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
Cyndy Kelchner, PhD Research Administrator & Research Assistant Professor kelccynd@isu.edu
Russ Spearman, MEd Senior Research Associate spearuss@isu.edu
Barbara J. Cunningham, MBA, MPA Senior Grant Project Coordinator cunnbarb@isu.edu
Shelley Aubrey Assistant Grant Project Coordinator aubrshel@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
Natalie Riewerts Administrative Assistant I riewnata@isu.edu
Ashley Reno Financial Support Technician renoash2@isu.edu

Student Employees & Interns

Alex Walker Career Path Intern - Finance
Shayla Neibaur Career Path Intern - Finance
Nishant Johnson Career Path Intern - Research
Stephen Neiner Career Path Intern - Research
Somelina Obiechina Career Path Intern - Research
Daisy Moore 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 Denver Health, Denver, CO
Sarah Leeds Family Services Alliance, Pocatello, ID
Linda Smith Horseshoe Bend, AR
Larry Murillo Human Services Department, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall, ID
Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD Whitefish, MT bhstamm@isu.edu
Debra Larsen Aubrey, PhD Mental Health Specialists, Pocatello, ID aubrdebr@isu.edu
Ann D Kirkwood, MA Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID kirkann@isu.edu