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.

NRHA and JRH are currently accepting proposals from volunteer applicants to serve as the journal's editor for 2 years beginning in January 2019.

The JRH editor is responsible for the following:
  • Produce four quarterly issues of the Journal of Rural Health
  • Negotiate and include Special Sections as funding permits
  • Supervise and direct the managing editor as needed
  • Communicate with the publisher, Wiley
  • Communicate with the NRHA managing partner, Gabriela Boscan
  • Communicate with the editorial board once per quarter regarding journal operations and outcomes

NRHA and JRH request that letters of intent be delivered by July 31 and that all applications are completed and delivered by Aug. 31 in PDF format by email to Gabriela Boscan.
Editorial Board Roster  

Kevin Bennett, PhD (Chair)
Associate Professor, Senior Research
University of South Carolina
3209 Colonial Drive
Columbia, S.C. 29203
Phone: (803) 434-3611

Britta Anderson
Research Assistant
NORC at the University of Chicago
4350 East-West Highway 8th FL
Bethesda, Md. 20814
Phone: (301) 634-9300

Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN
Professor & Bert Fish Chair
College of Nursing
University of Central Florida
1200 Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32114
Phone: (386) 506-4302

Mary Charlton, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Public Health
University of Iowa College
145 N. Riverside Drive, 100 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 384-1564

Joseph S. Coyne, DrPH
Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Admin. Director, Center for International Health Services Research & Policy
Innovate Washington Office
420 Washington State University
P.O. Box 1495 Spokane, Wash. 99210-1495412
E. Spokane Falls Blvd. 99202
Phone: (509) 358-7981

Ted Epperly, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Family Medicine Health Center
777 N Raymond
Boise, Idaho 83704-9251
Phone: (208) 954-8744

Alva Ferdinard, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Public Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd. 1266 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843
Phone: (979) 436-9434

Jarod T. Giger, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor
College of Social Work
University of Kentucky
639 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, Ky. 40506-0027
Phone: (859) 323-0588

Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD
Research Associate
Rural Health Research Center
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 729
Minneapolis, Minn. 55455
Phone: (612) 623-8320

Loretta Heuer, PhD, RN
Professor, College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences
North Dakota State University
NDSU-Dept 2670, Box 6050
Fargo, N.D. 58108
Phone: (701) 231-8502

Martin Lipsky, MD
Regional Dean
College of Medicine at Rockford
University of Illinois
1601 Parkview Avenue

Rockford, Ill. 61107
Phone: (815) 395-5600

Cecilia Rosales, MD
Assistant Dean, Phoenix Campus Associate Professor
University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
714 E. Van Buren
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004
Phone: (602) 827-2205

Erika Ziller, PhD
Deputy Director & Senior Research Associate
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
PO Box 9300
Portland, Maine 04104-9300
Phone: (207) 780-4615

NRHA Contact
Gabriela Boscan, MPH
Manager of Program Services
National Rural Health Association
1108 K Street, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005202-639-0550
Fax: 202-639-0559


Ex Officio Member (Voting)

JRH Editor
Tyrone Borders, PhD

Professor and Chair, Health Management and Policy
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Phone: (859) 218-2041
Managing Editor
Julia Cecil, MA, MBA

1900 Brush Mountain Trail
Paron, AR 72122
Phone: (501) 681-5329

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
Journal of Rural Health Editorial Board Applications
The Journal of Rural Health, a quarterly journal published by the National Rural Health Association, is currently seeking nominations for individuals interested in serving on the editorial board. Terms for open positions of the Editorial Board will begin Jan. 1, 2018.
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.
Candidates for the editorial board will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
Professional discipline/orientation; gender and minority diversity; geographic diversity; prior publication of articles; prior article review experience; demonstrated commitment to human services; and contributions that you may be able to make to the editorial board.
Online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. CDT Nov. 30, 2017.

Contact Gabriela Boscan at 202-639-0550 for more information.