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Rural Health Research Centers
Fiscal Year 2008-20

Maine Rural Health Research Center Exit Disclaimer
Telephone: 207-780-4430

Director: David Hartley, PhD, MHA
Deputy Director: Andrew F. Coburn, PhD

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Illness, Disability, and Aging
  • Health Care Access and Finance
  • Public Health
  • Health Care Quality Management and Improvement
  • Children’s Health and Welfare

North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center Exit Disclaimer
Telephone: 919-966-5541
Director: Rebecca T. Slifkin, PhD
Deputy Director: Victoria Freeman, DrPH, RN

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Medicare Reimbursement Policy
  • Medicaid
  • Access to Care
  • Measures of Underservice

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center Exit Disclaimer
Telephone: 803-251-6317
Director: Janice C. Probst, PhD
Deputy Director: Amy Brock Martin, DrPH

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Inequities in Health Status of U.S. Rural Population
    • Socioeconomic Status
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Access to Healthcare Services
  • Rural Health Services Delivery
  • Health Professions Placement

Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center – University of MN & University of NDExit Disclaimer
Telephone: 612-624-8618
Director: Ira Moscovice, PhD
Deputy Director: Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN
Telephone: 701-777-3848

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Quality of Care
  • Patient Safety
  • Rural Health Care Systems and Access to Care
  • Health Workforce
  • Rural Health Care Financing
  • Native American Health

West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
Telephone: 304-347-1348
Director: Michael Hendryx, PhD
Deputy Director: Cynthia Persily, PhD

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Environmental Health Risks for  Rural Populations
    • Environmental Health Risks
    • Environmentally-Informed Health Care
  • Social and Economic Disparities

WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Telephone: 206-685-0402
Director: Mark Doescher, MD
Deputy Director: Susan M. Skillman, MS

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Rural Health Care Workforce Training and Supply
  • Availability and Quality of Care
    • Rural Women
    • Children
    • Vulnerable and Minority Rural Populations


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