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Editorial Board


Lorraine R. Buis, PhD, MSI

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; School of Information, University of Michigan

As a health services researcher, Dr. Buis has a strong social science background and has trained in areas of psychology, human-computer interaction, information studies, and mass media. She conducts research in the area of mobile health for chronic disease self-management, with a particular emphasis on consumer-facing technologies to improve hypertension and diabetes management, often in underserved communities.

Dr. Buis has a long history of working on externally funded research to develop, implement, and evaluate mobile interventions for lifestyle and behavior change. As a skilled builder of multidisciplinary teams, she enjoys bringing together teams from diverse backgrounds to work together to improve human health and advance the state of the science for digital health. Dr. Buis has been involved with JMIR Publications for nearly 20 years, starting as a reader, author, and reviewer, and serving as a Section Editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research for 4 years before taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of mHealth and UHealth in 2020.

Katherine Prairie, MSc, Managing Editor

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Nazlena Mohamad Ali, PhD

Senior research fellow; Associate Professor in the Institute of Visual Informatics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr. Nazlena Mohamad Ali's primary research interest is Human-Computer Interaction. She is involved with several research projects related to the study of UI/UX, developing interactive systems and mobile applications, persuasive technologies and design, and digital games for specific target users such as older adults and many others. Her research has resulted in over 100 papers published in a variety of journals and conference proceedings.  

Filipe Clemente, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sport Sciences-Sports Training, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Dr. Clemente's research in sports training, specifically, athletic performance, fitness assessment, and monitoring,  has led to more than 330 publications in journals with impact factor. He is in the top 0.04% of the Expertscape list for the specific field of soccer and is ranked in the 2022 list of the world’s most-cited scientists.

David Cox, PhD, MSB, BCBA-D

Behaviour Scientist, Behavioral Data Science Research Lab, Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Endicott College, Massachusetts

Dr. Cox has worked at the intersection of data science and behavior science for almost 20 years as a clinician, academic researcher, and technologist. His current basic research focuses on judgment and decision-making; his translational research focuses on clinical-ethical decision-making and how clinicians can interact with artificial intelligence to optimize their clinical-ethical decision making; and his applied research focuses on building scalable artificial intelligence systems to support clinical decision-making in healthcare settings.

Michael Dorsch, PharmD, MS, FCCP, FAHA, FACC

Professor of Pharmacy, Lynda S. Welage Collegiate, Minnesota; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan

Dr. Dorsch is a pharmacist and clinical researcher who has made significant contributions to the field. His studies on digital health technology's effects on cardiovascular disease outcomes have earned him recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology. His research focuses on just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs) to lower sodium intake in hypertension and self-monitoring in heart failure to promote patient self-management strategies.

Badicu Georgian, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education and Special Motricity, Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania

Dr. Georgian's research focuses on physical activity, physical fitness, quality of life, sleep, public health, obesity, well-being, and fundamental movement skills of students. His previous research included focused on physical education, and physical activity of adults.

Roman Shrestha, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut; Assistant Professor Adjunct at Yale University, USA; and Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Roman Shrestha currently serves as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded and industry-funded grants. His research has primarily centered on interventions and implementation science at the interface of HIV and substance use with a particular focus on HIV prevention and treatment issues. Specifically, his work emphasizes on the design, delivery, and placement of biomedical and behavioral interventions for optimal use in various settings. He has conducted research in a range of settings, including community and healthcare, addiction treatment, and criminal justice settings, both domestically and internationally. 

Michael Sobolev, PhD

Behavioral Scientist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; University of Southern California; Visiting scholar, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California

Dr. Sobolev specializes in behavioral design and data science for health and wellness. Building on behavioral science concepts, he utilizes mobile technologies and data science to improve health and wellness. His research focuses on the design of mobile health (mHealth) studies and applications, the application of data science for personalizing and optimizing digital interventions, as well as a human-centered approach to technology design. He also actively contributes to the development of innovative products designed to foster improvements in health and overall wellness. 

Molly Waring, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut; UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media, Connecticut

Dr. Waring is an epidemiologist and Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). She has served as the PI of multiple grant-funded research projects related to the use of social media and technology for health promotion, specifically among perinatal persons and mothers. Her research focuses on the use of social media and digital tools for health promotion among perinatal persons and mothers. Her recent grant-funded studies have examined using Facebook to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention, the feasibility of using Instagram to promote healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy, online health information-seeking among pregnant persons and mothers, and how exposure to and engagement with evidence-based psychoeducational content via social media and podcasts impacts mothers’ mental health and parenting efficacy.


David G. Schwartz, PhD

Director, Social Intelligence Lab, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Dr. David G. Schwartz is professor of information systems, and former vice-chairman, at the Business School of Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He has published over 170 research papers, books, chapters, and editorials in the field of information systems and technologies in a variety of publications. His research has been funded through multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, and Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Schwartz's research interests include mHealth, Cybersecurity, Social Network Analysis, and Computer-mediated Communications.

Past Editorial Board Members

John Ainsworth, MSc, Senior Research Fellow; Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, University of Manchester, England

Urs-Vito Albrecht, Dr med, MPH, Hannover Medical School, Germany; Peter L Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, Germany 

Matthew Bars, MS, CTTS,  IntelliQuit, USA; FDNY Tobacco Treatment Program, New York; WTC Medical Monitoring Program, USA; Jersey City Medical Center IQuit Smoking Center, USA

Yuki Byambasuren, MD, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Australia

Casimiro Dias, MBA, MPH, PhD, World Health Organization, Health Systems and Public Health, Geneva, Switzerland

Jing Li, PhD, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, USA; State University of New York System, USA 

Athanasios Tsanas ('Thanasis'), BSc, BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, UK

Katarzyna Wac, PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland; University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Daidi Zhong, PhD, Bioengineering College at Chongqing University, China