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James Boulger, PhD

FM DU James BoulgerAppointment



Center for Rural Mental Health Studies, Director
Medical Student Education - Duluth


Rural health personnel needs, determinants of medical specialty and practice location, research mentoring with medical students


PhD, University of Minnesota

Bio Summary

Boulger is a charter faculty member on the Medical School - Duluth campus. Currently, he holds joint appointments in the departments of family medicine and biobehavioral health and directs the Center for Rural Mental Health Studies. Boulger has received the National Rural Health Association Distinguished Rural Health Educator of the Year Award; University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service; University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society Harold S. Diehl Award; and MAFP President’s Award.

Contact Information

234 SMED
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218-726-8895 or 726-7144

Current Grant

2010-15, HRSA, PI, “Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine”

Recent Publications

Downey LH, Wheat JR, Leeper JD, Florence JA, Boulger JG, Hunsaker, ML. Undergraduate rural medical education program development: Focus group consultation with the NRHA Rural Medical Educators Group. Journal of Rural Health, 2011;27(2):230- 8.

Zink T, Center B, Finstad D, Boulger JG, Repesh LA, Westra R, et al. Efforts to graduate more primary care physicians and physicians who will practice in rural areas: Examining outcomes from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Rural Physician Associate Program. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(4):599-604.

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