Steve Waring, DVM, PhD
MHRN Site Principal Investigator

Essentia Institute of Rural Health
502 East Second Street
Duluth, MN 55805



  • Location: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Executive Director:  Richard Ziegler, PhD
  • Year established: 2010
  • Active studies: 37 in 2012
  • Peer-reviewed publications: 32 in 2012
  • Website:


Essentia Health


The Essentia Institute of Rural Health exists to improve the health and health care for the rural population in the United States through research and education. For more information, visit


Special Research Facilities

  • Clinical research facilities
  • Investigational drug pharmacy

Top 3 Funding Agencies

  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality