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  • Akshay Anand

    Editor-in-Chief
    anand.akshay@pgimer.edu.in

    Akshay Anand
  • Akshay Anand

    Professor

    Department of Neurology

    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Dr. Anand is known for Implementation of Quality Assurance program in Basic Research, as well as for establishment of liberally funded and equipped research lab. He is editor of 2 major journals, faculty in 3 universities, and is on educational, research, editorial and policy programs in more than 30 countries. He has been awarded with 13 National Awards; most of his students have also been awarded and are well travelled. He has mentored 20 National Educational programs/workshops and currently has 2569 citations. He also holds QCI Level 1Yoga certification. He has been actively propagating academic social responsibility by role modeling, for 5 years, for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan; he was recently nominated for one of India’s most coveted civilian award. He’s a strong advocate for Integrative Medicine.

    http://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/home.jsp

  • Aruna Rakha Arora

    Managing Editor
    arunarakha7@gmail.com

    Aruna Rakha Arora
  • Aruna Rakha Arora

    Associate Professor

    Department of Translational and Regenerative Medicine

    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Dr. Aruna Rakha Arora is currently working as a young Faculty (Associate Professor) in the Department of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (India). She obtained her PhD from Queens University Belfast (UK). She undertook her research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA) in Immunology as the field of specialization. Her current research profile focuses on studying effect of Stem Cells in varied cohort of patients and in disease modeling. She and her group have shown clinical feasibility of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in renal transplant patients that leads to graft friendly immune microenvironment. For this work, she has been awarded with prestigious young nephrologist award at World Congress of Nephrology in Cape Town & Melbourne twice. Currently, along with above studies, she is focusing on preparing biomimetic scaffolds for regeneration of various kind of traumas.

  • Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

    Senior Editor
    khalsa@hms.harvard.edu

    Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
  • Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Medicine

    Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Khalsa is a researcher in the field of body mind medicine, specializing in yoga therapy. Originally from Toronto, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where he also began his practice of Kundalini Yoga under the tutelage of Yogi Bhajan. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, at the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston Massachusetts. Since 2007, he has served as the Director of Research at both the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and the Kundalini Research Institute in New Mexico.The major focus on his research interest lies in the field of Mind-Body Medicine. His main focus is on the evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and basic psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the practice of yoga and meditation techniques.

    http://www.hms.harvard.edu

  • Rakesh Biswas

    Senior Editor
    rakesh7biswas@gmail.com

    Rakesh Biswas
  • Rakesh Biswas

    Professor

    Department of Medicine

    Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences

    Hyderabad

    Dr. Biswas is a professor of Medicine in the Kamineni Institute of Medical sciences, Narketpally near Hyderabad, India His interests include clinical problem solving applied to patient centered health care and health education. He is currently engaged in developing a health care blended-learning ecosystem through a network of global multiple learner stakeholders that includes medical student and health professionals from diverse disciplines. It also includes patients along with their relatives in rural and urban India so that they may benefit from this global learning toward their local caring. His primary focus is on optimization of costs in a manner thatcan still provide highest quality of care in low resource settings.

    https://www.kimsmedicalcollege.org

  • Ashish Bhalla

    Senior Editor
    bhalla.ashish@pgimer.edu.in

    Ashish Bhalla
  • Ashish Bhalla

    Professor

    Department of Internal Medicine

    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Prof. Bhalla is presently working as Professor (Internal Medicine) with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. His Special Interests – Emergency medicine and Toxicology. He is associated with Fellow International Medical science academy FIMSA (Awarded in October 2009). International Advisor MENATOX (Middle East and North African Toxicology initiative). Board Member and Secretary General for Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology. Commonwealth fellowship (Clinical toxicology) for 2014-15 at St Thomas’ hospital, London. President Elect for Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (January 2017 till Dec 2018).

    http://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/home.jsp

  • Fatima Al Mansoori

    Senior Editor
    bahrainyogatherapy@gmail.com

    Fatima Al Mansoori
  • Fatima Al Mansoori

    Founder and Executive Director

    Sustainable Humanitarian Development(SHD Bahrain)

    www.fatimaalmansoori.com

    Dr. Mansoori is the Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Humanitarian Development Est. (SHD Bahrain), and a Consultant for integrated health and community wellbeing at Al Hilal Hospital. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Human Consciousness & Yogic Sciences Department at Mangalore University, as well as SDGs Ambassador, and a Yoga Therapist with over six years of clinical experience at several health centers. She has guided hundreds of patients in adopting a healthy life style, that resulted in finding relief from chronic conditions and improving quality of life. Fatima is also an international speaker and a columnist who has received many awards and certificates of appreciation from Global Organizations, Ministries, Universities, and Institutes for her humanitarian contribution to society.

  • Rima Dada

    Senior Editor
    rima_dada@aiims.edu

    Rima Dada
  • Rima Dada

    Professor

    Department of Genetics

    AIIMS, New Delhi

    Dr. Dada, an MD from Maulana Azad Medical College and PhD (Genetics) from AIIMS, New Delhi, she is presently working as Professor at AIIMS, New Delhi, where she established Molecular Reproduction and Genetics facility. She is actively engaged in teaching, research and genetic diagnostic services. Dr. Dada is a Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences and International Medical Science and Academy of Standards and Ratings. She has received ICMR national award for outstanding contribution in the field of Genetics of infertility. Her research on genetics of glaucoma is amongst the top 4% in the world in 2019, she received the award for excellence and innovation in Yoga research at Symposium on Yoga research at Albany, USA, and over 15 awards for her work on Yoga in complex diseases like glaucoma, depression, male factor infertility, aging and rheumatoid arthritis.

    https://www.aiims.edu/en.html

  • Amarjeet Singh

    Senior Editor
    singh.amarjit@pgimer.edu.in

    Amarjeet Singh
  • Amarjeet Singh

    Head

    Department of Community Medicine

    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Dr. Singh is Professor & Head of Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He has done his M.B.B.S. from Kanpur University, Post-Graduation M.D. S.P.M from Bundelkhand University U.P. His area of Interest are Health Promotion, Women’s health and Elderly Care. He is member of Indian Association of P.S.M., Indian Society for Medical Statistics, Indian Association for Adolescent Health, Indian Society for Communicable Diseases, Indian Public Health Association, Indian Medical Association, IJPSM, Indian Menopausal Society, Manushi, International Epidemiological Association and International Menopausal Society.

    http://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/home.jsp

  • Amy Price

    Senior Editor
    amyprice@stanford.edu

    Amy Price
  • Amy Price

    Sr. Res Scientist

    Stanford University, California

    Dr. Price is working in Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and in International Missions before sustaining serious injury and years of rehabilitation. She emerged with a goal to build a bridge between research methods, research involvement and public engagement, where the public is trained and empowered to be equal partners in health research. Amy's goal is to mentor others to build clear channels to propel evidence into practice by supplying the public, and those in low resource areas, with tools to make evidence-based healthcare choices. Amy’s experience has shown her that shared knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based research will shape and develop the future.

    https://www.stanford.edu

  • Krishan Kumar Sony

    Editorial Board Member
    keshusony@rediffmail.com

    Krishan Kumar Sony
  • Krishan Kumar Sony

    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Dr. Krishan Kumar Sony (KKS) is Associate Professor (Clinical Psychology) of Department of Psychiatry with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He has done his study from Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), His main area of Interest are Personality, Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy. He is Life Fellow of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists and member of various International and National body like Association for Psychological Science, (APS), (Washington, DC 20005-2727 USA), President Walter Mischel. International Association of Holistic Psychology (IAHP), Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). He is Member of State Mental Health Haryana and Editor and Deputy Editor of various reputed Journals.