Three New Employees Join CRH
May 10, 2023
The Center for Rural Health (CRH) is excited to announce three new full-time employees.
Robin Besse is a senior research analyst with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Robin works with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) where she helps lead and manage the research team, coordinates and facilitates data collection and analysis, and develops data visualization products to share information with national and regional partners. Before joining CRH, Robin worked as a research analyst for the Office of Institutional Research & Analysis at North Dakota State University. She also previously worked as a research analyst for the North Dakota Healthcare Workforce Group at CRH and provided research support to NRCNAA.
Originally from North Dakota, Robin earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Minot State University, a master's degree in health psychology from Texas State University, and a PhD in social psychology from Kansas State University.
Sarah Dauterive is an information specialist with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Sarah's responsibilities fall under the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), where she writes and maintains topic and state guides, adds resources to the RHIhub website, and handles reference requests. Sarah specializes on topics such as agricultural health and safety, border and frontier health, community vitality, aging in place, pharmacies, and violence and abuse. Before joining CRH, Sarah worked as the web technologies librarian at AgriSafe Network.
Originally from Winona, Mississippi, Sarah earned her bachelor of arts in history from Mississippi State University and a master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Alabama.
Brendan Stermer is a web writer with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Brendan's main responsibilities include writing for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), particularly writing for the Rural Monitor and featuring programs in RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations section. Before joining CRH, Brendan worked at KDMA News in Montevideo, Minnesota and later for the Grand Forks Housing Authority on a Housing First/harm reduction project.
Brendan earned his bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of Minnesota Morris. He has also hosted and produced his own podcast, Interesting People Reading Poetry, since 2017.