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The Journal of Rural Health Editorial Board

The Journal of Rural Health (JRH) serves to advance professional practice, research, theory development and public policy by serving as a medium for communication among health scientists and professionals.
 
 

Journal of Rural Health Editorial Board


All board members serve three-year terms. Their duties include setting editorial content, soliciting manuscripts, reviewing manuscripts and recruiting reviewers.

Participation in editorial board events is required, as is active participation on a committee during the three-year election term.

The board meets once annually in conjunction with NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference and via teleconference each quarter. Members pay their own travel and lodging expenses for the annual meeting. Potential candidates must have significant rural health experience and an established record of publications. Editorial board members must also be members of NRHA for the duration of their term.

 
   
Carrie Henning-Smith, Ph.D. (Chair)
University of Minnesota
Rural Health Research Center
Deputy director
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Demetrius Abshire, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
​College of Nursing
Assistant professor
[email protected]
 
 
Britta Anderson
NORC at the University of Chicago
Senior research assistant
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Holly Andrilla, M.S.
University of Washington
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Senior research scientist
[email protected]
 
 
Angeline Bushy, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida
College of Nursing
Professor & Bert Fish chair
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Mary Charlton, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
College of Public Health
Assistant professor
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Elizabeth Crouch, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Deputy director
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Jan M. Eberth, PhD
University of South Carolina 
Associate professor of epidemiology
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Director
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Alva O. Ferdinard, Dr.P.H.
Texas A&M Health Science Center
School of Public Health
Assistant professor
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Nathan Hale, Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University
College of Public Health
Department of Health Services Management & Policy 
Associate professor
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Yvonne Jonk, Ph.D.
University of Southern Maine
Deputy director
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Associate research professor
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Manorama Khare, Ph.D.
University of Illinois Rockford College of Medicine
Division of Health Policy and Social Science Research
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Research associate professor/director
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Wei-Chen (Miso) Lee, Ph.D.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs
Health disparities analyst
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Faculty of PHSP
Adjunct assistant professor (research track)
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David Schmitz, M.D.
University of North Dakota
Dept. of Family Health

Chair
Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
Professor
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Shawnda Schroeder, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Center for Rural Health
Research assistant professor
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Miku Sodhi, M.B.B.S., M.H.A.
Shasta Cascade Health Centers
Deputy CEO
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Whitney Zahnd, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
College of Public Health
Health Management and Policy
Assistant professor
[email protected]
 

 
 
     

Ex Officio Member (Voting)

 

JRH Editor
Tyrone Borders, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Professor and Chair
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NRHA Contact
Gabriela Boscan, M.P.H.
National Rural Health Association
Director of Program Services
[email protected]


 

 

Authority and responsibilities:
  1. With the editor, determining all matters pertaining to content and organization and, upon recommendation of the managing publisher or managing editor, determining matters pertaining to layout and design.
  2. Assisting the editor in soliciting and reviewing manuscripts for the journal.
  3. Supporting the editor in the implementation of journal activities. Specifics of such support may be related to decisions on manuscripts, recruiting potential reviewers, soliciting material for publication and writing editorials.
  4. Serving the journal as sounding board and promoter.
  5. Periodically reviewing the frequency of publication to determine its appropriateness.
  6. Establishing a nominating committee and recommending an editor.
  7. Monitoring journal quality and reviewing the performance of the editor on a continuing basis.
  8. Evaluating the performance of the editor on an annual basis
Contact Gabriela Boscan at 202-639-0550 for more information.