Tracy Boehm Barrett

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Tracy Boehm Barrett grew up in rural Minnesota and is passionate about rural culture. As the Director of Knowledge Translation at the University of Montana Rural Institute Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural), she facilitates the application of research knowledge to increase participation of people with disabilities in rural communities. Tracy is interested in making information from research available to benefit individuals and their communities. She focuses on sharing information, tools, and programs that are useful, relevant, and appropriate for people with disabilities, service providers, and other disability community stakeholders.  In addition to directing the knowledge translation team, Tracy also directs RTC:Rural’s Living Well and Working Well with a Disability programs and has engaged in disability research, training, and program development at RTC:Rural since 2008. Ms. Boehm Barrett received her BA in sociology from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis and her master’s in public health from the University of Montana. She has particular interests in rural health, aging and disability, inclusive community collaboration, and connecting with others to learn and discuss what rural disability resources are needed to support and contribute to building inclusive communities. Prior to joining the Rural Institute, Tracy worked in nonprofit and health care management.