Gretchen Dobervich, MPH

Public Health Policy Program Coordinator
American Indian Public Health Resource Center


I graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Social Work and am a licensed social worker.

NDSU Specialization 

Community Health Sciences

How did the NDSU MPH prepare you for the workforce? 

Having faculty who had experience working directly in public and primary health linked theory and practice.  I really enjoyed the practicum and the working experience and opportunities it provided me.

Current position

I work at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center as the Public Health Policy Program Manager. I also serve in the North Dakota House of Representatives and am a member of the Human Services and Agriculture Committees.

How are you impacting the health of your region? 

I work for tribal nations across the country to develop and strengthen public health policies and obtain funding for public health programs and services.  I also facilitate community health assessments and strategic planning to assist tribal nations in identifying public health needs and developing strategies for addressing them. 

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