About the Journal

Editorial Board


Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL, USA


Wang's research uses mobile and connected technology to support seniors aging in place and to optimize behavioral lifestyle interventions and improve patient-centered outcomes in type 2 diabetes and obesity, especially among the underserved communities. Through interprofessional collaborations, her research also spans patient safety, usability evaluation on electronic health record systems, and health promotion in Mexican-American and Asian-American populations.

Research Focus

Aging in place, mobile health, connected health, telehealth, diabetes education, lifestyle interventions, living lab, self-regulation, behavior change, usability evaluation, clinical decision support, interprofessional education, patient-generated health data, patient reported outcomes.

Editorial Board Members/Section Editors

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 for the past several 5 years has 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.

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 implementation of 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

Yun Jiang, PhD, MS, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

I have a multidisciplinary background across the specialty of Health Informatics, Nursing, Gerontology, and Pharmacy. My research interest focuses on informatics and data-driven solutions for patient health self-management.  

Research Focus

My research interests include health self-management, health decision making, cancer treatment adherence and toxicity self-reporting, eHealth/mHealth application, clinical notes analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning.

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.

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 in 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

Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, MPhil

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Bio and Research Focus

Dr Wang's research focuses on gerontological nursing and geriatric syndromes in post-acute care settings and the community. Current research projects include mobility in nursing home residents with dementia, home health services to reduce the risk of hospital readmission, and post-discharge personalized adherence interventions for homebound heart failure patients.

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 a 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 caregiver, 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. 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. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Information.