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Dr. Elizabeth Lynne Rink

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Co-Lead, Fulbright Arctic Initiative; Professor of Community Health, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University

    Full Biography

    Dr. Elizabeth Lynne Rink is a Professor of Community Health in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Public Health from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Dr. Rink conducts mixed-methods, community based participatory research with Indigenous communities in Montana and Greenland to address the social determinants of reproductive health. She is particularly interested in how diverse systems in the human ecology influence reproductive health, ethical practices in research, and developing innovative intervention models. Dr. Rink is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Fellow examining the implementation of trauma informed policies within Indigenous governance structures to promote reproductive health equity. Dr. Rink was a scholar in Cohort II of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative Program and completed her exchange with the Thule Institute at the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. She serves as a faculty research mentor with the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity at Montana State University and the Montana-Alaska American Indian/Alaska Native Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Her research receives funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.