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Sonja Bauman, MS - Bio Sketch

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

Sonja coordinates and facilitates data collection and data analysis, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders.

Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Sonja earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and a master's degree in forensic psychology from UND. At St. Scholastica, Sonja was a Webster Scholar and a member of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. While in graduate school, Sonja worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the Psychology Department.


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.