Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 612.623.8320
Fax: 612.624.2196
Email: henn0329@umn.edu

Division of Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Current Projects - (2)

  • Addressing Rural Social Isolation as a Health and Mortality Risk Factor
    This project aims to describe rural/urban differences in the prevalence of social isolation, as well as to identify challenges and strategies related to addressing rural social isolation in order to inform policy-making.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Caring for Caregivers: Available Support for Unpaid Caregivers in Rural Areas
    This project aims to describe rural-urban differences in the prevalence and intensity of informal caregiving for older adults and associated socio-demographic correlates and to identify potential policy interventions to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of rural caregivers.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Home health, Long term care

Completed Projects - (2)

  • Paving the Way: Addressing Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health for Rural Residents
    This project will use a mixed-methods design to examine ways in which transportation operates as a social determinant of health for vulnerable rural residents, and to identify exemplar transportation programs that are successfully improving health and well-being of those residents.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Health services, Networking and collaboration
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Care for Rural Residents with Complex Care Needs
    This project will examine barriers to skilled nursing facility placement for rural residents with complex care needs, including obesity, dementia, and behavioral health problems, and explore potential implications for access to and quality of care.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health services, Hospitals and clinics, Long term care

Publications - (21)