About the Journal

Editorial Board


Susan Woods, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Tufts School of Medicine, USA

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Susan Woods, MD, MPH is a general internist, informaticist, researcher and entrepreneur, focused on digital technologies that empower patient self-care and foster collaborative care. Dr. Woods is Associate Professor at Tufts School of Medicine and serves on boards at the Hanley Center for Health Leadership, New England Rural Health Association, and Maine Technology Institute. She served as Director of Patient Experience at the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care, where she helped develop the patient portal, mobile apps, and telehealth services. She founded Generated Health and currently advises digital health startups. 


Matthew F. Hudson, PhD, MPH

Director, Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR), Prisma Health; Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

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Matthew F. Hudson is the Director of Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) at Prisma Health (Greenville, South Carolina), and Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Hudson conducts and oversees research on patient, provider, and organization-based interventions improving cancer care outcomes and patient well-being. Dr. Hudson previously served the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of their Patient Engagement Advisory Panel. During his PCORI panel tenure, Dr. Hudson contributed to the PCORI resource, “Equity and Inclusion Guiding Engagement Principles”. Dr. Hudson holds an additional faculty appointment at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, where he previously taught an introductory course in comparative effectiveness research. He also holds faculty appointments at Clemson University School of Nursing, Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences, and Wake Forest School of Medicine-Department of Implementation Science. Dr. Hudson received his BA from the University of San Francisco, MPH from the University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from Dartmouth College.

Katherine Prairie, MSc, Managing Editor

Editorial Board Members

Marge Benham-Hutchins, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Marge Benham-Hutchins' research is guided by the principles of complexity science and includes the use of social network analysis to examine nursing unit communication patterns and relationships to patient outcomes. Research projects include a focus on how patient access to medical information during hospitalization, including participation in nursing bedside shift change report and medical rounds, influences chronic disease self-management. Dr. Benham-Hutchins completed her PhD at the University of Arizona with a substantive research focus area of Health Informatics and a minor area of Health Systems. She received her ADN from Tarleton State University and a BSN in Nursing Science and MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She previously served as faculty at Northeastern University, teaching health informatics in the graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and Texas Woman’s University and taught philosophy, theory, and informatics in the RN to BSN, graduate, and PhD programs. In addition to research, she taught health systems, quality and safety, biostatistics, informatics, and interprofessional education (IPE) at undergraduate and graduate levels. As an affiliate of the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education she was active in multiple IPE initiatives with faculty and students from the Steve Hick’s School of Social work, College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and Dell Medical School. She continues as an associate of the Center for Health Communication at the Moody College of Communication. She is active in numerous professional organizations and advocates for the Celiac Disease patient community and is currently on the patient advisory board for Beyond Celiac.

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

Karen L. Fortuna holds a doctorate in Social Welfare and a master’s degree in Social Work. Her primary research interest is service delivery strategies for older adults with serious mental illnesses and chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna developed the Academic-Peer Support Specialists Model for Community Engagement to develop and implement peer-supported mobile health interventions. Dr. Fortuna was awarded an early career development K01 NIMH award, a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Foundation and the Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr. Award in Patient Reported Outcomes for her work. She is Co-Investigator on a PCORI pragmatic clinical trial and leads the community engagement. Dr. Fortuna served on the International Standards Advisory Committee to develop the first-ever international accreditation standards for behavioral health care for older adults. Dr. Fortuna’s work can be seen in several book chapters on digital peer support, in peer-reviewed journal publications, and in Forbes and Innovators Magazine.

Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, MPH, RN

Founder and Principal, Health Hats, DC, USA

Danny van Leeuwen  is the Founder and Principal of Health Hats where he advocates for patients and caregivers, focusing on health equity, healthcare decision making, and communicating health information. Danny is a member of the PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Board of Governors. He previously served as the Vice President for Quality Management at Advocates, Inc., providing support services to individuals and families with mental illness and developmental disabilities, among other challenges, and led Boston Children's Hospital's Patient-Family Experience Initiative. A patient-caregiver activist, a person with disabilities from Multiple Sclerosis, care partner to several family members’ end-of-life journeys, a registered nurse for over 45 years, informaticist, and podcaster (https://www.health-hats.com/pod), he serves widely as a technical expert. For example, he is a National Quality Forum Patient and Caregiver Engagement advisor and serves as a member of their Standing Committee for Cost and Efficiency Measures. He plays baritone saxophone in a Latin Band.

Adam C. Powell, PhD

President, Payer+Provider Syndicate, Massachusetts, USA

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. is the President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a management advisory and operational consulting firm focused on the managed care and healthcare delivery industries. A healthcare economist and published author, Dr. Powell's specialty as a consultant is using quantitative techniques to examine issues concerning healthcare technology, quality, and operations. His peer-reviewed research has focused on improving healthcare quality in mHealth (mobile health) and in high-cost areas of medicine. He additionally is a Senior Partner at SSB Solutions, a healthcare strategic advisory firm. He serves on the editorial boards of Discover Health Systems and the Journal of Participatory Medicine. Due to his interest in mental health apps, he is a co-founder of the Society for Digital Mental health. He is known for his expertise in global health informatics, and has lectured extensively in Asia. Dr. Powell holds a Doctorate and Master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Health Care Management and Economics. He also holds Bachelor's degrees in Management Science and Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jay Spitulnik, PhD, EdM

Associate Teaching Professor, Director of the Health Informatics Graduate Program, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jay Spitulnik's research has focused on how relationships between physicians and other members of the care team affects patient safety culture and the resulting patient outcomes. His current teaching focuses on project management and on general introduction to the intricacies of the American healthcare system. He has practiced as an internal and external consultant in the areas of organizational and process improvement, organizational development, individual and organizational learning, project management, and quality management and improvement.  In addition to his experience in healthcare and higher education, he has worked in industries associated with electric power generation, financial services, manufacturing, and professional services. He has served on local chapter Boards for the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD). He received his PhD from Walden University and his EdM from Boston University.

Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH, FACMI

Data Analytics Product Manager, InterSystems HealthShare, Massachusetts, USA

Jonathan Wald is the data analytics product manager for the InterSystems HealthShare platform, where he leads design and development of population health solutions since 2018. Before that, he directed the Digital Health and Clinical Informatics program at RTI International from 2011 to 2018, focused on the design and use of health information technology (IT) by providers and patients. He has been broadly engaged in health systems improvement through health IT, and specifically at how individuals can actively and proactively self-manage their health, partner in care, and use technology effectively. Between 2000 and 2010, Dr. Wald led the design and enterprise-wide rollout of Patient Gateway, the internet patient portal at Partners HealthCare in Boston, MA, and served as Associate Director for Clinical Informatics Research and Development. Before that he worked at Cerner Corporation as a physician executive, and was formally trained in informatics at Beth Israel Hospital’s Center for Clinical Computing in Boston, MA. Dr. Wald received his BA from Dartmouth College, MD from Brown Medical School, and MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Past Editorial Board Members

Brian Eastwood, PhD, Staff Scientist, Imaging Specialist, MBF Bioscience, Vermont, USA

Talya Miron-Shatz, PhD, CEO, CureMyWay, New Jersey, USA

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