About the Journal

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

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

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.

Shruti Kochhar, BPharm, MS, Managing Editor

Editorial Board Members 

Associate Editors

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.

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.

Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community and Health Systems Science, University of Florida, College of Nursing

Dr. Bjarnadottir’s research focuses on leveraging health informatics and data science to improve healthcare quality for underserved populations. Her dissertation research examined home care nurses’ assessment and documentation of patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity. She has also explored EHR implementation and nurses experiences with documentation systems in the long-term care setting. In her current research, Dr. Bjarnadottir uses text-mining methods to identify factors associated with the risk of patient falls in acute care nurses’ progress notes.

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.

‪Gül Seçkin, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North texas

Dr. Seçkin's research focuses on Social Media in Aging, Internet Access & Digital Technology Use, Preventing Social Isolation and Fostering Social Connections in Old Age

Abdul-Fatawu Abdulai, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, College of Nursing

Dr. Abdulai conducts research on health informatics, human-computer interaction and digital health technology design and evaluation. His program of research seeks to explore how principles of human-computer interaction and trauma-informed care approaches can be leveraged to address inequities in access to healthcare among marginalized populations

Anna Quialheiro, PhD

Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Health of the North, CESPU

Anna Silva currently holds post-doctoral positions at both UFSC/Brazil and the Institute of Life and Health Sciences (ICVS) at the University of Minho/Portugal. She serves as a Professor of the Physiotherapy course at the Polytechnic Institute of Health of the North, CESPU, and is a Collaborating Professor in the Post-Graduate Program in Public Health at UFSC. With a rich teaching history at UNISUL and UNOPAR, she specializes in classes on human aging, orthofunctional, and vestibular rehabilitation. Anna's research focuses on the functional capacity of older adults, cognitive stimulation using technology, and digital inclusion for adults over 45. She is an esteemed member of the Health & Human Movement Research Unit at CESPU/IPSN, Portugal, as well as the EPIFLORIPA IDOSO and NUPES Research Group at UFSC, Brazil. 

Hanna Köttl, PhD

Professor (FH), IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems

Dr. Köttl is a researcher and master's degree program director at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. During her PhD studies in Tel Aviv as part of an EU H2020 MSCA-ITN, she had the opportunity to gain in-depth research and policy experience, while collaborating with various international universities and high-level policy organisations, including UNECE, AGE platform Europe or the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, everyday technology use in later life, health inequalities and informal care.

Qiping Fan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Clemson University

Dr. Qiping Fan is a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child health, mental health, substance abuse prevention, and digital health for vulnerable populations. She received her Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) from Texas A&M University, Master of Science (MS) Degree in Global Health from Duke University, and Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from Wuhan University. She researched postpartum depression in Sri Lanka as the principal investigator, collaborated on research about hypertension management in Nepal in a community-based setting, and examined maternal health service disparities in Ethiopia using national datasets. She has been involved in multiple research projects on mental health, maternal and child health, rural health, substance use, racial/ethnic minority health, and health solutions for people living with dementia. These projects have been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institute on Aging, and Texas A&M University. She interned or volunteered in multiple public sectors, private sectors, companies, NGOs, and higher education institutions. She served as the National Student Meeting Co-Chair for American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly, Epidemiological Consultant for Texas Department of State Health Services, and Case Investigator and Contact Tracer at the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Operation Center. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Aging, grant reviewer for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Communication Committee Member for the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), and ad hoc reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals such as JMIR, BMC Health Service Research, and BMC Public Health.

Paul Jansons, PhD

Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia

Dr Jansons is an exercise physiologist and Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. He also holds an honorary appointment with the Bone and Muscle Research Group, within the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. His clinical and research expertise focuses on natural language processing to deliver personalised lifestyle programs for community dwelling adults with multiple chronic conditions.

Michelle Gray, PhD

Professor, University of Arkansas

Michelle Gray is a Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Gray serves as the Interim Department Head for Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, Director of the Office for Studies on Aging, and Director of the Honors Program for the College of Education and Health Professions. Dr. Gray’s research interests include helping older adults improve their quality of life through maintenance and improvement of physical and cognitive health. 

Xiaoling Xiang, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Dr. Xiang's research program includes fundamental social science research examining the relationship between mental health and health in later life and applied intervention research on developing and implementing digital mental health interventions for older adults. Her expertise spans several fields including social work, gerontology, public health, and geriatric mental health.

Darren Liu, DrPH, MS, FGSA

Professor, West Virginia University

Dr. Liu is a gerontologist and public health expert, influencing the field through diverse roles. Serving on the editorial board of Innovation in Aging, he shapes aging research discourse, while as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), he exemplifies leadership. Committed to diversity and inclusion, he advises the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). His research focuses on diversity management, health disparities, and long-term care administration, with notable contributions including two influential textbooks. Dr. Liu earned his Dr.P.H. in health administration and M.S. in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, solidifying his academic and professional impact.

Yan Luo, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr Luo is passionate about implementation science and interdisciplinary research that explores solutions for social issues and improves the well-being of the underserved population. Particularly, her research focuses on health disparities, social determinants of health, and the application of health information technology to addressing social determinants of health and improving health equity. Partnering with the Hawaii state Medicaid system (MedQuest), she's currently working on evaluation projects for Medicaid programs. The long-term goal of her research is to explore integrated healthcare that addresses social determinants of health and improves healthcare access and quality for underserved populations.

Jennifer Job, PhD

Research Fellow, The University of Queensland and Mater Research Institute 

Dr Job is Research Director at The University of Queensland-Mater Research Institute’s Centre for Health System Reform and Integration. Jenny has extensive experience conducting and evaluating the implementation and outcomes of remotely delivered, digitally supported health services, and diet and physical activity behaviour change interventions. She has a strong interest in supporting health in rural and remote regions and her PhD conferred in 2020, focused on a broad reach, lifestyle intervention with evaluation outcomes important to informing translation into practice. She has extensive experience in public hospitals, private settings and community sectors as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working in maternal and child health, and chronic disease management.

Mamoun Mardini, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Dr. Mardini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. His expertise lies in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health. His expertise in AI includes real-world data (RWD) analysis using machine learning and natural language processing techniques to create evidence-based platforms for clinical decision support, uncovering actionable insights for effective clinical decision-making. His expertise in digital health focuses on solutions for data capturing from personal devices like smartwatches and smartphones.

Pui Hing Chau, PhD

Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Dr Chau's research interests include applying statistics in the fields of gerontology, public health, and epidemiology. She is experienced in statistical analyses of large databases. She published a series of studies on the association between extreme weather and the well-being of older adults.

Angely Garcia, MPH, RN

Research Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines

Research Asst. Prof. Garcia's research interests and experience focus on aging such as comprehensive geriatric assessment, health information systems, public health, and dementia

Frank Puga, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Frank Puga is an aging, health disparities, and caregiving expert with a research program focused on the well-being of older Hispanic/Latinx adults living with chronic illnesses and their families. He is the PI of a National Institute on Aging-funded study examining stress, resilience, cultural factors, and daily and long-term mental health patterns among Hispanic and Latinx dementia caregivers. The main goal of Dr. Puga's work is to understand who, and under what circumstances, is more likely to experience increased distress and poor health outcomes. Ultimately, this work will inform the development of resilience-based interventions that are culturally responsive and tailored to the unique needs of Latinx families impacted by dementia.

John E. Marcotte, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan

John E. Marcotte, PhD is a statistician and data security expert. He has over 30 years of experience implementing computing systems and performing quantitative analysis. Marcotte has published papers in a great variety of fields including population health and aging. He is an NIA, NICHD, and NSF grantee.

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