About the Journal

Editorial Board


Naomi Cahill, PhD, RD

Naomi Cahill is a registered dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and holds a MSc and PhD in Epidemiology from Queen’s University. She has over 20 years of experience working in clinical, community, academic, and non-profit settings. Her research focuses on the application of knowledge translation and implementation science to optimize nutrition intake. She’s a proficient and committed Scientific Editor, having worked as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research since 2000 and the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2023.

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Katherine Prairie, MSc, Managing Editor

Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

Jackie Bender, PhD

Research Scientist, ELLICSR Health Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre; Research Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Jackie Bender is a social and behavioral health scientist. She is a Research Scientist at the ELLICSR Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship Centre, and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network, and an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on designing and evaluating ways to improve the health and health care experience of people affected by cancer through the use of social support and information and communication technologies. In particular, Dr. Bender has presented and published extensively on the topic of online communities and social media for health.

Rohan Gupta, MD, MBA

Amazon and John Hopkins Medical Institute

Dr. Rohan Gupta is a highly skilled professional with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry and holds an MD MBA degree. He has a keen interest in the field of oncology and cancer related research, and his expertise lies in studying the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression, identifying novel therapeutic targets, and developing new treatments for various types of cancer.

Lauren Ha, AEP, AES, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Ha is an accredited exercise physiologist and scientist, and a post-doctoral research fellow at the Behavioural Sciences Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Ha’s research focuses on improving health outcomes in young people affected by cancer using physical activity and digital health.

Past Editorial Board Members

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, Dr.PH, MPAff, Former Editor-in-Chief, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Senior Fellow, Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging

Jyotica Batra, PhD, Instructor at Bellarmine University, USA

Steven Coughlin, PhD, MPH, Visiting Professor, Division of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA; Core Faculty, Center for mHealth and Social Media, University of Massachusetts, USA

David Gustafson, PhD, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA

Gary Kreps, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Communication, George Mason University, USA 

Francois Modave, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of mHealth, University of Florida, USA

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

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How can I apply to become an editorial board member?

We are currently looking to expand our editorial board and are seeking both an Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors! Read about the roles at How can I apply to become an editorial board member? and apply for an Editorial Board position with the journal.To apply as subject editor specifically for JMIR, please go to this application form. You should hold a PhD or similar higher degree and have a publication track record (h-index>8) and ideally academic editing experience. 

Guest Editors & Theme Issue Proposals

JMIR Publications welcomes guest editors to assemble a theme issue on a special subtopic. For more information, please visit How to guest edit a theme issue and 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 a topic in scope for the journal. JMIR Publications can then be used as a dissemination vehicle. (Funding through grants or other sources is usually required and should be budgeted for in grant proposals. Letters of support are available from the JMIR Publications editor, if needed. Note that granting agencies such as NLM or CIHR usually want to see some sort of knowledge translation activities in workshop proposals, and have in the past funded the JMIR Publications APFs.)

The task of the guest editor(s) is generally

  • to solicit manuscripts from colleagues concerning the selected topic,
  • to select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts,
  • to make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance, and
  • to write an editorial for the theme issue
  • to secure funding to sponsor the APFs for published papers (usually in the $10-20k range).

Alternatively, the conference abstracts may be published in a supplement, with or without selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR Publications issues. See We are organizing a conference - can we publish our proceedings / abstracts in iproceedings? regarding publishing conference abstracts.