About the Journal

Editorial Board


Xiaomeng (Simone) Ma, PhDc, MS, BS

Scientific Editor, JMIR Publications, Ontario, Canada

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Dr. Ma is an epidemiology and health data specialist. She is interested in medical information technology, health outcome evaluation, and public health informatics. She attained her PhD at the University of Toronto and her Master's from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in health service research and health science informatics. She is an advocate for open access. By assisting researchers in presenting their work with integrity and clarity, joining JMIR Publications allowed her to be in a position to improve scientific publications.

Submissions are accepted via our web-based submission system.

Dahlia Khajeei, PhD, MPH, BSc, ECM Certified, PROSCI Certified, CUT Certified, Managing Editor, JMIR Publications

Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

Associate Editors

Sreenivasulu Basha, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University, Department of Pathology, USA

Dr. Basha obtained his PhD from Sri Venkateswara University, India and he has been doing research in the field of Microbiology and Molecular biology for over a decade. He has published numerous papers in prestigious journals such as Scientific Reports and Journal of Cell Communication and Signalling, with over 283 citations. His laboratory research work includes the fields of pathology, ophthalmology, biological sciences, and microbiology. In 2022 he was the recipient of the ‘Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award’ from the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in American (CALS) Hepatology Division as well as the recipient of the ‘Bright Idea Innovator’ Award in Science and Technology Innovation from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR - PRISM) of India. Dr. Basha's research interests include liver fibrosis, cancer, CTGF, glutathione, d-tranferases, and potassium and phosphorus.

Sundas P. Khan, MD

Quantitative Methodologist, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Dr. Khan is a Quantitative Methodologist at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety, a joint research lab between Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine.  After completing her medical degree, Dr. Khan joined the Institute of Health System Science at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York and managed research studies in evidence-based medicine, usability testing, and health information technology. Dr. Khan gained experience in coordinating, planning, and supporting the development of research projects. She especially took the time to understand the field of usability testing and served as a content expert on multiple federally funded projects and authored manuscripts on the topic. In addition, Dr. Khan has presented abstracts and led workshops on usability testing at national conferences. Her research expertise lies in implementation of evidence-based medicine, adaptive clinical decision support, and developing electronic tools for patients and providers based on user-centered design.


Arun Keepanasseril, MDS, MSc

Project Manager, Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Canada

Arun Keepanasseril MDS, MSc (eHealth) serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Project Manager and investigator for Canadian Bleeding Disorder Registry, Canada’s national registry for persons with bleeding disorders, especially the Hemophilias. His main research interest is knowledge translation, patient reported outcomes and usage of individual patient data databases especially for real world effectiveness studies. He is a member of McMaster Rare Bleeding Disorder Research Group and a co-investigator of WAPPS-Hemo (Web Available Population Pharmacokinetics Service for Hemophilia), a web-based solution for simplified estimation of individual factor concentrate pharmacokinetics in Hemophilia and collaborator for Patient Reported Outcomes, Burdens, and Experiences (PROBE), a patient reported outcome tool that measures the impact of hemophilia on daily life.

Peter Giacobbi Jr., PhD

Associate Professor, West Virginia University, USA

Peter Giacobbi Jr's research focus includes complementary and alternative medicine, behavioral medicine, and public health surveillance. Dr. Giacobbi's work has focused primarily on behavioral interventions designed to increase exercise behavior. More recently, he has focused on multi-behavior interventions intended to simultaneously address multiple chronic disease risk factors.

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Past Editorial Board Members

Filip Drozd, PhD, Senior Researcher, National Network for Infant Mental Health, Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Norway

Allan McDougall, MA, PhD, Research Associate, Research Unit of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Canada

Ilaria Montagni, PhD, Junior Researcher, Centre de Recherche Inserm, Université de Bordeaux, France

Han Wu, MS, BE, Senior Scientific Programmer, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, USA

Join the Editorial Board

How can I apply to become an editorial board member?

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.