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Editor-in-Chief

Andre Kushniruk, BA, MSc, PhD, FACMI

School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada
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Dr. Andre Kushniruk’s research focuses on the usability of healthcare information systems and technologies, methodologies, usability testing, technology-induced errors, HCI models, frameworks, and theories. Andre Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction, and usability engineering in health care. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. He focuses on developing new methods for the evaluation of information technology and studying human-computer interaction in health care.

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Amanda Iannaccio, Managing Editor, JMIR Publications


Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

Karthik Adapa, MBBS, MPP, MPH, PhD

Director, Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, USA

Dr. Karthik Adapa, MBBS, MPP, MPH, PhD is Director, Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Dr. Adapa's work broadly focuses on designing, developing, implementing, validating, and evaluating health information technology (IT) interventions. Dr. Adapa uses methods from human factors engineering, implementation science, and machine learning based on his training in internal medicine, public health, public policy, and health informatics. Dr. Adapa's current research efforts focus on understanding a) how mental workload, usability, and performance are related to each other during providers' interaction with health IT b) how to develop effective simulation-based testing to evaluate health IT interventions c) how to design, develop, and implement health IT interventions focused on improving providers' well-being, quality of care, and patient safety. Most recently, Dr. Adapa (with colleagues) designed, developed, implemented, validated, and evaluated a dosimetry quality assurance checklist in the radiation oncology clinic of an academic cancer center.


Elizabeth Borycki, RN, PhD, FIAHIS, FACMI, FCAHS

Social Dimensions of Health Program Director, Health and Society Program Director, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Victoria; Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria; Fellow, CanAssist; Vice Chair and Founding Chair, Working Group on Health Informatics for Patient Safety; International Medical Informatics Association

Dr. Elizabeth Borycki is a Professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Elizabeth joined the University of Victoria 15 years ago. Prior to coming to the University of Victoria, she spent over 15 years working in healthcare in varying nursing, clinical and health information technology roles. She has published over 200 articles, 40 book chapters and 10 edited books. The focus of her research and publications has been in the areas of health information technology safety, virtual care (mobile, eHomecare and telehealth), health information technology management, health information technology competencies and data science in health care. Elizabeth has served as Academic Representative for Canada for Digital Health Canada [formerly Canada's Health Informatics Association (2007-2013)], Vice President representing North America on the Board of Directors for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2010-2013), and Vice President - Special Projects (2016-2019). She founded the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group focusing on Health Informatics for Patient Safety and she was the Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair for Medinfo2017, one of the largest health informatics conferences globally. Elizabeth was voted one of the Top 10 Women in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada (2018) and the Top 100 Health Sciences Informatics Professionals Globally by the International Medical Informatics Association (2017). Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Health Sciences Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, and International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics of the International Medical Informatics Association. Elizabeth received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, a Master of Nursing from the University of Manitoba in geriatrics and community health nursing and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lakehead University. Her research focuses on: patient and health information technology safety, quality and usability; health information technology management and strategy; health information technology competencies for health and health informatics professionals; and telehealth, home health, mobile health and wearable technology to support patient and citizen health.


Avishek Choudhury, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, West Virginia University, USA

Dr. Avishek Choudhury (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, which he earned in 2022, and a Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University, completed in 2017. He has received several awards for his work, including the Paul Kaplan Award, the Fabrycky-Blanchard Award, and the Excellence Doctoral Fellowship. These awards highlight his strong academic record, his quality research work, and his potential in the field of systems engineering. Adding to his long list of achievements, Dr. Choudhury has been an invited speaker at the National Academy of Sciences to discuss on the critical issue of trust in AI as it pertains to integrated diagnostics and precision medicine in oncology. His research focuses on cognitive human factors, artificial intelligence, and healthcare, specifically on patient safety, neuroergonomics, and clinical decision making. Dr. Choudhury believes that the goals of patient safety and AI performance might not always match, and he is committed to making AI technology more user-friendly and easier to adopt. He hopes to incorporate AI into clinical workflows using human factors and systems thinking. Beyond his academic work, Choudhury works with many not-for-profit organizations around the world, especially in low-income countries. He aims to solve public health problems and bridge the digital gap, which are key parts of the Sustainable Development Goal, using his knowledge of human factors and artificial intelligence.


Daniel Gooch, PhD, MSc, BSc

Senior Lecturer in Computing & Communications, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Dr. Gooch completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Bath, where he also completed his MSc in HCI. His postgraduate study was also at the University of Bath where he also did an internship at Yahoo's Research Lab in San Jose. His PhD focussed on the development of haptic communication technology for long distance couples. After working as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Birmingham, the Institute of Education/UCL and the Open University, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at the OIin 2017. Since then he has supervised a number of PhD students and been a co-investigator on a number of grants relating to privacy, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and digital health and wellbeing. Principally a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher, Dr. Gooch’s research interests are motivated by wanting to understand how we can best design technology to fit within, and where necessary change, peoples practices and behaviour. The work he does is interdisciplinary, cutting across computer science, psychology, information science, design and education. His research takes place in two broad contexts, one of which is Digital Health and Wellbeing, where he has worked on a number of UKRI-supported projects. Two of these – the STRETCH project, and the SERVICE project – both focussed on developing technology to support the circles of support that are necessary and underpin older adults living independently (SERVICE) and the increase in loneliness due to the Covid-19 pandemic (SERVICE).


Yang Gong, MD, PhD, FIAHSI

Physician, Clinical Informatician, Associate Professor, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, United States

Yang Gong is a physician and clinical informatician at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI). Yang Gong, MD, PhD joined SBMI in May 2012 as an associate professor. He studied at China Medical University and Peking Union Medical College prior to earning his Doctorate in Health Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Gong is interested in research regarding clinical decision support, human-computer interaction, and aging-in-place. He is a principal investigator on several patient safety research grants, including an AHRQ R01 on developing a learning toolkit of patient safety events. Dr. Gong teaches courses on clinical decision support systems, health data display and clinical communication. He was the recipient of John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in 2014. 


Christine Jacob, PhD

FHNW, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

Christine’s research focuses on healthcare technology adoption, looking into the social, organizational, and technical factors impacting user acceptance of novel digital health tools. Her work explores the challenges and opportunities of eHealth uptake, and the diffusion of innovation in healthcare organizations. She is passionate about investigating practical approaches to human-centred design in med tech, and innovative ways of engaging patients and clinicians in the development process. Christine’s long experience in the health care sector equipped her with a very good understanding of the practical challenges and opportunities faced by the different health care stakeholders when it comes to eHealth development, adoption, and implementation. She complements this knowledge with in-depth academic research through her work as a health tech researcher at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. This unique background that balances practice and academic research enables her, on one hand, to lead hands-on digital health strategy and implementation projects with the rigor of a scientist, and on the other hand, to conduct research that goes beyond theory and tackles real-life issues in a very practicable manner.


David Kaufman, PhD, FACMI

Clinical Associate Professor, Health/Medical Informatics, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, NY, USA

Dr. Kaufman joined the School of Health Professions as a Clinical Associate Professor in 2020. Dr. Kaufman earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from McGill University, Masters and a PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University. Prior to joining Downstate, Dr. Kaufman was an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Kaufman has worked in the area of human-computer interaction and human factors in healthcare for the last 20 years. He has extensive experience conducting cognitive research in relation to informatics initiatives and evaluating a wide range of health information technologies developed for clinicians, biomedical scientists, patients and health consumers. These include projects pertaining to the evaluation of electronic health records, computer-provider order entry systems, language learning systems for medical professionals and a large-scale telemedicine system for patients with diabetes.  He has also worked extensively with patient and consumer populations of varying levels of literacy. In recent years, he has worked on projects related to EHR-mediated workflow in collaboration with Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic. Most recently, he became involved in a collaborative project studying emergency management response in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kaufman's research interests includes EHR-mediated clinical workflow, human-computer interaction, eHealth literacy, consumer health informatics and medical decision making.


Avi Parush, PhD

Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Avi Parush is an adjunct professor in the School of Health Information Sciences, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kinston, ON, Canada, and an emeritus professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. With 40 years of experience in the practice, research, and teaching in human factors, HCI, and usability, he is the founding Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Usability Studies (currently Journal of User Experience), and on the editorial board of Human Factors, Human Factors in Healthcare, and the International Journal of Healthcare Governance. Avi Parush studies the integration of humans and technologies and the factors that influence patient safety quality of care. He studies teamwork and situational awareness in complex and critical situations in healthcare and other domains, and human-autonomous systems interactions. 


Blaine Price, PhD

Digital Health Lab, The Open University, Milton Keynes University Hospital, England, United Kingdom 

Blaine Price’s research focuses on improving user engagement with data from both self-logging as well as data from wearable and ubiquitous computing technology. He is particularly interested in improving health outcomes through clinician-patient collaboration. Blaine Price is Professor of Computing and co-Director of the Digital Health Lab at the Open University in the UK, as well as a visiting Researcher in both Cardiology and the Trauma & Orthopaedics departments at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at Queen’s University, Kingston, and postgraduate education at the University of Toronto; his main area of research is Human-Computer Interaction. His research career spans 30 years and includes early work in software visualization, educational technology, privacy, forensics, machine learning, and digital health.


Yuri Quintana, PhD

Chief of Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Lahey Health; Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, United States

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., is a global leader in developing and evaluating digital health systems. He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Lahey Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. He created Alicanto Cloud (https://www.alicantocloud.com) an online platform for learning and collaboration used by health professionals at Harvard-affiliated hospitals such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Cancer to disseminate best health care practices and virtual consultations. Alicanto is used at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s JWEL Center for sharing best practices in education. As a Senior Scientist at Homewood Research Institute in Canada, he has developed new methods to evaluate digital mental health systems using evidence-based approaches. Previously, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he developed Cure4Kids, a global pediatric cancer learning network used by thousands of health professionals, POND4Kids, an international cancer registry, and Cure4Kids for Kids, a mobile app promoting healthy lifestyles for children. Quintana was a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network. He has held high-tech positions at IBM and Watcom. Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering. Dr. Quintana's research is focused on learning networks and clinical care collaboration platforms that empower patients, families, and health professionals. He is leading the development of InfoSAGE, a mobile app for home-based coordination (https://infosagehealth.org) for medication and symptom management. More at http://www.yuriquintana.com and on Twitter at @yuriquintana.


Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla, PhD

Professor, School of Telematics, Universidad de Colima, Mexico

Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla is a research professor at the School of Telematics at the Universidad de Colima in Mexico. He is a Senior Member of the ACM and IEEE. He currently serves as President of the Mexican Association on Human-Computer Interaction (AMexIHC), as Chair of the Mexican ACM SIGCHI Chapter (CHI-Mexico), and as head of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (IHCLab) at the Universidad de Colima. Dr. Mancilla's research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, information and communication technologies (ICT) for older adults, and serious games, the Internet of Things (IoT), and intelligent systems in health care. 


Yalini Senathirajah, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Senathirajah's main area of research interest is improving the design and usability of electronic health records and health IT systems in general, using a novel paradigm together with modern web technical approaches. This is based on giving nonprogrammer clinicians more control via a drag/drop platform approach which allows them to create their own software and tools. It has promise to increase the software’s efficiency and cognitive support, fit to clinician ways of thinking, work contexts, public health emergencies, ease of use, and evolvability to meet future needs and different specialty and work contexts. Dr. Senathirajah's other major areas of interest are using informatics for patient/consumer engagement, particularly in minority communities and the underserved, global health informatics, and analytics to improve healthcare.


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Past Editorial Board Members

Joseph Cafazzo, PhD, PEng, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Canada

Rafael Calvo, PhD, Professor, Software Engineering, ARC Future Fellow, Director of the Positive Computing Lab at the University of Sydney, Australia

Tracey Herlihey, PhD, University Health Network (UHN), Toronto General Hospital, Canada

Vicki Lewis, PhD, Associate Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare at MedStar Health, Washington, DC, USACalvin Or, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong, China

Andrew Raij, PhD, Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL), University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training, Orlando, FL, USA

Svetlena Taneva, BSc, MSc, PhD, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Canada

Holly Witteman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada


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Guest Editors

We are also seeking guest editors who may wish to compile a theme issue on a special subtopic. Click here for more information on how to suggest a theme issue.

This may be particularly interesting for workshop and conference organizers putting together a grant-funded event (eg, with invited experts) on an eHealth-related topic. JMIR can then be used as a dissemination vehicle.

The task of the Guest Editor(s) is generally to:

  • Solicit manuscripts from colleagues concerning the selected topic;
  • Select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts;
  • Make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance;
  • Write an editorial for the theme issue; and/or
  • Secure funding to sponsor the APFs for published papers (usually in the $10-20k range).

Alternately, the abstracts of the conference may be published in a supplement in iProc, with selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR issues.