About the Journal

Editorial Board


Amaryllis Mavragani, PhDc

Scientific Editor, JMIR Publications (Canada) (ORCID)

Amaryllis Mavragani has extensive knowledge of big data, public health surveillance, publishing, computer science, mathematics, and infodemiology. Her commitment to advancing JMIR’s mission of publishing high-quality, groundbreaking science lies in her skills in navigating the intersection of informatics research, digital health technologies, and STM publishing. Her research has covered topics ranging from foundational work in infodemiology to trends in analytical research of online data, to a broad range of big data studies related to COVID-19. Amaryllis’ PhD candidacy is at the University of Stirling.

Amanda Iannaccio, Managing Editor, JMIR Publications

Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

Alessandro Rovetta, SRSCI

R&C Research, Bovezzo (BS), 25073, Italy

Alessandro specializes in infodemiology, public health, and science integrity. In these fields, he has published several peer-reviewed articles and earned numerous academic certifications from esteemed institutions, including the World Health Organization and the Mayo Clinic. He has held, and continues to hold, editorial roles for recognized scientific journals and conferences. As the Senior Scientist of R&C Research, a research group established during the COVID-19 emergency in Brescia, Italy, Alessandro has spearheaded and participated in international collaborations with scientists, universities, and educational and research institutions. The works produced by his team and the above cooperations have received hundreds of citations worldwide. From 2013 to 2021, he served as an educator and disseminator of scientific subjects at all levels of education for two specialized educational and training centers in Brescia. In 2022, he launched a project aimed at creating an educational program to build resilience against infodemics among school students. Currently, he is working on developing a new peer review system that prioritizes transparency and reproducibility. His commitment extends to ensuring the validity of data analysis in public health.

Research Focus

Infodemiology and infoveillance, public health, statistical methods for public health and infodemiology

Amy Bucher, PhD

Lirio, LLC (ORCID)

Amy Bucher is the Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio, whose Precision Nudging platform uses artificial intelligence to personalize the delivery of behavioral outreach to help people navigate their healthcare. Dr. Bucher has previously worked as a behavioral design consultant at Mad*Pow, and has held positions at the CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab and the Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Group. Dr. Bucher completed an AB in psychology magna cum laude in field at Harvard university and a MA and PhD in Organizational Psychology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her career has been focused in the digital health space, integrating behavioral processes and techniques to create interventions that support sustained behavior change. Dr. Bucher is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and the American Psychological Association (APA) and the author of Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change, which coaches design and UX professionals on the use of behavioral frameworks to create engaging and effective products.the validity of data analysis in public health.

Research Focus

Digital health, behavioral design, health equity, use of artificial intelligence in behavioral interventions, motivation

Keosha Bond, EdD, MPH, CHES

Assistant Medical professor; Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine, New York, (USA) (ORCID)

I am a sexual health educator and scientist cross-trained in the social sciences and epidemiologic theory and methods. My scholarship seeks to reduce health inequity through research on sexual health outcomes, specifically focused on engagement in the HIV neutral status care continuum.

Research Focus

My research interests focus on understanding how socio-structural and cultural factors influence the transmission HIV among marginalized and minoritized communities. My overall program of research is focus on the development of eHealth interventions using a sex positive, human-centered designs to address sexual health disparities among Black/African American and marginalized subpopulations within that group including cisgender women, gender diverse individuals, and sexual minority men.

Chun Man Lawrence Lau, MBChB, MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Orth), FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery), PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong (ORCID)

Dr. Lawrence Lau graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014. He has undergone further postgraduate research study with special interest in arthritis and joint replacement and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Orthopaedics and Traumatology) in 2022. He completed the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination in year 2021 by the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. And he obtained his fellowship from Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He subsequently joined the University of Hong Kong in 2023 as Clinical Assistant Professor. An active surgeon and researcher, he has been invited to be Hong Kong Orthopaedics Association Ambassador to discuss his arthroplasty research in Singapore Orthopaedics Association and Japanese Orthopaedics Association.
He has won The David Fang Trophy as first author for the Best Adult Joint Reconstruction Specialist paper and Dr. Yeung Sai Hung Award as co-author in the Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter of Hong Kong Orthopaedics Association. And his research on adult joint reconstruction has won a Gold Medal with Congratulation of the Jury, and a Bronze Medal in the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva. He is interested in developing cross-disciplinary collaboration with other medical, science and engineering experts to tackle problems on aging, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, arthritis, and joint replacement. He is regularly involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and experienced in nurturing medical students, juniors, and students from other disciplines to conduct independent research to develop their careers. He is also interested in promoting health knowledge to the public and serving in low resource areas.
Research Focus
Artificial intelligence, medical research, orthopedics, joint replacement


All listed Editors-in-Chief from other JMIR Publications journals concurrently serve as Advisors for JMIR Formative Research. In this capacity, they contribute to JMIR Formative Research when curating and transferring papers that align with this journal's focus and scope, in accordance with cascading peer-review or transfer to other JMIR Publications journals and publisher policy. Each Advisor contributes to the scholarly excellence and relevance of work published in JMIR Formative Research.

Sherif Badawy, MS, MD, Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (ORCID)

Andre Kushniruk, BA, MSc, PhD, FACMI, Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Human FactorsSchool of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada (ORCID)

Yun Jiang, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA, Co-Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Aging; University of Michigan School of Nursing, USA (ORCID)

Christian Lovis MD, MPH, FACMI, Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Medical Informatics; Division of Medical Information Sciences, University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland (ORCID)

Travis Sanchez, DVM, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Public Health and Surveillance; Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA (ORCID)

John Torous, MD, MBI, Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Mental Health; Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA (ORCID)

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, MPhil, Co-Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Aging; University of Rochester, USA (ORCID)

Susan Woods, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Participatory Medicine; Medicine and Medical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, USA

Join the Editorial Board

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.