Welcome: Kristen Leighton, Center for Rural Health


Kristen Leighton is a research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and 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. 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 of psychology degree from UND.