Apply for JRH editorial board positions

NRHA is not currently seeking canditates for the editorial board for the association's Journal of Rural Health. The deadline was Dec. 1 for open position terms beginning January 1, 2023.

The board meets once annually in conjunction with the NRHA Annual Conference each May and via teleconference each quarter. All board members must remain a good-standing member of the National Rural Health Association for the duration of their term.

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.

Editorial Board Roster

Abbey Gregg PhD

Director of population health sciences and assistant professor

University of Alabama Department of Community Medicine & Population Health

Cory E. Cronin PhD

Associate Professor and Director

Ohio University Appalachian Institute to Advance Health Equity Science

Cristina Miller PhD


United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Innovation Center, Data Analytics Division

David Schmitz MD


University of North DakotaDept. of Family Health Chair Dept. of Family & Community Medicine

Demetrius Abshire PhD

Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina ​College of Nursing

Elizabeth Crouch PhD

Associate Professor

University of South Carolina Rural and Minority Health Research Center

Holly Andrilla MS

Senior Research Scientist

University of Washington WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

Jan M. Eberth PhD

Professor and Chair

Drexel University Health management and Policy

Janessa Graves PhD

Associate Professor

Washington State University College of Nursing

Joni Nelson PhD

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director

Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Division of Population Oral Health

Manorama Khare PhD

Research Associate Professor, Director

University of Illinois College of Medicine Division of health research and evaluation Department of Family and Community Medicine

Miku Sodhi MBBS

Deputy CEO

Shasta Cascade Health Centers

Ex Officio Member (Voting)

Gabriela Boscan MPH

NRHA Contact

National Rural Health Association Senior director of Program Services

Tyrone Borders PhD

JRH Editor

University of Kentucky College of Nursing Professor
  1. Authority and responsibilities: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.

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