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Juliana Brixey, RN, MSN, MPH, PhD

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics/School of Nursing, USA

Research Focus

Juliana Brixey’s research focuses on virtual reality, online education, and interruptions in workflow.


Juliana Brixey completed her PhD in Health Informatics from the School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she joined the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Nursing where she taught nursing informatics courses. Notably, Juliana introduced the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the nursing informatics curriculum. In June 2010, Juliana returned to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics. She has teaching responsibilities in the Master’s in Applied Health Informatics program. Juliana has introduced the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the Master’s in Applied Informatics curriculum.



Iain Buchan, MD, FACMI

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Research Focus

Iain Buchan’s research focuses on (1) clinical research informatics, including the e-infrastructure for this, trustworthy reuse of health data at scale, and distributed statistical/epidemiological modelling; (2) public health informatics, covering all aspects of "population level uses of electronic health records"; and (3) usefully complex models at the interface of n-of-1 understanding of individual health and clinical epidemiology. Supporting co-production of care, with emphasis on informed self-care.


Iain Buchan founded and leads the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Manchester, which now hosts the MRC Health eResearch Centre - the methodological hub for the UK's national Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research. He has backgrounds in clinical medicine, pharmacology, statistics and public health, and his informatics depth is around building usefully complex models and health and care to support research and service-development.


“The grand challenge of data-intensive health care faces a tsunami of data, a blizzard of models and a relative drought of the human expertise required to inform and innovate. JMI will link the scholars of this quest in a concert of scientific publication, to support and challenge the full spectrum of informaticians working to advance human health and care.”



Sarah Collins, RN, PhD

Partners Healthcare Systems, USA

Medicine Harvard Medical School, USA

Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Research Focus

Sarah Collins’ research focuses on (1) care coordination/continuity of care Coordination/Continuity of Care (including collaborative documentation and communication EHR tools; standards and terminologies related to care coordination; and care planning/plans of care EHR tools) and (2) decision-support (non-ordering, non-medication specific) with a sub focus on nurses and other health professionals (beyond ordering providers), data analytics, surveillance systems/population health, and risk-based scoring algorithms in acute care (eg, Modified Early Warning Score).


Sarah Collins is a nurse informatician at Partners Healthcare Systems and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research has been recognized and awarded at national and international conferences and policy hearings and is focused on modelling, developing, and evaluating standards-based, patient-centered collaborative clinical informatics tools to further knowledge development, clinical decision-support, and continuity of patient care.


“JMIR Medical Informatics will communicate new knowledge of how clinical informatics tools and EHR systems with advanced clinical features, decision support, and clinical data analytics can help us better understand and process clinical data and realize measurable improvements in quality and efficiency of clinical care.”



Mircea Focsa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara


Mircea Focsa is a medical doctor and specialist in public health and healthcare management. His great attraction to the IT domain lead his research to fields like database and knowledge management, bio-signals and image processing, biostatistics, and medical ontology. He earned hi PhD in medical informatics and was involved as member or team leader in several European and national research projects related to EHR systems (QREC, EHR-QTN, epSOS). He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara and recently became an Expert Evaluator of the European Commission for eHealth Projects.


Yang Gong, MD, PhD

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, USA 

Research Focus

Yang Gong’s research focuses on human computer interaction, patient safety, and clinical decision support. 


Yang Gong is a physician and clinical informatician at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.



Ray Jones, BSc, MSc, PhD

Plymouth University, England

Research Focus

Ray Jones’ research focuses on patient access to their own records, tailored information, eHealth inequalities, long term conditions, shared care, patient-led learning, and computer-taken histories.


Ray Jones is a researcher in eHealth at Plymouth University (previously Glasgow University) UK. His particular interests and expertise are in patient access to their own records, tailored information, eHealth inequalities, long term conditions, shared care, patient-led learning, and computer-taken histories.



Jeffrey Klann, MEng, PhD

Harvard Medical School, USA

Research Focus

Jeffrey Klann’s research focuses on the secondary use of medical data for knowledge discovery, quality, safety, and efficiency. This takes the form of informatics tools that enable research and discovery (eg, data warehouses, analysis platforms, distributed computing) as well as applications and methods for utilizing that data (eg, decision support, data mining, artificial intelligence, Bayesian networks)


Jeffrey Klann believes that technology can and should have the same positive impact in the medical world it has in the consumer world, and that the nation's massive investment in Health Information Technology should translate into accelerated innovation and discovery and improved quality, efficiency, and safety of health care.



Lipeng Ning, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Research Focus

Lipeng Ning’s research interests include statistical signal processing, neuroimage, diffusion MRI, and biostatistics.


Lipeng Ning graduated from University of Minnesota in 2013 after completing a dissertation on matrix-valued optimal mass transportation and its applications. He has been a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School since December 2013.



Claudia Pagliari, PhD, FRCPE

University of Edinburgh 

Research Focus

Claudia Pagliari’s research focuses on new data streams (remote monitoring, crowdsourced data, data linkage) for better care coordination and research. Her research also focuses on the ethical, social, and legal implications of emerging digital health technologies, as well as the cost-effectiveness of ICT for health care systems and users.


Claudia Pagliari is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in health informatics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where she leads the Interdisciplinary Research Group in eHealth and directs the Masters programmes in Health Informatics and Global eHealth. She is an interdisciplinary scientist whose research spans many areas of health informatics, including policy studies, evaluation science (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods), human-computer interaction research and ethical, social and legal issues. Her research includes electronic health records and systems, personal health records, telehealth and mHealth, eHealth for low-income societies, social computing and social robotics, and secondary uses of “big data”.



Carlos Luis Parra Calderón, PhD

Technological Innovation, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain

School Computer Engineering, University of Seville, Spain 

Research Focus

Carlos Luis Parra Calderón’s research interests are clinical research, data mining, and information security.


Carlos Luis Parra Calderón has an economics degree and Master of Research in Industrial Organization from the University of Seville. He is the Head of Innovation Technology at “Virgen Macarena” and “Virgen del Rocío” University Hospitals. Over the last 5 years, has published 31 review articles and 2 book chapter. He is member of the EHR WG of HL7, member of the Board of the Spanish Society of Health Informatics, and a representative of this organization in the European Federation in Medical Informatics (MIE 2015 LOC Chair), a member of AENOR TC 139 of “Medical Informatics” corresponding to CEN TC251 and ISO TC 215, and also a member of the Board of Andalusian Health Informatics Professionals Association (APISA). He has participated in the following European projects with a high focus on interoperability: epSOS (CIP Call 6), Trillium Bridge (FP7-ICT-2013-5.1 e4) and eHealth: REWIRE (FP7-ICT-2011-5.1) Health@Home (AAL 2008) and European COST Action IS1303:CHIP ME.