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Giovanna Del Vecchio PhD, Editor

New Content ItemGiovanna studied medical biotechnology at the University of Bologna in Italy, where she also obtained her PhD in neurobiology, with a focus on cellular and molecular regenerative approaches to CNS diseases. In 2010, she moved to Berlin and worked on drug discovery and molecular characterization of CNS diseases and pain relief, first at the FMP Institute and then at the Charité University Hospital. In 2018, she transitioned to the industrial sector while following her interest in the development of innovative solutions for life sciences and health. In her most recent professional role, she contributed with enthusiasm to the development of scalable technologies for digital health and preventive medicine. She values and commits to a culture of data sharing and openly accessible scientific communication, especially when these have an impact on health services and healthcare. Giovanna joined BMC Series in late 2022.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Dr. Dietmar Ausserhofer

Dietmar AusserhoferDietmar is a nurse and nursing scientist at the Claudiana State University for Health Professions (Bolzano, Italy). His research focuses on patient safety and quality of care in acute and long-term care.

Professor Dina Balabanova

Dina BalabanovaDina is a Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her expertise is in health systems governance, effective delivery models, and health systems strengthening, across a range of low- and middle-income countries. Between 2012-2018, Dina served as an elected Board member of Health Systems Global, the journal's affiliated society. Dina joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2011. 

Professor Michael Donnelly

Michael is ProfeMichael Donnellyssor of Health Services Research in the Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), N. Ireland. He is Head of the Health Services and Global Health Research Group at QUB. His current academic interests revolve around applied, policy, and practice-relevant public health and wellbeing research designed to develop appropriate and effective service responses that will benefit significantly health and social care systems, patients, and service users locally and globally. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2015. 

Professor Koustuv Dalal

Koustuv DalalKoustuv has decades of experience in Health Economics and Systems Research, Prevention and Promotion, Public Health, Global Health, and Implementation Sciences. He has led more than 50 international research projects. He has many national, regional, and international assignments as a senior advisor/ committee member. He has developed 30 academic programs in several world-famous universities. He has students and workshops participants from 92 countries and Research collaborations in 51 universities and institutes. He has received many prestigious awards. Koustuv has evaluated more than 500 projects and programs.

Dr. Martin Dichter

Martin DichterMartin is a nurse and researcher at the Institute of Nursing Science, University Hospital of Cologne. Martin specializes in the development and evaluation of complex interventions, expanded nursing roles, evidence-based nursing, dementia specific assessments e.g. for quality of life and changed behaviour

Professor Donna Goodridge

New Content Item (1)Donna Goodridge, RN, Ph.D. is a Professor in the College of Medicine in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Her current research interests focus on improving outcomes for adults living with chronic illness, in particular, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Post-COVID syndrome, using patient-oriented and mixed methods approaches.

Professor David Hotchkiss

David HotchkissDavid is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health & Sustainable Development at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Trained as a health economist, his current research focuses on the evaluation of health systems strengthening strategies in low- and middle-income countries including health care financing mechanisms; health workforce strategies; and routine health information systems. He has also led studies examining socioeconomic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization; demand for health care; and child marriage and reproductive health.

Dr. David Mohr

David MohrDavid is a health services research investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University, OH. He has a wide range of research interests including the health care workforce and well-being and safety, patient-centered care, patient safety, and outcomes of care, and the influence of organizational systems and teams on outcomes. He joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2018.

Professor Milena Pavlova

Milena PavlovaMilena is a Professor of Health Economics and Equity at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the financing of the health care sector, including health insurance, cost-sharing, out-of-pocket payments, willingness to pay, and discrete choice experiments. She is the chair of the ASPHER working group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe, and also an active member of the Scientific Board of Red Cross in the Netherlands. Her publication list includes over 100 research papers. In 2016, she received the AXA Award for successful mid-career researcher. Milena joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2013.

Dr. Gerald Sendlhofer

Gerald SendlhoferGerald is head of the Quality and Risk Management Department at the University Hospital of Graz, an employee of the Research Unit for Safety and Sustainability in Healthcare, c / o Clinical Department for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Univ. Clinic for Surgery at the Medical University of Graz. His scientific focus is on patient safety. He is a lecturer in the field of patient safety. He received the “European Quality Leader Award 2015” (European Organization for Quality - EOQ).

Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski

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Magdalena SzaflarskiMagdalena Szaflarski, PhD, is a medical sociologist specializing in health and health care disparities and the social determinants of health. Dr. Szaflarski’s research has focused on immigrant health and health care, medicalization of cannabis, religion and HIV, social factors in epilepsy, and, recently, COVID-19 experiences and reactions.


Dr. Hannah Tappis

HHannah Tappisannah is a Senior Technical Advisor at Jhpiego - an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health where her work focuses on generating and using evidence to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal and child health services in conflict-affected settings. Hannah has a DrPH in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in History from Princeton University. She has been a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Health Services Research and an Editorial Board Member for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth since 2020.

Professor Brad Wright

Brad WrightBrad is Professor and Chair of Health Services Policy and Management in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He holds a PhD in health policy and management from UNC-Chapel Hill, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and previously served as faculty at the University of Iowa and UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on inequities in health care delivery, primary care, emergency medicine, and health politics and policy. In 2016, Dr. Wright received AUPHA's John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators.

Editorial board

Giovanna Del Vecchio PhD, Editor 
New Content ItemGiovanna studied medical biotechnology at the University of Bologna in Italy, where she also obtained her PhD in neurobiology, with a focus on cellular and molecular regenerative approaches to CNS diseases. In 2010, she moved to Berlin and worked on drug discovery and molecular characterization of CNS diseases and pain relief, first at the FMP Institute and then at the Charité University Hospital. In 2018, she transitioned to the industrial sector while following her interest in the development of innovative solutions for life sciences and health. In her most recent professional role, she contributed with enthusiasm to the development of scalable technologies for digital health and preventive medicine. She values and commits to a culture of data sharing and openly accessible scientific communication, especially when these have an impact on health services and healthcare. Giovanna joined BMC Series in late 2022.
 

Senior Editorial Board Members
 

Dr. Dietmar Ausserhofer, PhD, University of Basel, Switzerland
Dietmar AusserhoferDietmar is a nurse and nursing scientist at the Claudiana State University for Health Professions (Bolzano, Italy). His research focuses on patient safety and quality of care in acute and long-term care.






Professor Dina Balabanova, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Dina BalabanovaDina is a Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her expertise is in health systems governance, effective delivery models, and health systems strengthening, across a range of low- and middle-income countries. Between 2012-2018, Dina served as an elected Board member of Health Systems Global, the journal's affiliated society. Dina joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2011. 




Professor Michael Donnelly,  PhD, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Michael is ProfeMichael Donnellyssor of Health Services Research in the Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), N. Ireland. He is Head of the Health Services and Global Health Research Group at QUB. His current academic interests revolve around applied, policy, and practice-relevant public health and wellbeing research designed to develop appropriate and effective service responses that will benefit significantly health and social care systems, patients, and service users locally and globally. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Health Services Research in 2015. 


Professor Koustuv Dalal, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Koustuv DalalKoustuv has decades of experience in Health Economics and Systems Research, Prevention and Promotion, Public Health, Global Health, and Implementation Sciences. He has led more than 50 international research projects. He has many national, regional, and international assignments as a senior advisor/ committee member. He has developed 30 academic programs in several world-famous universities. He has students and workshops participants from 92 countries and Research collaborations in 51 universities and institutes. He has received many prestigious awards. Koustuv has evaluated more than 500 projects and programs.


Dr. Martin Dichter, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
Martin DichterMartin is a nurse and researcher at the Institute of Nursing Science, University Hospital of Cologne. Martin specializes in the development and evaluation of complex interventions, expanded nursing roles, evidence-based nursing, dementia specific assessments e.g. for quality of life and changed behaviour





Professor David Hotchkiss, PhD, Tulane University, USA
David HotchkissDavid is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health & Sustainable Development at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Trained as a health economist, his current research focuses on the evaluation of health systems strengthening strategies in low- and middle-income countries including health care financing mechanisms; health workforce strategies; and routine health information systems. He has also led studies examining socioeconomic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization; demand for health care; and child marriage and reproductive health.


Dr. David Mohr, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
David MohrDavid is a health services research investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University, OH. He has a wide range of research interests including the health care workforce and well-being and safety, patient-centered care, patient safety, and outcomes of care, and the influence of organizational systems and teams on outcomes. He joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2018.


Professor Milena Pavlova, PhD, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Milena PavlovaMilena is a Professor of Health Economics and Equity at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the financing of the health care sector, including health insurance, cost-sharing, out-of-pocket payments, willingness to pay, and discrete choice experiments. She is the chair of the ASPHER working group on Economic Evaluation in Healthcare in Europe, and also an active member of the Scientific Board of Red Cross in the Netherlands. Her publication list includes over 100 research papers. In 2016, she received the AXA Award for successful mid-career researcher. Milena joined the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research in 2013.


Dr. Gerald Sendlhofer, Dr. rer. nat., LKH Universitätsklinikum Graz, Austria
Gerald SendlhoferGerald is head of the Quality and Risk Management Department at the University Hospital of Graz, an employee of the Research Unit for Safety and Sustainability in Healthcare, c / o Clinical Department for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Univ. Clinic for Surgery at the Medical University of Graz. His scientific focus is on patient safety. He is a lecturer in the field of patient safety. He received the “European Quality Leader Award 2015” (European Organization for Quality - EOQ).




Dr. Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Magdalena SzaflarskiMagdalena Szaflarski, PhD, is a medical sociologist specializing in health and health care disparities and the social determinants of health. Dr. Szaflarski’s research has focused on immigrant health and health care, medicalization of cannabis, religion and HIV, social factors in epilepsy, and, recently, COVID-19 experiences and reactions.





Dr. Hannah Tappis, DrPH, JHPIEGO, USA
HHannah Tappisannah is a Senior Technical Advisor at Jhpiego - an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and associate faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health where her work focuses on generating and using evidence to improve the quality of reproductive, maternal and child health services in conflict-affected settings. Hannah has a DrPH in International Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in History from Princeton University. She has been a Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Health Services Research and an Editorial Board Member for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth since 2020.


Professor Brad Wright, PhD, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA
Brad WrightBrad is Professor and Chair of Health Services Policy and Management in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He holds a PhD in health policy and management from UNC-Chapel Hill, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and previously served as faculty at the University of Iowa and UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focuses on inequities in health care delivery, primary care, emergency medicine, and health politics and policy. In 2016, Dr. Wright received AUPHA's John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators.



Associate Editor
Giovanna Del Vecchio, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Assistant Editors
Vidisha Chaurasia, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Abhilasha Dolle, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Suprit Joshi, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Prajkta Khandale, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rashmita Pujari, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rahul Tikke, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Apeksha Walke, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

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

Editorial Board Members
Zhaleh Abdi, PhD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Auwal Abdullahi, Bayero University, Nigeria
Birgit Abelsen, Ph.D., UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Hammoda Abu-Odah, Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Aaron Abuosi, PhD, University of Ghana, Ghana
Alma Adler, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA
Sayem Ahmed, University of Glasgow, UK
Shalini Ahuja, PhD, King's College London, UK
Sadika Akhter, PhD, Deakin University, Australia
Khurshid Alam, PhD, Murdoch University, Australia
Mohammed Alam, PhD, Qatar University, Qatar
Eman Alefishat, PhD, Khalifa University, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Robert Kaba Alhassan, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Carlos Almeida, Dr., Federal University of Sul e Sudeste do Pará, Brazil
Sultan Alshahrani, PhD, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Rachel Ambagtsheer, PhD, Torrens University Australia, Australia
Mamuda Aminu , PhD, MDK Health, UK
Hubert Amu, PhD, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, MD, PhD, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Carl Antonio, MD, MPH, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Sola Aoun Bahous, MD, PhD, MHPE, Lebanese American University School of Medicine, Lebanon
Anne Arber, PhD, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Hannah Arem, PhD, Medstar Health Research Institute, USA
Megan Armstrong, PhD, University College London, UK
Catherine Arsenault, PhD, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA
Cesar Ramal Asayag, PhD, National University of the Peruvian Amazon, Peru
Salla Atkins, PhD, Tampere University and Karolinska Institutet, Finland
Sunday Azagba, PhD, University of Utah, United States
Muhammad Majid Aziz, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
Fredrik Bååthe, Ph.D., Institute for Studies of the Medical Profession, Norway
Chantal Backman, RN, MHA, PhD, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zhongliang Bai, Ph.D., Anhui Medical University, China
Madhan Balasubramanian, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
Julie Balen, PhD, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
David Barrera, PhD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Heather Barry, PhD, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Steffen Bayer, DPhil, University of Southampton, UK
Colin Baynes, Ph.D., Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA
Flavia Beccia, MD, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Masoud Behzadifar, PhD, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Hannah Beks, Master of Public Health, Deakin University, Australia
Sewunet Belachew, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Demeke Mesfin Belay, Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia
David Beran, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Susanne Bernhardsson, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
Stephanie Best, PhD, University of Melbourne,Australia
Mia Bierbaum, Ph.D., University of South Australia, Australia
Durga Bista, PhD, Kathmandu Unviversity, Nepal
Nicole Blay, PhD, Western Sydney University, Australia
Eva Blozik, Helsana Health Insurance, Switzerland
Fadima Inna Kamina Yaya Bocoum, PhD, Research Institute for health sciences, Burkina Faso
Kasey Boehmer, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Rendelle Bolton, PhD, US Veterans Health Administration, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, USA
Fiammetta Bozzani, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Zambia
Valerio Brescia, PhD, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Aoife De Brun, PhD, University College Dublin, Ireland
Marie Bryce, PhD, University of Plymouth, UK
Andrea Bucci, PhD, University of Macerata, Italy
Esther Buregyeya, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
André Bussières, PhD, DC, McGill University, Australia
Guglielmo Campus, DDS, PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland
Paolo Candio, PhD, University of Trento, Italy
David Cantarero-Prieto, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Fabrizio Carinci, PhD, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Rosemary Caron, PhD, MPH (Master of Public Health), University of New Hampshire, USA
Tracey Carr, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Irene Carrillo Murcia, PhD, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain
Melinda Carrington, PhD, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
Enrique Castro-Sanchez, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Salma Chahed, PhD, University of Westminster, UK
Nadia Charania, Ph.D., Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ashfaq Chauhan, PhD, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
Thierry Chaussalet, PhD, University of Westminster, UK
Jack Chen, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Guanmin Chen, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
Runsen Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Mingsheng Chen, PhD, Nanjing Medical University, China
Qinglu Cheng, PhD, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sumedha Chhatre, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Li-Yin Chien, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Paul Chiou, DrPH, MPH, SCT(ASCP), Rutgers University, United States
Dylan Collins, MD, DPhil , University of British Columbia, Canada
José Crispim, NIPE, Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Gianfranco Damiani, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Diego Dantas, PhD, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Umakant Dash, Ph.D., Institute of Rural Management Anand and Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Nigel Davies, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Ganisher Davlyatov, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA
Lukejohn Day, University of California San Francisco, United States
Alessandro de Sire, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Italy
Chiara De Waure, PhD, University of Perugia, Italy
Alessandro Diogo De-Carli, Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Univerisdade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Saskia den Boon, Organisation Mondiale de la Sante, Switzerland
Joyce Der, PhD Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Fred N.  University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Michelle Di Giacomo, PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, PhD, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Huiru Dong, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Svetlana Doubova, DSc, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico
Laura Downey, PhD, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Thomas Druetz, University of Montreal, Canada
Ana Paula Drummond-Lage, PhD, MSc, PharmD, Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk, habilitated doctor (Doctor habilitatus), Jagiellonian University, Poland
Judith Dyson, Birmingham City University, UK
Safa Elkefi, Columbia University, USA
Khalifa Elmusharaf, University of Limerick, Ireland
Isabel Emmerick, UMass Chan Medical School, USA
Martin Emmert, PhD, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Rene' English, MBCHB, MMED, FCPHM, Ph.D., Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Daniel Erku, PhD, Griffith University, Australia
Murat Ersel, Ege University School of Medicine, Turkey
Olapeju Esimai, MB CHB, FMCPH, FWACP, MSc, MD, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Manal Etemadi, Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK
Elochukwu Ezenwankwo, MSc (Med), MPH, Doctoral Fellow, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Nicola Faccilongo, PhD, Università di Foggia, Italy
Simone Fanelli, PhD, University of Parma, Italy
Xing Lin Feng, Ph.D., Peking University, China
Ama Fenny, PhD, University of Ghana, Ghana
Rebecca Feo, PhD, Flinders University, Australia
Pietro Ferrara, MD, University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy
Garumma Feyissa, City University of New York, USA
Edita Fino, University of Bologna, Italy
Florian Fischer, PhD, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mariann Fossum, PhD, University of Agder, Norway
Berkeley Franz, PhD, Ohio University, USA
Mio Fredriksson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Alberto Freitas, University of Porto, Portugal
Ari Friedman, MD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA
Vincenza Frisardi, MD, MBA, IRCCS-AOUBO, Italy
Julia Frost, PhD, BA (Hons), MSc.,University of Exeter, UK
Yunwei Gai, Ph.D., Babson College, USA
Jakub Gajewski, Ph.D., RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences , Ireland
Kurubaran Ganasegeran, MScHR, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia
Coralie Gandre, Ph.D., Institute for research and information in health economics, France
Josep M Garcia-Alamino, PhD, Universitat Blanquerna - Ramon Llull, Spain
Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, PhD, University of Southampton, UK
Pradeep Paul George, BSMS, MSc, Ph.D., National Environmental Agency, Singapore
Maria Michela Gianino, BScEcon, University of Torino, Italy
Teresa Gibson, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Anna Glenngard, PhD, Lund University, Sweden
Davide Golinelli, MD, Health Authority of Romagna, Italy
Ilana Graetz, Emory University, USA
Andrew Gray, MSc (Pharm), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Alys Griffiths, PhD, University of Liverpool, UK
Fernand Guedou, PhD, Centre de Santé de Cotonu, Benin
Raphaëlle Ashley Guerbaai, Monash University, Australia
Dennis Häckl, Dr. rer. pol., Leipzig University, Germany
Jane Harris, PhD, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Reema Harrison, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
A M Rumayan Hasan, MSS in Anthropoligy, MPH, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Bangladesh
Edris Hasanpoor, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Khezar Hayat, University of veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan
Reece Hinchcliff, Dr. phil., Griffith University, Australia
Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, PhD, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Oliver Hirsch, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Danielle Hitch, PhD, Western Health, Australia
Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Laura Holdsworth, PhD, Stanford University, USA
Sara Holton, PhD, Deakin University, Australia
Young-Rock Hong, PhD, University of Florida, USA
Nicole Huang, PhD, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Jo-anne Hughson, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Alexandre Tadashi Inomata Bruce, PhD student, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Anton Isaacs, MBBS, MD, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Md Shahidul Islam, PhD, University of New England, Australia
Rubana Islam, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Rania Itani, PhD, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Sabeena Jalal, MBBS, MSc, SM, MScPH, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
Diana Jamal, MPH, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Shazia Jamshed, PhD, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Sou Hyun Jang, PhD, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Alessandro Jatobá, PhD, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Rebecca Jessup, Ph.D., Northern Health, Australia
Tiago Jesus, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, USA
Ying Jiang, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mirgissa Kaba, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Ashraful Kabir, Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia
Albino Kalolo, MD, MSc, Ph.D., St Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Edris Kakemam, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Minah Kang, PhD, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Kandice Kapinos, Ph.D., MS, MS, UTSW/RAND Corporation, USA
Tahilin Sanchez Karver, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Kenji Kato, Ph.D., National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Elissa Kennedy, MPH MBBS, Burnet Institute, Australia
Hanan Khalil, Latrobe University, Australia
Pratik Khanal, MPH, University of Bergen, Norway
Saval Khanal, PhD, University of East Anglia, UK
Sungwook Kim, PhD, University of Oxford, UK
Johannes Knitza, PD, Dr. med., Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Corinna Koebnick, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, USA
Maryse Kok, PhD, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Malawi
Jillian Kohler, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Mariana Konder, PhD, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
John Kraemer, JD, MPH, Georgetown University, United States
Maria Kristiansen, Dr. phil., University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Demi Krystallidou, University of Surrey, UK
Saravana Kumar, Dr. phil., University of South Australia, Australia
Ramesh Kumar, Health Services Academy, Pakistan
Desmond Kuupiel, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Paolo Landa, Ph.D., Laval University, Canada
Michel Landry, Duke University, United States
Lincoln Lau, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Reda Lebcir, PhD, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Kenneth Lee, PhD, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Sumi Lee, PhD, Howon University, South Korea
Montserrat León-García, PhD Student, Research Institute Sant Pau, Spain
Myles Leslie, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, PhD, Østfold University College and University of Southeastern Norway, Norway
Ling Li, Macquarie University, Australia
Zhanming Liang, PhD, James Cook University, Australia
Rosemary Lim, PhD, University of Reading, UK
Ka Keat Lim, PhD, King's College London, UK
Yilu Lin, Ph.D., Tulane University, USA
Anne Karin Lindahl, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Jue Liu, PhD, Peking University, China
Harvy Joy Liwanag, MD, PhD, University of Bern, Switzerland
Adrian Loerbroks, PhD, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
Julia Lohmann, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Janet Long, PhD, MN, BSc Hons, Macquarie University, Australia
Valentina Lorenzoni, PhD, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Gemma Louch, PhD, NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, UK
Lian Leng Low, MBBS, MMed, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Huabin Luo, East Carolina University, USA
Błażej Łyszczarz, PhD, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Xiya Ma, MD, University of Montreal, Canada
Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, University of New South Wales, Australia
Asos Mahmood, MBChB, MPH, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Ian Maidment, PhD, Aston University, United Kingdom
Isabella Maina, PhD, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Ashar Malik, Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Wenhui Mao, PhD, Duke Global Health Institute, USA
Roula Markoulakis, Ph.D., Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada
Pål E. Martinussen, Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Fred Matovu, PhD, Makerere University School of Economics, Uganda
Araya Medhanyie, PhD, MARCH Research Center and School of Public Health, Mekelle University , Ethiopia
Cristian Meghea, PhD, Michigan State University, USA
Gholamhossein Mehralian, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Rittal Mehta, Childrens National Hospital, USA
Eline Meijer, Ph.D., Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Line Melby, Ph.D., Sintef, Norway
Eugene Merzon, MD, Lehumit Health Services, and Ariel University, Israel
Solange Mianda, PhD, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Jose Mira, PhD, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Malene Missel, Ph.D., Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Sandip Mitra, MD, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK
Roberta Guglielmetti Mugion, University Roma Tre, Italy
Subhadip Mukhopadhyay, PhD, NYU Langone Health, Grossman School of Medicine, Perlmutter Cancer Center, USA
Irene Mukui, MBCHB, MPH, University of Washington, USA
Stephen Mulupi, PhD, LVCT Health, Kenya
Anna Maria Murante, Dr. phil., Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Italy
Liubove Murauskiene, PhD, Vilniaus Universitetas, Lithuania
David Musoke, PhD, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Richard Mutemwa, PhD, University of Lusaka, Zambia
Ling Na, PhD, University of Toledo, USA
Qin Xiang Ng, MBBS, MPH, Health Services Research Unit, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Guido Noto ,PhD, University of Messina, Italy
Satish Chandrasekhar Nair, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine Tawam Hospital, UAE
Thomas Nathaniel, University of South Carolina, USA
David-Dan Nguyen, MDCM, MPH, McGill University, Canada
Theoneste Nkurunziza, MPH, MSc, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Bertha Ochieng, Ph.D., De Montfort University, UK
Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, MSc, Global Partners for Development, Switzerland
Róisín O'Donovan, RCSI, Ireland
Megan O'Grady, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA
Sunny C Okoroafor, PhD, World Health Organization, Uganda
Bibilola Oladeji, MBBS, MSc, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Mojisola Oluwasanu, Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Kizito Omona, PhD, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda
Mei-Sing Ong, PhD, Harvard Medical School, United States
Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, PhD, MD, MSc, PhD, Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health, Cameroon
Katrina Ortblad, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA
Sonya Osborne, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Muhammad Osman, Dr., University of Greenwich, UK
Songthip Ounpraseuth, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Lia Palileo-Villanueva, MD, MSc, UP College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Feng Pan, MD, PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia
Abdullah Pandor, BSc (Hons), MSc, University of Sheffield, UK
Yannis Pappas, PhD, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Surya Bahadur Parajuli, MD, Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Carole Parsons, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Ruwayda Petrus, PhD, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Holger Pfaff, Dr. phil., Universitat zu Koln, Germany
Mershen Pillay, D.Ed, Massey University, New Zealand
Luiz Felipe Pinto, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elena Pizzo, PhD, University College London, UK
Vivek Podder, MBSS, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Bangladesh
Constance Dimity Pond, University of Newcastle, Australia
Krit Pongpirul, MD, MPH, PhD., Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Anna Prenestini, Ph.D., University of Milan, Italy
Ari Probandari, PhD, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Jack Pun, PhD, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Claire Quilliam, PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Magda Raban, PhD, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
Samira Rahimi, PhD, McGill University, Canada
Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, MD, PhD, University of Central Missouri, USA
Sheena Ramazanu, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pavani Rangachari, PhD, University of New Haven, USA
Hamid Ravaghi, World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Egypt
Adam Raymakers, PhD, BC Cancer & Simon Fraser University, Canada
Maria Theresa Redaniel, Ph.D., NIHR ARC West, University of Bristol, UK
Sandra Reeder, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, MS, University of California San Francisco, USA
Viviana E. Rodriguez, PhD, Institute for Healthcare Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentina
Erin Rogers, DrPH, MPH, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Morwenna Rogers, MSc Information Management, University of Exeter, UK
Federico Rotondo, PhD, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Behnam Sadeghirad, PharmD, MPH, PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Mara Santos, PhD, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MATO GROSSO DO SUL, Brazil
Binaya Sapkota, PharmD, Sunway University, Malaysia
Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh
Nazmi Sari, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Haribondhu Sarma, Ph.D., The Australian National University, Australia
Michael Scanlon, MPH, MA, Ph.D., Indiana University, USA
Gill Schierhout, PhD, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
Joel Segel, PhD, Penn State University, USA
Abdul-Aziz Seidu, MPhil, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Sameera Senanayake, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hyun-Ju Seo, PhD, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Raffaele Serra, MD, PhD, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Edson Serván-Mori, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Geoffrey Setswe, DrPH, The Aurum Institute, South Africa
Yixue Shao, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Hamid Sharifi, PhD,  Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Vandad Sharifi, MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Anurag Sharma, PhD, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
Lisa Sharwood, PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Nurnabi Sheikh, PhD, University of Glasgow, UK
Chan Shen, PhD, Penn State University, USA
Lei Shi, Ph.D., Guangzhou Medical University, China
Rahul Shidhaye, Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, India
Desalegn Markos Shifti, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Hwayeon Dainelle Shin, RN, MScN, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Nathan Shlobin, MD, MBA, Northwestern University, USA
Sunil Shrestha, PharmD, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Nepal
Yafei Si, PhD, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Jonathan Sicsic, Dr. phil., Université Paris Cité, France
João Pedro Silva, PhD, University of Porto, Portugal
Stefania De Simone, PhD in Management, University of Naples Federico II , Italy
Judith Singleton, PhD, MBA(hons), B.Pharmacy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Moslem Soofi, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Tayana Soukup, Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK
Azizeh Sowan, Ph.D., RN, MSN, MSDA, MBA, FAAN, The University of Texas Health at San Antonio, USA
Zuzana Špacírová, PhD, Andalusian School of Public Health, Spain
Maria Lucia Specchia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Mindaugas Stankunas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Alessandro Stefanini, Dr. Ing, University of Pisa, Italy
Dai Su, PhD, Capital Medical University, China
Anusuiya Subramaniam, PhD, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Fatima Suleman, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Seher Nur Sulku, PhD, ANKARA HACI BAYRAM VELİ UNIVERSITY, Turkey
Ho Kyung Sung, MD, National Medical Center, USA
Tomoyuki Takura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Marzena Tambor, PhD, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Poland
Koku Tamirat, Monash University, Australia
Tara Tancred, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Dario Tedesco, Associate professor, University of Parma, Italy
Henok Tegegn, University of New England, Australia
Khin Thet-Wai, MBBS, MPH, MA (Population and Social Research), Department of Medical Research, Myanmar
Oliver Thomson, PhD, University College of Osteopathy, UK
Olamide Todowede, PhD, University of Nottingham , UK
Ghasem (Sam) Toloo, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Anete Trajman, MD, MSc. PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Isotta Triulzi, PhD, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Yafang Tsai, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Shahadat Uddin, The University of Sydney, Australia
Cássia Veiga, MEd, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Claudimar Veiga, PhD, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Sukumar Vellakkal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Dominique Vervoort, MD, John Hopkins University, USA
Ivo Vlaev, PhD, University of Warwick, UK
Thomas von Lengerke, Dr. phil., Hannover Medical School, Germany
Jitka Vseteckova, PhD, The Open University, UK
Cécile Vuillermoz, Ph.D., National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), France
Xiaomin Wan, PhD, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Yuan Yuan Wang, PhD, De Montfort University, UK
Zhonghua Wang, PhD, Nanjing Medical University, China
George Wanje, MPH, University of Washington, USA
Jennifer Watts, MComm, PGDipHealthEc, Deakin University, Australia
Shiou Liang Wee, PhD, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
June Alisson Westarb Cruz, PhD, Marista Brasil, Brazil
Siri Wiig, PhD, University of Stavanger, Norway
Louise Wiles, Ph.D., University of South Australia, Australia
Anne Wilkinson, PhD, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Ruth Willis, PhD Public Health & Sociology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Amanda Wilson, Ph.D., University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Eskinder Wolka Woticha, PhD, International Institute for Primary Health Care- Ethiopia and Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
Yu Xiao, MD, The Fourth People's Hospital of Chengdu, China
Hao Xue, Stanford University, USA
Sandhya Yadav, PhD, University of Florida, USA
H. Manisha Yapa, MBChB, DTM&H, FRACP, MPH, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
Sandul Yasobant, PhD, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India
Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, PhD, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Huso Yi, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
David Youens, Ph.D., Curtin University, Australia
Charlotte Ytterberg, PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Kazeem Yusuff, Qatar University, Qatar
Henry Zakumumpa, Makerere University, Uganda
Preeti Pushpalata Zanwar, Ph.D., MPH, MS, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Ehsan Zarei, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Qianzi Zhang, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Yuejen Zhao, PhD, Northern Territory Department of Health, Australia
Paola Zucchi, LD, Sao Paulo University, Brazil


Statistical Reviewers
Finian Bannon, Queens University Belfast, UK

Editorial Advisors
James Phillips, Columbia University, USA
Fimka Tozija, Saints Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Øyvind A. Bjertnæs, Folkehelseinstituttet, Norway
Ding Yew Yoong, Geriatric Education and Research Institute, Singapore
Lennart Reifels, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Kasper Wyss, University of Basel, Switzerland

In Memoriam
Armando Arredondo, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Margaret Kelaher, University of Melbourne, Australia