Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Program
Address knowledge gaps in health policy, with a focus on rural areas and geographic inequities.
- Train as a scholar to be an innovative research leader in rural health
- Receive mentorship and support from the Rural Health Research Center
- The Postdoctoral scholar will be expected to co-lead, with RHRC faculty or staff, a one-year rural health focused project (September-August) that is specified by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
- The scholar will also have an opportunity to develop and implement an independent rural health equity research project focused on rural Minnesota. The specific focus and methodology of this project will depend on the expertise and interest of the scholar, but may include quantitative analysis, qualitative data collection and analysis, and community-engaged work.
- The Postdoctoral scholar has access to many professional development opportunities to support their growth as a leader in rural health equity research.
Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellows
Bridget Basile Ibrahim, PhD
Bridget's research focuses on ways to improve health equity in maternity care.
Hannah MacDougall, PhD, MSW
Hannah's research focuses on policies involving health care systems that promote addressing the social determinants of health.
Alexis Swendener, PhD
Alexis' research focuses on factors influencing rural health outcomes such as community and family support and work-family balance.