NDSU professor appointed to North Dakota State Health Council

Photo by: North Dakota State University
Photo by: North Dakota State University

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has appointed Professor Mark Strand in NDSU Pharmacy Practice and NDSU Department of Public Health to a three-year term on the North Dakota State Health Council.

The council serves as the North Dakota Department of Health’s governing and advisory body. It also establishes standards, rules and regulations which are found necessary to maintain public health and it monitors the quality of health care in North Dakota.

“Your willingness to share your time and perspective is valuable as we advance the interests of our state. The Health Council will benefit greatly from your diligent work as you help fulfill its mission and duties while also enhancing its capabilities,” wrote Governor Burgum in the letter of appointment to Strand.

The council's nine members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Four members are appointed from the health care provider community and five from the public sector.

“As a land grant institution, NDSU has the obligation and the privilege of applying our research and our education to serve the people of North Dakota,” said Strand. “Serving on the State Health Council will allow me to be a steward of the experiences and opportunities I have had and ensure that they are used to benefit all.”

Strand's three-year term on the council extends until July 31st, 2024.