Editorial Board



Prof. Michael HJ Maes

Professor
Department of Neuropsychiatry
Chulalongkorn University
Thailand
Tel: 0066-0804957307


Dr. Michael Maes is a highly cited international scientist and author (H-index=98) who published more than 600 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He gave more than 300 lectures at different international symposia. He works at different Universities all over the

Dr. Michael Maes is a highly cited international scientist and author (H-index=98) who published more than 600 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He gave more than 300 lectures at different international symposia. He works at different Universities all over the world in Thailand, Brazil and Australia. The work of Dr. Maes covers phenomenological and epidemiological aspects of mood comorbid disorders (including cardio-vascular disorder), the supra-multi-disciplinary field of “pathway and drug discovery processes” in stress-related disorders and more particularly the immune-inflammatory pathways and its connections and sequels. Dr. Maes is a clinician and translational scientist whose works ranges from epidemiological and clinical research projects, case-control studies and pharmacological trials, to rodent and molecular experiments. Dr. Maes discovered that “clinical depression” is a systemic illness characterized by peripheral a) increases in pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, an acute phase response; b) cell-mediated immune (CMI) activation; c) lowered omega-3 PUFA levels; d) lower plasma tryptophan in depression, which determines brain serotonin contents, is an inflammatory sequel and IFNa-induced depression is associated with IDO activation which is accompanied by increased synthesis of neurotoxic tryptophan catabolites. Dr. Maes discovered that stress-related disorders are associated with nitrosative stress, leaky gut (increased gut permeability) and autoimmunity due to oxidative and nitrosative stress. Dr.Maes also develops new treatments and biomarker tools for mood and comorbid disorders based on his new theories.
Dr. Martin A Katzman

Clinic Director
Department of Stress Trauma Anxiety Rehabilitation and Treatment
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Canada
Tel: 416-598-9344


Dr. Martin A Katzman is a Clinic Director at the S.T.A.R.T. Clinic (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation and Treatment) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Canada. He is also a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead

Dr. Martin A Katzman is a Clinic Director at the S.T.A.R.T. Clinic (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation and Treatment) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Canada. He is also a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University) and Adjunct Professor at Adler Graduate Professional School. Dr. Katzman was trained at the University of Toronto, first undertaking his B.Sc. in Psychology and Neuroscience, and subsequently his medical training and residency and post- doctoral fellowship. Dr. Katzman’s clinical work deals chiefly with the diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as those suffering with Attention Deficit Disorders, Executive Dysfunction and chronic pain, providing expert diagnostic assessment, and pharmacological treatment as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in both group and individual formats, psychodynamic treatment and Mindfulness Based treatments. As an educator, Dr. Katzman has developed numerous training programs for both students and clinicians in a variety of areas including: Primary care medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social work, Occupational therapy, Nursing, Complementary and alternative medicine as well as for a variety of Support Workers. His research primarily involves examining the psychological manifestations associated with the prefrontal cortex and related associated tracts and organ systems in mood, anxiety and traumatic disorders. The focus of this research has been directed at Hypoprefrontality, Executive Dysfunction, Intolerance of Uncertainty and Low Hedonic Tone as well as the drivers of Motivation and Energy in relation to the development of a variety of comorbidities and treatment resistance. Dr. Katzman is also a founding member of the Board of Directors as well as the founding and current Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Troubles Anxieux (ADAC/ACTA).
Dr. Amir Abbassi

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, Counseling
Texas A & M-Commerce
United States of America
Tel: 903-468-3272


Dr. Amir Abbassi received his Ph.D. From University of North Texas, in 1998. Dr. Amir Abbassi, is an Associate Professor of Psychotherapy at Texas A&M University-Commerce(TAMUC). He also hold a position of Clinical Director at New Horizons Center for Healing (the

Dr. Amir Abbassi received his Ph.D. From University of North Texas, in 1998. Dr. Amir Abbassi, is an Associate Professor of Psychotherapy at Texas A&M University-Commerce(TAMUC). He also hold a position of Clinical Director at New Horizons Center for Healing (the most comprehensive mental health clinic in North Texas area). Dr. Abbassi's clinical background includes work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families and he was a college counselor for 15 years before joining the Department of Psychology, Counseling and Sp.Ed., at TAMUC. Dr. Abbassi is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Board-Approved Supervisor in Texas. He is also clinical member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and Board Certified Sex Therapist and Diplomat of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). His primary research interests include family violence, communication in marriage and marital satisfaction.
Dr. France Weill

Associate Professor
Department of Speech Language Pathology
Touro College
United States of America
Tel: 917-626-6084


Dr. France Weill received her Ph.D. in the Department of Graduate Medical Education from Seton Hall University in 2011, M.Sc in the Department of Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University in 1993. Dr. Weill is currently Associate Professor at the

Dr. France Weill received her Ph.D. in the Department of Graduate Medical Education from Seton Hall University in 2011, M.Sc in the Department of Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University in 1993. Dr. Weill is currently Associate Professor at the Graduate Program in Speech Language Pathology of Touro College, where she has been a faculty member since 2006.She has practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist in Israel and has served as the founder and director of the Neve Yerushalayim - Ma'alot Speech and Language Clinic. She has taught at Ma'alot Jerusalem, at the Michlala Jerusalem College, at Seton Hall University and at Marymount Manhattan College. She has served as a consultant at the French-American Academy of New Milford, NJ since 2012.
Prof. Gianluca Serafini

Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health
University of Genoa
Italy


Dr. Gianluca Serafini is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health. He is an active researcher being the author of more than 150 publications scientific contributions (author of more than 110 research articles, more

Dr. Gianluca Serafini is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health. He is an active researcher being the author of more than 150 publications scientific contributions (author of more than 110 research articles, more than 40 book chapters, and approximately 35 abstract/posters in peer reviewed international/national journals). From 2007 he was speaker in 147 international/national conferences and He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Life Medicine and Journal of Medical Disorders, and Associate Editor of 2 international journals. He actually serves as reviewer for 99 peer-reviewed international journals, and he is Editorial/Advisory Board member of 37 peer-reviewed international journals.Dr. Gianluca Serafini research interests include Neurobiology and neuroimaging of major affective disorders, Suicidal behavior and suicide prevention, Psychopharmacology,Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity, Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
Dr. Amy S Banta

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Human Resources (HR) and Business Administration
Liberty University
United States of America
Tel: +614-537-3407


Dr. Amy S Banta is working as Adjunct Faculty in Department of Human Resources (HR) and Business Administration at Liberty University, Virginia, United States of America. She earned her Ph.D, Doctorate of Business from Capella University in 2004, Specializing in Organizational

Dr. Amy S Banta is working as Adjunct Faculty in Department of Human Resources (HR) and Business Administration at Liberty University, Virginia, United States of America. She earned her Ph.D, Doctorate of Business from Capella University in 2004, Specializing in Organizational Development/Human Resources Management. She has been a part-time college professor since 1986, starting at Ohio University. While working full-time and teaching at numerous colleges and universities, Dr. Banta earned her MSA and Ph.D. After completing her Ph.D, she expanded her teaching to include graduate level teaching as well as instructing in graduate level Psychology courses. It was during this time that she began researching primary field of interest - Organizational Development. After years of unpublished research, she have embarked on continued research and have started writing a book about the benefits of pay for performance in organizations. Dr. Banta has had the opportunity to present at a national conference, and plans to look for other opportunities.