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Editorial Board

Jennifer Harman, Editor

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New Content ItemJennifer is an Editor on the BMC Series based in the London office. Before joining BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Jennifer completed her PhD within the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Jennifer became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Throughout her research career, she studied the role of epigenetic and inflammatory mechanisms underlying cell behaviour changes associated with vascular disease. Jennifer actively supports the publication of open and reproducible research.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Craig Hersh

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New Content ItemDr. Hersh is a physician-scientist in the Channing Division of Network Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He completed medical school, internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at HMS and a research fellowship in respiratory epidemiology and genetics at BWH. His research integrates the tools of genetics, genomics and epidemiology to improve precision in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  He is a co-investigator in the multi-center COPDGene Study, and he is the Principal Investigator of several genomics ancillary studies.  He started as an Associate Editor for BMC Pulmonary Medicine in 2013 and became Section Editor for COPD and Occupational Lung Disease in 2016.

Fabrizio Luppi

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New Content ItemFabrizio Luppi is associate professor and honorary consultant at the Department of Respiratory Diseases at the University of Milan-Bicocca, based at the “S. Gerardo” Hospital in Monza (Italy). Professor Luppi received his medical degree from the University of Modena in 1993. He spent part of his PhD program in the Department of Pulmonology at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, working on epithelial cell involvement in smoking-induced lung diseases. Prof. Luppi’s primary research interests include interstitial lung diseases, particularly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis, and he has been the Principal Investigator in several Phase II and III trials in IPF. Prof. Luppi has published more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is a Senior Editorial Board Member of BMC Pulmonary Medicine.

Michele Mondoni

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New Content ItemMichele Mondoni is Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Pulmonology Unit of ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo in Milan (Italy) and is Adjunct Professor of the Specialisation School in Respiratory Diseases of the University of Milan. He graduated from the University of Milan in 2002 and received his II Level Master Degree in Interventional Pulmonology and Pulmonary Immunopathology at the University of Parma in 2011. His main areas of expertise are interventional pulmonology and interstitial lung diseases. His primary research interests include clinical and interventional pulmonology. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Pulmonary Medicine in 2018 and has been a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020.

Giovanni Sotgiu

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New Content ItemDr. Giovanni Sotgiu is a professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sassari, Italy. He received his medical degree specializing in "Infectious Diseases and Medical Statistics".  His doctoral research was on “Methodology of Clinical Trials”. He also received his executive master's in "Management of Health and Social Care Organizations". He is currently a Fellow of European Respiratory Society. The focus of his research is on patient care, primary and secondary prevention, and population health. In particular, his research interests include the clinical and public health features of every respiratory infectious disease (e.g., tuberculosis). He collaborates with the WHO, ECDC, US-CDC, and other international societies. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Pulmonary Medicine in 2013 and is now the Section Editor of Infectious, Rare and Idiopathic Pulmonary Diseases.

Giulia Maria Stella

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New Content ItemGiulia Maria Stella graduated in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 cum Laude) in 2001. She obtained her MD European Qualification in 2002 and specialized in Respiratory System Diseases (50/50 cum laude). Giulia completed her PhD in Pharmacological Sciences (University of Pavia Medical School) and her master's degree in Molecular Oncology (110/110 cum laude).  Dr Stella is now working as a Clinical Research Assistant within the Pulmunology/Thoracic Oncology Unit at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia.  Giulia also works as a Contract Professor for Respiratory System Diseases at the University of Pavia Medical School. Dr Stella has expertise in numerous laboratory techniques, including DNA cloning, sequencing, PCR, mammalian cell culture, transient and stable transfection, single-cell dilution, use of inducible promoters, virus production and cellular transduction (infection with retrovirus and lentivirus), western immunoblotting and protein kinase assay. Dr Stella also has clinical expertise in invasive procedures (bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, lymph node biopsy, thoracentesis and paracentesis) and lung cancer management.

Alice Turner

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Alice Turner picDr Alice Turner graduated from the University of Leicester and has done postgraduate training via the University of Dundee, the University of Birmingham, and Ashridge-Hult business school. Dr Turner completed a PhD on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) and has further postgraduate qualifications in medical education, leadership and quality improvement. She is now a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Birmingham. In addition, Dr Turner works as a consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Heartlands Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she leads COPD and AATD services, respectively. In addition, Dr Turner is a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) research prioritisation committee. She also has experience on a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) health technology appraisal committee. Dr Turner has published widely in COPD and AATD and has ongoing research projects, mainly clinical trials and observational clinical studies, on AATD and COPD funded by the NIHR and others.


Senior Editor
Jennifer Harman, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Editorial Quality Editor
Arwa Tawfiq, BSc, Springer Nature, UK

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

Senior Editorial Board Members
Steven Gray, St James's Hospital, Ireland
Craig P. Hersh, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Fabrizio Luppi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Michele Mondoni, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Italy
Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari, Italy
Giulia Stella, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Alice Turner, University of Birmingham, UK

Editorial Board Members
Ramsy Abdelghani, Tulane University, USA
June Hong Ahn, Yeungnam, University Hospital, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, South Korea
Abdulelah Aldhahir, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Saeed Alghamdi, PhD, Umm Al-Qura University , Saudi Arabia
Jaber Alqahtani, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences/UCL, Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Alismail, PhD, Loma Linda University Health, USA
Nilesh Ambhore, M.Pharm, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, USA
Pinelopi Anagnostopoulou, MD Ph.D., Medical School, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India
Sabina Antoniu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T Popa Iasi, Romania
Vittorio Aprile, University of Pisa, Italy
Adaeze Ayuk, MBBS, FMCPaed, MScMPhil PedsPulm, College of Medicine UNN Enugu Campus, Nigeria
Anna Maria Azzini, University of Verona, Italy
Bruno Guedes Baldi, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sandra Baldacci, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy
Elisabetta Balestro, University of Padua, Italy
Paolo Banfi, Don Gnocchi Foundation, Italy
Nektarios Barabutis, University of Louisiana Monroe, USA
Salma Batool-Anwar, MBBS, MPH, FAASM, BWH, USA
Salvatore Battaglia, University of Palermo, Italy
Denise Battaglini, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, Italy
David Bennett, University Hospital of Siena, Italy
Yunyi Bian, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Andrea Bianco, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", Italy
Benoit BIbas, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Davide Biondini, University of Padua, Italy
Rob Bischof, Federation University Australia, Australia
Abhishek Biswas, Parkview Regional Medical Center, USA
Marialuisa Bocchino, University of Naples, Italy
Stefano Bongiolatti, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Andrea Borghesi, University of Brescia, Italy
Stephan Budweiser, Donaustauf Hospital, Germany
Jefferson Antonio Buendia Rodriguez, University of Antioquia, Colombia
Yunshan Cao, Gansu Provincial Hospital, China
Renee Carey, Curtin University, Australia
Giovanna Carpagnano, University of Foggia, Italy
Edward Caruana, MD FRCS(CTh), University Hospitals of Leicester, USA
Adrian Ceccato, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Spain
Alessandro Celi, University of Pisa, Italy
Wei Cheng, PhD, Central south university of second xiangya hospital, China
Udit Chaddha, MBSS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Chee-Shee Chai, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Warawut Chaiwong, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Ken Ka Pang Chan, MBChB, MRCP, FHKAM, FHKCP, FRCP, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Zhencong Chen, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Yeong Shiong Chiew, PhD, Monash University, Malaysia
Fu-Tsai Chung, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Colin Church, University of Glasgow, UK
Adam Collison, University of Newcastle, Australia
Davide Colombo, PhD, MD, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Craig Conoscenti, MD, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceticals, Inc., USA
Angelo Coppola, Regina Apostolorum Hospital, Italy
Alexandru Corlateanu, Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Moldova
Hai-Long Dai, Yan'an Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China
Jingbo Dai, PhD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, USA
Zhiyu Dai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Cristian Deana, MD, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Italy
Navneet Dhillon, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
Fabiano di Marco, University of Milan, Italy
Chantal Donovan, PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tiffany Dwyer, Ph.D., University of Sydney, Australia
Kah Peng Eg, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Antonio Esquinas, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Spain
Alexandre Fabro, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Paola Faverio, University of Milan Bicocca, San Gerardo Hospital, Italy
Giuliano Ferrone, MD, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Sabina Galiniak, Rzeszow University, Poland
Yadong Gao, Zhejiang University, China
Simone Gattarello, Ph.D., IRCCS San RAffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Ruowen Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Laurent Godinas, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lauren Gibson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Clara Green, University of Birmingham, UK
Askin Gülsen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Mingzhou Guo, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Kevin ten Haaf, PhD, Erasmus MC–University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
Maged Hassan, Alexandria University, Egypt
Thijs Hoffman, Ph.D., St. Antonius Hospital, The Netherlands
Timothy Howarth, University of Eastern Finland; Darwin Respiratory and Sleep Health; Charles Darwin University, Finland
Yan Hu, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Yiwei Huang, Fudan University, China
Wanis Ibrahim, Hamad General Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Marco Idzko, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany
Nousheen Iqbal, FCPS, Jinnah Medical and Dental college and Sohail trust university & Aga Khan university, Pakistan
Takuma Isshiki, Toho University, Japan
Pritesh Jain, University of Minnesota, USA
Pushan Jani, University of Texas-Houston, USA
Francisco-Javier Gonzalez-Barcala, Hospital Clinico Universitario of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Niranjan Jeganathan, Loma Linda University Health, USA
Paula Kauppi, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Woo Jin Kim, Kangwon National University, South Korea
Hocheol Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Asan Medical Center Korea, South Korea
Youlim Kim, MD, Ph.D, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, South Korea
Djuro Kosanovic, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
Sung-Yoon Kang , M.D, Ph.D, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, South Korea
Bryan Kraft, MD, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Stefanie Krick, MD, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Sachin Kumar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Stefania La Grutta, Institute of Traslational Pharmacology, CNR, Italy
Wassim Labaki, University of Michigan, USA
Franco Laghi, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Grace Lam, MD, PhD, MSc, University of Alberta, Canada
Onofrio Laselva, Ph.D., University of Foggia, Italy
Jong Hyuk Lee, MD, Ph.D., Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea
Feng Li, PhD, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yongwen Li, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, China
Feng Li, PhD, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jiaqi Liang, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Shu-Yi Liao, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA
Jeong Uk Lim, Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Chi Liu, Ph.D , Central South University, China
David Lo, MB ChB, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Michael Loebinger, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK
Lifei Lu, MD, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China
Macy Mei-Sze Lui, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, China
Micheál Mac Aogáin, St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Felipe Machado, Hasselt University, Belgium
Heidi Makrinioti, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Mario Malerba, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Jihad Mallat, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Patrick Mallia, Imperial College London, UK
Alessandro Marchioni, University Hospital of Modena, Italy
Alessandro Marcon, University of Verona, Italy
Alberto M. Marra, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Diego Maselli, UT Health San Antonio, USA
Maria Gabriella Matera, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Merry-Lynn McDonald, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Michael McGeachie, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
Ravindra Mehta, Apollo Hospitals, India
Federico Mei, University Hospital Ancona, Italy
Andrea Melani, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Italy
Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Stephen Milne, University of Sydney, Australia
Nobuaki Miyahara, Okayama University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Japan
Akihiko Miyanaga, MD, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Yousser Mohammad, Tishreen University, Syria
Matthew Moll, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Manali Mukherjee, McMaster University, Canada
Nicola Murgia, University of Perugia, Italy
Piergiorgio Muriana, MD, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Atsushi Nambu, Teikyo University Hospital, Japan
Jacek Nasilowski, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Adeel Nasrullah, MD, Allegheny Health Network, USA
Amarjit Singh Naura, Panjab University, India
Masaji Nishimura, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan
Mario Olivieri, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Italy
Giuseppe Paciocco, MD, PhD, IRCCS - San Gerardo dei Tintori, Italy
Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India
Lei Pan, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, China
Tanyalak Parimon, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Christopher Pascoe, PhD, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jin Kyun Park, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Nina M Patel, MD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Columbia University, Bronx VA Medical Center, USA
Shane Patman, The University of Notre Dame, Australia
Gerson Peltz, MD, MPH, Arcus Biosciences, USA
Päivi Piirilä, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
Laura Pini, University of Brescia & ASST - Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy
Lara Pisani, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Italy
Nicolas Piton, Rouen University Hospital / INSERM, France
Francesca Polverino, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Federica Porcaro, MD, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Italy
Junyan Qian, MD, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China
Xin Qian, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, China
Shulin Qin, MD, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jiuxin Qu, Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, China
Xiangping Qu, MD, Ph.D., Central South University, China
Dejan Radovanovic, L. Sacco University Hospital, Italy
S. Vamsee Raju, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Teresa Renda, Usl Toscana Sudest, San Donato Hospital, Italy
Luis Felipe Reyes, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Chin Kook Rhee, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Paola Rogliani, University of Rome, Italy
Luca Roz, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Italy
Barabara Ruaro, University Hospital of Cattinara, University of Trieste, Italy
Sebastian Rutkowski, Ph.D., The Opole University od Technology, Poland
Aabida Saferali, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Gianluca Sambataro, University of Catania, Italy
Kim Sandler, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Alessandro Sanduzzi Zamparelli, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Pierachille Santus, University of Milan, Italy
Arjun Saradna, University At Buffalo, USA
Takeshi Saraya, MD, Kyorin University, Japan
Gaetano Scaramuzzo, University of Ferrara, Italy
Aaron Scott, University of Birmingham, UK
Vijairam Selvaraj, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
Munish Sharma, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, USA
Yongchun Shen, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Xiao-ming Shu, Ph.D., China-Japan Friendship Hospital, China
Aran Singanayagam, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Pradeesh Sivapalan, Department of Medicine Herlev-Gentofte Hospital, Denmark
Jin Woo Song, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, South Korea
Rogerio Souza, Instituto do Coracao do Hospital das Clinicas, Brazil
Savino Spadaro, University of Ferrara, Italy
Iain Stewart, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Haruhiko Sugimura, MD, PhD, Hamamatsu University and Sasaki Institute, Japan
Anthony Sunjaya, MD, PhD, MSc Internal Med. (Edin), The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Giorgia Sulis, University of Ottawa, Canada
Moushumi Suryavanshi, PhD, MD, FRCpath, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India
Tomoyuki Takura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
JingLong Tang, Doctor, Qingdao University, China
Wang Tao, Guangzhou Medical University, China
Mariaenrica Tine, University of Padova, Italy
Sara Tomassetti, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Pasquale Tondo, University of Foggia, Italy
Sebastiano Emanuele Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy
Michele Umbrello, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Italy
Eleonora Volpato, Psy.D, Ph.D, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Francesco Varone, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Andrea Vianello, University of Padua, Italy
Carlo Alberto Volta, University Hospital S.Anna, Italy
Gareth Walters, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Ori Wand, MD, Barzilai University Medical Center, Israel
Maoshui Wang, Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, China
Saibin Wang, Affiliated Jinhua Hospital, Zhejiang University, China
Qing Wang, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ran Wang, Doctor, first affiliated hospital of Anhui medical university, China
Ha-Kyeong Won, MD, Ph.D., Veterans Health Service Medical Center, South Korea
Fan Wu, Dr. med., State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, China
Jian Wu, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, China
Wanlong Wu, MD, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xi-Qian Xing, Affiliated Hospital of Yunnan University, China
Zhijie Xu, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Jianwei Xuan, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Yuanliang Yan, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Chih-Jen Yang, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Changfu Yao, Instructor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Panayiotis Yiallouros, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Zhengrong Yin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Kai-Lun Yu, MD, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Taiwan
Jeong Yun, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Cheng Zhan, Fudan University, China
Xiao-Bin Zhang, Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen University, China
Xiang-Rong Zheng, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Xiaobo Zhou, Harvard Medical School, USA
Zi-jing Zhou, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Lucheng Zhu, Ph.D., Hangzhou Cancer Hospital, China


Editorial Advisors
Richard Albert, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Judith L Black, University of Sydney, Australia
Demosthenes Bouros, University of Thrace, Greece
Emanuela Bruscia, Yale University, USA
Edwin R Chilvers, University of Cambridge, UK
Rodolfo Dennis, Fundación Cardioinfantil, Colombia
Helen Galley, University of Aberdeen, UK
Robert Gray, Edinburgh University, UK 
Rik Gosselink, KU Leuven, Belgium
Huib Kerstjens, University Hospital Groningen, Netherlands
Peter N Le Souef, University of Western Australia, Australia
Jay A Nadel, University of California San Francisco, USA
Michael Niederman, Winthrop University Hospital, USA
Ioannis Pneumatikos, University Hospital of Alexandropolis, Greece
Michael B Reid, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Scott Weiss, Brigham and Womens Hospital, USA
Sally Wenzel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Jiao Yang, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

Statistical Advisors
Ioannis Bakolis, King's College London, UK
Cavan Reilly, University of Minnesota, USA