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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.

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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

Bio and research focus

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


Dr. Ahlers-Schmidt is a community psychologist and the director of the Center for Research for Infant Birth and Survival. Her research is dominated by studies pertaining to health communication, including message development, the dissemination of information via technology, and clarifying parent perceptions of health concepts in order to develop strategies to improve communication.

Research focus

Injury prevention, text message communication, safe sleep, qualitative methods.

Gabrielle Rigney, BPsych (Hons), PhD

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


Dr. Rigney's research interests focuses broadly on pediatric sleep. Dr Rigney has experience in the development and evaluation of both parent-centered behavioral interventions for children with insomnia, and patient-centered behavioral interventions for adolescents with sleep problems.

Research focus

Sleep, Pediatrics, eHealth Behavioral Interventions, Transdiagnostic Interventions for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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

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


Dr. Aliza Werner-Seidler is a Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW Sydney. She leads a program of research in the prevention and treatment of depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances in young people using digital technologies.

Research focus

Mental health, insomnia, prevention, cognitive behaviour therapy

Amy Hughes Lansing, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Bio and research focus

Dr. Hughes Lansing is a pediatric psychologist who studies self-regulation, families, and child and adolescent health. Primarily, she examines self-regulation in the area of adolescent chronic illness management (eg, type 1 diabetes, obesity) and health risk behaviors (eg, problematic eating, sedentary behavior, substance use). Across her research, Dr. Hughes Lansing employs novel technology-based and advanced methodological approaches within the family system.

Sarah Parker, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor, Basic Science Education, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic


Dr. Sarah Parker is the Director of Human Factors Research at Carilion Clinic, an Assistant Professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and the Department of Biomedical Science in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has over 10 years of experience applying human factors and industrial/organizational psychology principles to healthcare. Sarah Parker received her BA in psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield OH and her MA in human factors and applied cognition from George Mason University in Fairfax VA. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked at Mayo Clinic applying human factors principles to various inpatient quality and safety challenges.

Robert Cronin, MD, MS, MEng

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Dr. Cronin's research interests and expertise focus on developing and evaluating healthcare consumer-facing technologies that engage and empower people in their healthcare and can collect data to advance scientific discovery. His current work is two-fold: (1) to develop and evaluate participant data collection tools for the All of Us precision medicine program; and (2) to develop and evaluate patient-facing guidelines to improve engagement, activation, and ultimately care in individuals with chronic diseases.

Research focus

Consumer Health Informatics, Patient Engagement, Sickle Cell Disease

Craig Garfield, MD

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

Research focus

Child health within the context of the family, with particular emphasis on the social determinants of health, the role of fathers and special attention to the ability of technology to support parenting.

Lindsay Jibb, RN, PhD, CPHON

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

Bio and research focus

Dr. Jibb is the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research interest and experience focuses on pediatric oncology and she is particularly interested in how to enhance care and quality of life for children with cancer in their community-based environments.

Lisa Kuhns, PhD, MPH

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


My primary areas of research interest are prevention of behavioral transmission of HIV infection and promotion of health and wellness among HIV infected adolescent and young adult populations, including sexual and gender minorities. In particular, I have been involved in the development of practical and scalable interventions across the HIV care continuum. A new area of interest is use of technology to promote health and wellness among adolescents more generally.

Research focus

HIV infection; health disparities; public health; sexually transmitted diseases

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