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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.

Arwa Tawfiq, Assistant Editor

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Arwa joined the BMC Series as an Assistant Editor in 2019.

Senior Editorial Board Members

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.

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.

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.


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

Editorial Board Members
Ramsy Abdelghani, Tulane University, USA
Abdulelah Aldhahir, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Jaber Alqahtani, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences/UCL, Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Alismail, Loma Linda University Health, USA
Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India
Sabina Antoniu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Grigore T Popa Iasi, Romania
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
Hayley Barnes, Alfred Health, Australia
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
Andras Bikov, University of Manchester, UK
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
Jessica Bon, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Felix Bongomin, Gulu University, Uganda
Andrea Borghesi, University of Brescia, Italy
Stephan Budweiser, Donaustauf Hospital, Germany
Jefferson Antonio Buendia Rodriguez, University of Antioquia, Colombia
Luigino Calzetta, University of Parma, Italy
Pat Camp, University of British Columbia, Canada
Yunshan Cao, Gansu Provincial Hospital, China
Giovanna Carpagnano, University of Foggia, Italy
Lidia Casas, KU Leuven, Belgium
Adrian Ceccato, August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Spain
Alessandro Celi, University of Pisa, Italy
Udit Chaddha, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Chee-Shee Chai, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Louisa Lok Yung Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhencong Chen, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Yeong Shiong Chiew, 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
Angelo Coppola, Regina Apostolorum Hospital, Italy
Hai-Long Dai, Yan'an Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China
Jingbo Dai, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, USA
Zhiyu Dai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Cristian Deana, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Italy
Navneet Dhillon, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
Fabiano di Marco, University of Milan, Italy
Antonio Esquinas, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Spain
Alexandre Fabro, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ashraf Fawzy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Paola Faverio, University of Milan Bicocca, San Gerardo Hospital, Italy
Lydia Finney, Imperial College London, UK
Paolo Formenti, University of Milan, Italy
Ignasi Garcia-Olive, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain
Ruowen Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tamera Corte, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, Australia
Clara Green, University of Birmingham, UK
Mingzhou Guo, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Denis Hadjiliadis, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Maged Hassan, Alexandria University, Egypt
Yiwei Huang, Fudan University, China
Ann Hutchinson, University of Hull, UK
Marco Idzko, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany
Takuma Isshiki, Toho University, Japan
Pritesh Jain, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada
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
Woo Jin Kim, Kangwon National University, South Korea
Djuro Kosanovic, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Russia
Stefanie Krick, 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, University of Alberta, Canada
Yongwen Li, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, China
Jiaqi Liang, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
Jeong Uk Lim, Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Michael Loebinger, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK
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
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
Maria Gabriella Matera, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Spain
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
Akihiko Miyanaga, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Yousser Mohammad, Tishreen University, Syria
Nicola Murgia, University of Perugia, Italy
Atsushi Nambu, Teikyo University Hospital, Japan
Jacek Nasilowski, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Amarjit Singh Naura, Panjab University, India
Masaji Nishimura, Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan
Mario Olivieri, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Italy
Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India
Tanmay Panchabhai, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, USA
Jin Kyun Park, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Shane Patman, The University of Notre Dame, Australia
Erika Penz, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Lara Pisani, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Italy
Xin Qian, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, China
Jiuxin Qu, Shenzhen Third People's Hospital, China
Dejan Radovanovic, L. Sacco University Hospital, Italy
S. Vamsee Raju, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Claudia Ravaglia, GB Morgagni Hospital, Italy
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
Laura Saderi, University of Sassari, Italy
Gianluca Sambataro, University of Catania, Italy
Kim Sandler, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Alessandro Sanduzzi Zamparelli, University of Naples “Federico II, Italy
Pierachille Santus, University of Milan, Italy
Arjun Saradna, University At Buffalo, USA
Takeshi Saraya, 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
Takeshi Shimamamura, University of Chicago, USA
Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London, UK
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
Haruhiko Sugimura, Hamamatsu University, Japan
Giorgia Sulis, McGill University, Canada
Tomoyuki Takura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Wang Tao, Guangzhou Medical University, China
Sara Tomassetti, Careggi University Hospital, Italy
Sebastiano Emanuele Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy
Alice Turner, University of Birmingham, UK
Michele Umbrello, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Italy
Marieke van der Zalm, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Francesco Varone, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Andrea Vianello, University of Padua, Italy
Carlo Alberto Volta, University Hospital S.Anna, Italy
Maoshui Wang, Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, China
Saibin Wang, Affiliated Jinhua Hospital, Zhejiang University, China
Qing Wang, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
João Carlos Winck, The Northern Rehabilitation Centre Cardio-Pulmonary Group, Portugal
Fan Wu, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, China
Jian Wu, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang 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
Panayiotis Yiallouros, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Dong Keon Yon, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
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

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