Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Interdisciplinary rural immersion week

Mark  Deutchman

Mark Deutchman

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, wrote the first draft, collected data, literature review

position: Professor; director, Rural Track

United States

Mark Deutchman MD, Professor School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and School of Public Health. Director, Rural Track. University of Colorado, Denver. Research interests: Training for rural practice, Workforce development; Interdisciplinary healthcare.


Kathryn  Nearing

Kathryn Nearing

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Associate director, Evaluation Center

United States

Kathryn A. Nearing, Ph.D. is an Associate Director of The Evaluation Center in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Nearing brings 14 years of experience designing and implementing large-scale evaluations in the fields of education and public health. She currently serves as a lead evaluator for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), one of the clinical translational science award sites funded nationally. The comprehensive evaluation is focused on examining how the CCTSI fosters 1) innovations in medical education, 2) the professional development, training and career advancement of historically under-represented biomedical researchers, and 3) new discoveries and innovative approaches to addressing national health priorities. As a medical/applied anthropologist, Dr. Nearing has a particular interest in community-based health promotion, health disparities and rural health.


Brenda  Baumgarten

Brenda Baumgarten

qualifications: MA

contribution: collected data, contributed to drafts, input data

position: Coordinator, Rural Track


john  westfall

John Westfall

qualifications: MD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Colorado AHEC director

United States
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