Mental health

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School
  • Associate Director, Center for Rural Mental Health Studies

Jane Hovland, RN-MS, PhD, LP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Hovland implements research involving chronic illnesses and mental health including stress and coping with chronic illness, alternative delivery systems for mental health care and interaction of physical and mental illnesses. She has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pediatric oncology and neurology, focusing on helping children and their families manage health challenges in a manner that enhances growth. She now maintains a private practice through the Center for Rural Mental Health Studies of the Medical School, Duluth, where she is recognized for her expertise in cognitive behavioral interventions in anxiety and depression. She has had numerous grants related to using and evaluating technology in rural settings, particularly integrating mental health services in rural primary care clinics.