HOBI associate professor Yi Guo, Ph.D., was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health. This peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), is devoted to advancing research on rural health policy, health care delivery and population health.
The journal maintains a small editorial board of 17 members from across the United States. Guo will serve a three-year term on the board, which works with the editor to select content, solicit manuscripts, review manuscripts and recruit reviewers.
Guo said he is honored to have been selected to serve on the editorial board.
“I plan to add expertise in biomedical informatics and real-world data analytics to the board and help the journal grow in this area,” he said. Guo’s research focuses on generating real-world evidence to support healthcare decision-making for disease prevention and control.
Guo, who is also assistant director of the Cancer Informatics Shared Resource at the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), said that leveraging informatics methods and tools to examine rural-specific health outcomes is a major focus of his UFHCC research. While serving on the editorial board, he hopes to build some synergy between UF, the Journal of Rural Health and its publisher, the NRHA.