About the Journal

Editorial Board


Edward K. Mensah PhD, MPhil

Associate Professor Emeritus of health economics and informatics, Health Policy and Administration Division, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

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Edward Mensah is the Founding Director Emeritus of the graduate public health informatics program at UIC and a founding member of the health informatics and information technology session (HIIT) of the American Public Health Association (APHA). He has served as a subject matter expert in the development of value propositions for public health informatics projects at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Professor Mensah is the founding editor of the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, a visiting professor (measurement of wellbeing) at the Department of business economics at the University of Lille (France) and an external examiner at The University of Cape Coast (Ghana).

He was the principal investigator of the federally funded health information exchange program for the State of Illinois and has served as a visiting scholar in economics at the University of Chicago. His areas of research include health economics and policy, public health informatics, health services research, and eHealth valuation. He has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

Herman Tolentino, MD, Health Scientist (Informatics), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)

Bryant Thomas Karras, MD, Chief Informatics Officer, Office of the State Health Officer/Chief Science Officer, Washington State Department of Health (USA)

Arkalgud Ramaprasad, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

Sridhar Papagari Sangareddy, PhD, Health Scientist (Informatics), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)

Michael Cailas, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Science, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago (USA)

Osaro Mgbere, PhD, Public Health Science and Surveillance Division, Houston Health Department (USA)

Jacob Krive, PhD, MBA, MS, CPHIMS, LSSGB, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

Kevin Croke, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Administration Division, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago (USA)

Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD, President and C.E.O Justopia, LLC, (USA)

Heba M Athar, Medical Epidemiologist/Senior Evaluator Medical Epidemiologist/Senior Evaluator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

Aneesh Naavaal, MSc, MD, Business Strategy Director, Anthem Blue Cross (USA)

José Tomás Prieto, PhD, AI Program Lead at Apheris, Bordeaux (France)

Onyinyechi Enyia Daniel, PhD, Vice President of Data and Analytics Strategy, Highmark Health (USA)

Kiran Kanakadandila MSc, Director, Intelligent Automation Solutions (USA)

Debra Revere, MLIS, MA, Research Scientist and Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington (USA)

Emmanuel Kusi Achampong, PhD, College of Medicine, University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Nsikak Akpakpan MD, PHD, Digital Innovation Senior Principal, Accenture Applied Intelligence; Global Applied Intelligence Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships (USA)

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.