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Alex Cavanaugh, MA - Bio Sketch

Alex Cavanaugh is an information specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

Alex provides information for clients who contact RHIhub, assisting them with finding resources needed to support rural health projects. He also collects, develops, and maintains information and research content for the RHIhub website.

Prior to joining the CRH, Alex worked as the assistant director of the Center for Teaching Writing at the University of Oregon and as a graduate instructor of Composition and English. He has published academic work in the American Indian Quarterly and Transmotion.

Alex grew up in Sheyenne, North Dakota, and earned both his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in English from the UND. He also holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Oregon and is currently working toward a PhD in English.


Established in 1980, the CRH is one of the nation’s most experienced rural health organizations. It has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, healthcare providers, and most important, rural residents to address changing rural environments by identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns.