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Alessandra N Bazzano

Alessandra Bazzano studies behavior and health over the life course, focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health & nutrition in low income populations, with an emphasis on context, culture, equity, and human connection. Through a concurrent appointment at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, their scholarship explores human centered design approaches to health research. Dr. Bazzano's expertise, gained through two decades of work in international and domestic public health, includes developing and evaluating complex health interventions, design thinking, applied anthropology, qualitative methods, and formative research.

Tom Bourne

Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor & Research Team Leader in Dept of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London & Visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London. He is an authority in early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology & gynaecological ultrasound.

He has edited 7 books, published >300 papers & been invited to speak at numerous international meetings. His H-index is 44 (Web of Science) & 68 (Google Scholar). He is on the Board & is Treasurer of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Association of Early pregnancy units, & Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is chair of the early pregnancy clinical studies group & sits on the research committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He is on the steering committee of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis trial. He sat on the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound panel developing guidelines for diagnosing miscarriage in the USA (2012), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine guidelines panel for diagnosing ovarian cancer(2014), and the American College of Radiology committee for ovarian cancer diagnosis(2016).

Davide Chicco

Davide Chicco is a scientific researcher at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD. from Politecnico di Milano in 2014, and his MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Genoa, Italy in 2010. From September 2018 to January 2020 he was a researcher at the University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Davide Chicco's research centres on biomedical informatics and machine learning.

Thomas P. Conrads

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Department of Defense-Funded Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence and the Women's Health Integrated Research Center at Inova Health System.

Sule Dogan

Dr. Sule Dogan has BSc in Biology from Ankara University, MSc in Embryology and another Master’s degree in science education, both from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey. After completing her Andrology and Embryology training, she worked at the IVF Clinic of Dokuz Eylul University Medical School between 2007 and 2009. She completed her PhD in Life Sciences/ Genetics program at Mississippi State University. Dr. Dogan joined IVF Michigan Fertility Centers as an embryologist in 2013, started serving as the quality control and laboratory supervisor in 2015 and then became the laboratory director in 2019. She has opened up new andrology laboratories, trained many andrologists and embryologists. She is currently serving as the director of laboratory operations in many locations of IVF Michigan and IVF Ohio Fertility Centers. Dr. Dogan is a certified by ABB as Technical Supervisor in Andrology and Embryology, and as High Complexity Lab Director (HCLD). She has many publications in international journals, including many book chapters. Dr. Dogan has been serving as a reviewer for scientific journals and conferences since 2010.

Offer Erez

Professor, Director of maternity "D" Department and Obstetrical Day care Center , Soroka University Medical Center,Faculty of Health Science, Ben Gurion University of The Negev, Israel. Research Areas: Hypertension In Pregnancy, Coagulation and Hemostasis In Normal and Complicated Pregnancies, Preterm Labor, preterm PROM, IUGR, Stillbirth.
The Development of therapeutic modalities in the field of preterm labor and preeclampsia.

Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Astrid M. Kamperman

Dr. Astrid Kamperman is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist, statistician and methodologist with a strong affinity towards social psychiatric topics and issues related to women's mental health.

Kimiyo Kikuchi

Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health. She obtained Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. Dr. Kikuchi's areas of expertise are global health, HIV infection, and maternal and child health.

Takeshi Kurita

I am a Professor of Biology at Toklyo Medical and Dental University. My research interest lies in the molecular and cellular basis of development and reproduction, two fundamental processes for all multicellular organisms. I am particularly interested in the cell and tissue communications that regulate these processes. In embryonic development, interactions between tissues of different cell lineages drive organ formation by activating genetic and epigenetic programs for tissue patterning and cellular differentiation. Tissue interaction also plays a fundamental role in mammalian reproduction as it mediates the actions of sex steroid hormones in reproductive organs. Deregulation of signaling pathways that control tissue communications could lead to conditions such as cancer. Thus, I also investigate the molecular pathogenesis of disorders in reproductive and hormone-target organs. Since mammalian development and reproductive functions are controlled by complex crosstalk among multiple tissues, organs, and systems, we primarily use in vivo mouse models for the investigation.
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the fundamental process of life is a goal of our research. In addition, our research also aims to improve human health through translational research based on the knowledge obtained through basic research.

Marianna Mazza

Professor of Psychobiology in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Professor of Psychology in Cardiological Physiopathology

Author of more than 150 papers on prestigious National and International Journals focusing mainly on anxiety and mood disorders, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, sleep disturbances
Member of National and International Scientific Societies
Referee for more than 30 International Journals