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Schroeder Presents at WONCA World Rural Health Conference

Nov 15, 2019

Shawnda Schroeder
Shawnda Schroeder

Shawnda Schroeder, research associate professor at the Center for Rural Health (CRH), and four other University of North Dakota colleagues presented on the Benefits of Developing Interdisciplinary Teams and Working with Rural Communities to Conduct Research with a Local Impact at the WONCA World Rural Health Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 11–15.

Presenters discussed community-based participatory research, the importance of interdisciplinary teams both within and outside of academia, how to develop strong teams, how to work with rural communities, and the importance of community involvement in the research process. Each presenter also gave a 15-minute example of their own research that they had done with rural communities, sharing the process, the involvement of the community and interdisciplinary team, and results of the research.

Topics Presented

  • Occupational Health and Wellness Needs of Public Safety Workers
    Laura Hand, Political Science & Public Administration, Master of Public Health program
  • Coping Strategies of Familial Caregivers of Rural Elders with Dementia
    Joelle Ruthig, Department of Psychology
  • Retention of a Multigenerational Nursing Workforce
    Ericka Sanner-Stiehr, College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
  • Stigma Around Mental Illness in Rural North Dakota
    Shawnda Schroeder, Center for Rural Health, and
    Thomasine Heitkamp, College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines