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Kristen Leighton, MA - Bio Sketch

Kristen Leighton is a research analyst at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

In this position, Kristen coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders.

Previously, Kristen was a graduate research assistant for the CRH. Prior to joining the CRH, she was a graduate teaching assistant for the Psychology Department.

Originally from Reedsport, Oregon, Kristen attended the University of Minnesota - Morris, Argosy University, and UND. She earned a master's degree in forensic psychology from Argosy University and a master's in psychology from UND.