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Volume 22 Issue 4 (2023) – In Production
Volume 22 Issue 3 (2023) – In Production
Volume 22 Issue 2 (2023) – In Production
Volume 22 Issue 1 (2023) – In Production
Volume 21 Issue 4 (2022)
Volume 21 Issue 3 (2022)
Volume 21 Issue 2 (2022)
Volume 21 Issue 1 (2022)
Volume 20 Issue 4 (2021)
Volume 20 Issue 3 (2021)
Volume 20 Issue 2 (2021)
Volume 20 Issue 1 (2021)
Volume 19 Issue 4 (2020)
Volume 19 Issue 3 (2020)
Volume 19 Issue 2 (2020)
Volume 19 Issue 1 (2020)
Volume 18 Issue 4 (2019)
Volume 18 Issue 3 (2019)
Volume 18 Issue 2 (2019)
Volume 18 Issue 1 (2019)
Volume 17 Issue 4 (2018)
Volume 17 Issue 3 (2018)
Volume 17 Issue 2 (2018)
Volume 17 Issue 1 (2018)
Volume 16 and prior were published by De Gruyter.
Professor Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc
Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel;
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel,
Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA;
Professor of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development, Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, Director, Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Pediatric Division, Hadassah Medical Center Hadassah Mount Scopus University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
Anthony Lewis Brooks, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark
Eliezer Carmeli, BPT, DSc, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Rosemary M Caron, PhD, MPH, Professor, Health Management and Policy and Director of Undergraduate Studies, The College of Health and Human Services, The University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America
Philip W Davidson, PhD, Professor, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, United States of America
Tamar Heller, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Matthew P Janicki, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Michael P Kerr, MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc, MPhil, FIASSID, Clinical Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Howard B Levy, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Bengt Lindström, MD, PhD, DrPH, Professor, Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU-Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Mohammed Morad, MD, Professor, Clalit Health Services and Division of Community Health, Faculty of HealthSciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Hatim A Omar, MD, Professor, Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Division of Adolescent Medicine Chief, Children’s Miracle Network Chair, UK Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parents Program, KY Clinic, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Teodor T Postolache, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Vee P Prasher, MBChB, MMEDSc, MRCPsych,MD,PhD, FIASSID, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, The Greenfields, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Daniel TL Shek, PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) and Chair Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, PR China
Leo Sher, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and James J Peters Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Constantine A Stratakis, MD, DMedSci, Scientific Director and Senior Investigator, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda Maryland, United States of America
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
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Professor Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc
Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel
Professor of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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