester Committee of Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SIEOG).  He is involved at editorial level or as a reviewer with other international Journals as well as in several national and international multicenter scientific projects.
He attended extensive sub-speciality training as a research fellow in King’s College Hospital (London, UK). He achieved the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) Diploma in Fetal Medicine and the Italian Scientific Qualification of Associate Professor in Obstetrics-Gynaecology. Dr Cavoretto has commitment in clinical activity, teaching and clinical research with a broad range of interests within the obstetric field (fetal-maternal medicine and prenatal diagnosis with a focus on ultrasound; fetal echocardiography and congenital heart defects; high-risk obstetrics including fetal monitoring in labour as well as obstetric procedures and fetal surgery for spina bifida). Since the year 2006 he serves as ultrasound trainer for the FMF.

Christian Göbl - Medical University of Vienna, Austria
New Content ItemChristian Göbl is associate professor and senior consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Vienna. He graduated in Human Medicine in 2008 and holds a Ph.D. degree in Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as a M.Sc. degree in Medical Biometry and Biostatistics. He is the head of the metabolic research group with strong research focus in gestational diabetes mellitus, obesity as well as pregnancy in women after bariatric surgery. Another research activity is in the assessment of novel methods to describe the major components of glucose metabolism. He joined BMC pregnancy and Childbirth in 2017 and is a Senior Board Member since 2020.

Vishnu Khanal - Menzies School of Health Research, Australia and Nepal Development Society, Nepal
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Dr. Vishnu Khanal is a public health researcher in Menzies School of Health Research, Australia. He has completed his PhD (public health) from Curtin University, Western Australia. Prior to PhD, he has completed Maser of Public Health (Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics with distinction), Master of Sociology and Anthropology and Bachelor of Public Health. In his current research, he is working towards increasing access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care using digital technologies among Indigenous Australians living in remote and very remote communities. He has significant experience in maternal and child health, primary health care, breastfeeding, international health and nutrition from his previous work with UNICEF, CARE International, and the Ministry of Health and Population Nepal. Vishnu’s areas of interest, which he has published extensively, include inequity in the access and utilisation of health services, global health, and maternal and child health.

In addition to his role at Menzies School of Health Research, Vishnu is a founding member of the Nepal Development Society which is one of the leading research organizations in non-communicable disease prevention in Nepal. He joined BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in 2014 as an Associate Editor and has been contributing since then.

Ashraf Nabhan - Ain Shams University, Egypt
New Content ItemAshraf Nabhan is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ain Shams University, Egypt. He is a consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals. His university hospital is one of the largest maternity hospitals in the Middle East and Africa with more than 16,500 births per annum. Nabhan's areas of interest, where he published extensively, include high risk pregnancy and operative obstetrics. He is a world expert in synthesized evidence and in developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Among many credentials, He is the founder and director of Egyptian Center of Evidence Based Medicine (ECEBM), renowned as a national and regional center of excellence in Evidence Based Healthcare. His center is a member of Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI) network and The Partnership for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health (PMNCH). His center produces and disseminates systematic reviews of research evidence in health care, supports policy making and guideline development and provides training to strengthen research capacity and provides peer mentoring in evidence synthesis and guideline development.

Hora Soltani - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
New Content ItemProfessor Hora Soltani holds the Chair of Maternal and Infant Health in Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Senior Board Member for BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, Co-Chair of the International Confederation of Midwives - Research Standing Committee (ICM-RSC) with a history of working as an advisor for the World Health Organization on several guideline developments, and as a member of Human Reproduction Programme Alliance for Research capacity Strengthening and Steering Committee. Through her 20 year research experience, she has led interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with a wide range of disciplines from "Design and Technology,  Psychology and Nutrition Sciences" whilst retaining a thematic integrity with the core aim of enhancing care standards and reducing health inequalities for mothers and their babies. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, her main areas of research include postpartum haemorrhage, weight and physical activity during pregnancy and maternity care models particularly for vulnerable groups of women (e.g. those with obesity, of young age or from ethnic minorities).

Jos van Roosmalen - Athena Institute VU University Amsterdam and Department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
New Content ItemJos van Roosmalen is emeritus professor of Safe Motherhood and Health Systems at VU University Amsterdam and a retired consultant obstetrician in the department of Obstetrics, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
He published extensively on Safe Motherhood issues in low and high income countries and is a (co-)promotor of 25 Safe Motherhood theses, written by students of both the Northern and Southern hemisphere. He is a Senior Board Member of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Among many credentials, he is a founder of the Dutch Working Party for International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health (since 1987), he was the Chairman of the Maternal Mortality Audit Committee of the Netherlands Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001-2016) and a co-founder of the International Network for Obstetric Survey Systems (INOSS) in 2010. He was a board member of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (1992-1998). He acted as technical advisor to WHO for Maternal Near Miss (2015) and Maternal Sepsis (2016). He works as a consultant for CCBRT Capacity building for emergency obstetric care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and for WLF’s Maternity care project Thamini Uhai in Tanzania.


Senior Editor
Tovah Honor Aronin, PhD, Springer Nature, USA

Editorial Quality Editor
Anastasia Broadbridge, BA, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Ishag Adam, MD, PhD, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Paolo Ivo Cavoretto, MD, PhD, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Christian Göbl, PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Eran Hadar, MD, Rabin Medical Center, Israel
Vishnu Khanal, PhD, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia and Nepal Development Society, Nepal
Ashraf Nabhan, MD, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Hora Soltani, PhD, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Jos van Roosmalen, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Editorial Board Members
Raymond Aborigo, PhD, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana
Sumaiya Adam, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Akilew Adane, Murdoch University, Australia
Emmanuel Adewuyi, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Agani Afaya, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Kingsley Agho, PhD, MPH, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Naser Al-Husban, MD, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Mahmoud Alalfy, MD, National Research Centre, Egypt
Souhail Alouini, Centre Hospitalier Régional d'Orleans, France
Emmanuel Amabebe, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA
Charles Ameh, PhD, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Carmen Amezcua-Prieto, PhD, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Granada, Spain
Uri Amikam, MD, MHA, Mcgill University, Canada
Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Dr. med., PhD, University of Ghana, Ghana
Carla Andreucci, PhD, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Rozi Aryananda, MD, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
Anteneh Asefa, PhD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
Nina Ayala, MD, ScM, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
Elie Azria, Paris University - Paris Saint Joseph Hospital, France
Grażyna Bączek, PhD, RM, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, PhD, M.B.B.S, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Agegnehu Bante, MSc, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
Eran Barzilay, MD, PhD, Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, Israel
Theresa Bastain, PhD, University of Southern California, USA
Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Monash University, Australia
Burak Bayraktar, Assoc. Prof., Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Türkiye
Artur Beke, MD, PhD, Med.habil., Semmelweis University, Hungary
Mireille Bekker, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Pamela Berens, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston, USA
Alexandra Berezowsky, MD, North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
Yifru Berhan, St Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia
Shilei Bi, Ph.D., The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China
Lorena Binfa, University of Chile, Chile
Mariachiara Bosco, MD, Verona University, Italy
Hilary Brown, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Elena Brunelli, MD, University of Bologna, Italy
Danilo Buca, MD, Center for Fetal Care and High Risk Pregnancy, University of Chieti, Italy
Matthew Cauldwell, MBBS BSc MEd MD MRCP MRCOG, St George's Hospital London, UK
Marcelo Cavalcante, MD, PhD, FCRI, ASRI, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Tess Cersonsky, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Christos Chatzakis, MD, MSc, PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Leonardo Chavane, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Min Chen, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China
Xiaoyan Chen, PhD, Shenzhen Baoan Women's and Children's Hospital, China
Yiming Chen, MBBS, Hangzhou Women’s Hospital (Hangzhou Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital), China
Dhuly Chowdhury, MS, MBA, RTI International, USA
Etienne Ciantar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Federico Cirillo, IRCCS - Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy 
Ricardo Cobucci, PhD, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Patricia S. Coffey, PhD, MPH, PATH, USA
Raquel Costa, PhD, Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
Berihun Dachew, Curtin University, Australia
Andrea Dall'Asta, University of Parma, Italy / Imperial College London, UK
Edward Dassah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Ank de Jonge, PhD, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Midwifery Academy Amsterdam Groningen, Amsterdam Public Health, Quality of Care and University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Chelsea DeBolt, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Erhan Demirdag, Gazi University School of Medicine, Türkiye
Aly Diana, PhD., Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
Deepa Dongarwar, MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Gowri Dorairajan, MD, DNB, Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Mediical Education and Research,( JIPMER), Puducherry, India
Pratibha Dwarkanath, PhD, St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India
Kristina Edvardsson, PhD, La Trobe University, Australia
Erika Edwards, PhD, University of Vermont, USA
Thomas Egbe, MD, University of Buea, Cameroon
Samantha Ehrlich, PhD, University of Tennessee, USA
Tariku Ersado, Wachemo University, Ethiopia
Fabio Facchinetti, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Erdem Fadiloglu, Hacettepe University, Türkiye
Alessandra Familiari, Fondazione Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Italy
Dazhi Fan, MPH, Foshan Institute of Fetal Medicine, Southern Medical University, China
Shangrong Fan, MD, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, China
Ilaria Fantasia, PhD, San Salvatore Hospital, Italy
Alex Farr, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Gerson Foratori-Junior, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Kazumichi Fujioka, MD, PhD, Kobe University, Japan
Simona Fumagalli, Ph.D., University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Romy Gaillard, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Pablo Garcia Manau, MD, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain
Jewel Gausman, ScD, Guttmacher Institute, USA and University of Jordan, Jordan
Hakan Gölbaşı, MD, Izmir City Hospital, Türkiye
Ismail Güler, MD, Gazi University, Türkiye
Amanuel Gebremedhin, PhD, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Tamirat Getachew, MSc, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Elvira Grandone, MD, University of Foggia, Italy
Aklilu Habte, MPH, Wachemo University, Ethiopia
Hisham Haggag, Dr. med., Cairo University, Egypt
Mukhri Hamdan, Ph.D., Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Amr Hamza, PhD, MD, Priv. Dozent, University of Saarland, Germany
Christian Haslinger, Dr. med., University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Melanie Hayman, PhD, CQ University, Australia
Jianrong He, DPhil, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, China
Alexander Heazell, PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Erandi Hewawasam, PhD, ANZDATA, SAHMRI, Australia
Larry Hinkson, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Shela Hirani, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN, IBCLC, University of Regina, Canada
Alyssa Hochberg, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Sara Holton, PhD, Deakin University, Australia
Angelo Hooker, PhD, Zaans Medical Center, Netherlands
Shigeko Horiuchi, St Luke's International University, Japan
Bo Huang, Dr. med., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Jialyu Huang, MD, Jiangxi Maternal and Child Health Hospital, China
Evelyn Huhn, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland and University Hospital Hamburg, Germany
Peiyin Hung, PhD, MSPH, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, USA
Erin Huntley, DO, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, USA
Nik Hazlina Nik Hussain, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Chiara Ionio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Elaine Jefford, PhD, MSc, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Nivedita Jha, MBBS, MS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Hong Jiang, PhD, Fudan University, China
Eunjung Jung, MD, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University, South Korea
Naphtali Justman, MD, MPH, Rambam Medical Center, Israel
Einav Kadour Peero, MD, Technion Institute of Technology, Bnai Zion Medical Center Haifa, Israel
Ixora Kamisan Atan, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Leila Katz, PhD, Institute of Integral Medicine Prof Fernando Figueira IMIP, Brazil
Avinash Kavi, MD, DNB, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, India
Anish Keepanasseril, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Hussein Kidanto, PhD, Aga Khan University Medical College, Tanzania
Choi Wah Kong, MBChB, FRCOG, MSc, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong
Eyal Krispin, MD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Chee Wai Ku, BSc, MD, MRCOG, PhD, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Olav Lapaire, Dr. med., University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Osaheni Lawani, MD, University of Toronto, Canada
Nigel Lee, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Queensland , Australia
Debora Leite, PhD, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Kwok-yin Leung, MD, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Cheng Li, PhD, Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, China
Hong-tian Li, PhD, Peking University Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, China
Xin Li, Dr. med., Chengdu Women’s and Children’s Central Hospital, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Pei Shan Lim, MD (UKM), MOG (UKM), FRCOG (UK), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Yuan Lin, PhD, Nanjing Medical University, China
Tianjiao Liu, Kyoto University, Japan
Jufen Liu, PhD, Peking University, China
Xitong Liu, MD, Assisted Reproduction Center, China
Hongxiu Liu, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Ambrogio P Londero, University of Genoa and IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Italy
Yusuf Madendag, Erciyes University, Türkiye
Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, MD, FRCOG, MS ObGyn, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Renuka Malik, MD, ABVIMS & Dr RML Hospital, India
Greg Marchand, MD, FICS, FACS, FACOG, The Marchand Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, USA
Juan Miguel Martinez Galiano, PhD, University of Jaen, Spain
Alicia Martínez-Varea, PhD., La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital , Spain
Daniele Di Mascio, MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, MD, Ospedale Madonna delle Grazie, Italy
Jiji Mathews, MD, Christian Medical College Vellore, India
Mitsuaki Matsui, MD, PhD, Kobe University, Japan
Shinya Matsuzaki, MD, PhD, Osaka University, Japan and Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan
Tarek Meguid, MD, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Jenny Mei, MD, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Sonia Minooee, PhD, James Cook University, Australia
Attila Molvarec, MD, PhD, DSc, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Gill Moncrieff, MRes, University of Stirling, UK
Maddalena Morlando, PhD, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Sakita Moungmaithong, MD, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand
Achenef Muche, PhD, University of Gondar and EPHI, Ethiopia
David Mukunya, Busitema University, Uganda
Hiba Mustafa, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Riley Children’s Hospital , USA
Mona Nabulsi, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Amir Naeh, MD, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Israel
Ahmed Nassr, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
Ilona Nenko, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Sutapa Bandyopdhyay Neogi, International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Delhi, India
Theoneste Nkurunziza, MSc, MPH, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Roseli Nomura, PhD, Universidade Federal de São Paulo and Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mohd Noor, PhD, Norhayati Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Priscila Nunes, PhD, UNESP, Brazil
Rhona O'Connell, University College Cork, Ireland
Cemil Oğlak, Assoc Prof Dr., Health Sciences University, Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Türkiye
Bobby O'Leary, BSc MD MRCPI MRCOG, National Maternity Hospital, Ireland
Friday Okonofua, Dr. phil., Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation, University of Benin, Nigeria
Laurentya Olga, MD, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
Rossana Orabona, MD, Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy
Kuniaki Ota, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Marion Ouidir, PhD, Inserm, France
A.Seval Ozgu-Erdinc, MD, University of Health Sciences Bilkent City Hospital, Türkiye
Danielle Panelli, MD, MS, Stanford University, USA
Jee Yoon Park, PhD, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea
Leeann Pavlek, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Tiago Miguel Pinto, PhD, Lusófona University, Portugal
Jelmer Prins, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Shuby Puthussery, Dr PH, University of Bedfordshire, Maternal and Child Health Research Centre, UK
Yeqing Qian, PhD, Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Xiu Qiu, PhD, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, China
Paola Quaresima, MD, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Jiaming Rao, MD, Foshan Women and Children Hospital, China
Viraraghavan Vadakkencherry Ramaswamy, MD, DM, DNB, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children, India
Thais Rangel Bousquet Carrilho, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
Maggie Redshaw, Brazelton Centre UK, UK
Florian Recker, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Jianzhi Ren, Xiamen University Affiliated Chenggong Hospital, China
Elisha Riggs, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
Andrea Roberto Carosso, MD, Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Università di Torino, Italy
Fredrick J. Rosario, PhD, DM, DSc, University of Colorado, USA
Kharah Ross, PhD, Athabasca University, Canada
Amihai Rottenstreich, MD, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA, and Rockefeller University, USA
Stephen Rulisa, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Gabriele Saccone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Emma Sacks, John Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
Srividhya Sankaran, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Rita Santos-Rocha, PhD, Santarém Polytechnic University, Portugal
Laura Sarno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Dietmar Schlembach, MD, PhD, Vivantes Network for Health Berlin, Germany
David Schwartz, Perinatal Pathology Consulting, USA
Hen Sela, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem Affiliated with the Hebrew University School of Medicine, Israel
Katherine Semrau, PhD, Ariadne Labs, USA
Loïc Sentilhes, MD, PhD, Bordeaux University Hospital, France
Mehmet Baki Şentürk, MD, Namik Kemal University, Türkiye
Songying Shen, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, China
Andrew Shennan, King's College London, UK
Makino Shintaro, Dr. med., Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Japan
Filomena Giulia Sileo, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Angelo Sirico, MD, PhD, AORN Sant'Anna e San Sebastiano Hospital, Italy
Renato Souza, University of Campinas, Brazil
Jelle Stekelenburg, MD, PhD, University of Groningen and University Medical Centre Groningen, Medical Centre Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Manaphat Suksai, MD, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Linda Tahaineh, PharmD, MS, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Chin Wen Tan, PhD, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Hannah Tappis, DrPH, Jhpiego - an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chiara Tersigni, Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Carlo Ticconi, University Tor Vergata, Italy
Temesgen Tilahun, Wollega University, Ethiopia
Rachel Tinius, PhD, Western Kentucky University, USA
Stefania Triunfo, S. Paolo University Hospital and University of Milan, Italy
Ezgi Turgut, The University of Health Sciences, Türkiye
Akaninyene Eseme Ubom, MD, MBSS, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Nigeria
Akihiko Ueda, Kyoto University, Japan
Satoshi Ueno, PhD, Kato Ladies Clinic, Japan
Thomas van den Akker, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Natalija Vedmedovska, PhD, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia
Corine Verhoeven, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
Angela Vinturache, MD, PhD, Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, Canada
Sreekanth Viswanathan, Nemours Children's Hospital, USA
Carmela Votino, MD PhD, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro , Italy
Bellington Vwalika, University of Zambia, Zambia
Jordyn Wallenborn, PhD, MPH, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Chengrong Wang, Ph.D., University of Florida, USA
Dongqing Wang, PhD, MPH, George Mason University, USA
Xiao Wanqing, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, China
Tuangsit Wataganara, MD, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Aleksandra Wesołowska, Warsaw Medical University, Poland
Jiang-Nan Wu, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, China
Serena Xodo, PhD, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Italy
Heng Yaw Yong, PhD, International Medical University, Malaysia
Jeanine Young, PhD, BSc(Hons)Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Mehreen Zaigham, MBBS, PhD, Lund university, Sweden
Agnieszka Zawiejska, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Eshetu A Zeleke, Master of Public health, Reproductive health, Flinders University, Australia
Depeng Zhao, MD, Shenzhen Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital, Southern Medical University, China
Eran Zilberberg, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Fabrizio Zullo, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

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Howard Berger, University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada
Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Pan American Health Organization, USA
Pisake Lumbiganon, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

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