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Jimmy Thomas Efird
Jimmy Thomas Efird

Senior Executive Editor
Jimmy Thomas Efird,
Associate Professor
Departments of Public Health and Cardiovascular Sciences
East Carolina University
Tel. 650-248-8282
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Jimmy Thomas Efird completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology (Biostatistics Concentration) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Currently he is working as an Associate Professor at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (ECU) and has a joint appointment as Epidemiologist/Chief Statistician in the Center for Health Disparities Research.  Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Efird was Director of the Biostatistics Facility at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (Honolulu, Hawaii) and an Associate Member of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. 

Research Interest

Genetic epidemiology, cancer informatics, brain tumours, soft-tissue sarcomas, and HPV-related cancers.  Additionally, he is founding co-chair for the Advances in Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium series.  Dr. Efird has over 100 publications in scientific journals and proceedings.


1. How many years have you been associated with the current research?

2. What is the research topic you are working on now?

3. What are attributes for a quality article?
Originality and tight methods

4. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?

5. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?

6. Where can the journal find the maximum scope in terms of niche?
New PhDs

7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?
Risk factors for HPV progression

8. How does the published scientific content assist the potential researchers?
Exposure to novel research

9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?
Keeping current with literature

10. Do you have any patents?

11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?

12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?

13. How would you define your experience with OMICS Group?

14. Your opinion on conducting Editorial Board meetings at related Conferences?
Good way to conduct EB meetings

15. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?
Good opportunity for new PhDs

16. How do you differentiate Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy with other journals in the field?

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