Institute of
Rural Health

  • Our Mission - to improve the health of communities through research, education, and service.
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Institute of Rural Health

Research Faculty and Staff

Neill F. Piland, DrPH Director & Research Professor pilaneil@isu.edu
Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD Research Professor bhstamm@isu.edu
Debra Larsen Aubrey, PhD Research Associate Professor aubrdebr@isu.edu
Cyndy Kelchner, PhD Research Administrator & Research Assistant Professor kelccynd@isu.edu
Ann D Kirkwood, MA Senior Research Associate kirkann@isu.edu
Russ Spearman, MEd Senior Research Associate spearuss@isu.edu
Barbara J. Cunningham, MBA, MPA Senior Grant Project Coordinator cunnbarb@isu.edu
Jana Bodily-Roan, MPA Research Associate & Finance Team Leader bodijana@isu.edu
Rick Tivis, MPH Biostatistician tivirick@isu.edu

Support Team

Corinne Johns Administrative Assistant II & Admin Support Team Leader johncori@isu.edu
Kirsti Beck Administrative Assistant I beckkirs@isu.edu
Donna Parker Administrative Assistant I parkdonn@isu.edu
Ashley Reno Financial Support Technician renoash2@isu.edu

Student Employees & Interns

Shelley Aubrey Undergraduate Research Assistant aubrshel@isu.edu
Calvin Cotten Career Path Intern - Finance
Alex Walker Career Path Intern - Finance
Smitha Moparthi Career Path Intern - Research
Deepthi Moparthi Career Path Intern - Research
Jennifer Sawmiller Career Path Intern - Research
Michael Wucinich Career Path Intern - Research
Maria Husmann Student Intern - Research
Penelope Larsen Work Study - Support Team

Affiliate Faculty

Laura Tivis, PhD Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID tivilaur@isu.edu
Ramesh Ramloll, PhD DeepSemaphore, New York ramlrame@isu.edu
Jaishree Beedasy, PhD DeepSemaphore, New York beedjais@isu.edu
Annette Phillipp, PhD St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, Boise, ID philanne@isu.edu
Larry Berger University of New Mexico School of Medicine
David N. Gans MGMA, Englewood, CO
Craig Higson-Smith Johannesburg, South Africa craighs@telkomsa.net
Peter Huggard University of Auckland, New Zealand huggpet2@isu.edu
Tracy L. Johnson
Sarah Leeds Family Services Alliance, Pocatello, ID
Linda Smith
Larry Murillo