Institute of
Rural Health

  • Our Mission - to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service.


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Institute of Rural Health

Research Faculty and Staff

M. Elizabeth Fore, Ph.D Interim Director foremarg@isu.edu
Shelley Aubrey Assistant Grant Project Coordinator aubrshel@isu.edu
Jana Bodily-Roan, MPA Grants Administrator bodijana@isu.edu
Barbara J. Cunningham, DA, MBA Senior Grant Project Coordinator cunnbarb@isu.edu
Russ Spearman, MEd Senior Research Associate spearuss@isu.edu

Support Team

Erin Selleneit Office Specialist II sellerin@isu.edu
Ashley Reno Financial Technician renoash2@isu.edu
TBA Administrative Assistant II

Student Employees & Interns

Mike Dialogue Career Path Intern - Finance
Kayla Fielder Career Path Intern - Finance
Marinda Leavitt Career Path Intern - Finance
Makayla Manfull Career Path Intern - Research
Daisy Moore Career Path Intern - Finance
Shelby Siddall Career Path Intern - Research
Bailey Vitek Career Path Intern - Research
Abi Zollinger Career Path Intern - Research

Affiliate Faculty

Debra Larsen Aubrey, PhD Mental Health Specialists, Pocatello, ID aubrdebr@isu.edu
Jaishree Beedasy, PhD DeepSemaphore, New York beedjais@isu.edu
Larry Berger, MD/MPH University of New Mexico School of Medicine
David N. Gans, MSHA/FACMPE/VP MGMA Englewood, CO
Stephen L. Golden, BA Consultant/System Designer, Berkeley Software Inc., Berkeley, CA sg@berksoft.com
Glenn T. Hammons, MD/MS/VP MGMA RET, Englewood, CO
Terry Hammons, MD/MGMA Vice President of Research, RET, Englewood, CO
Beverly Hewett, PhD/RN Clinical Assistant Professor (Ret), School of Nursing, ISU
Craig Higson-Smith, PhD Johannesburg, South Africa craighs@telkomsa.net
Peter Huggard, Ed.D/MPH/Med (Couns) School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand huggpet2@isu.edu
Tracy L. Johnson, PhD Denver Health, Denver, CO
Scot Kelchner, PhD Corvallis, OR
Cyndy Kelchner, PhD Research Program Administrator, Oregon State University kelccynd@isu.edu
Ann D Kirkwood, MA Director of Suicide Prevention, Salem, OR kirkann@isu.edu
Sarah Leeds, MHE Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Boise, ID sarah@engagingvoices.org
Ryan Lindsay, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program ISU, Meridian, ID
Larry Murillo, DrPH/MPH/MS Human Services Department, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, ID
Annette Phillipp, PhD St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, Boise, ID anetiph@gmail.com
Neill Piland, Dr.P.H Fort Collins, CO pilaneil@isu.edu
Ramesh Ramloll, PhD CEO CTO DeepSemaphore LLC, Affiliate Research Associate Professor, Idaho State University ramlrame@isu.edu
Mary Anne Reynolds, PhD/RN/ACNS-BC Nursing Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Howard L. Smith, PhD Founding Dean Graduate School of Business, Pacific University
Linda Smith, MS/DSN/RN/CLNC Horseshoe Bend, AR
Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD Whitefish, MT bhstamm@isu.edu
Laura Tivis, PhD,. CCRP Director of Nursing Research, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, ID tivisl@slhs.org
Rick Tivis, MPH Assistant Director/Research Associate Professor/Biostatistician, Idaho Center for Health Research, Idaho State University tivirick@isu.edu
Stephen Weeg, M.Ed, CHE Chairman PHCF Board, Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello, ID weegstep@isu.edu
Lee Wells, MA Senior System Developer, Berkeley Software Inc., Berkeley, CA lw@berksoft.com