Dr. Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, MA is a research associate professor for the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Dr. Schroeder participates in rural health research, directs state program evaluation, and supervises graduate student internship and practicum experiences at the CRH. Dr. Schroeder serves as principal investigator of the Rural Health Research Gateway, a website that provides access to publications and projects funded through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Under the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, she provides training on rural mental health, leads web content development, and conducts research on stigma as well as mental health training needs. Her research interests include healthcare access, health disparities, workforce, and oral health. Dr. Schroeder is the lead for several oral health studies, serving on statewide and national oral health coalitions and workgroups. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Rural Health, and is an elected member of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' Research Committee.