Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Jennifer Lundblad

Project Director for Stratis Health


Jennifer Lundblad Dr. Lundblad is the President and CEO of Stratis Health, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization. She has responsibility to develop, support, and ensure successful achievement of Stratis Health's mission to lead collaboration and innovation in health care quality and safety, and serve as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities. She has an extensive background in program development and 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 at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research was on "Teamwork and Safety Climates in Small Rural Hospitals." Jennifer is a member of the national RUPRI (Rural Policy Research Institute) Health Panel, Chair of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance Steering Committee, and a member of the Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee, Women's Health Leadership Trust, and Minnesota Healthcare Quality Professionals. She serves as a Board member for the American Health Quality Association, Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, and OnPoint Health Data. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.