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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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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.

Rafael Calvo, PhD

Professor, University of Sydney, ARC Future Fellow, Director of the Positive Computing Lab, Co-Director of the Software Engineering Group, University of Sydney, Australia

Rafael A. Calvo, PhD (2000) is a professor at the University of Sydney, ARC Future Fellow, Director of the Positive Computing Lab and Co-Director of the Software Engineering Group that focuses on the design of systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine, and education. He has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence applied to automatic document classification and has also worked at Carnegie Mellon University, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and as a consultant for projects worldwide. Rafael is the author of over 150 publications in the areas of affective computing, learning systems and web engineering, Senior Member of IEEE. Rafael is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. Rafael is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing (2015) and co-author of Positive Computing (MIT Press, 2014). Rafael Calvo's research focus is on positive computing: designing technologies to support psychological wellbeing and human potential.

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.

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. 

Tracey Herlihey, PhD

Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network (UHN), Ontario, Canada

Tracey Herlihey is a PhD in Applied Psychology focusing on perception and performance with experience teaching Psychology and Design, Vision Science, Human Factors Research Methods, and Engineering Psychology. As a Human Factors Specialist, she has conducted heuristic and usability evaluations on medical devices and software interfaces for both private and public sector clients. Tracey Herlihey has research experience predominantly within the field of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and vision science with some human factors research (both in health care and within a military setting). Most recently she has conducted heuristic and usability evaluations of medical devices and software interfaces and conducted ethnographic studies to identify user information, communication and technology needs both in isolated and remote communities as well as in urban centers. 

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.

Vicki Lewis, PhD

Associate Director, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, USA

Vicki Lewis is the Associate Director of the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare. Dr. Lewis came to the Center from a Healthcare Research Scientist position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech where she applied her background in Human Systems Integration (HSI), human-factors engineering, safety, training, and user interface design to the healthcare field. Prior to this, Dr. Lewis had almost 20 years conducting transportation-related safety research and previously served as Director of the Center for Vehicle-Infrastructure Safety at Virginia Tech, a division of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. While there, Dr. Lewis conducted a program applying the HSI philosophy to issues of driver fatigue, driver distraction, and the evaluation of in-vehicle information and warning systems. She has received more than $18 million as PI and $5.5 million as Co-PI in research sponsorship from federal, state, and industrial sponsors. Dr. Lewis is a seasoned center leader and program manager. Prior to her work at Virginia Tech, Dr. Lewis developed training systems for the Federal Aviation Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and designed documents and computer interfaces for various applications and organizations. Dr. Lewis received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering/Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Idaho. She has authored more than 90 scientific articles, technical reports, and book chapters, in addition to two published transportation-related safety standards. Vicki Lewis’ research focuses on socio-technical systems, systems engineering approaches to safety in health care, and the usability of medical devices.

Plinio Morita, PhD, MSc, PEng

Associate Professor, School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Plinio Morita is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Waterloo and a former J.W. Graham Information Technology Emerging Leader Chair in Applied Health Informatics (2016-2021). He also holds appointments as an affiliated scientist at eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, as a Research Scientist at the Research Institute for Aging, and as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Dr. Morita is a leading researcher in the use of AI and IoT for public health, global health, and technology for supporting independent living. At the UbiLab, his research team focuses on the use of IoT technologies, big data, and AI to improve current public health surveillance mechanisms and support countries in the monitoring of health indicators (e.g., physical activity, sleep, sedentary behavior), as well as environmental factors (e.g., heatwaves, extreme air pollution). Professor Morita’s research team has developed large-scale data collection ecosystems for supporting local initiatives in Canada and low and middle income countries (LMIC) in their efforts to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health behaviours, the impact of extreme air pollution on child and maternal health in LMICs (in partnership with UNICEF Mongolia), as well as the impact of heatwaves on seniors around the globe (in partnership with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada). Through the development of data ecosystems and AI solutions, the UbiLab has been pushing the envelope in the development of predictive models that can help public health officials around the world to better understand their data, as well as creating real-time indicators to support risk mitigation initiatives aimed at minimizing the impact of uncontrolled urbanization and climate change on health. This same ecosystem has been used as part of a larger initiative (PATH Platform) in the area assistive technologies for independent living, where data from IoT sensors and wearables are integrated to enable the real-time monitoring of activities of daily living and safety. The ultimate goal of Morita’s work is to create sensors that help older adults and homecare patients live well in their homes as long as they can, and support older adults in senior living to be as active as possible. The technology used is inexpensive, and can not only monitor behaviour, but be extremely helpful to create reminders for everyday tasks like eating, drinking and turning on lights. For older adults living with dementia, these reminders could allow them to remain independent for much longer.  

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.

Andrew Raij, PhD

Director, Powerful Interactive Experiences Laboratory (PIE Lab), University of South Florida, USA

Andrew Raij’s research focuses on personal informatics and the quantified self; mobile health; just-in-time intervention; augmented, mixed, and virtual environments; and avatars. Andrew Raij is the director the Powerful Interactive Experiences Laboratory (PIE Lab), an interdisciplinary user-centered human-computer interaction lab with a mission to create and study new systems, user interfaces, and experiences for health and wellbeing.

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. 

Svetlena Taneva, BSc, MSc, PhD

Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Canada

Svetlena Taneva’s research focuses on operating room environments, patients with chronic kidney disease, and communication issues in the healthcare setting. Svetlena Taneva is a Human Factors Specialist with Healthcare Human Factors at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. For the past 10 years, Svetlena has done extensive work and published on topics of Human Factors in health care. She is co-editor and chapter author of the first guidebook for conducting Human Factors work in health care (a 2-volume book).

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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

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

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We are currently looking to expand our Editorial Board. To apply to be an Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor, please apply using the form linked in this article. You should hold a PhD (or similar higher degree), have a publication track record (h-index>8), and ideally have some academic editing experience. 

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.