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Editorial Board


Yun Jiang, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Bio and Research Focus

Dr. Yun Jiang is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a multidisciplinary researcher with a background in Health Informatics, Nursing, Gerontology, and Pharmacy. Her research aims to empower and engage patients and families in health self-management. She focuses on informatics- and data-driven solutions for chronic condition self-management, with an emphasis on cancer medication adherence and symptom self-management. Her current research initiatives include patient engagement in medication safety event reporting, older adults' tolerance to oral anticancer agent treatments, patients' acceptance and use of mobile technology for health self-monitoring and decision support, and understanding cancer patients' toxicity self-reporting behaviours using natural language processing and machine learning approaches.

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, MPhil

Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Program Director, Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Bio and Research Focus

Dr. Jinjiao Wang is a gerontological nurse scientist. Her research focuses on developing, testing, and evaluating best practices to improve medication safety during post-acute care transitions, a period when medication errors and multiple inappropriate medications are most likely to occur. Recent projects include risk prediction modelling of hospitalization in the home care setting, examining the dose-response relationship between home health care services and health outcomes, and deprescribing of antipsychotics, opioids, and other potentially inappropriate medications that are commonly used in the home care setting.

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Haley LaMonica, PhD, ABPP-CN

Senior Research Fellow, FMH Translational Research Collective, Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia


Dr. Haley M LaMonica is a mid-career researcher and practicing Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with 15 years clinical experience. Dr. LaMonica currently holds a position as a Senior Research Fellow with the Youth Mental Health and Technology Team at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, where she leads the Mental Health, Culture, and Global Child Development Research Stream. Previously, Dr. LaMonica served as a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Head of eHealth at the University of Sydney’s Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic, a one-of-its-kind early intervention research clinic for dementia. Her research focuses on the development of effective and clinically relevant digital solutions to improve mental health and wellbeing and cognitive outcomes, with experience across the lifespan.

Leanne Lefler, PhD, MSN, RN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA


Dr. Leanne Lefler, PhD, APRN is a board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her expertise focuses on health promotion in older adults by reducing cardiovascular risk, improving physical activity and self-management of chronic disease. She has received federal, foundation, and other funding for this work. Recent research includes modifying individual health by promoting equity & building a culture of health within communities. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and was named a Culture of Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & AARP.

Research Focus

Health promotion, older adults, cardiovascular disease

Tiffany Leung, MD, MPH, FACP, FAMIA, FEFIM

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA; Scientific Editor, JMIR Publications


Dr. Leung is a general internist with U.S. board certifications in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Her research and scholarly interests lie at the broad intersection of healthcare system redesign and clinician well-being, including knowledge management and translation, telehealth applications, and digital health equity. Dr. Leung is Editor-in-Chief of the Society of General Internal Medicine's monthly newsletter, SGIM Forum. She serves as an at-large member of the Women in AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Steering Committee and on the Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force's Subcommittee on Communications. She is the 2022 recipient of the American College of Physicians' Walter J. McDonald Award for Early Career Physicians.

Previously, she completed an Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, during which she studied the generation of clinical practice guideline knowledge and translation of knowledge from them into practice for patients with multimorbidity. Dr. Leung was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor and primary care telemedicine physician at Stanford University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training and received her MD, MPH, and BS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Tingting Liu, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA


Dr. Liu's program of research has recently focused on cognitive dysfunction associated with type 2 diabetes. In particular, she is interested to understand whether aerobic exercise may help improve cognitive function in this population depending on their genetic profiles.

Nicole Ruggiano, PhD, MSW, BA

Associate Dean of Research and Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Alabama, AL, USA


Dr. Nicole Ruggiano is a geriatric social worker by training. Her research focuses on developing and testing information technologies that support people living with dementia and their caregivers. She also has expertise in health policy and has previously been selected as a John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Fellow and an American Political Science Association Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow.

Lixin Song, RN, PhD, FAAN

Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Bio and Research Focus

Dr. Song received her PhD from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and completed her postdoctoral training in chronic illness management at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Song's research crosscuts a range of areas in cancer survivorship, mHealth intervention, post-treatment care transition, symptom management, patient-reported outcomes, stress and coping, health disparities, as well as communication and interaction among cancer survivors, family caregivers, and health care providers.

Bo Xie, PhD

Professor, School of Nursing and School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, TX (USA)

Bio and Research Focus

Dr. Xie received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her MS in Psychology from Peking University, and her B.Med.Sci. from the West China School of Medicine in Chengdu, China. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Information. Her research reflects her interdisciplinary training in Medicine, Psychology, and Science and Technology Studies. She focuses on health informatics interventions that can promote older adults' use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health information and decision-making (i.e., e-health literacy) that may have important implications for patient-provider relationships and health outcomes.

Tracey L Yap, PhD, RN, CNE, WCC, FAAN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA


The overarching goal of Dr. Yap's research is to improve the quality of care delivered by nursing staff, regardless of setting, and she aims to advance nursing's ability to improve health care outcomes by increasing the mobility/movement of individuals through nursing's use of cueing approaches, such as reminder messages and behavioral alerts. More specifically, she aims to understand and improve the processes that facilitate nursing staff implementing evidence-based mobility/movement best practices that target common yet seemingly intractable geriatric conditions, such as facility-acquired pressure ulcers.

Research Focus

Geriatric nursing, pressure ulcer/injury prevention, nursing subculture, implementation science

Yaguang Zheng, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor, New York University School of Nursing, NY, USA


Dr. Zheng's professional background combines technology-based intervention, behavioral intervention for weight loss and type 2 diabetes.

Research Focus

Dr. Zheng's research interests focus on improving self-management skills and lifestyle behavioral changes using technology for adults with diabetes or obesity. In particular, her work focuses on developing a theory-based mobile health behavior intervention for older adults with type 2 diabetes to improve their self-management of disease. She is also interested in examining long-term patterns of technology-based self-monitoring behaviors.

Past Editorial Board Members

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL, USA