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2022 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar

November 17, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET) | Virtual Event

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Improving Rural Health through Research Dissemination and Implementation

The 2022 Rural Health Seminar centers on the intersection of rurality and other factors that impact how research is implemented with rural populations. The event features expert insights into the effects of social determinants of health, culture, race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender, chronic complex conditions, and the lived environments.


Hosted by the NIH Rural Health Special Interest Group

The NIH Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) hosts the Rural Health Seminar as its main activity to stimulate multidisciplinary discussions to advance rural health research. The seminar is held on National Rural Health Day, the third Thursday of every November, as designated by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

The NIH RHIG works to raise awareness of rural health issues and improve biomedical, behavioral/social science, intervention and implementation research aimed at improving disease prevention, self-management, and care delivery across the care continuum. Its goal is to advance understanding of rural health disparities and stimulate research to identify multi-level, evidence-based solutions to improve rural health outcomes. It connects translational, clinical, and community-based researchers from diverse disciplines throughout the NIH, to research communities, and decision makers. Among researchers, it also provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and community engagement.

Planning Committee:

  • Karen Kehl, Ph.D., NINR, Co-Chair
  • Priscah Mujuru, Dr.P.H., MPH, NIMHD, Co-Chair
  • Diane Adger-Johnson, NIAID
  • JoyAnn Courtney, Ph.D., OD
  • Gniesha Dinwiddie, Ph.D., NIMHD
  • Andrew Eron, M.A., NIMHD
  • Minnjuan Flournoy Floyd, Ph.D., NIDA
  • Ravie Kem, R.Ph., Pharm.D., NCI
  • Anna Kharmats, Ph.D., OD
  • Vanessa Marshall, Ph.D., M.A., NIMHD
  • Dawn Morales, Ph.D., NIMH
  • Shelly Pollard, M.B.A., NIMHD
  • Jongeun Rhee, Sc.D., M.S., NCI
  • Danielle Rickrode, NIMH