Current Research Projects
Diverse Research Areas
biobehavioral education
Education & Training

The department collaborates with more than 300 community and rural physicians to provide quality clinical education and didactic experiences for medical students.

biobehavioral research

Department faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their areas of study. Our faculty pursue investigator-initiated studies on a broad range of individual and group health behavior and population studies.

biobehavioral hope clinic
Community Engagement

Through the Center of American Indian and Minority Health and student-run Hope Clinic, faculty and students are deeply involved in raising the health status of American Indians and rural America.

Peter M. Nalin

Department Head, Peter M. Nalin, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAFP

Our department seeks to improve health outcomes and healthcare access in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through medical student education and community-engaged translational research.

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