Gail B. Mahady

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Gail B. Mahady holds a Ph.D. degree. She works as an Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Pharmacognosy Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill, USA. She also serves as a Research Faculty Member in the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre. She is a Consultant for the World Health Organization’s Traditional Medicine Program and the Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Mahady has coauthored six books and published more than 200 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles. Her fields of expertise include botanical dietary supplements, infectious disease, pharmacognosy, phytomedicine, and medicinal plant research. Her current research interests include botanicals for women’s health and infectious diseases. Much of her research focuses on the discovery and development of standardized botanical extracts for the treatment of menopause, premenstrual syndrome, Helicobacter pylori, and chlamydia infections. In addition to presentations about botanical dietary supplements in women’s health, Dr. Mahady has been invited to speak about traditional medicines, the World Health Organization monographs, botanicals for the treatment of infectious disease, harmonization of herbal health claims, and botanicals research in cancer.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2013

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