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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).

Gang Chen

Dr Gang Chen is a Professor within the Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, 530021, PR China.

Dr. Chen's expertise focuses on Clinical Diagnostic Pathology, Clinical Molecular Pathology, In Vitro and In Vivo and Computational Biology.

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.

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.

Valerie Fleming

Professor and Consultant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Adviser to World health Organisation, Visitng Professor University of West of Scotland.

Valerie has been a midwife since qualifying in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1979 and has
practised in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle
East. She undertook her higher education in New Zealand, gaining Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massey University. She has been active in
research and international development since gaining her fist academic post in 1991.

From 2007-2011 she was director of Glasgow Caledonian University’s World Health
Organisation Collaborating Centre and during the last two years, Secretary General
of the WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres. During this time she received
many research and development grants. From 2011-2012 she was Regional Adviser
for Nursing and Midwifery, the WHO Europe’s highest position in the field. During this
time, she worked as a consultant in the Institute of Midwifery, Zurich University of
Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and in 2012 took up a full time position there, returning to
full time research. She continues to attract research funding.

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.

Sarah E M Howie

Professor of Immunopathology, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh. Elected Fellow of the Institute of Biology. Past Chair of Council of the British Society for Immunology.

Primary research interest is in how the immune system is involved in chronic inflammatory disease processes - in particular diseases associated with chronic inflammation in the lungs (allergy, lung cancer, fibrosis and chlamydial infection), skin, gut and reproductive tract.

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.

Yusra Habib Khan

Dr. Yusra Habib Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Dr Yusra’s research expertise includes vaccine hesitancy, clinical outcomes among chronic kidney disease patients, pharmaceutical care, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance and viral infections, the latter of which can be observed in her recent articles published on COVID-19. Dr Yusra’s current research has significantly contributed to ascertaining the atypical complications, particularly nephropathies in various infectious diseases.

Dr. Yusra`s has published more than 100 scholarly articles in well-reputed scientific journals and her work has been cited more than 1500 times with a h-index of 21. She has also published one book entitled: “Expanded Dengue Syndrome” and various chapters with reputable publishers.

Dr. Yusra has gained teaching experience in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, and is responsible for the supervision of postgraduate students. She leads various funded projects in the field of health sciences, and based on her significant scientific contributions in the field of Pharmaceutical and medical sciences, she has been awarded several awards (Best Researcher and Best Presenter).