Mandi-Leigh Peterson receives behavioral health research award

Mandi-Leigh Peterson, a senior research analyst at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, recently received a $115,000 award from the North Dakota Department of Health for behavioral health workforce development research.

“Your research not only extends to your own professional and scholarly endeavors, but also contributes to the overall well-being of the people of our state and nation,” wrote Grant McGimpsey, vice president for Research and Economic Development at UND, in congratulating Peterson.

At the CRH, Peterson focuses on rural health workforce and is developing a database to organize statewide information and is estimating projections as to future healthcare workforce needs in North Dakota.