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Editorial Board


Sherif Badawy, MD, MS, MBA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Illinois, United States


Dr. Badawy is a pediatric hematologist and his primary area of interest clinically is sickle cell disease. Dr. Badawy's major research focus relates to health services and outcomes research, in particular the development and the implementation of technology-based behavioral interventions to monitor and improve medication adherence, quality of life, and other patient-reported outcomes in adolescents and young adults across chronic health conditions.

Research Focus

Sickle cell disease, medication adherence, quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, and mhealth/ehealth digital behavioral interventions.

Kirti Gandhi, BSc Biotech, PGC, Managing Editor

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Anh Nguyen, DProf, MS, FBANT, CNHC

Clinician-Researcher, Maternal and Child Health Research, University of Stirling, UK

Fellow, British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)

Clinical Nutrition Director, Women and Children Health Centre, UK


Dr. Anh Nguyen, a Harvard-trained Clinician-Scientist, focuses on improving the health of mothers and children. His work involves leading research on child nutrition, behaviour sciences, genomic medicine, and positive parenting. He's also pioneering a groundbreaking collaboration with fellow Harvard scholars, working to create innovative healthcare solutions tailored for Asians, with a special emphasis on women and children in Asian countries.

Research focus

Maternal and Child Nutrition, Behaviour Sciences, Positive Parenting, Digital Health

Alessandro Rossi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
Consultant Pediatrician, Mother and Child Department, “Federico II” University Hospital, Naples, Italy


Dr. Rossi is a metabolic pediatrician and his primary interest are inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs). Dr Rossi’s major research focus relates to the development of novel monitoring and management strategies for patients with IMDs. In particular he is member of the Carbohydrate, fatty acid oxidation and ketone bodies disorders (C-FAO) subnetwork of the European Reference Network for Hereditary Metabolic Disorders (metabERN) and clinical investigator in several clinical trials on innovative therapies for IMDs.

Research focus

Inherited metabolic diseases, novel biomarkers, newborn screening, gene therapy

Anna Sofia Serlachius, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland


Dr. Serlachius’ research programme aims to develop cost-effective and scalable digital health interventions to improve psychological and physical health outcomes, with a focus on youth with chronic health conditions. Her work is increasingly focused on developing and testing digital wellbeing interventions for youth with diabetes.

Grace Irimu, PhD, MMed (Paeds), MBChB

Professor of Health Systems and Quality Improvement, University of Nairobi, Kenya


Prof Grace Irimu is a paediatrician and the Chairperson of Department Paediatrics and Child-Health, University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Public Health. She is a Professor of Health Systems and Quality Improvement. She is a Health System Researcher and implementation Scientist with expertise in developing and disseminating evidence-based clinical-practice guidelines (CPGs). She has been instrumental in introduction of the CPGs in the pre-service medical institutiosn and scaling the same in the Kenyan hospitals. She had done collaborative health systems research with KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She has been a trailblazing leader in improving the quality of hospital care for sick newborns and children. Prof Irimu was recognized by Lancet, a leading international scientific medical journal, as one of the most influential doctors in Health and Medicine in 2021’s Black History Month.

Research focus

Implementation research, Health systems and quality improvement, Clinical audit and feedback in quality improvement and improving uptake of clinical guidelines, Breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices.

Divij Pasrija, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, East Carolina University, United States


I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at East Carolina University, North Carolina, USA. My clinical background involves my practice as a pediatric critical care and sleep medicine specialist. I am also involved teaching of residents and medical students at the Brody School of Medicine.

Research focus

Dr. Pasrija's involves pharmacotherapy, drug toxicity, traumatic brain injury and outcomes based research in pediatric critical care and sleep medicine.

Jun Zhang, PhD

Professor, School of Nursing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR.China


My primary areas of research interests are prevention of neurodevelopmental problems among vulnerable infants including preterm infants and low birth weight infants. Particularly I am interested in studying how parenting and other biopsychosocial factors will likely affect the neurodevelopmental outcomes of these infants, as well as developing effective targeted interventions. Another research area is parenting stress and parenting burnout among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research focus

Preterm infants; neurodevelopment disparity; biopsychosocial derterminants; targeted interventions; parenting stress

Past Editorial Board Members

Ana Radovic, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

 Emily Law, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Carolyn Ahlers-Schmidt, PhD

Associate Research Professor, Director of the Center for Research for Infant Birth and Survival, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Gabrielle Rigney, BPsych (Hons), PhD

Balanced Academic (Research and Teaching), Appleton Institute, Central Queensland University

Aliza Werner-Seidler, BPsych (Hons), MPsych (Clin), PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales

Amy Hughes Lansing, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Sarah Parker, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Robert Cronin, MD, MS, MEng

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Craig Garfield, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital

Lindsay Jibb, RN, PhD, CPHON

Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research, Hospital for Sick Children

Lisa Kuhns, PhD, MPH

Research Associate Professor, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

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