Research to Improve Health Care

Since 2010, Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) research efforts explore ways to make health care better for patients, bring innovation to medicine, and advance treatments. We encourage and support research geared toward developing new and improved medications, therapies, devices, and delivery methods.

The focus of EIRH research is to improve our patients' health by engaging in studies of rural healthcare delivery, government and industry-based clinical trials, and disease-related issues. Our research focuses primarily on transforming healthcare delivery in areas such as cancer, heart and vascular, primary care, geriatrics, and trauma. We are also involved in many clinical trials studies.

EIRH receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other federal, regional, and local agencies, including foundations such as the Essentia Health Foundation.

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Research Staff & Support

Researchers at the Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) work to advance health care knowledge and make innovations in health care delivery. EIRH researchers are passionate about developing new ways to transform health care. EIRH research staff in Duluth, Minnesota includes:

  • Research teams: Scientists, research evaluation specialists and coordinators, biostatisticians, informatic analysts, clinical trials research staff (research nurses, research assistants, nurse practitioners, research lab techs, research pharmacists)
  • Regulatory: Institutional Review Board, Scientific Review Committee, regulatory personnel, submission regulatory specialist
  • Sponsored Programs Administration: Grants and contract management team, finance department (including a research billing compliance program)

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Contact Us

Get more information about the Essentia Institute of Rural Health and its programs. Call 218-786-3940 or 1-877-710-1094.