Lois T. Flaherty Harvard University Medical School Cambridge, MA USA
Editorial Board Members
A. Avasthi Department of Psychiatry Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh India Biography
Biography of A. Avasthi
Dr. Ajit Kumar Avasthi Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, born on 12th August, 1954 at Srinagar (J & K) received his degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Govt. Medical College, Jammu (J & K) in 1978 and Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) in Psychiatry from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1981. He has been awarded Dr. Girindra Shekhar Bose Oration of Indian Psycho Analytical Society, Kolkata (2012). Dr. Avasthi has served as the Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry (1988-94).
G.P. Barclay Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Ames Iowa, IA USA
D.F. Becker University of California San Francisco, CA USA
D. Byrne ANU Medical School College of Health and Medicine UAE Biography
Biography of D. Byrne
Don Byrne is Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, and Visiting Fellow in the ANU Medical School, prior to which he was Director of the Research School of Psychology at the ANU. He holds doctorates from the University of Adelaide and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Psychological Society. He has authored or edited 14 books and around 160 refereed papers or invited book chapters. His most recent research programs focus on adolescent stress and on child and adolescent health behaviors.
Fields of research:
Child and adolescent health risk behaviors
S. Dane Nile University of Nigeria Abuja Nigeria Biography
Biography of S. Dane
I graduated Ege University Medical Faculty, Turkey, in 1986, I took Physiology Specialty in Ataturk University of Turkey. I worked as professor in Ataturk, Fatih and Turgut Ozal Universities in Turkey. I became emeritus in Turkey. Now, I am working in Nile University of Nigeria and Head of Physiology Department.
P. Garel University of Montreal Montreal Canada
S. Glass Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MA USA
T. Heffernan Northumbria University Newcastle-upon-Tyne United Kingdom Biography
Biography of T. Heffernan
Dr. Thomas Heffernan obtained his Ph.D. degree (1991) in Psychology from Manchester University, Manchester, UK. Dr. Heffernan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Psychopathology, Memory, Executive Function, etc. Dr. Heffernan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 50 articles in various journals, having over 1,240 total citations.
Eiko Honaga Osaka City General Hospital Osaka Japan
J.A. Hunter University of Otago Dunedin New Zealand Biography
Biography of J.A. Hunter
Dr. Hunter has obtained DPhil from University of Ulster in 1994. He is presently serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Otago. His skills and expertise are in Social identity theory, Social anxiety, Group membership, Prejudice, intergroup discrimination, Self-esteem, Outdoor Interventions , Resilience, Adolescent well-being, Belonging, Conflict reduction, Social influence, Risky adolescent behavior. He has contributed around 80 publications, having citations around 1065.
C.J. Ingles Miguel Hernandez University of Elche Elche Spain Biography
Biography of C.J. Ingles
Dr. Ingles is Professor of Educational Psychology in the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (UMH, Spain) since 2003.Dr. Ingles received his Ph.D. in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology from University of Murcia (UMU; Spain) in 2001. Furthermore, in 2004, Dr. Ingles received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for his Ph.D. in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology from the UMU. Dr. Ingles started his scientific production
in 1998. Since then (i.e.,1998-2019), Dr. Ingles has 226 publications, including 16 books, 24 chapters, and 186 articles published in scientific journals of Psychology and allied disciplines such as Education and Psychiatry, 87 of which has been included in Journal Citation Reports(JCR, 2017; Social Sciences Section y/or Sciences Section).
I.A. Kira Center for Cumulative Trauma Studies(CCTS) An International Virtual Organization, Georgia USA Biography
Biography of I.A. Kira
Ibrahim A. Kira, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher. He is the Director of Center for Cumulative Trauma Studies, Stone Mountain, GA, USA. and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. He is past director of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Decatur, Georgia. He was educated at the University of Cairo, Egypt and earned his Master degree in educational psychology from California State University, East Bay, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Columbia P. University, USA. He is a charter member of Division 56 (Trauma Division) of the American Psychological Association. He is the lead developer of the development-based trauma framework (DBTF). Dr. Kira is the first author of over 45 peers reviewed articles.
A.B. Klomek School of Psychology Herzlia Israel Biography
Biography of A.B. Klomek
Dr. Klomek is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. Dr. Klomek completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Klomek’s research interests focus on child and adolescent mental health including depression, anxiety, suicide, bullying, learning and eating disorders. She has been involved in various intervention studies and has wrote numerous articles about these topics. Since 2007, Dr. Klomek is the assistant editor of Archives of Suicide Research.
J.G. Looney Duke University Durham, NC USA
F. Maalouf Department of Psychiatry American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) USA Biography
Biography of F. Maalouf
Dr. Fadi Maalouf is the Founding Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Interim Chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. After receiving his MD from AUB, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Boston VA Healthcare system. He is also Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a member of the founding committee of the Arab Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
F. Margari University of Bari 'Aldo Moro' Bari Italy Biography
Biography of F. Margari
Prof. Francesco Margari, M.D. PH.D, is Aggregate Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine and Surgery - University “Aldo Moro” of Bari, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sense Organs, Italy. He is Postgraduate Residency Program in Psychiatry, in Neurology and in Child and Adolescence Neuropsychiatry and he also Head of Unit for Emergencies in Adolescence. Policlinic Hospital of Bari Prof. Francesco Margari field of expertise are Psychopathological continuity between developmental age and adulthood, Psychopathology and Criminology in adolescence age,Metabolic aspects of psycho‐pharmacotherapy in adolescent age, Disturbi dello spettro autistico in adult age,Schizophrenia, Autoimmune process of Schizophrenia and Family therapy.
M. Miniati Psychiatric Clinic Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of M. Miniati
Mario Miniati is currently adjunt professor for the University of Pisa, Italy. He completed a formal training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy with Prof. Ellen Frank, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He participated in several international and national studies, including the Grant ‘Depression: the Search for Treatment-relevant phenotypes’ (Grant sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health). He published extensively in peer reviewed international scientific journals. He currently totalizes a Scopus H Index of 16.
Błażej Misiak Wroclaw Medical University Wroclaw Poland Biography
Biography of Błażej Misiak
Błażej Misiak, MD, PhD is a specialist of psychiatry and works at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland (Department of Genetics and Wroclaw Psychosis Research Group). He defended his PhD thesis in 2015 at Wroclaw Medical University and published over 60 papers in international journals. His main interests include early intervention in psychosis, clinical and biological correlates of childhood trauma in psychotic disorders as well as psychiatric comorbidities in rare genetic syndromes. He received several prestigious awards, including the European Colleage of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Fellowship Award and the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Young Investigator Award.
C. Murphy Maynooth Unversity Co Kildare Ireland Biography
Biography of C. Murphy
Dr. Carol Murphy did B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology from National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 2003 and Ph.D. in Psychology from National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2007. Later in the year 2009, she obtained Higher Diploma in Education from National University of Ireland Maynooth. She has a vast amount of teaching experience to her credit that includes teaching Postgraduate level on the Doctorate in Psychological Science (Behavior Analysis and Therapy).
A. Passanisi Kore University of Enna Enna Italy Biography
Biography of A. Passanisi
Dr. Alessia Passanisi, PhD, is Associate Professor of General Psychology at UKE – Kore University of Enna (italy), where she teaches “Personality Psychology” and “Psychology of Emotions and Criminality”. She is also a research fellow at City University of London (UK). Her research interests mainly concern the personality psychology such as the development of both functional and dysfunctional personality traits as a result of either bio factors and early experiences with significant others.
G.T. Pearson University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX USA
T.A. Petti Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ USA Biography
Biography of T.A. Petti
Dr. Petti received his Medical Degree from Case-Western Reserve University, completed a pediatric internship at Akron Children's Hospital, and trained in general psychiatry at the U. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following two years in the United States Army, he completed training in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, and later earned a Master in Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, serves as Consulting Editor of Child Psychiatry Alerts. He currently serves as President of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry.
B. Pradhan Cooper University Hospital & Cooper Medical School of Rowan University New Jersey, NJ USA Biography
Biography of B. Pradhan
Basant Pradhan, MD obtained his fellowship in child psychiatry from the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and currently works in Cooper University Health System, Camden, New Jersey as a faculty in psychiatry & pediatrics. There he also serves as the founding director of the Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and the Yoga and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Y-MBCT) programs. Pradhan is a meditation practitioner, inventor, researcher, mentor and writer. He serves as a Guest Editor and Advisor to the Editorial Boards of many journals, and has received numerous awards, both in India and the US.
A.J. Pumariega Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Camden, NJ USA Biography
Biography of A.J. Pumariega
Andres J. Pumariega, M.D. has devoted his psychiatric career to children’s systems of care and cultural diversity in mental health. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Cooper School of Medicine at Rowan University. His M.D. is from the University of Miami, and residencies in general and child psychiatry at Duke University. He has headed two pediatric psychiatry consultation services, three directorships of child & adolescent psychiatry, and two previous departments of psychiatry. He has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals, and published over 200 scientific publications and over 200 abstracts, and two edited textbooks. He was President of the American Association of Social Psychiatry and American Orthopsychiatric Association, and awarded numerous awards for his work.
E.K. Reynolds Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Baltimore, Md USA Biography
Biography of E.K. Reynolds
Elizabeth K. Reynolds is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins in the Division of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. She serves as the primary behavioral consultant within the Child and
Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient and Day Hospital services. Research and clinical interests focus
on 1) patient safety, quality improvement, and behavioral programming within youth psychiatric
acute care and 2) social-contextual and self-regulatory factors associated with adolescent health
risk behaviors. Dr. Reynolds received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of
Maryland, College Park. She completed her predoctoral internship training at Alpert Medical
School of Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
D. Rickwood Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Melbourne Australia Biography
Biography of D. Rickwood
Dr. Debra Rickwood is Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra and Chief Scientific Advisor to headspace: Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. She is a Fellow and Past Board Director of the Australian Psychological Society, and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Community Psychologists. She is a pioneer researcher in the field of mental health problems of youth, and oversees research and evaluation for the Australian government-funded headspace initiative, which addresses the mental health care needs of young people aged 12-25 across Australia.
E.M. Rothe Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University Miami, Florida USA Biography
Biography of E.M. Rothe
Dr. Rothe is Professor of Psychiatry and a Founding Faculty Member of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Courtesy Professor of the Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, Miami’s Public University. He is a board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent and Forensic psychiatry and trained in Adult Psychoanalysis. Dr. Rothe has written extensively about the mental health issues of immigrants, refugees and patients of diverse cultural backgrounds for which he has received various national awards. He is the founder and director of the Medical Professionalism Course at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, which utilizes psychodynamic principles to teach medical students how to practice “the art of medicine”.
A. D. Santos Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares Sao Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of A. D. Santos
Dr. Amilton dos Santos Júnior, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, MD, PhD, with focus on Child and Adolescent Health. He is a Lecturer of Psychiatry at the State University of Campinas - Brazil since 2016. Areas of research interest both in psychosocial and in biological aspects of child/adolescent psychiatry and mental health; in which he has voluntarily formed discussion and study groups with, psychologists, physicians, medical and post-graduate students. Regarding the former, the main areas of interest refer to mental health of undergraduate students, mental health of young athletes and mental health of children with gender incongruence. His most recent publications are on the field of cardiovascular, hormonal and pharmacogenetics of adverse effects of risperidone among children and adolescents; and also he is starting a similar study on the effects of clozapine for the treatment of aggression among adolescents with severe externalized behaviors and disruptive disorders.
M. Semkovska University of Limerick Limerick Ireland Biography
Biography of M. Semkovska
Dr Semkovska is a Clinical Neuropsychologist by training (PhD 2005, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada) and presently a Lecturer in Clinical psychology at the University of Limerick (Ireland). Her primary research goals are focused toward developing innovative preventative strategies of the occurrence and re-occurrence of depression that incorporate neurocognitive remediation, resilience-building and autobiographical memories re-appraisal in at-risk populations, including children, adolescents and young adults.
H. Sharma PS Medical College & SK Hospital Gujarat India Biography
Biography of H. Sharma
After having passed his MD in Psychiatry from SMS Medical College and Attached Group of Hospitals, Jaipur (University of Rajasthan), Dr. Himanshu Sharma is currently working as Professor and Head of Psychiatry Department, Pramukh Swami Medical College & SK Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat. He is Specialty Field Editor to Indian Journal of Psychiatry, and Reviewer on Board of many National and International Journals. He is a Researcher, Mentor, an Avid Reader and Writer. He has written two collections of short stories in regional language. His areas of interest are Bipolar Disorder, Stress, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and Adolescent mental health.
A. Streeck-Fischer Asklepios Fachklinikum Tiefenbrunn Gİettingen Germany Biography
Biography of A. Streeck-Fischer
Prof. Dr. med. habil. Streeck-Fischer, Annette, Director of the department ‚Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie von Kindern und Jugendlichen‘ in Tiefenbrunn /Göttingen from 1983 to 2013. Child- and adolescent psychiatrist, Teacher at ‚International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU) since 2009, psychoanalyst (DPG, DGPT), Training analyst at Lou-Andreas-Salomé-Institut Göttingen, Responsible Editor of the journal ‚Praxis der Kinderpsychologie, Kinderpsychiatrie ‘from 1991 to 2014, member of several national and international scientific advisory boards, 2007 president elect of ISAPP, 2011 to 2015 president of ISAPP Pubilcations e.g. on the topics adolescence, right wing extremisme, violence, trauma, physical and sexual maltreatment, Borderline personality development.
R. Weinstock University of California Los Angeles, CA USA
G. Winship University of Nottingham Nottingham United Kingdom Biography
Biography of G. Winship
Dr. Gary Winship, Ph.D., is visiting Professor University Reaviz, Moscow, Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK where he leads an international MA in Trauma Studies. He is Senior Fellow, Arts Coordinator and executive management group of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University. Registered psychotherapist and MHN, Dr. Winship has extensive clinical and research experience in therapeutic environments, especially working with psychotic states, addictions, suicide, self-harm and addictions. His research has been applied to the understanding of the optimal orthopedagogical conditions for an effective institutional milieu including schools, prison and hospitals. Dr. Winship has published over 100 papers, books and book chapters. In 2011 he delivered a keynote address to the 22nd China Congress of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Jane Wood Keynes College, University of Kent Canterbury United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Jane Wood
Dr. Jane Wood is a Registered Forensic Psychologist, a Reader in Forensic Psychology and Deputy Director of The Centre of Research and Education (CORE-FP) in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent. The first researcher in the UK to examine prisoners’ involvement in gang activity, her research interests focus on the psychology and mental health of street and prison gang members. Her recent publications include the psychological factors linking street and prison gangs, group process effects in gang membership, and the links between mental ill health and gang membership.
G. de Girolamo Department of Psychology Catholic University Italy Biography
Biography of G. de Girolamo
Giovanni de Girolamo is the former Scientific Director of the St John of God Clinical Research Centre (IRCCS) in Brescia, Italy. Currently he is the Head of the IRCCS Unit of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Evaluation. He has a Degree in Medicine and a Postgraduate Degree in Psychiatry (University of Naples). From 1988 to 1994, he worked at the Division of Mental Health of the World Health Organization in Geneva, under the guidance of Norman Sartorius. From 1998 to 2001 he was the Coordinator of the Italian N.I.H. National Mental Health Project, which involved more than 100 centres throughout Italy.
E. de Vito Centro di consultazione e di psicoterapia per adolescent Milan Italy
Executive Guest Editor(s)
M.W. Azeem Weill Cornell Medical College Doha Qatar Biography
Biography of M.W. Azeem
Dr. Muhammad Waqar Azeem is an Inaugural Chair of Psychiatry / Child Psychiatry for
Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine/
Cornell University, USA. He is playing an instrumental role in establishing child,
adolescent and perinatal psychiatry services in the country from scratch.
Dr. Azeem is nationally involved with number of important initiatives, including Chair of
Qatar’s National Autism Plan Working Group, Co-Chair of World Innovation Summit for
Health (WISH) Autism Forum and member of National Mental Health Strategic
Committee. Dr Azeem’s primary clinical and research interests include Autism Spectrum
Disorder and Developmental Disabilities, Global Mental Health and Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry Training. Dr. Azeem is involved with number of prestigious research grants
from QNRF and SIRF regarding Autism, ADHD, genetics, neuroimaging and psychiatric
comorbidity with chronic medical conditions. He has presented nationally and
internationally and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals. In addition, he
collaborates with various professionals and medical schools in South East Asia and
Middle East on various projects including autism spectrum disorder and developmental
disabilities, psychiatric co-morbidity in medical conditions, as well as in improving child
and adolescent services and child and adolescent psychiatry training. He is Co-Chair of
APPNA MERIT Program through which live lectures are telecasted weekly from North
America to various medical schools and hospitals in Pakistan and Middle East. Dr.
Azeem has played an instrumental role with his colleagues and College of Physician &
Surgeon Pakistan (CPSP) regarding establishing Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship (FCPS) in Pakistan, first if its kind in the region.
I.F. Dancyger North Shore University Hospital & The Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park, NY USA
V.M. Fornari Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park, NY USA
C.J. Ingles Miguel Hernandez University of Elche Elche Spain Biography
Biography of C.J. Ingles
Dr. Ingles is Professor of Educational Psychology in the Dept. of Health Psychology of
the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche (UMH, Spain) since 2003. Dr. Ingles
received his Ph.D. in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology from University of
Murcia (UMU; Spain) in 2001. He received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for his
Ph.D. from the UMU in 2004. Between 1998 and 2019, Dr. Ingles has published
221works (i.e., books, chapters, and articles), of which, 186 are articles published in
journals of Psychology, Education, and Psychiatry included in Journal Citation Reports
(JCR). Research lines: assessment, measurement, prevention and psychoeducational
treatment on social anxiety, aggressive and prosocial behavior, legal drugs (i.e., tobacco
and alcohol) abuse, cognitive-motivational variables (e.g., academic goals, self-
attributions, learning strategies, etc.), academic achievement, perfectionism, school
refusal behavior, and positive and negative affect in children and adolescents.
Lois T. Flaherty Harvard University Medical School Cambridge, MA USA