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Brad Gibbens, MPA
Acting Director and Assistant Professor

Brad Gibbens is the acting director of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

Brad is also active in the state and nationally:

  • UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, By-Laws Committee
  • National Rural Health Association, member (Statewide Health Constituency Group, Policy Congress)
  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, former board member
  • North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Health Advisory Committee
  • Planning Committee of North Dakota Interim Health Reform Review Legislative Committee


Most Recent Publications

  • Fifth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota, 2019
    Now in its fifth edition, the report is a detailed look at the status of health, healthcare delivery, and the healthcare workforce across the state. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of these issues available anywhere, and is the result of a collaborative effort of the Center for Rural Health, the School, and the School's Advisory Council.
    Author(s): UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Date: November 2018
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Rural Health Innovation Tour
    National and regional rural health leaders tour innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Publication: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Article
  • Keeping the Public in Rural Public Health
    Theresa Will has an innovative approach with partnering to improve Public Health within her community.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Other
  • Key Points: Rural Health and Health Reform in North Dakota
    Summarizes the main themes for healthcare and health reform in rural North Dakota. Themes include access to care, health workforce, population health, and Accountable Care Organization Improvement Models importance to North Dakota.
    Project: State Office of Rural Health
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2017
    Type: Resource
  • North Dakota's Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments
    Summarizes and shows results of health needs identified by rural and urban communities in North Dakota through focus groups and community surveys.
    Project: Community Health Needs Assessment
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: January 2017
    Type: Fact Sheet

Most Recent Presentations