Katie Rydberg, MPH

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 612.626.8401
Email: reedx472@umn.edu
Twitter: @katie_rydberg

Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota
2221 University Ave. SE, Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Current Projects - (1)

  • The Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas
    In this study, we will measure the supply of long-term care services and supports (LTSS) direct care workers relative to older adult populations in rural and urban areas and measure employer and industry turnover among LTSS direct care workers. We will also explore how compensation levels – including wages and employer-based health insurance – are related to and predict worker turnover in the LTSS direct care workforce in rural and urban areas.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Aging, Allied health professionals, Health services, Home health, Long-term care, Post-acute care, Poverty, Rural statistics and demographics, Social determinants of health, Workforce

Publications - (6)


  • Evaluating the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 01/2022
    The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the overall experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. We pay particular attention to any barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding.