Yun Jiang, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA
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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Yan Du, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio, TX, USA
Dr. Du has an interdisciplinary training background in Nursing, Public Health, and Aging Studies. Her research focuses on optimizing chronic condition management (type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease) through health technologies and individualized approaches (integrating omics, lifestyle behaviors and social environment) to improve health outcomes and quality of life. She is especially interested in exploring person-centered and individualized lifestyle modifications for disease management to improve physical and cognitive function for independent living in underserved older populations (e.g., Hispanics, Asians).
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.
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.
Megan O'Connell, PhD, MA
Professor, Department of Psychology and Health Sciences, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Megan E. O’Connell is a registered doctoral clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan who researches neuropsychological measurement relevant to dementia, technology for remote dementia care, and cognitive aging. Accessibility of appropriate services and supports is core to her research program, and Dr. O’Connell is the NPI of Team 15 Rural in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Dr. O’Connell is clinical lead of the Rural and Remote Memory Clinic (RRMC), which is an interdisciplinary diagnostic memory clinic, and she is lead of the CCNA-funded RRMC interventions (RRMCi) with a mandate to deliver appropriate dementia-related interventions across SK using technology. Megan is also a co-I on CCNA Team 18 focussing on issues in Indigenous dementia care, she collaborated on the development and validation of the Canadian Indigenous Assessment of Cognition (CICA), and she leads a joint CCNA Team 15/18 project to work with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council to develop a culturally safe remote intervention for Indigenous caregivers. She is a member of the Psychology Working Group in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) and has created the normative comparison standards and reliable change indices for the cognition measures in the CLSA.
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.
Rumei Yang, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
Dr. Yang's research interest and experience focus on the precision health and quality of care for older adults that takes into account the role of families in caregiving processes; leveraging data from electronic health record systems and daily life to best support clinical decision making and patient engagement throughout the care continuum.
Past Editorial Board Members
Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL, USA