Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Jennifer Lundblad

Project Director for Stratis Health


Jennifer Lundblad Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA is President and CEO of Stratis Health, an independent non-profit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in healthcare quality and safety, and serves as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities. Dr. Lundblad has an extensive background in leadership, organization development, and program management in both non-profit and education settings. She has a BA in speech communication and economics from Macalester College, an MBA in public and non-profit management from Boston University, and a PhD in education with a focus on training and organization development from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research was “Teamwork and Safety Climates in Small Rural Hospitals,” and she has published articles in peer reviewed journals on topics related to health quality and organizational change. She brings to Rural Health Value expertise in change management, dissemination of innovation, process and workflow analysis and redesign, rural-specific quality measurement, and organizational culture improvement across the continuum of care. Dr. Lundblad is a member of the national RUPRI (Rural Policy Research Institute) Health Panel, the University of Minnesota’s Rural Health Research Center Expert Workgroup, and serves on various other national and local boards and in committee leadership positions. She has an adjunct assistant professor appointment at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.