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Pharmacy professor named to journal position

Strand

Mark Strand, professor in the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Public Health, has been selected as an associate editor for the Centers for Disease Control journal, Preventing Chronic Disease.

The journal, which has more than 70,000 subscribers, focuses on preventing chronic diseases, promoting health and examining determinants of health and their effect on quality of life and morbidity and mortality rates across the life span. It is a Google Scholar Top 20 Public Health Journal.

“Healthcare performance is increasingly being evaluated by population health outcomes. Being in a position to identify the best evidence for this great work, and promote new guidelines for population health outcomes is a privilege. I will do my best to represent NDSU and the College of Health Professions well,” Strand said. "I believe it is the right time in my career to do more to help the profession by supporting other scholars as they develop their writing and publishing career."

In a welcoming letter to Strand, Dr. Leonard Jack, the journal’s editor in chief, wrote, “You have joined a group of elite researchers and practitioners committed to advancing the science and practice of public health. We look forward to having you serve as associate editor. Your expertise will bring a wealth of knowledge to the journal and expand our visibility and influence.”

Strand will evaluate submitted manuscripts, assign reviewers and make recommendations on submissions. He also will be included in biweekly conference calls with the editor and the other associate editors to discuss manuscripts under review.

Strand earned his bachelor’s degree at Luther College, his master’s degree in cell and developmental biology from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in health and behavioral science at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has 55 peer-reviewed publications to his credit.

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