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Editorial Board


Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI

Adjunct Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada

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Dr. Gunther Eysenbach, MD MPH FACMI is founder, executive editor and CEO of JMIR Publications, a digital health and open science publisher, founded more than 20 years ago. Gunther is also recognized by many as one of the leading academics in the field of digital health and eHealth, is a known open access and open science pioneer, and is producer, editor and publisher of influential knowledge translation products. According to Ioannidis et al (Plos Biol 2019) he is the most cited academic in medical informatics of all times and globally. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Health Information at the University of Victoria (Canada). He created a new scientific discipline in 2002 called "infodemiology" (https://www.jmir.org/2009/1/e11/), now recognized by WHO as a core area of practice when dealing with an "infodemic." He is CEO at JMIR Publications, a leading digital open-science publisher with more than 100 employees, and Growth500 company, which he founded in 1999. He also cofounded TrendMD, a Knowledge Translation tool (https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24330). He is also an angel investor in Digital Science and Digital Health startups.

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JMIR Cardio is seeking 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.

Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

Nitesh Ainani, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI

Interventional Cardiologist, Tidelands Health with Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health, USA

Dr. Ainani is a board certified Interventional Cardiologist currently practicing medicine in the United States. His research interests include the fields of Internal medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Interventional Cardiology. His clinical experience and research focuses on the areas of valvular heart disease, coronary artery diseases, congestive heart failure, and cardiomyopathies.

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAAN

Associate Professor, University of South Florida, College of Nursing, USA

Dr. Athilingam is a Tenured Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She is an acute care nurse practitioner who shares her expertise with her students and the community in which she lives. Dr. Athilingam’s research is focused on interventions for patients with heart failure to improve self-care practices quality of life and reduce admission rates. She is the Principal investigator who designed a Mobile phone application (HeartMapp) to improve the self-care of patients with heart failure at home, thus improving quality of life and reducing hospital readmission. Her research was funded
by the Florida High-Tech Corridor, The CS Draper Laboratory, and National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Nursing Research. HeartMapp is a non­invasive mobile application that serves as a health coach for patients. The HeartMapp reminds patients every morning to check weight and blood pressure and answer questions about their symptoms, thinking ability, and mood. The HeartMapp classifies heart failure symptom severity as green, yellow, orange, and red zones based on the status of their heart failure symptoms entered daily on the app. The goal is to identify patients when their symptoms decline to the ‘yellow zone’ to provide appropriate, early treatment to prevent hospital admissions. Currently testing data sharing from the HeartMapp with healthcare providers for shared decision-making for worsening heart failure symptoms. Dr. Athilingam was a Fulbright Scholar in Singapore and established research collaboration with the National University of Singapore. She also has established collaborations with Annamalai University and Apollo University College of Nursing in Chennai, India.

Goran Krstacic, MD, PhD, FESC, FEHRA

Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia

Goran Krstacic is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology. He is a director of the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a professor of cardiology at the School of Medicine in Osijek and the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health at the University of Osijek. He also graduated from Health Manager School. He was the chair of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on e-Cardiology and a coordinator of the topic on e-Technology. He has been a board member of the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Computing in Cardiology Association.Dr. Krstacic's research interests include digital health in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.

Aniruddha Singh, MD, FACC, FNLA

Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship, Tower Health/Drexel University College of Medicine, USA

Dr. Singh is the Program Director for the General Cardiovascular Fellowship program at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in West Reading, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiac Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Ultrasonography and has earned a Master in Lipidology through the National Lipid Association. Dr. Singh serves on various state and national committees with the American College of Cardiology and the National Lipid Association, and also volunteers as a Content Expert for the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement. Previously, Dr. Singh was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Research Chairman for the GME programs at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was the Internal Medicine Clerkship Director for third- and fourth-year medical students and later transitioned to the role of Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship.

Kam Cheong Wong, PhD Candidate

Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Australia; Medical Reviewer, Oxford University Press, UK

Dr Kam Wong is a published medical researcher with experience in clinical practice and engineering. With teamwork, his skills have brought many projects to fruition, including achievements in a research scholarship from Dartmouth College - an Ivy League university in the USA, a research grant from Western Sydney University, an Industrial Seed Funding from the University of Sydney, and publication of a book chapter in "Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health" by Springer International. Dr Wong has a good track record of publications with a h-index of 10 in the Research Gate network and has experience as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Case Report, as illustrated in the Curriculum Vitae.


Avik Ray, MD, MS

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Ray is a medical doctor with a specialization in medicine and pharmacoepidemiology. His professional journey has been an exciting mixture of patient care, population health, data science, and management. Dr. Ray had his first entrepreneurial stint in the provider space in medical school which gave him invaluable first-hand experiences of building products from the scratch. He did his residency in clinical pharmacology during which Dr. Ray carried out clinical trials and served as an academic consultant to life sciences organizations. He has published multiple scientific papers in reputed international journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet, and he is a member of the editorial boards of PLOS ONE and the Frontiers. Dr. Ray graduated with a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University which allowed him to imbibe advanced data science skills to complement his holistic understanding of healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. His area of focus is cardiovascular medicine and real-world data analysis using causal inference and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques. Dr. Ray is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and his research involves analysis of real-world evidence of medicines and vaccines to assess effectiveness and safety, thus providing critical inputs for treatment guideline updates and health policy decisions. He has received multiple prestigious scholarships, fellowships, awards, and other accolades including an invite to attend the Nobel Laureate Meeting on Medicine/Physiology by the Nobel Prize Council as a MARS fellow and has been inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). Outside of work, Dr. Ray is a singer-songwriter and likes to spend time with his instruments besides running and cooking.

Past Editorial Board Members

Nico Bruining, PhD, Former Editor-in-Chief Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ruben Casado Arroyo, MD, PhD, MSc, FESC, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, CUB Hopital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Paul Cummins, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Vasundhara Muthu, MD, FACC, Cardiologist, University of Maryland, Upstate Medical University, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA 

Aaron Peace, MD, PhD, MRCPI, FRCPEd, FESC, Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC), Western Health and Social Care Trust, Londonderry, UK

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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.