The School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management welcomes Carrie Henning Smith, Ph.D. Carrie has worked at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) since 2015.
Carrie completed her Ph.D., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota in 2015, and her M.S., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota in that same year. She holds an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, and an M.S.W. in Social Work Interpersonal Practice and Mental health, from the University of Michigan. Her B.A. is in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.
Carrie has an extensive experience in community organizing, policy advocacy, and social services. In her research, she uses quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to study policy-relevant issues for rural populations. In particular, she is interested in policy issues that impact quality of life and quality care for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Her publication and presentation record in those areas is quite impressive. Carrie will bring a much-needed depth and capacity to rural health, long-term care, and aging to the RHRC and to the School of Public Health. On the teaching front, Carrie will teach an on-line health policy course for SPH master’s students (particularly MPH-PHAP students) every other year.