Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD
Deputy Director, Rural Health Program
Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith is Deputy Director of CTSI's Rural Health Program, an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health’s Division of Health Policy and Management, and Deputy Director of the Rural Health Research Center.
Her research focuses on historically marginalized populations in order to illuminate structural barriers to health and well-being and practical policy solutions. Under this broad umbrella, her work falls into two distinct, but overlapping themes: 1) illuminating disparities in health and access to care, especially for older adults and rural residents, and 2) investigating the ways in which environment, from immediate living environment to broader geographical context, impacts health.
She has PhD and MS degrees in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, and an MSW in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health from the University of Michigan.