Journal Relationships & Activities

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) requires all board and staff members to disclose financial and non-financial relationships and activities.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he/she and/or a spouse or partner had a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months, and is reported below. Disclosures below report board member and staff affiliation beyond that of a current employer. For a complete list of board members please click here.

Note: Editorial Board Members are excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists. Where an Editorial Board Member is author they must declare this in the competing interests section on the submitted manuscript. 



John D. Halamka, MD, MS, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Advisory Board roles at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, IPRD Solutions, TripleBlind and New Leaf Venture Partners, Orion Healthcare Board of Directors and Gates Foundation Consultant. I am also the co-editor-in-chief of Telehealth and Medicine Today open access peer reviewed journal.

Editorial Board 

Mate Beštek, BSc, Slovenia

  • Relationships & Activities: I am Advisor to

James B. Davis, PhD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I am Co-Founder of Relief Health telemedicine company, acquired by 3T Health. My wife, Dr. Sarah Davis, is a physician and partner at Louisiana Women's Healthcare Associates 

Gianluca de Novi, PhD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I am Co-Founder and CEO at XSurgical, Inc. Co-Founder and CEO at Circular Labs, Inc, CTO at ULedger, Managing Partner at Esacode, CEO at Hintvision. I hold several patents in the med-tech space, and advise numerous companies in the space.

Synho Do, MS, PhD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I have research Grants from HEM Pharma, Amazon Web Service
    (AWS), Lunit, and Hologic Inc.

Anjum Khurshid, MD, PhD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2018- 2019

Prasad Kothari, MS, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Advisor to Ramanujan Machine

Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I am the CEO and Co-Fouder of S3 Research, LLC, a company currently funded by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse SBIR contract and also funded by other federal contracts.

Jim Markwith, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Apervita, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Blue Health Intelligence, CommonWell Health Alliance, Inc., Discover Alliance, Inc., Eligible, Inc., Health Data Link, Inc., Stryker Corporation

Jim St. Clair, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Independent Contractor at WellnessWits, and MyLigo, Inc, with pending equity positions at both companies

Tamara StClaire, PhD, MBA, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Advisor to 2Morrow and also emplyed by ReVive Health

Peer Reviewers

Cees Hesp, Netherlands

  • Relationships & Activities: I am employed at PharmAccess, serve on the board of Directors of DIAL, and have an unpaid advisory role at SuretyBlock. SuretyBlock is a blockchain-based online insurance marketplace. I have no other commercial interests to disclose.

Joe Hawayek, UAE

  • Relationships & Activities: I am a board member at TachyHealth, Senior Advisor of Diginova Health a digital health incubator, investor and consulting company. My spouse is the Medical Director and owner of a medical practice in Dubai that offers pediatrics, family medicine and orthopedics specialties

Publishing and Operations Staff

Tory Cenaj, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I am the founder and owner of Partners in Digital Health, including the journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today, Telehealth and Medicine Today, all related activities and initiatives associated with these titles, and company portfolio. I volunteer for, and own, SolarCoin.  I am advisor for IEEE-SA and NixWhistle.

John Russo Jr., PharmD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: I am the owner of The MedCom Resource

Ron Ribitzky MD, USA

  • Relationships & Activities: Founder and CEO of R&D Ribitzky, Stock shareholder of iSpecimen. Business Partner of, East-West Digital News, ACTIMIRA., and TALENTGRID VENTURES.  Strategic Advisor and token rights holder ARNA Genomics, BitMED. MarketsandMarkets Honorarium recipient.  Komodo Health

Emma Csemiczky, Sweeden

  • Relationships & Activities: Owner and Co-Founder of Open Academia Publishing Services