Profiles And Contributions To This Article

A national view of rural health workforce issues in the USA

Martin  MacDowell

Dr Martin MacDowell

qualifications: DrPH

contribution: wrote the first draft

position: Research associate professor/ Assistant director

United States

Martin MacDowell, DrPH, MBA is Assistant Director for Education in NCRHP and a Research Professor the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at UIC College of Medicine - Rockford. He participates in the curriculum development, evaluation, and teaching of students in the rural physician and pharmacy (RMED and R-Pharm) programs. He also participates in the development of interdisciplinary courses, presentations, and curriculum related to all rural health professions. He is a faculty member in the public health program.


Michael  Glasser

Michael Glasser

qualifications: PhD

contribution: wrote the first draft

position: Research associate professor/ Associate dean

United States

Associate Dean for Rural Health Professions and a medical sociologist with research interests in primary care services, rural health, mental health (particularly depression), patient-provider-older adult triads, and interprofessional education.


Mike  Fitts

Mike Fitts

qualifications: PsyD

contribution: original concept

position: AHEC Director

United States

Workforce analysis


Kimberly  Nielsen

Kimberly Nielsen

qualifications: MPH

contribution: literature review

position: Research associate

United States


Matthew  Hunaker

Matthew Hunaker

qualifications: MD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate professor/ RMED director

United States

Dr. Hunsaker is a Family Physician working primarly in rural workforce education, leading the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED), at National Center for Rural Health Professions, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He speaks internationally on the topic of developing sustainable primary care training programs for rural areas. Principal international projects currently include concept and curriculum support of the development of a rural medical school in southern Thailand, now in its fourth year. He provides consultation to several domestic rural medicine programs as well.


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