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.

Editorial Board Roster  

Carrie Henning-Smith, Ph.D. (Chair)
Deputy Director
Rural Health Research Center
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware St. S.E., MMC 729
Minneapolis, Minn. 55455
Phone: (612) 623-8320
[email protected]

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

Holly Andrilla, M.S.
Senior Research Scientist
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
University of Washington
4311 11th Ave NE, Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98105 USA
Phone: 206-685-6680
[email protected]

Angeline Bushy, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor & Bert Fish Chair
College of Nursing
University of Central Florida
1200 Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32114
Phone: (386) 506-4302
[email protected]

Mary Charlton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
145 N. Riverside Dr., 100 CPHB
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 384-1564
[email protected]

Elizabeth Crouch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
University of South Carolina
220 Stoneridge Dr., Ste. 204
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Phone: (803) 576-6055
[email protected]

Jan M. Eberth, PhD, FACE
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Rural and Minority Health Research Center
University of South Carolina 
915 Greene St., Room 234
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-576-7384
[email protected]

Alva Ferdinard, Dr.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M Public Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd. 1266 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843
Phone: (979) 436-9434
[email protected]

Jarod T. Giger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Social Work
University of Kentucky
639 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, Ky. 40506-0027
Phone: (859) 323-0588
[email protected]

Nathan Hale, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Management & Policy 
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health  
Lamb Hall 42C, Box 70264 
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: 423-439-4429 
[email protected]

Martin Lipsky, M.D.
South Jordan Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences
10920 S. River Front Pkwy.
South Jordan, Utah 84095
Phone: (801) 878-1057
[email protected]

Wei-Chen (Miso) Lee, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Medical Branch
Rebecca Sealy Ste. #2, 604K
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555
Phone: 409-747-2649 
[email protected]

David Schmitz, M.D.
Family & Community Medicine
University of North Dakota  SMHS #E187
1301 North Columbia Rd. Stop 9037
Grand Forks, N.D. 58202
Phone: (701) 777-3264
[email protected]

Shawnda Schroeder, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota
1301 N Columbia Rd., Stop 9037 #E254 
Grand Forks, N.D. 58202
Phone: 701-777-0787 
[email protected]

NRHA Contact
Gabriela Boscan, M.P.H.
Director of Program Services
National Rural Health Association
50 F Street, NW, Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20001
Fax: 202-639-0550
[email protected]




Ex Officio Member (Voting)

JRH Editor
Tyrone Borders, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Phone: (859) 218-2041
[email protected]


Managing Editor
Julia Cecil, M.A., M.B.A.

1900 Brush Mountain Trail
Paron, Ark. 72122
Phone: (501) 681-5329
[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.