The mission of the WWAMI RHRC is to carry out national and regional research that informs policy related to:

  • Training and supply of rural health care providers and the content and outcomes of the care they provide.
  • Availability and quality of care for rural women and children, including obstetric and perinatal care.
  • Access to high-quality care for vulnerable and minority rural populations.

 

Researchers & Staff

Leadership

Eric H. Larson, PhD
Research Associate Professor,
Director - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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Davis G Patterson, PhD
Research Assistant Professor,
Director - Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP)

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Holly Andrilla, MS
Research Scientist
Senior Investigator and Project Manager - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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Research Team

David Evans, MD
Associate Professor and Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor in Rural Health,
Director - RUOP | Underserved Pathway
Investigator - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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Lisa Garberson, PhD, MBA
Research Scientist - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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Kendall Jones
Research Coordinator

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Gina Keppel, MPH
Research Scientist

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Beverly Marshall, BA
Program Assistant

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Tracy Mroz, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor - Rehabilitation Medicine,
Investigator - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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Susan M Skillman, MS
Senior Deputy Director - Center for Health Workforce Studies,
Research Scientist - WWAMI Rural Health Research Center & Rural PREP

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