About the Journal

Editorial Board


Naomi Cahill, PhD, MSc

Scientific Editor, JMIR Publications, Ontario, Canada

Dr. 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.

Submissions are accepted via our web-based submission system

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

Associate 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.

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.

John T. Rivers, FRACP, SIA, FCSANZ, GAICD, MB, BSc (Med), BS (Hons) 

Cardiologist, St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Mater Private Hospital,

John Rivers is a cardiologist with extensive research achievements including the publication of over 50 scientific articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research focus over his clinical career has been on improving patient outcomes by building systems for measuring and improving clinical practices and integrating this with routine clinical care and governance. He is currently working on digital transformation of cardiac care models.

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

Ponrathi Athilingam, PhD, ACNP, MCH, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of South Florida, College of Nursing, USA

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

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.