Robert Dellavalle MD, PhD, MSPH
Professor, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and Chief of Dermatology - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
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Dr. Dellavalle is the Dermatology Service Chief for the US Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System. He serves as a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received undergraduate and masters degrees in philosophy at UCLA before matriculating from the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago. He subsequently completed a dermatology residency, fellowship in dermatology research, and masters of science in public health degree at the University of Colorado. Dr. Dellavalle is a funded skin cancer prevention investigator and has published over 300 PubMed indexed dermatology research articles. He serves as editor-in-chief of JMIR Dermatology and joint co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Skin.
Editorial Board Members/Section Editors:
Dr Raed Alhusayen, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Alhusayen is a Clinician Investigator and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute. He is a past president of the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. He completed his dermatology residency and a fellowship in laser and procedural dermatology from the University of Ottawa. He also completed a masters in clinical epidemiology and a clinical fellowship in advanced medical dermatology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Alhusayen's clinical epidemiological research focuses on studying outcomes, comorbidities, and risk factors of inflammatory/autoimmune skin diseases.
Kurt A. Ashack, MD, MHS
Ian S. Brooks, PhD
Dr Brooks is the Director of the Center for Health Informatics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the WHO Collaborating Center for Information Systems for Health. He earned an MS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD in Biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College. Previously the director of health sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, his research focuses on the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to data from structured and unstructured sources to understand the health of communities. Since 2014 he has been working to understand the burden of skin disease primarily through the analysis of patient discussions on social media.
Susanne R. Gulliver, BA, MPH
Susanne Gulliver is an Epidemiologist from St. Johns, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. She is currently the Senior Epidemiologist and Research and Operations Manager at NewLab Clinical Research Inc, a firm that specializes in real world data, clinical trials, genetics and the epidemiology of immune mediated disease in Dermatology. Her research interests include Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Psoriasis, real world data and biologic persistence. She is involved as scientific advisor to several patient support groups including PsoriasisNL and HS Heroes. She is also a member of the IDEOM Hidradenitis Suppurativa workgroup.
Christophe Hsu, MD
Christophe Hsu is a practicing dermatologist trained in Geneva, Switzerland and Singapore. Currently in private practice (since 2010), he is a consultant of Teledermatology and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Basel, an editorial board member to JAAD, JEADV and a board member of the International Society of Teledermatology.
Jules Lipoff, MD
Dr. Lipoff is a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. His research focuses on access to care, telemedicine, social media, and health equity.
At the American Academy of Dermatology, he is the outgoing chair of the teledermatology Taskforce, and a current member of the ad hoc COVID-19 task force and the editorial board of the Dialogues in Dermatology podcast series.
Dr. Lipoff directs a Penn dermatology clinic for HIV/AIDS, transgender, and non-binary patients (PRIDE clinic - PRoviding Integrated Dermatology for Everyone), and also volunteers for the Philadelphia municipal STD Clinic, Puentes de Salud, Physicians for Human Rights, and serves as a Senior Specialist Consultant for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
Eva R. Parker, MD, FAAD
Dr. Eva Rawlings Parker is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Denver. Dr. Parker earned her medical doctorate at the University of Colorado and completed her residency in dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Parker practices general and complex medical dermatology as well as cosmetic and procedural dermatology. She also provides volunteer dermatologic care to immigrant, refugee, and underserved populations in Nashville, TN at Siloam Health and the Shade Tree Clinic. Additionally, she provides volunteer telehealth consultation services in Kenya through The Addis Clinic and has taught internationally in resource-limited settings. Dr. Parker’s clinical and academic interests include complex medical dermatology, health-related effects of climate change, global health, HIV dermatoses, and tropical skin disease. She sits on the executive board for the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Climate and Environmental Affairs and is a member of the International Society of Dermatology’s Committee on Climate Change.
Dr. Parker is an editorial board member for the Journal of Climate Change and Health. She previously served as the Scientific Committee Chair for the Chicago Dermatological Society. Currently, she is President of the Nashville Dermatologic Society and Vice President of the Williamson County Medical Society. Prior to returning to her hometown of Nashville, Dr. Parker was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, serving as Associate Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consultation Service.
Prof. Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja
Prof. Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja studied in Antananarivo (Madagascar) and had his specialization in Dermato-Venereology at the University of Bordeaux II, he also has a D.E.S.S. in Project Management in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Bordeaux II. He received training in the field of ICT and health, including a certificate from the New England Medical Center - Tufts University School of Medicine International Training Program in Medical Informatics Boston – and the University of Natal School of Medicine Durban in 1999. He has been Agrégé of CAMES since 2000, currently Full Professor of the Chair of Dermato-Venereology at the Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital of Antananarivo and leads the LAboratory in public health, Research and Technique of medical Informatics and Communication (LARTIC) which he has founded in 2002. LARTIC has been a partner of the African Francophone Telemedicine Network RAFT since 2005 where it is a focal point and member of the scientific council. He has had several national and international hospital and university responsibilities. Former Dean of the Faculty of Human Medicine, Veterinary and Pharmacy, a former member of the permanent board of CIDMEF, Former Director and PCA of the CHU Antananarivo, he founded the faculties of Medicine in the provinces of Madagascar and also contributed to the establishment of the pharmacy department and the Charles Mérieux CICM Infectious Disease Center research laboratory.
Prof. Rapelanoro Rabenja is involved in several projects: PASSION artificial intelligence in the 5 main dermatological pathologies in Africa (scabies, atopic dermatitis, mycoses, impetigo and insect bites), Malaria Index Survey 2016, HELP “HIV Electronic Platform”, HIV mapping, therapeutic itinerary in HIV, fever, global fund financing. He is also working on a study on chromomycosis and sporotrichosis in collaboration with the Mérieux Foundation and the University of Grenoble. He is a Member of the African Society of Dermatology Venereology ASDV, an Editorial Board Member of "Dermatology and pigmentation disorders", contributes to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, and is a Member of the Scientific Committee of several scientific journals. He is former Secretary General of the ADF Association of Francophone Dermatologists and founder of the Malagasy Society of Dermatology, and an honorary member of the SFD French Dermatologist Society. In 2020, he received a L’Oreal Grant for African Hair and Skin Research. He has been Judge/Examiner of more than 100 medical theses published in international scientific journals – including those in the Doctoral school jointly supervised by the Universities of Reunion - Bordeaux – Grenoble.
He has given over 100 conference papers (internationally) since 1992, and has more than 80 articles published in scientific journals.
- President Observatory of Public Life Community of Christian Churches.
- Co-Founder of the Medical and Mutual Health Service since 2004, of the APL, Andrianiko ny marary and Mikolo Associations involved in Operational Research in HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Deep Mycoses and Sickle Cell Disease.
Torunn Sivesind, MD
Dr Sivesind is a dermatology clinical research fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz. Her research includes projects incorporating large-scale data from the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) network to characterize prescribing patterns for dermatologic conditions. Her academic interests include dermatologic surgery, immune-mediated skin diseases, and cosmetic dermatology. She attended the University of Queensland School of Medicine - Ochsner Clinical School, a US-Australian partnership. After obtaining her MD degree, Dr Sivesind completed her first year of residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, before choosing to pursue a career in Dermatology.
Dr Sivesind receives fellowship funding from the Pfizer Global Medical Grant (58858477) Dermatology Fellowship 2020 (PI: RP Dellavalle), and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Antedotum Inc.
Dr James A Solomon, MD, PhD, FAAD
Dr Solomon is the Director of Ameriderm Research, Ormond Beach, Florida.
He maintains several academic appointments as Professor of Dermatology: University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Florida State University, College of Medicine; and Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. He also is an Assistant Clinical Professor Dermatology at Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland; a Ph.D. in Immunology from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York; and an M.D. from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, New York.
He completed cancer research fellowships at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, NY, and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed residency training in Pathology at the Mallory Institute of Pathology, Boston City Hospital: Pediatrics at Tufts New England Medical Center, and Dermatology at a combined Boston University/Tufts University program.
Dr Solomon is actively engaged as a principal investigator in multiple pharmaceutical company initiated clinical trials. He also has ongoing dermato-epidemiology/outcome research projects involving analysis of the 4.5 million dermatology database of ADCS Clinics, the clinical practice of which Ameriderm Research is the research division. Dr Solomon also has multiple ongoing projects analyzing millions of dermatology patient publicly available social media posts. He has published /presented over 150 articles/abstracts/posters. He serves as an assistant editor for the JAAD and as Editorial Board Member for JMIR Dermatology.
JiaDe (Jeff) Yu, MD
Victoria Williams, MDDr. Williams is a board certified dermatologist with a broad interest in public health, HIV, neglected tropical diseases, albinism, healthcare access, medical education, and eHealth. She has worked in a variety of global health settings in Central/South America, Africa and Asia since 2008. Prior roles have included Dermatology Site Director for the Botswana UPenn Partnership and Head of Dermatology at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana (2016-2018). From 2018 - 2020 she was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, Co-Director of the Penn Dermatology Global Health Track and Director of the Botswana UPenn Partnership's Dermatology Program. She is currently a Director in Global Regulatory Affairs for Vaccines and Infectious Disease at Merck, where she works on the development of HIV and small molecule antiviral therapeutics. Dr. Williams continues her global health work through clinical, research/educational collaborations and global health organizational roles including Co-Director of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Resident International Grant Program and Steering Committee Member of the International Alliance for Global Health Dermatology.
Dr Shuang Zhao, MD, PhD
Dr Zhao is an Associate Professor, Dermatologist in the Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. He earned an M.D. from Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China; a Ph.D. in Dermatology and Venereology from Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China; and is a visiting scholar in Dermatology and Venereology, Kagoshima Medical Center, Japan.
Dr Zhao’s research interests center on the combination of dermatology and artificial intelligence. He has endeavored to expand the applications of artificial intelligence in medicine. He believes that with the assistance of artificial intelligence, doctors in primary health settings would be able to make an early diagnosis of uncommon but high-risk skin diseases. He has published several articles in the top journals of this field, including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Academy Dermatology, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, IEEE Access, Journal of Medical Systems among others.
Dr Zhao has rich and varied research experience. The projects he has led included Medical Ministry of Education-China Mobile Laboratory Development Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Fund, Hunan Provincial Innovation Platform and Talent Program-Hunan Young Talent Program and Education Reform Project of Hunan Provincial Department of Education. The content of his research spanned from medical science to education.
He is the deputy chairman of the Youth Committee of the Professional Committee of Dermatovenereology, Hunan Medical Association, the Dermatology Group of the Professional Committee of Dermatology and Venereology, Hunan Medical Association and Youth Committee of China Medical Equipment Association Telemedicine and Information Technology Branch. He is also a member of some official medical associations, including: Member of Youth Committee of Anti-aging Branch of China Plastic Surgery Association and the Special Committee of Injection Aesthetics and Micro-plastic Surgery Art Branch of China Plastic Surgery Association.
We are also seeking guest editors who may wish to compile a theme issue on a special subtopic (for example: electronic publishing, telemedicine, quality of health information, patient education, decision-support, Internet in psychiatry).
This may be particularly interesting for workshop and conference organizers putting together a grant-funded event (eg, with invited experts) on an eHealth-related topic. JMIR can then be used as a dissemination vehicle. (Funding through grants or other sources is usually required and should be budgeted for in grant proposals. Letters of support are available from the JMIR editor. Note that granting agencies such as NLM or CIHR usually want to see some sort of knowledge translation activities in workshop proposals, and have in the past funded the JMIR APFs.)
The task of the guest editor(s) is generally to:
• solicit manuscripts from colleagues concerning the selected topic,
• select peer-reviewers for incoming manuscripts,
• make decisions (together with the editorial board) on article revisions and acceptance, and
• write an editorial for the theme issue
• secure funding to sponsor the APFs for published papers (usually in the $10-20k range).
Alternately, the abstracts of the conference may published in a supplement, with selected full papers published later in a theme issue or in regular JMIR issues.