Emmanouil (Manos) Apostolidis MSc, PhD is Associate Professor of Food Science at Framingham State University (Framingham, MA, USA). He also serves at the advisory board of food and dietary supplement companies in the US, Asia and Europe. Dr. Apostolidis’ research group is focused on identifying the mechanism of action of novel food products and ingredients specifically for type 2 diabetes prevention. He and his collaborators have authored more than 50 manuscripts and 4 books chapters. For his research accomplishments at Framingham State University he has received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship. Dr. Apostolidis joined the Editorial Board of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2011 as an Associate Editor and has been serving as a Section Editor since 2017.
Holger Cramer, MSc, PhD is Research Director at the Department for Internal and Integrative Medicine at the Kliniken Essen-Mitte and the University of Duisburg-Essen. He further holds a fellowship at the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology Sydney. Dr Cramer’s research is focused on clinical research in complementary and integrative medicine (with a special emphasis on non-pharmacological treatment approaches) as well as on public health and health psychology. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Since 2017, Dr Cramer is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR). He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine as an Associate Editor in 2013 and has been serving as a Section Editor since 2017.
Prof. Dr Victor Kuete is a Research Coordinator and Associate Professor at The University of Dschang (Cameroon). He has been a fellow of TWAS (2007), AUF (2008), DAAD (2009), University of Mainz-Germany (2010), Alexander von Humboldt (2012-2014), Tubitak (2016), etc., International Foundation for Science Grantee (2008-2009; 2012-2013) and Alexander von Humboldt Grantee 2015-2018. He joined BMC Complementary and Alternative medicine in 2012 as Associate Editor and further as Section Editor in 2014. His Research Program is focused on Pharmacognosy and Prof. Dr Kuete mainly investigates African medicinal plants and derived molecules as potential antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-proliferative agents with emphasis on multidrug resistant (MDR) phenotypes as well as the mode of action of active ingredients. Prof. Dr Kuete is authors of >250 Scientific publications in Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry with >50 book chapters and several books.
I am currently a professor at College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University. I hold a Ph.D. in Biopsychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from University of Illinois at Chicago and completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of Illinois. I am a member of the Society for Neuroscience and have served as an organizing committee of many International conferences and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Korean Society of Stress Medicine and Executive Editor of Experimental Neurobiology.
My research expertise is in the areas of neural mechanisms responsible for motivational behaviors including stress, drugs of abuse, and learning and memory. It is the goal of my research in particular, to elucidate both the effects and the mechanisms of action of the herbal medicine or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) using animal models of stress-related diseases such as anxiety, depression, insomnia or learning and memory. I have joined a board member since Aug, 2016.
Integration into healthcare
Claudia M. Witt, MD, MBA is trained as medical doctor, epidemiologist and research methodologist. Being a full professor at the University of Zurich she serves as Vice Dean for Interprofessionalism and as the Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich. Furthermore, she holds an appointment as Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland and leads a research group at the Institute for Social Medicine Epidemiology and Health Economics of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. From 2011 to 2013 she served as President of the international Society of Complementary Medicine. Her research interests include clinical studies and comparative effectiveness research in complementary and integrative medicine including effect modifying factors, safety and health economic evaluations as well as developments in clinical research methodology (see www.claudia-witt.org). She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine as a Section Editor in 2011.