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  Editorial Board

Prof. (Dr.) Samia Rashid,
MD (Medicine), FACP (USA)
Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar,
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
[email protected], [email protected]


(in alphabetical order)

1. Dr. Narendra Kumar Arora MD (Pediatrics), MMSc (Clinical Epidemiology and Bio-Statistics) Australia
Executive Director of The INCLEN Trust International, 
Chairperson, National AEFI Committee, 
Chairperson, National Certification Committee for Polio Eradication (NCCPE), 
Chairperson, National Verification Committee for Measles and Rubella Elimination (NVCMRE)
INCLEN Executive Office New Delhi, India. [email protected]

2. Dr. Riyaz Bashir, MD, FACC, RVT
Professor of Medicine, Program Director, Interventional cardiology Fellowship, Director, Vascular and Endovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Tel: 215 707 2230, [email protected]

3. Dr. Anant Bhan, MBBS, PGDMLE, MHSc (Bioethics)
Researcher, Global Health, Bioethics and Health Policy. 
Adjunct Visiting Professor, Yenepoya (deemed to be University), Mangaluru,
Adjunct Faculty, KMC, Manipal, [email protected]

4. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Dixit, MBBS, MD, DNB (MCH), MBA (Strategic Management) 
Ex-Director, International Institute of Health Management and Research in New Delhi, Adjunct Professor (Leadership, Global Health & Strategic Management) at INCLEN Institute of Global Health, Ex-Executive Director at National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi, India. [email protected]

5. Dr. Russell Franco D'Souza 
MBBS, MD (Madras), FCGP(I) DPM (Melbourne) MPM (Monash), CCTMg(Canberra), FIIOPM ( UK), IFAPA(USA), MHSM(Monash), ABDA(USA), FCHSM(Australia), MUCB(Haifa), Fellowship in International Bioethics Education (MUHS), DSc (Honoris Causa) 
Head & Chair, Asia Pacific Division, Director of Education, International Program, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Haifa, Directorate Asia Pacific Division,  Melbourne Australia; Executive Director and Dean, Professor of Organizational Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine, 71 Cleeland Street Melbourne, 3175 Australia. [email protected]

6. Dr. Aijaz Farooqi, MBBS, MD, PhD 
Medical and Program Director Neonatal Fellowship Northern Regional NICU, Child and Adolescent Centrum Umeå University Hospital 90185, Sweden. [email protected]

7. Dr. Umesh Kapil, MD, FAMS, FIPHA, FIAPSM
Professor, Department of  Epidemiology , Biostatistics  and Clinical Research, Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India. [email protected]

8. Dr. V. M. Katoch, MD, FNASc, FASc, FAMS , FNA
NASI-ICMR Chair on Public Health Research at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Jaipur; 
President, JIPMER, Puducherry; 
President, AIIMS, Madurai; 
Former Secretary, Department of Health Research, Govt of India and Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research, 
Sector 18, Kumbha Marg, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. [email protected]

9. Dr. Jai Prakash Narain, MBBS, MD, MPH (Harvard), M.Sc (Epidemiology and Tropical Public Health) 
Senior Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney and 
Former WHO Regional Adviser and Director, Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India. [email protected]

10. Dr. R. M. Pandey, Ph.D.(IIT-Mumbai), DPS, FRSS (UK), FSMS, FAMS
Professor & Head, Department of Biostatistics & Professor In-charge, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi,  India. Phone:91-011-26593240/26593395, Mobile:09811912117, [email protected]

11. Akhtar Purvez, M.D.
Managing Director, Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville, 2335 Seminole Lane, Suite 500, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA. [email protected]

12. Dr. Rizwan Romee, MD, Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology, Advanced BMT Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Director of Haploidentical Donor Transplantation, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Principal Investigator, Romee Lab for NK Cell Gene Manipulation and Therapy at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.   Phone: 617-632-3470, Fax: 617-632-4422, Lab website: https://romeelab.dana-farber.org/, [email protected]

13. Dr. Ghulam Saydain, MD, FCCP 
Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 
Chief of Medicine, Harper University Hospital
Director Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Division, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit MI, , Michigan, USA 
Office: +1 313 745 8244, Clinic: +1 313 745  0233/ 313 745 4525, Research: +1 313 745 4515, Cell: +1 248 686 6871, [email protected]

14. Dr. Sanjay Zodpey, MBBS, MD, PhD (GMC  Nagpur),  post-graduate qualifications in Sociology, Public Administration and Economics. FIPHA, FIAPSM, MAMS
Vice President – Academics, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, Director at Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, India. [email protected]

EDITORIAL BOARD (International)
(in alphabetical order)

1. Dr Aijaz Ahmad, PhD
Senior Medical Scientist, Division of Infection Control, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; Lecturer, Department of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. (O): +27 11 717 2515; (M): +27 84 888 7532, [email protected],   [email protected]

2. Dr. Samar Ahmed, MBBCh, MSc., MD, MHPE FAIMER Fellow, 
Full Professor Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
Certified UNESCO Trainer, Fellow FAIMER Philadelphia
Director ASU MENA FAIMER Institute
Office: +202-24346257, Cell phone: +201062669970
[email protected], [email protected]

3. Dr. M.S.A.Mansur Ahmed, MBBS, MPH (Epid. USA), CCD (BIRDEM), PhD (USA)
Professor & Advisor, Department of Non Communicable Diseases,
Faculty of Public Health, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
Vice Chairman, Public Health Foundation, Bangladesh
Ph. +880 1711987649, +8801685375755, [email protected], [email protected]

4. Dr. Arshad Ali, MD, FACP, FASN
Nephrology consultant, Munson Healthcare and Spectrum Health, Dialysis Consultant, Fresenius Medical Care, 8795 Pine Ridge Dr, Cadillac Michigan, 49601 USA. [email protected]

5. Dr. Maha Aslan, MBBS, MSc
Medical oncology Specialist, Baheya foundation for breast cancer, Cairo, Egypt; Platinum oncology center, Cairo, Egypt. [email protected]

6. Dr. Sami Bég, BS, MD, MPA, MPH 
Healthcare Strategist, Entrepreneur, Medical Director, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA. [email protected]

7. Mr. Shital Bhandhari, MSc(Statistic), MPhil(Demography), FAIMER Fellowship (Health Professions Education)
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Bagmati, Nepal, [email protected]

8. Dr. Arshad Bhat, MS, MCh, FRCS Urology 
Consultant Urologist, Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford, London United Kingdom. [email protected]
9. Dr. John N. Catanzaro, M.D, FESC, FHRS, FACC 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Medical Director of Electrophysiology, Associate Program Director of Electrophysiology fellowship program, University of Florida, USA. [email protected]

10. Dr. Muhammad Mudasir Firdosi, MBBS, MD Psychiatry,  PGDip ( Mental Health Law), MRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust, London, 
Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London.
Executive member General Adult Psychiatry (GAP), Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London. [email protected]

11. Dr. Showkat Hamid, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York, USA. [email protected]

12. Dr. Victor C W Hoe, MBBS, MPH, MPH(OH), MEng(SHE), MOSH, Ph.D., FAOEMM, FAMM
Professor of Occupational and Public Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Deputy Chairman of the Faculty of Medicine, Occupational Safety and Health Committee, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +60 3 79496847, http://spm.um.edu.my/victor[email protected] , [email protected]

13. Dr. Jahangir Iqbal, PhD (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
King Abdullah International, Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [email protected]  

14. Dr. Khalil Kanjwal, M.D., FHRS., FACC, CCDS, CEPS (P)
Director Cardiac Electrophysiology and Electrophysiology Laboratory, McLaren Greater Lansing Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Michigan State University East Lansing, USA. [email protected]

15. Dr. Mohammad Zia Ul Haq Katshu MBBS, DPM, MRCPsych, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Mental Health and Neurosciences,, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Medical School, London United Kingdom. [email protected] 

16. Dr. Abdul Sattar Khan, MBBS, MPH, MCPS, MMEd (UK), FHEA(UK), MRCGP (UK), FRCGP (UK), FFDFM (USA)
Head, Family & Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. [email protected] 

17. Dr. Nasseer Masoodi, MD, MBA, FACP, AGSF, 
Medical Lead for Quarantine Sites Operations Taskforce-Qatar,
Senior Consultant/ Asst. Chair, Ambulatory General Internal Medicine, Vice Chair (A) Clinical Informatics- Department of Medicine, Deputy Chair, IRB-Hamad Medical Corporation, Chair Informatics Optimization Committee, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. [email protected] 

18. Dr. Mohammad Muzaffar Mir, PhD, MPhil, MS
Professor & Chair, Department of Basic Medical Sciences (Biochemistry), College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia. [email protected]

19. Dr. Sheikh Mujeeb, MD
Professor (Assistant), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, The University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA. [email protected] 

20. Dr. Iram Naaz, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, Cert Dermatoscopy
Consultant Histopathologist, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Cairns, Queensland, Australia. [email protected]

21. Dr. Rano Mal Piryani, MBBS, MCPS, DTCD, MD, FAIMER Fellowship in Medical Education
Consultant Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine & Medical Education
Professor of Pulmonology & Medical Education,
Bilawal Medical College, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences
Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
[email protected][email protected] 

22. Dr. Muddassir Rashid, MBBS (Hons), MD, FRANZCR, EBIR
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast Australia, 
Directory of Interventional Radiology, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast,
Senior Staff Specialist and Peadiatric Interventional Radiologist, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Phone: +07 56874307, [email protected],  [email protected]

23. Dr. Zahoor Shah, PhD
Vice-Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toledo, Ohio, USA. [email protected]

24. Dr. Mohsin Shaikh, CCRP, MD (PSM)
Research Consultant, Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital, Toronto ON Canada. [email protected] 

25. Dr. M. Raashid Sheikh, MD, FACS 
Chief Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery at LAC + USC, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Phone: (323) 865-1152, [email protected]

26. Dr. Wajid Waheed, PhD (Biotechnology)
Senior Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Pharmacology & Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. [email protected] 

(in alphabetical order)

1. Dr. Asif Nazir Baba, MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected] 

2. Dr. Eijaz Ahmed Bhat, PhD (Biochemistry)
Research Associate, IIT Kanpur, 
Formerly Post-doctoral Fellow, Life Science Institute and School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.
[email protected] 

3. Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar, M.D., Ph.D (Epidemiology)
Scientist E; Head, ICMR School of Public Health 
ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India.
[email protected] 

4. Dr. Manoj Kumar Das, MD (Paediatrics)
Director- Projects, The INCLEN Trust International, New Delhi, India. 
Phone: 9810202768, [email protected] 

5. Dr. Fiaz Maqbool Fazili, MBBS, MS (surg), FICA (USA), MAMS (Aust), DTQM, CQPH CTQM, FISqua(IR) 
Senior Consultant General & laparoscopic Surgeon.
[email protected] 

6. Dr. Mohammad Ishaq Geer, M. Pharma, PhD (Pharmacology)
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kashmir University, Srinagar, J&K, India,
[email protected] 

7. Dr. Suhail Ahmad Gilkar, MD (Physiology), ACME
Professor, Department of Physiology, Coordinator-Medical Education Unit, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected] 

8. Dr. Sonu Goel, MBBS, MD, PGHRM, PhD (Health System Research), FIAPSM, FIPHA, FIMSA, MAMS
Professor of Health Management, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India,
Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick,
Vice-Chair Tobacco Control, The Union, Director, e-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control.
(O): (+91) 172 2755215, (+91) 172 2755220, +91 9914208027, 
www.drsonugoel.com, [email protected], [email protected]

9. Dr K. Madan Gopal, MBBS, MD
Senior Consultant at NITI Aayog, New Delhi, Delhi, India
[email protected]

10. Dr. Ashoo Grover, MD (Community Medicine)
Scientist E, National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected]
11. Dr. Yasmeen Jabeen, MBBS, MD (Dermatology), FACP (USA)
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, STD & Leprology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected]  

12. Dr. Majid Jehangir, MD (Radio-diagnosis), DNB
Professor, Department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India. 
[email protected] 

13. Dr. Vineet Kumar Kamal,  PhD (Biostatistics)
Scientist 'C' (Biostatistics/Epidemiology), National Institute of Epidemiology (Indian Council of Medical Research), Chennai, India.
[email protected]

14. Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Latoo, MS (ENT) 
Professor, Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected] 

15. Dr. Archisman Mohapatra, MD (Community Medicine)
Executive Director, GRID Council, New Delhi, India
[email protected] 

16. Dr. Mushood Ghulam Nabi, MD (Radiation Oncology)
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected] 

17. Prof. K. Rajasekharan Nayar, MA, MCH, PhD
Chief Fellow, Santhigiri Research Foundation
Principal, Global Institute of Public Health Ananthapuri Hospitals and Research Centre Thiruvananthapuram,  Kerala, India
[email protected]

18. Dr. Syed Sajjad Nazir, MS (Gen. Surgery), DNB (Urology)
Associate Professor & Head, Department of Urology, Super-Specialty Hospital, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected], [email protected] 

19. Dr. Ranabir Pal, MD, PhD, MBA, DCH, FAIMER Fellow
Professor & HOD of Community Medicine and Epidemiology, MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, West Bengal, India.
[email protected] 

20. Dr. Sylvia Fernandez-Rao, PhD (Psychology)
Scientist-D, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, Telangana, India,
[email protected]

21. Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Saleem, MD (Community Medicine)
Independent Public Health Consultant, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

22. Dr. Sriram Selvaraju, MBBS, MPH
Scientist-D, ICMR National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai, India.
[email protected] 

23. Dr. Aasim Farooq Shah, MDS (Public Health Dentistry)
Consultant, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

24. Dr. Fouzia Siraj, MBBS, DNB (Pathology), MNAMS
Scientist D, In-charge Pathology Lab & DNB Coordinator
ICMR-National Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, India.
[email protected]

25. Dr. Nasreen Rizvi, PhD (Biochemistry)
Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Kashmir University, Srinagar, J&K, India,
[email protected]

26. Dr. Syed Besina Yasin, MBBS, MD (Pathology)
Professor & Head, Department of Pathology, SKIMS, Srinagar, J&K, India.
[email protected] 


Dr. S. Muhammad Salim Khan,
Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected] , [email protected] 

Joint Executive Editor:
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Pandit, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]  

Dr. Inaamul Haq,
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected] 

Managing Editor:
Dr. Mariya Amin Qurieshi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected] 

Associate Editors:

1. Dr. Malik Waseem Raja, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

2. Dr. Taha Ayub, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

3. Dr. Kousar Sideeq, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

4, Dr. Muzamil Hassan, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

5. Dr. Rifat Jan, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

6. Dr. Ruqia Quansar, MD
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]

7. Dr. Sameena Yousuf
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
[email protected]


Assistant Editors:

  1. Dr. Helal Ahmad, MD
  2. Dr. Nisar Ahmad, MD
  3. Dr. Khalid Bashir, MD
  4. Dr. Sabira Aalia Dkhar, MD
  5. Dr. Mudasir Majeed, MD
  6. Dr. Sahila Nabi, MD
  7. Dr. Iqra Nisar, MD
  8. Dr. Tanzeela Qazi, MD
  9. Dr. Nazia Zahoor, MD
  10. Dr. Tazean Zahoor, MD

Editorial Office:
Journal of Integrative Medicine & Public Health, 

Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar.
P.O. Karan Nagar, Srinagar 190010, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Email; [email protected], [email protected]
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