Featured RUPRI Leader: Jennifer Lundblad

Jennifer is the President and CEO of Stratis Health, a non-profit based in Minnesota that focuses on collaboration and innovation in health care quality and safety. She has been a member of the RUPRI Health Panel since 2009, in addition to Stratis Health and RURPI partnering on a national Rural Health Value Project that focuses on improving rural health quality.

Growing up in a small community in rural Minnesota is part of Dr. Lundblad’s roots that she still remains connected to as she continues to focus on improving rural health. Currently, Jennifer is heavily involved in the RUPRI Health Panel’s work of health care payment and care delivery transformation. She is dedicated to keeping rural issues and concerns at the forefront of policy decisions by serving as a trusted independent and research-based perspective.

Jennifer prides herself on understanding the challenges, opportunities, and implications of changes in a rural context and continues to serve the health care needs of rural communities and their residents. Outside of work, she loves to travel. She enjoys experiencing new people, places, cultures and foods (both in the United States and abroad). In fact, she’s been to nearly 70 countries across the globe! RUPRI is fortunate to have such a valued member of our team!