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Editorial Board

Anastasia Widyadari, Editor

New Content ItemAnastasia joined BMC in May 2022. She holds a PhD in Medicine from University of Leeds where she studied the role of DOCK4 in glioblastoma, and the pathological effects of radiotherapy on the vasculature of recurrent glioblastoma. Previously, she earned her BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Brighton. In 2016, Anastasia worked at the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology in Jakarta, Indonesia, studying the genetics of obesity. She is committed to championing open access and reproducible research in science. 

Anastasia is based in the London office and is the editor of BMC Medical Ethics, BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, and BMC Proceedings.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Victor Kuete

New Content ItemProf. Dr Victor Kuete is a Research Coordinator and Associate Professor at The University of Dschang (Cameroon). He has been a fellow of TWAS (2007), AUF (2008), DAAD (2009), University of Mainz-Germany (2010), Alexander von Humboldt (2012-2014), Tubitak (2016), etc., International Foundation for Science Grantee (2008-2009; 2012-2013) and Alexander von Humboldt Grantee 2015-2018. He joined BMC Complementary and Alternative medicine in 2012 as Associate Editor and further as Section Editor in 2014. His Research Program is focused on Pharmacognosy and Prof. Dr Kuete mainly investigates African medicinal plants and derived molecules as potential antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-proliferative agents with emphasis on multidrug resistant (MDR) phenotypes as well as the mode of action of active ingredients. Prof. Dr Kuete is authors of >250 Scientific publications in Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry with >50 book chapters and several books.

Insop Shim

New Content ItemI am currently a professor at College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University. I hold a Ph.D. in Biopsychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from University of Illinois at Chicago and completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of Illinois. I am a member of the Society for Neuroscience and have served as an organizing committee of many International conferences and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Korean Society of Stress Medicine and Executive Editor of Experimental Neurobiology.

My research expertise is in the areas of neural mechanisms responsible for motivational behaviors including stress, drugs of abuse, and learning and memory. It is the goal of my research in particular, to elucidate both the effects and the mechanisms of action of the herbal medicine or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) using animal models of stress-related diseases such as anxiety, depression, insomnia or learning and memory. I have joined a board member since Aug, 2016.  

Jianping Liu

Jianping_PictureJianping Liu is a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and the Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is an advisor for traditional medicine for the World Health Organization (WHO), and is a Chang Jiang Scholar Professor (awarded by the Ministry of Education, China). He is a part-time senior researcher at the National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), at the Arctic University of Norway, and an adjunct professor of the University of Western Sydney. He is the current president of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). He is a member of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field Advisory Board and Chairman of the Evidence-based Medicine Committee under the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr Liu joined BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine as an associate editor in 2011, and became a section editor in 2013. He has authored 9 books, co-authored 8, and published more than 520 papers in both international and Chinese peer review journals.

Amie Steel

New Content ItemDr Amie Steel is a Senior Research Fellow from the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (School of Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney). She is a founding member of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Evidence, Research and Policy in Complementary Medicine Special Interest Group and the World Naturopathic Federation Research Committee. She has authored over 200 journal articles, edited two special journal issues, edited three research books and contributed to over 30 book chapters. Her research interests include women’s health with a particular interest on pregnancy and preconception care, integration and regulation of complementary medicine, and the interface between evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine practice. She has contributed important new knowledge to help understand the experience of person-centred care among individuals with chronic illness, including the importance of listening to and valuing patient experiences of their health.

Editorial Board Members


Senior Editorial Board Members
Victor Kuete, De Dschang University, Cameroon
Jian-Ping Liu, Center for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, China
Insop Shim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Editorial Board Members
Siti Salwa Abd Gani, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Mohd Fadzelly Abu Bakar, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Oluyomi Adeyemi, Landmark University, Nigeria
Bulus Adzu, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Nigeria
Fatma Afifi, University of Jordan, Jordan
Christian Agyare, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Peter Akah, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Niaz Ali, Khyber Medical University, Pakistan
Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Affiliation University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Mohammed Alshawsh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Amr Amin, University of Chicago, USA
Patrick Amoateng, University of Ghana, Ghana
Stephen Amoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Adeyemi Aremu, North West University, South Africa
Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sylvin Benjamin Ateba, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Maurice D Awouafack, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Muhammad Ayaz, University of Malakand, Pakistan
Gamal Badr, Assiut University, Egypt
Enitome Bafor, University of Benin, Nigeria
Vivek K Bajpai, Yeungnam University, South Korea
Manjeshwar S Baliga, Father Muller Medical College, India
Parveen Bansal, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India
Sanaa Bardaweel, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Eran Ben-Arye, Clalit Health Organization, Israel
Deepak Bhatia, Shenandoah University, USA
Zhaoxiang Bian, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Anupam Bishayee, California Northstate University, USA
Cornelia Braicu, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Bruno Bueno-Silva, Guarulhos University - Praca Tereza Cristina, Brazil
Prosper Cabral, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Maria Carpinella, Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina
Younbyoung Chae, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Chanpen Chanchao, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Hsiu-Mei Chiang, China Medical University,Taiwan
Meng-Tsan Chiang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Jae Youl Cho, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
William CS Cho, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
Vincent Chung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Lorenzo Cohen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Catherine Cook-Cottone, State of University of New York, USA
Meaghan Coyle, RMIT University, Australia
Ranjeet Dash, Charles River Laboratories, Ashland, USA
Ooi Der Jiun, MAHSA University, Malaysia
Saikat Dewanjee, Jadavpur University, India
Abhijit Dey, Presidency University, India
Yavuz Dodurga, Pamukkale University Medical Faculty Medical Biology and Genetics, Turkey
Matthew Gavino Donadu, University of Sassari, Italy
Jean Paul Dzoyem, University of Dschang, Cameroon
María Celina Elissondo, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Argentina
Gary Elkins, Baylor University, USA
Levent Elmas, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Turkey
Mohamed Essa, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Maria Leticia Miranda Fernandes Estevinho, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Adaobi Chioma Ezike, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Wissam Faour, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Olaniyi Fawole, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Yibin Feng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal
Caleb Firempong, KNUST, Ghana
Fenghua Fu, Yantai University, China
Neha Gothe, University of Illinois, USA
Vlasios Goulas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Rohit Goyal, Shoolini University, India
Sebastian Granica, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Massimo Grilli, University of Genoca, Italy
Jian-You Guo, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Corina Guthlin, Institute of General Practice, Goethe University, Germany
In-Hyuk Ha, Jaseng Medical Foundation, South Korea
Keisuke Hagihara, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Raghavendra Hallur, Wollega University, Ethiopia
James Hamuel, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Dongwoon Han, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea
Da-Cheng Hao, Dalian Jiaotang University, China
Nicholas Heng, University of Otago, New Zealand
Motjaba Heydari, Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine, Iran
Pengyu Hong, Brandeis University, USA
Markus Horneber, Klinikum Nuernberg Nord, Germany
Hao Hu, University of Macau, China
Junguk Hur, University of North Dakota, USA
Dae Youn Hwang, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
Mustapha Imam, Zhengzhou University, China
Mohamed Imam, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, UK
Nidal Jaradat, An-Najah National University, Palestine
Ai-Qun Jia, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
David Katerere, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Gurcharan Kaur, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Martin Kello, University of P.J. Safarik, Slovakia
Philip Kerr, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Imran Khan, The Hormel Institute, USA
Chang-Eop Kim, Gachon University, South Korea
Sun Kwang Kim, Kyung Hee University, South of Korea
Hee Young Kim, Daegu Haany University, South of Korea
Seong-Gyu Ko, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Cristiane Yumi Koga-Ito, UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Michal Kohout, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Jian Kong, Harvard Medical School, USA
Anna Krasowska, Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Poland
Agnete Kristoffersen, National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Norway
Dieudonne Kuate, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Yogesh Anant Kulkarni, Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, India
Pradeep Kumar, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, India
Ho-Keun Kwon, Harvard Medical School, USA
Alfred Laengler, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus, Germany
Namrita Lall, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Romy Lauche, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Bae Hwan Lee, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea
Bong Hyo Lee, Daegu Haany University, South Korea
Hyangsook Lee, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Ju Ah Lee, Gachon University, South Korea
Junhee Lee, Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital, South Korea
Yoon Jae Lee, Jaseng Medical Foundation, South Korea
Olivia Lindly, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Gerhard Litscher, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Richard Lobo, Manipal College of Pharmaceuitcal Sciences, India
Victor Lopez, Universidad San Jorge, Spain
Nattaya Lourith, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Xiao Ma, Mayo Clinic, USA
Michel Machado, Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil
Vinesh Maharaj, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Peter Masoko, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Andrea Mastinu, University of Brescia, Italy
Filipe Carvalho Matheus, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Armelle T Mbaveng, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Lyndy McGaw, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Sascha Meyer, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
Natalizia Miceli, University of Messina, Italy
Przemysław Mikołajczak, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Akansha Mishra, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Norazlina Mohamed, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Chakrabhavi Dhananjaya Mohan, University of Mysore, India
Thomas Monsees, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Mohamad Mroueh, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Richard Nahin, National Institutes of Health, USA
Vitaly Napadow, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Thiago Napoleão, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Mohsen Naseri, Shahed University, Iran
Michele Navarra, University of Messina, Italy
Yogendra Nayak, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Pradeep Negi, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, India
Jeremy Y. Ng, McMaster University, Canada
Wang Ning, The University of Hong Kong, China
Fidele Ntie-Kang, University of Buea, Cameroon
Seung Min Oh, Hoseo University, South Korea
Chidozie Nwabuisi Okoye, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Javier Palacios, Universidad Arturo Prat, Chile
Abhay K Pandey, University of Allahabad, India
Yoon Jung Park, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Hi-Joon Park, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Jung-Mi Park, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Jayanta Kumar Patra, Dongguk University, South Korea
Wenbo Peng, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Constant Anatole Pieme, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I-Yaounde, Cameroon
Karen Pilkington, University of Westminster, UK
E. Sanmuga Priya, Anna University, India
Xinhua Qu, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, China
Matthias Rostock, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Fraser Russell, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Suna Sabuncuoglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Abdul Sadiq, University of Malakand, Pakistan
Asser Sallam, Suez Canal University Hospitals, Egypt
Adelaida María Castro Sánchez, Universidad de Almeria, Spain
Lidija Senerovic, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Serbia
Gowhar Shafi, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Ismail Shah, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
Naseer Ali Shah, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Javad Sharifi-Rad, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Ramzi Shawahna, An-Najah National University, Palestine
Jiangang Shen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sahabjada Siddiqui, Era University, India
Fuschia Sirois, University of Sheffield, UK
Antonella Smeriglio, University of Messina, Italy
Chang Gue Son, Daejeon University, South Korea
Tatjana Stanojković, Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Serbia
Vanessa Steenkamp, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Genevieve Steiner, Western Sydney University, Australia
Rajasekaran Subbiah, Anna University, India
Tobias Sundberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Ipek Suntar, Gazi University, Turkey
Deny Susanti, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Jean-De-Dieu Tamokou, University of Dschang, Cameroon
Chanderdeep Tandon, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, India
Shirley Telles, Patanjali Research Foundation, India
Emmanuel Tshikalange, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Gaffari Türk, Fırat University, Turkey
Carolina Oi Lam Ung, University of Macau, China
Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, University of Reading, UK
Vijayabhaskar Veeravalli, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Sully Margot Cruz Velasquez, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala
Luis Vitetta, University of Queensland, Australia
Hui‐Min David Wang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Kai Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yong Wang, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Ramida Watanapokasin, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Barbara Wider, Peninsula Medical School, UK
Kah Hui Wong, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Chi-Rei Wu, Department of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chinese Medicine Resources, Taiwan
Arun Yadav, North-Eastern Hill University, India
Lim Yau Yan, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Woong Mo Yang, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
Yueh-Chiao Yeh, Nanhua University, Taiwan
Gloria Yeh, BIDMC, USA
Looi Chung Yeng, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Ho Wan Yong, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Zhiling Yu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Ramón E Robles Zepeda, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
Anthony Zhang, RMIT University, Australia
Yan Zhang, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
Guo-qing Zheng, The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
Linda Zhong, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine, China
Denis Zofou, University of Buea, Cameroon

Editorial Advisors
David Aldridge, Universitat Witten Herdecke, Germany
Brian Berman, University of Maryland, USA
Edzard Ernst, University of Exeter, UK
Ronald Feise, Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic, USA
Sheila Greenfield, University of Birmingham, UK
Wayne Jonas, Samueli Institute, USA
Klaus Linde, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Adam Perlman, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, USA

Statistical Advisors
Ioannis Hatzaras, NYU Langone Health, USA
Dominik Mertz, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Center, Canada
Eric Steiner, Gesundheits- und Pflegezentrum Russelsheim, Germany
Zhijie Zhang, Fudan University, China

Systematic Review Editors
Jürgen Barth, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Yutong Fei, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, China
Myeong Soo Lee, Korea Institute of Oriental medicine, Republic of Korea
Lida Teng, University of Tokyo, Japan
L. Susan Wieland, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA