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Dr Caroline Richardson appointed as editor-in-chief for JMIR Diabetes

We are happy to report that Dr Caroline Richardson has accepted the position as inaugural editor-in-chief for JMIR Diabetes. Dr Richardson is Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine,  Associate Chair of Research and Co-Director, University of Michigan National Clinical Scholars Program from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Dr. Richardson is a physical activity and diabetes prevention researcher who emphasizes the importance of using low-cost and scalable approaches to promoting physical activity. She develops and tests behavioral internet-mediated interventions to increase physical activity, decrease weight, and prevent diabetes. Focusing on components of web-based interventions that are interactive and individually tailored, Dr. Richardson builds interventions that are more than just static informational websites. They incorporate objective monitoring of physical activity, individually tailored feedback and motivational messaging, and online social support to motivate and engage users. Automated, gradually incrementing and individually tailored step-count goals are assigned to participants based on program progress as they build up their endurance. Dr. Richardson was the Director of the Veterans Administration Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative (QUERI) and conducted a multi-site implementation study of the Diabetes Prevention Program for veterans.

Dr. Richardson current serves as Associate Chair for Research Programs in the Department of Family Medicine. She currently serves as a member of the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation's Institute Leadership Team (ILT). In addition, she leads education and scholarship initiatives as Chair of the IHPI education committee and co-director of the IHPI Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP).

"With her broad perspective as family medicine practicioner and scholar and her internationally recognized background and knowledge of information and communication technologies, Dr. Richardson is ideally suited to build an editorial board and to position JMIR Diabetes as an innovative and leading new journal at the intersection of diabetes management (including self-management) and technology", commented Dr Gunther Eysenbach, publisher and editorial director at JMIR Publications about this appointment.

A list of all Editorial Board members is available here. Academics with an interest and experience in technology in diabetes are welcome to apply.