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NDSU professor appointed to North Dakota State Health Council

Mark Strand will serve on the council for a three-year term.

Mark Strand
Mark Strand
Image: Courtesy of NDSU

FARGO, N.D. • A North Dakota State University professor has been appointed to the North Dakota State Health Council.

Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Professor Mark Strand in NDSU Pharmacy Practice and NDSU Department of Public Health to a three-year term on the council, which serves as the North Dakota Department of Health’s governing and advisory body.

The council 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,” Burgum wrote in the letter of appointment to Strand.

The council has nine members, each who 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. Strand's three-year term on the council extends until July 31, 2024.


“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,” Strand said in a statement.

“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.”

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