Rural Telehealth Research Center

Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa

145 N Riverside Drive, N200 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319.384.3830
Fax: 319.384.4371
Website: View center's website

Director: Marcia M. Ward, PhD
Deputy Director: A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS

Established at the University of Iowa in September 2015, the Rural Telehealth Research Center focuses on conducting research to advance evidence in the area of telehealth, especially in rural applications. The Center is comprised of three research partners: University of Iowa, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and University of Southern Maine. It is charged with advancing publicly available, high quality, impartial, clinically informed and policy-relevant telehealth-related research.

Rigorous research is needed to identify telehealth models that are affordable and sustainable, that enhance rural access, and maintain and improve quality. The goal of the Rural Telehealth Research Center is to conduct and disseminate research on rural telehealth that contributes to building a high performance system in rural America.