Chief Editor

Maricarmen Chacín

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Maricarmen Chacín MD, MgS. currently works in the Research Department at Universidad Simón Bolívar. She is Assistant Editor of Recent Patents on Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Drug Discovery Journal from Bentham Science and belongs to the Centro de Investigaciones Endocrino-Metabólicas "Dr. Félix Gómez" (CIEM), Venezuela. Dr Chacín received her medical education (graduate and post-graduate as Pediatrician) at the University of Zulia, Venezuela and, then her MSc degree in Alcalá de Henares University (Dermatology in primary care). During the last 10 years, she received formal trainning in clinical and basic research rose to Investigator level B recognition by The Minister of Science and Technology from Venezuela. Dr Chacin’s research interest is focused on childhood obesity, psicosocial determinants and risk factors in ponderal disturbances during the childhood, as well as data mining techniques and artificial intelligence in the interpretation of massive medical data.


Executive Editor

Jair Padilla

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Industrial Engineer, Proffessional of publishing at Universidad Simón Bolívar

Scientific Committee

Valeria Montoya Psy, MSID(c) 

Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

Psychologist, Master in Digital Information Systems from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Graduated from the "Editor's Curriculum" by Minciencias. Responsible for the measurement, design and execution of programs aimed at the dissemination of scientific knowledge and editorial production. With experience in the administration of serial publications, databases, citation indexes and bibliographic systems of national and international impact. Their training provides practical, timely, efficient and ethical solutions, critically applying professional disciplinary knowledge.


Jesús Culebras Fernandez MD, PhD

Universidad de León, Spain

He is a medical doctor who specializes in the field of General Surgery and Gastroenterology. His main research work has been within the field of artificial nutrition. He is the founder and honorary president of the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE, in Spanish) as well as the founder and director of the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria (Hospital Nutrition) since 35 years and continues to hold it.

Abelardo Garcia de Lorenzo Full Prof. MD, PhD, FCCS

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

He has a total of five 6-year periods of research. He is the director of the Lecture on Patronage of Critical Medicine and Metabolism (FUAM-Fundación Abbott) as well as the co-director of the Master's degree in Critical Medicine and Urgencies (Universidad de Barcelona and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He is an honorary academic member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the president of the Foundation of the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.


Alessandro Garcea MD, EBSQ-C, FEBS

Hospital Universitario de Torrevieja, Spain

He has conducted more than 1200 elective surgeries (thyroidectomy, inguinal hernia repair, colectomy, cholecystectomy, fundoplication, rectopexy, hemorrhoidectomy, ventral hernia repair, rectocele repair, anal fissure treatment, and anal fistula treatment). He has also assisted in more than 1000 main surgeries (hepatic resection; pancreatic resection; liver, pancreatic, and kidney transplants; and aortic aneurysm repair).

Nubia Leonor Posada González RN, MEd, PhD 

Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia

She has a Diploma in Nursing from Universidad de Navarra (Spain), Nursing degree from Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), Master's degree in Education and Specialist in Bioethics, both from Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia), and PhD in Philosophy from Universidad de Málaga (Spain). She is a professor of Ethics, Deontology and Bioethics in the School of Medicine, Psychology, and Nursing at Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia).

Carlos Serón Arbeloa MD, PhD

Servicio Aragonés de Salud, Spain

Medicine on Critical Healthcare, Mechanical Ventilation, ICU, Critical Care, Hemodynamics, Nutrition, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Nutritional Requirements, Ventilation, Airway Management, Resuscitation, Sepsis, and Emergency Management.

Shirley Beatriz Perez Romero MD, MsPH, PhD

Servicio Murciano de Salud, Spain

She is a medical doctor who specializes in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, with competences and interest in the application of acquired knowledge and the development of abilities that contribute to the fulfillment of the organization’s purpose.

Guillermo Ashton MD, GYN

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

He is a medical doctor and surgeon specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, with experience in primary care. He undertook courses provided within the Resident Medical Intern training program, internal medicine, and clinical pharmacology at Hospital Márques de Valdecilla, Spain. He has several years of experience in urgency care, external consult, and epidemiological control at different public and private institutions at both the national and international level.

Vladimir Ospino MD, IM, MsID, PhD(c)

Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain

Internal Medicine - Infectious diseases

Andrés Orellana Uribe RKin, PhD

Universidad Valparaiso, Chile

He is the director of the School of Kinesiology of the Department of Medicine of Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile. He has participated in exercise physiology and free radicals courses within the Magister program in Biomedical Sciences with mention in free radicals and antioxidants.

Juan David Ávila Cadavid MD, P, CHP

Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

He specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has published the following papers: Insomnio crónico en pacientes alcohólicos (Chronic Insomnia in Alcoholic Patients) in Universidad Nacional de Colombia journal; Trastorno de identidad de género (Sexual Identity Disorder) in MedUNAB journal; Trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad en adultos (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adults) in Cuadernos de Enlace.

Valeska Gatica-Rojas  PT, MS, PhD

Universidad de Talca, Chile


Jose Armando Vidarte, PhD

Universidad Autónoma de Manizales, Colombia

He has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and specializes in research and university teaching and management of development projects with a humanistic emphasis. He has an Advanced Studies Diploma in Physical Activity and Sport Science and PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Science.

Ronald Maestre Serrano PhD

Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia

Biologist, graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and PhD in Tropical Medicine from the University of Cartagena 

Added in 2020

Valmore Bermúdez Pirela

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Cúcuta, Colombia

Valmore Bermúdez, MD, PhD, currently works at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia and The Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Centre at University of Zulia (CIEM), Venezuela. Dr Bermúdez received his post-graduate medical education in Epidemiology and Human Metabolism, and PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Zulia, Venezuela and, then both, Master and PhD degrees in Alcalá de Henares (Endocrinology) and Córdoba, Spain (Nutrition and Metabolism) respectively. During the last 25 years, he rose to Titular Professor of School of Medicine in Biochemistry and Human Metabolism and former Head of the medical staff at CIEM, as well as, Director of Research Department at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Cúcuta, Colombia. Dr Bermudez’s research interest is focused on obesity, diabetes and metabolism and their relationship to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, as well as, data mining techniques and artificial intelligence in the interpretation of massive medical data.

Hazel Ester Anderson Vásquez


Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics; Clinical Nutrition Specialist and Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela; MSc. in Nutrition and Human Dietetics, University of Granada, Spain; MSc in Obesity, Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Spain; DEA in Nutrition and Metabolism, Doctor in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Córdoba, Spain.

Juan Salazar

Centro de Investigaciones Endocrino-Metabólicas “Dr. Félix Gómez”, Venezuela

Specialist in Internal Medicine graduated from University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela, academic and research advisor at Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Research Institute “Dr. Félix Gómez”. His main interests research area is epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of chronic non communicable disease especially cardiovascular disease and its associated factor (diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, …). He has numerous publications and participations in seminars and symposia. He has been reviewer for more than 10 indexed journals.

Edgardo Mengual-Moreno


Edgardo Mengual-Moreno, MD, MgSc, PhD. Medical Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Master in Experimental Immunology and Hospital Administration, Doctor in Medical Sciences. University professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zulia - Venezuela, a researcher responsible for the development and implementation of research projects, author of numerous research papers, speaker, judge of scientific articles in journals, academic tutor of thesis, judge of projects and theses, cooperation in the development of guidelines and consensus management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Yuri Castro Rodríguez


Dental Surgeon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Master in Education with mention in Teaching and Research at the Higher Level at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. PhD student in Educational Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica el Perú. Associate editor at the Odontología Sanmarquina Magazine. Author of the books: Clinical considerations in periodontal surgical treatment; Periodontal and implant surgery. Step by Step; Research projects, an approach for the general dentist; Preparation of case reports What, how and where to publish them? Author of scientific publications in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal and Peru. Hipólito Unanue Award for the best scientific edition in health sciences in 2013 and for the best research projects in health sciences in 2014.

Eduardo Reyna-Villasmil


Surgeon, Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Doctor of Medical Sciences (The University of Zulia, Venezuela). Research Methodology Specialist (Rafael Urdaneta University, Venezuela). Doctor in Clinical Medicine (University of Alcalá, Spain). Specialist physician attached to the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service at Hospital central de Maracaibo (1999 - 2017). Recognition as a Distinguished Latin American Professor in Perinatology (2018).

Systems Engineer

Reynaldo Villareal SE

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Social Communicator

Karen Sanchez

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Social Communicator with specialization in Organizational Communication Management from the Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla, focused on Internal and External Communication.


OJS Administrator and Technological Support

Kevin Villarreal Jimenez

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia