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Identifying Needs to Empower Native Elders

Collette Adamsen, NRCNAA Associate Director and Assistant Professor

Dr. Collette Adamsen serves as an associate director for the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and is an assistant professor at SMHS.

Collette is the director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA).

In this position, Collette provides grant project direction and leadership, conducts research on health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian elders throughout the nation, manages data for the NRCNAA, and functions as an American Indian content specialist. Previously, Collette served as an NRCNAA project coordinator, beginning in May 2014.

Prior to joining the CRH, Collette worked as a redetermination examiner and redetermination officer at Noridian Healthcare Solutions.

Collette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in Health Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Foundations and Research from UND.

Collette is originally from Belcourt, North Dakota, and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.


Contact Collette by calling (701) 777-0676 or send an email.