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Jagoda Mackowiak, Editor

New Content ItemJagoda’s background is interdisciplinary and revolves around molecular biology and neuropsychopharmacology. She graduated from Maastricht Science Program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where her focus was on cognitive neuroscience. Following the move to Germany, she completed her master’s degree at Humboldt University of Berlin. At the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, she delved into CRISPR Cas9 methods. She gained publishing and medical education experience at MIND Foundation, where her focus was on psychedelic research and therapy. In that role she contributed to several projects; most recently coordinating the development of MOLECULES program, which is a part of the Augmented Psychotherapy Training. With the desire to advocate for open access, she joined the BMC Series as an Associate Editor and is the Editor for BMC Nursing and BMC Medical Education in 2023.


Associate Editor
Jagoda Mackowiak, MSc, Springer Nature, Germany

Editorial Quality Editor
Nyx Hills, BFA, Springer Nature, USA

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 
Peter Anderson, DVM, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Samy Azer, MD, PhD (Used), MEd (UNSW), FACG, MPH (UNSW), King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Salman Yousuf Guraya, PhD, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sigrid Harendza, Dr. med., MME, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, PhD, Chang Gung University, Taiwan 
Jacqueline McLaughlin, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda
Chris Roberts, PhD, MBChB, MMedSci, University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
Anne D Souza, MD,  Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
Olwyn Westwood, PhD, Brunel University London, UK
Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, PhD, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Tim Wilkinson, MD, PhD, MBChB, University of Otago

Editorial Board Members
Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla Elsayed, PhD, University of Limerick, Ireland
Eiman Abdel Meguid, PhD, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Asmaa Abdell Nasser, Ph.D., Suez Canal University, Egypt
Enjy Abouzeid, Ph.D., Ulster University, UK
Usman Abubakar, PhD, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tauseef Ahmad, PhD, King Saud Univerisity, Saudi Arabia
Soleiman Ahmady, PhD, KI and SBMU, Sweden
Samar Ahmed, Dr. med., Ain Shams University, Egypt
Ibrahim Al-Busaidi, MB ChB, BMedSc(Hons), FRNZCGP, University of Otago, New Zealand
Sausan Al Kawas, PhD, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Yassar Alamri, MBChB, Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand
Tyler Albert, MD, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System and University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Shuliweeh Alenezi, MBBS, FRCPC, ABDPN, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Alismail, PhD, Loma Linda University, USA
Dalia Almaghaslah, Ph.D., King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Basim Alsaywid, M.B, Ch.B; M Cli Epi, Saudi National Institute of Health, Saudi Arabia
Najim Alshahrani, M.D., University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Osama Alshogran, PhD, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mitra Amini, MD, Shiraz Medical School, Iran
Steven Andersen, PhD, DMSc, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Elize Archer, PhD, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Sateesh B Arja, PhD, Avalon University School of Medicine, India
Stefanie Attardi, PhD, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, USA
Hani Atwa, MBBCh, Ph.D., Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Dinesh Badyal, MBBS MD MHPE, Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana, India
Renren Bai, PhD,  Hangzhou Normal University, China
Nobutaro Ban, MD, PhD Aichi Medical University, Japan
Soham Bandyopadhyay, MA, BM BCh, PGCert, AFHEA, MPH, MRCS, AdvDip HFMA, FIoL, FRSPH, FRSA, University of Southampton, UK
Wegdan Bani-issa, University of Sharjah, UAE
Kyle Bauckman, Ph.D., Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, USA
Abebe Bekele Zerihun, MD, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
Shoaleh Bigdeli, PhD, Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine & University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Elif Bilgic, Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada
Prateek Bobhate, MBBS, MD, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, India
Abdulaziz Boker, MBBS, King Abdulaziz Univesity, Saudi Arabia
James Boyle, University of Glasgow, UK
Malcolm Boyle, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Jeremy Branzetti, MD, MHPE, Geisinger Community Medical Center, USA
Jan Breckwoldt, Dr. med., MME, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Giampiera Bulfone, PhD, University of Catania, Italy
Bryan Burford, PhD, Newcastle University, UK
Tudor Calinici, PhD, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sandra Carr, BSc, MPH, PhD University of Western Australia, Australia
Elizabeth Cerceo, MD, Cooper University Health Care, USA
Jessica Chacon, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, USA
Yaw-Wen Chang, MD, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan R.O.C.
Yu-Che Chang, MD, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Fei Chen, PhD, University of North Carolina, USA
Xiaodong (Phoenix) Chen, Ph.D., MSc, BEng, The Ohio State University, USA
Yen-Yuan Chen, MD, PhD, Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Bioethics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Andrew ChungPhD, Kingston Health Sciences Centre , Canada
Dimitrios Chytas, MD, Ph.D., University of Peloponnese, Greece
Claire Condron, PhD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Joseph Conigliaro, MD, MPH, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, USA
Maurizio Costabile, PhD, University of South Australia, Australia
Ian Couper, MBChB, MFamMed, FCFP(SA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Monica Cuddy, PhD, NBME, USA
Jonathan D'Angelo, Ph.D., MAEd, Mayo Clinic, USA
Suhad Daher-Nashif, Ph.D., Keele University, UK
Angelo Dante, PhD, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Mayssoon Dashash, PhD, MSc, MFDS RCS, MME (Eng), Damascus University, Syrian Virtual University, Syrian Arab. Rep.
Arnout Jan de Beaufort, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Dianne Delva, MD, University of Ottawa, Canada
Andreas Demetriades, Dr., Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oliver Devine, MB, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK
Ami DeWaters, Dr., Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Jacqueline Dias, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Jessica Dine, MD MSHP, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rebecca Donkin, PhD, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Jan P. Ehlers, MA, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Jonathan Foo, Ph.D., Monash University, Australia
Chan Choong Foong, PhD, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mohamed El-Kishawi, PhD, University of Sharjah, UAE
Roma Forbes, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Ryuji Furihata, MD, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Japan
Kamis Gaballah, PhD, University of Sharjah, U.A.E.
Gaetano Gallo, MD, PhD, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy
Roghayeh Gandomkar, MD, PhD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Lauren Germain, PhD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, USA
Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Saeideh Ghaffarifar, MD, PhD, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Megan Gray, MD, University of Washington, USA
Danielle Gulick, M.Ed., Ph.D., University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, USA
Christina Gummesson, PhD, Malmö University and Lund University, Sweden
Sissel Guttormsen, Dr. phil., University of Bern, Switzerland
Siti Nurma Hanim Hadie, MD, MSc, Ph.D., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Faizal Aminmohamed Haji, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Queen’s University, Canada
Mohammed Hassanien, Ph.D., King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Frank Hernández García, MD, PhD Fellow, University of Oviedo, Spain
Cheng-Maw Ho, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan
Laura Hopson, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Jianlin Hou, PhD, Peking University, China
Zhengwei Huang, PhD, Jinan University, China
William Hung, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Yera Hur, PhD,  Hallym University College of Medicine / Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, Korea
Polly Husmann, PhD, Indiana University, USA
Nabil Hussein, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, England, UK 
Halah Ibrahim, MD, MEHP, Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE
Rintaro Imafuku, PhD, Gifu University, Japan
Kshama Jaiswal, MD, University of Colorado, USA
Brian Jolly, PhD, MA(Ed), The University of Newcastle, UK
Jaime Jordan, MD, MAEd, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
Salah Eldin Kassab, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Rajneesh Kaur, University of Sydney, Australia
Gerald Kayingo, Ph.D., MBA, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
Bhuvan KC, MPharm Cln. Ph.D., Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Masego Kebaetse, PhD, University of Botswana, Botswana
Iain Keenan, PhD, Newcastle University, UK
Belinda Kenny, Ph.D., Western Sydney University, Australia
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, EdM, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Harvard Medical School, USA
Nagina Khan, PhD, Touro University Nevada, USA
Priya Khanna Pathak, University of Sydney, Australia
Robin Klein, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Lalit Krishna,PhD, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
Archana Prabu Kumar, PhD., College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University , Bahrain
Ashok Kumbamu, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, USA
Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, MD, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Jason Last, BMedSci, MB, BAO, BCh, MSc, University College Dublin, Ireland
Michelle Lazarus, Ph.D., Monash University, Australia
Delyse Leadbeatter, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia
Michael Lee, Ph.D., Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA
Shuh Shing Lee, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yew Kong Lee, Ph.D., Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Kathleen Leedham-Green, BSc, MBBS, CDipAF, PGCertHE, MA Clin Ed, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Steven Lillis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Erle Lim, m med (int med), FRCP, National university of Singapore, Singapore
Gianni Lorello, MD, FRCPC, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
Jessica Luc, MD, MSc, University of British Columbia, Canada
Kayley Lyons, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mohi Eldin Magzoub, PhD, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Rajiv Mahajan, MBBS, MD, Ph.D., Adesh University, India
Md Anwarul Azim MAJUMDER, PhD, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Barbados
Priya Martin, PhD, The University of Queensland, Australia
Russell Seth Martins, MD, Hackensack Meridian Health, USA
Ken Masters, PhD, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Yasushi Matsuyama, PhD, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Douglas McHugh, Ph.D., MHPE, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, USA
Margaret McNulty, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Lisa Meeks, PhD, MA, The University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Himel Mondal, MBBS, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Alexandre Moura, MPH, PhD, Faculdade Santa Casa BH, Brazil
Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Peter Musaeus, PhD, Aarhus University, Denmark
David Musick, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, USA
Romesh Nalliah, DDS, MHCM, University of Michigan, USA
Deirdre Nally, FRCS MCh MSc, RUH Bath, UK
Sareesh Narayanan Naduvil, Ph.D., University of Central Lancashire, UK
Leizl Joy Nayahangan, RN., MHCM., MHPE, Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Denmark
Curtise K. C. Ng, PhD, Curtin University, Australia
Stella Ng, University of Toronto , Canada
Yuji Nishizaki, MD, MPH, Ph.D., Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan
Geoffroy Noel, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, USA
Ali Aahil Noorali, MBBS, Johns Hopkins University (current), USA
Madeleine Norris, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Kathleen Norman, PhD, Queen's University, Canada
Champion N. Nyoni, PhD, University of the Free State, South Africa
Maree O'Keefe, PhD, MBBS, DCCH, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Eng Koon Ong, PhD, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
Ravi Parekh, MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) DRCOG MRCGP FHEA M(Ed), Imperial College London, UK
Robert Parker, MD MPH, Tenwek Hospital, Kenya
Krupal Patel, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, USA
Caroline Paul, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA
José Miguel Pêgo, Ph.D., University of Minho, Portugal
Harm Peters, MD, MHPE, Dieter Scheffner Center for Medical Education, Germany
Anna Pettersson, Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Gillian Li Gek Phua, MMeD, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
Carl Preiksaitis, Ph.D, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Piotr Przymuszała, MD, PhD, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Sue Pullon, MD, University of Otago, New Zealand 
Sayeeda Rahman, PhD, American University of Integrative Sciences, Barbados
Preman Rajalingam, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tobias Raupach, Dr. med., MME (Master of Medical Education), University of Bonn, Germany
Florian Recker, MD, et MME, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Linda Regan, MD, M. Ed., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Daniel Ricotta, MD, Harvard Medical School, USA
Victoria Roach, PhD, University of Washington, USA
José Rodríguez, MD, University of Utah Health/Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, USA
Bidyadhar Sa, PhD, MA, MPhil, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Saniya Sabzwari, MD, MHPE, Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
Gregory Salinas, Ph.D., CE Outcomes, LLC, USA
Smita Salunke, Ph.D., University College London School of Pharmacy, UK
Dujeepa Samarasekera, MD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Anita Samuel, PhD, Uniformed Services University, USA
Stefano Sandrone, PhD, MEd, Imperial College London, UK
Ralf Schmidmaier, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Kai Schnabel, MME, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Nicola Serra, PhD,  University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Tegbar Sendekie, MD, Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ethiopia
Nirav Shah, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Pathiyil Ravi Shankar, MD, International Medical University, Malaysia
Mohamed Hany Shehata, MD, CMMS-Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Kiyoshi Shikino, MD, PhD, MHPE, Chiba University, Japan
Lisa Shook-Chiles, DHPE, MA, MCHES, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Saurabh Shrivastava, MD, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, India
Jason Silvestre, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Ravikiran Singapogu, Dr., Clemson University, USA
Veena Singaram, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tanmay Sinha, Dr. Sc., National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kawin Sipiyaruk, Ph.D., Mahidol University, Thailand
Tony Skapetis, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
Diantha Soemantri, MD, MMedEd, PhD, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Lamia Soghier, MD, MEd, MBA, George Washington University, USA
Dinesh Kumar Srinivasan, PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jennifer Swails, MD, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, USA
Meenakshi Swamy, MBBS, MD, FHEA, Newcastle University, UK
Olga Szafran, MHSA, University of Alberta, Canada
Parinaz Tabari, PhD, University of Salerno, Italy
Meng-Wong Taing, B.Pharm(Hons), PhD, GCTIM, The University of Queensland, Australia
Chengxiang Tang, PhD, Macquarie University Centre of Health Economy, Australia
David Taylor, PhD, Gulf Medical University, UAE
Kimberly Templeton, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center- Kansas City, USA
Angelique Timmerman, PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Ying Pin Toh, MBBS, MRCPCH, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Daniel Tolks, Dr. rer. biol. hum,  Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany
Marco Tomietto, Northumbria University, UK
David Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd., VA Boston Healthcare System, USA
Annie Topping, PhD, University of Huddersfield, UK
Adrienne Torda, PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sevgi Turan, PhD, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Rachel Umoren, MBBCh, MS, University of Washington, USA
Elizabeth Vaughan, DO, MPH, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Martin Veysey, MD, Gosford Hospital, Australia
Matthew Wanat, PharmD, University of Houston, USA
Ling Wang, PhD, Michigan State University, USA
Bernadette Watson, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Alexandra Webb, BSc, MChiro, Ph.D., Australian National University, Australia
Kerry Wilbur, PhD, Qatar University, Qatar
Andrea Woltman, PhD, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
Anouk Wouters, PhD, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Anette Wu, MS MPh Ph.D., Columbia University, USA
Hongbin Wu, PhD, Peking University, China
Peter Wyer, MD, Columbia University, USA
Junhua Xiao, PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Xuesong Yang, PhD,  Jinan University, China, People's Republic
Ying-Ying Yang, PhD, Taipei Veteran General Hospitals, Taiwan R.O.C.
Tim Young, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, PGCert, MedEd, PFHEA, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Nahid Zarifsanaiey, PhD, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Milko Zanini, University of Genova Department of Health Sciences, Italy
Marko Zdravkovic, MD, Ph.D., University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Boris Zevin, MD, Ph.D., Queen's University, Canada

Editorial Advisors
Mark Albanese, University of Wisconsin Medical School, USA
Vanessa Burch, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chris Candler, University of Oklahoma, USA
Philip Davies, Centre for Management and Policy Studies, UK
Richard M Frankel, Regenstrief Institute, USA
Trisha Greenhalgh, University College London Medical School, UK
Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Michigan State University, USA
Michael Hortsch, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Cindy L Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Harold P Lehmann, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Chris McManus, University College London, UK
Charlotte E Rees, University of Dundee, UK
Matthias Siebeck, University of Munich, Germany
Deborah Simpson, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
John R Skelton, University of Birmingham, UK
James Wofford, Wake Forest University, USA
Fredric M Wolf, University of Washington Medical Center, USA

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Patrick Barlow, The University of Iowa, USA
Rose Calixte, Winthrop University Hospital, USA
Melanie Goodman, Washington University, USA
Marianna LaNoue, Vanderbilt University, USA
Yoon Soo Park, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

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