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Alison Cuff, Editor

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Alison CuffAlison’s scientific background is in biomedical sciences and bioinformatics. She read for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Durham, UK. Having become interested in the then new field of bioinformatics, she then decided to do a Masters in Information Technology at Teesside University, UK. She went on to study at the University of Reading, UK completing a bioinformatics-based PhD on investigating the effects of mutations on the structure of p53, before working for a time in academia, including 8 years as the curator of the CATH protein classification database. After eventually deciding to pursue a career in scientific publishing, she joined BioMed Central in 2014, initially as a Database Editor for the ISRCTN clinical trial registry.  Alison joined the BMC series in 2016 and became the Editor for BMC Digital Health in 2022.  Alison also writes on the BioMed Central blog network and is an Editor for the On Medicine blog.

Senior Editorial Board Member

Haomin Li

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Haomin LiDr. Haomin Li graduated from Zhejiang University with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 and remained there to carry out postdoctoral research. Additionally, from 2010 to 2012, he carried out postdoctoral research at UCLA. In 2014, he joined Zhejiang University's Institute of Translational Medicine, and in 2018, he joined the Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine. He is the hospital's clinical data center's deputy director currently. His work leverages data analysis, information modeling, knowledge base architecture, and artificial intelligence techniques to complete tasks in biomedical domains, ranging from basic biological research to clinical practice. In addition to leading and taking part in more than ten national research projects, he has written more than 100 articles for conferences and journals, applied for more than ten invention patents.

Jannik Schaaf

Schaaf-JannikJannik Schaaf studied Medical Informatics in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen from 2010 to 2015, and has been working at the Institute for Medical Informatics at Goethe University Frankfurt since 2016. He received his PhD in 2021 on the topic of Clinical Decision Support in Rare Diseases at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Dresden. Since 2019, he leads a research group at the Institute of Medical Informatics in Frankfurt, which primarily focuses on Digital Health topics such as Artificial Intelligence, mHealth and Clinical Decision Support.

Senior Editor
Alison Cuff, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, Germany

Editorial Quality Editor
Danielle Talbot, BSc, MRes, PhD, 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
Haomin Li, Ph.D., The Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China 
Octavio Rivera, Dr. Ing, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jannik Schaaf, Dr. rer. med., University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany

Editorial Board Members
Haleh Ayatollahi, Ph.D., Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Giacinto Barresi, Ph.D., Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Smaranda Belciug, Dr. Habil., Univeristy of Craiova, Romania
José Alberto Benítez-Andrades, Ph.D., University of León, Spain
Jiang Bian, Ph.D., University of Florida, USA
Anthony Junior Bokolo, PhD, Østfold University College, Norway
Andrew Boyd, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Haider Butt, Ph.D., Khalifa University, UAE
Turgay Celik, Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Mike Conway, Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia
Mariusz Duplaga, Dr hab., Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Elia Gabarron, Ph.D., Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, Norway
Philippe Giabbanelli, Ph.D., Miami University, USA
Daniele Giansanti, Ph.D., The Italian National Institute of Health, Italy
Motti Haimi, MD PhD., Clalit Healthcare Serviices; Technion- Faculty of Medicine; University of Haifa- School of Public Health, Israel
Daniela Haluza, MD PhD., Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Jillian Harvey, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Zhe He, Ph.D., Florida State University, USA
Harry Hochheiser, Ph.D., University of Pittsgburgh, USA
Felix Holl, Ph.D., DigiHealth Institute, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wei-Yen Hsu, Ph.D., National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan 
Rosanne Janssens, Ph.D., KU Leuven, Belgium
Sarinder Kaur, Ph.D., University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ekaterina Kutafina, Dr., dr. rer. medic, University of Cologne, Germany
Wei Lan, Ph.D., Guangxi University, China
Nan Liu, Ph.D., Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Amy Nguyen, Ph.D., Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Australia
John O'Donoghue, PhD, University College Cork, Ireland
Hilary Okagbue, Ph.D., Covenant University, Nigeria
Mehmet Akif Ozdemir, MSc, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey
Alessia Paglialonga, Ph.D., National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Chris Paton, BMBS BMedSci MBA FFCI, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Petra Povalej Brzan, Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Raul Rodriguez-Esteban, Ph.D., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Switzerland
Alejandro Rodríguez González, Ph.D., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Abeed Sarker, Ph.D., Emory University, USA
Peter J Schulz, Dr. phil., University of Lugano, Switzerland
Arash Shaban-Nejad, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Vijendra Singh, Ph.D., University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
Lina F. Soualmia, Ph.D., Normandy University, University of Rouen, France
Manuel Spitschan, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, Germany
Gregor Stiglic, Ph.D., University of Maribor, Slovenia
Le Sun, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Orawit Thinnukool, Ph.D., Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Wilson Tumuhimbise, Ph.D., Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
Honghan Wu, Ph.D., University College London, United Kingdom
Peng Xue, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
Ping Yu, Ph.D., University of Wollongong, Australia
Ping Zhang, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, USA
Melvyn Zhang, MBBS, DCP, MRCPsych, FAMS, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Bo Zhao, Ph.D, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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