The JMIR Publications team comprises a talented group of individuals in their respective fields. They have come together to work toward the JMIR mission and vision.
Simply put, we love what we do and who we do it for.
Do you have passion for science communication and want to help us disrupt scholarly publishing with openness and technology? Join us.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor
Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI, has a life-long passion for information and communication technologies, knowledge translation and medical information, and has been recognized as the most impactful medical informatician in the world. He studied medicine, computer science, and public health, and, already as a medical student, wrote books and worked for a major scholarly publisher as an Editor. He is a visionary who recognized the importance of the internet for both medical information dissemination as well scholarly publishers in the 90s, became a pioneer of the gold Open-Access movement, created one of the first open-access journals, co-founded the OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), and built a respected global publishing firm known for its quality and forward-thinking innovations (one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies). He is also the co-inventor of TrendMD, a company he co-founded as Chief Science Officer, which is another avenue to disseminate scientific information in a targeted manner. Gunther spends most of his time as President of JMIR Publications, but also invests in innovative startups in medicine and science as an angel investor, holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, and is working on his charitable organization to help authors from developing countries publish their work.
When he is not surfing the Internet he can be found kitesurfing, snowkiting or SUPing.
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Publisher
I have been fortunate enough to pursue two central passions throughout my career: the acquisition, development, and dissemination of knowledge; and the practice of leadership in service of people first and the further democratization of knowledge a close second. My experience spans progressive leadership roles across scholarly, educational, and professional publishing, digital products, and services. And although I have loved each of my roles and various collaborations across production, editorial, product development, and business development—as well as the range of academic content domains I have explored and championed—I can think of no better place to be right now than at the intersection of digital health and open science. We can and should leverage technology and multiple, open communication channels and methods to realize equitable access to, and engagement with, science-backed health information for all.
“Wine is the thinking person’s health drink.” –Dr. Phillip Norrie
Okay, so be it.
Chief Innovation and Development Officer
As a longstanding passionate member of the publishing community, which includes serving as Past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and other leadership roles. I aim to utilize my global network, and strategic development and leadership expertise to propel JMIR’s growth, sustainability, and execution of innovative initiatives to elevate our brand, and position JMIR as one of the world's leading publisher and disruptor in the Digital Health and Open Science research ecosystems.
I enjoy coaching soccer and traveling the globe with my family. As a budding photographer, I focus on capturing the perfect moments life presents us.
Chief Technology Officer
My career has always been focused on helping people - through technology, direct connection, and mentoring. JMIR Publications has a massive reach through our innovative new platforms for social impact. The opportunity to build the next-generation platform is fantastic and JMIR's upcoming systems for rapid scale to make us the Digital Health and Open Science scholarly ecosystem leader. I'm thrilled to help lead our new world-class software engineering teams as we focus on people's and technology's performance leadership for velocity, productivity, and scale. Anyone looking for a great team to build long-lasting, high-performance platforms and genuinely proud of your work – come and grow your career with us.
I'm very fortunate to have travelled with my wife to more than 40 countries and circumnavigated the globe.
VP Organizational Development
Leave it Better Than You Found It
Training for a life goal of a IronMan 70.3
I appreciate the innovations and collaborations taking place throughout the JMIR community. It is exciting to be in a role that supports the sharing of health research and technology in improving health and health care around the world.
I am a “foodie” who is lucky enough to live in Toronto, the world’s most culturally diverse city, with a wealth of excellent restaurants from which to choose. In my spare time, I can be found at a local movie theatre taking in the latest offerings or travelling.
Medical and Research Strategist
Professor of Neurology & Pharmacology
“The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.” Benjamin Franklin
Having worked as neuroscientist and physician in several leadership positions in academia and industry, both in Europe and North America, I recognize how important knowledge transfer is. I am absolutely passionate about it. Fast and easy access to science, particularly in the medical and research fields, is of paramount significance for experts as well as for patients. Informed decision-making is the way to go. I am thrilled to be part of the JMIR team. JMIR has pioneered high quality open access publications. JMIR thrives on innovation and its strong vision for revolutionizing digital and open knowledge dissemination. There is no better place for me to contribute.
Travelling the world, meeting other cultures, learning from others, are all big for me. I am a proud author of a children’s book.
Executive Assistant and Associate Editor
As a former doctoral student and open-access journal founder, I am passionate about the need for accessible high-quality research.
If you ever want to hear European travel and archaeology stories please do ask, but there are rather fewer gigantic rolling boulders, snakes, or golden temples than George Lucas would have us believe, and certainly more spreadsheets. Also, please don't ask me about dinosaurs!
Managing Editor, Content
As a health sciences librarian, I am a strong advocate for health literacy, evidence-based practice, and medical education. As someone who worked in the book publishing industry for over a decade, I also know the value of communicating information to readers in a timely, accessible way. It's an exciting time at JMIR publications and I'm proud to be here.
"Research is formalized curiosity." - Zora Neale Hurston
My main motivation comes from providing excellent service to the leaders in the health sciences space with whom I interact.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" - Neale Donald Walsch
I want to see our goal of being an excellent place to publish scientific research realized on a daily basis.
“Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile.” - Bernard Beckett
As a PhD graduate and having worked in academia as a post-doctoral fellow, I greatly value open scientific communication. As an open-access journal, JMIR publishes research from around the world. By being part of the JMIR team, I have the opportunity to allow communication of exciting new research that will help our scientific community grow.
"It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded." Sir Isaac Newton
Head of Copyediting
Effective communication of research can empower patients and health care practitioners to make the right choices for their health. Therefore, I aim to bridge the gap between research and its communication by helping authors translate their bench work into the written word effectively.
My interests include a capella music, dogs, and food, but mostly dogs. Dogs are the best!
The future of publishing is in the hands of innovators. Forging new, sustainable ways of publishing while ensuring the integrity and accessibility of meaningful content has been the focus of my career to date, and I am excited to be a part of JMIR’s innovative ethos with a view to increasing our impact while better serving the needs of the scientific community and the public at large.
I value honesty, dedication, kindness, creativity, and good coffee.
Editorial Production Controller
I am inspired by the innovative publishing models and spirit of collaboration that fuel JMIR.
I write and create art in my free time.
I'm inspired by the vision and ambition of JMIR. I bring creative versatility through the many multimedia channels such as video, graphics and audio.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and capturing landscape photos.
Senior Copy Editor
Knowledge is meant to be shared, and my role at JMIR helps to disseminate this knowledge on a global scale, empowering everyone from students and patients to academics.
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan
With the increasing prevalence of technology in our world, researchers in the field of digital health have become vitally important to the advancement of medicine. As a copyeditor at JMIR, I am motivated to help make their research the most accessible to the public.
During my free time, I am a creative scribbler and compulsive copyeditor.
I’m passionate about science communication, so I’m excited to help enhance the clarity of published research at JMIR.
Some of my favourite things are organic chemistry, food, and cats.
I want to make it easy for researchers to share new knowledge and insights with medical professionals and the public.
I like taking photos, spending time in nature, and taking photos of nature.
JMIR works with authors and experts to disseminate their ideas, research, and findings, and being able to take part in that process as a copy editor is both fun and fulfilling.
When I'm not editing, you can usually find me absorbed in a fantasy novel, playing JRPGs, or sleeping.
I enjoy collaborating with researchers to help them effectively communicate and disseminate their research findings to newer audiences. At JMIR, I have the opportunity to help facilitate science communication, which makes my work more enriching and purposeful.
Outside of work, I find joy in writing, creating art, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Senior Production Editor
I am motivated to contribute to JMIR's mission and vision because they align with my belief of working toward leaving the world in a better state that when I arrived in it.
“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” - Ovid
Senior Production Editor
Working with JMIR is another step in my endeavor to enable readers to have access to well-researched, high-quality content.
"Where is your will to be weird?" – Jim Morrison
I want to help create a world where medical research is accessible to everyone.
I love dogs, reading, and baseball.
I find inspiration in the work ethic and creativity of my fellow JMIR staff. I love contributing to the work we do and being a team player.
"Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
I'm motivated by the desire for clarity and accuracy in the work I do.
I've played mini-golf in every province of Canada.
I'm driven to work within a community dedicated to advancing medical discourse through well-presented research and innovative publishing models.
When time allows, I moonlight as a professional singer, and have toured throughout North America and Europe.
The unusual times we live in makes it important, now more than ever, to provide top quality healthcare information to the world. Being part of JMIR allows me to contribute to the process that empowers people.
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
I have always been fascinated with current happenings in the medical field being a Biomedical Geneticist myself. To be able to contribute to the field in my way, by enabling access to up-to-date information is always exhilarating.
Enjoy life today. Yesterday is gone & tomorrow may never come.
Open access to knowledge empowers everyone in the society. It is a key to education and informed decisions. Knowing that my work will contribute to make scholarly research more accessible to all motivates me.
I find joy in all kinds of stories but have a soft spot for those about food.
I am motivated by the JMIR Publications mission because we're helping people discover useful information that can lead to advancements in health for the individual or the general populace.
When I'm not programming, I can often be found with a glass of wine in my hand, swimming, or striving to explore and experience Toronto.
I am driven by my desire to learn new things and take on new responsibilities so that I constantly grow and contribute more to my organization. JMIR publications vision of empowering people by giving access to health research gravitates me to this role.
"I love reading, enjoy travelling and passionate about Yoga. ""We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future."" – Robin Sharma "
Full Stack Engineer
As a developer, I have the possibility to turn ideas into reality. The freedom of taking a concept and bringing it to life is extremely satisfying.
I am into gaming, be it video or tabletop; going to the movies from time to time; and just wandering around the city and finding something new.
Full Stack Engineer
I strongly believe in JMIR's mission, and being a part of that is a big motivator for me.
Tinker, Gamer, Reformed Night Owl, and low-key Otaku.
Full Stack Engineer
I enjoy finding solutions to problems, so naturally, I gravitated to the world of development. Working for JMIR Publications allows me to aid in solving how knowledge is disseminated to the general public.
In my free time, you can usually find me gaming or watching sports.
Full Stack Engineer
Medical research is the force driving humanity forward.
Life is not like a box of chocolates. Life is what you make it.
Full Stack Engineer
I am inspired and motivated by JMIR publications mission because we are bringing important health related research to professionals and public.
“If you don’t program yourself, life will program you.” Les Brown
Full Stack Engineer
I’m inspired by the innovation happening at JMIR Publications to improve access to medical information using leading edge technology solutions. As a former research professional, I intimately understand the need to access the latest medical information and I'm thrilled to contribute to advancing this everyday at JMIR.
Cat lover, psychology research nerd and hairstyle chameleon.
Full Stack Engineer
I'm motivated to help people improve the exchange of medical information using advanced technology solutions with my skills and knowledge. I will be proud to make some contributions to this society.
I like reading articles about history and politics, and watching the news. I really like spending my time swimming when the weather allows.
Full Stack Engineer
I love working on solving complex projects/problems and living on the cutting edge of technology and science!
You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character
Being a part of an organization that provides a platform for researchers to publish cutting-edge medical research is a great motivator for me. I feel elated to contribute towards the organization's goal
“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” George Bernard Shaw
Through my work, I aim to contribute to the bigger picture to help the world become more informed, healthier, and more educated.
I love modern design and the process of its implementation. Apart from work I hike a lot, practice calisthenics, and simply try to live my life to the fullest enjoying every single moment.
I'm motivated by the collaborative group of people surrounding me, who work hard to yield results.
Not a big fan of the gym, but I love outdoor activities.
People Operations Lead
I am passionate about people and processes—I work to make it possible for teams to do their best work every day. I am responsible for the employee experience at JMIR Publications.
I try to learn something new everyday, which allows me to grow as an individual. My goal is to always be a better version of myself than I was the day before. My guilty pleasure is "so-called" reality TV.