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. 
Editorial Board Roster  

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

Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN
Associate Professor
Dept. of Health Policy& Management
School of Rural Public Health
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Box 1266-TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 862-4238
Fax: (979) 458-0656

Joseph S. Coyne, DrPH, MPH
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, WA 99210-1495412
E. Spokane Falls Blvd. 99202
Phone: (509) 358-7981

Joellen Edwards, PhD, RN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Nursing
East Tennessee State University
Box 70551
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4055

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

Jarod T. Giger, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences
Department of Social Work
University of South Dakota
1400 West 22nd Street
HSC #367Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 357-1353

Loretta Heuer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences
North Dakota State University
NDSU-Dept 2670, Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: (701) 231-8502
George (Mark) Holmes, PhD
Healthcare Economics
Program Director
Sheps Center for Health
Services Research
University of North Carolina
725 Martin Luther King Blvd,
CB #7590
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 966-9694

Martin Lipsky, MD
Regional Dean
College of Medicine at Rockford
University of Illinois
1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: (815) 395-5600

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

Alan N. West, PhD
Research Health Scientist, Research Service, White River Junction VAMC
Rural Health Research Coordinator and Liaison, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Eastern Region, Office of Rural Health
VA Medical Center (10A5A)
215 N. Main St.
White River Junction, VT  05009
Phone: (802) 295-9363 ext 6948

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, ME 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, 2017.
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 Oct. 13, 2016.

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