Lara Brooks is Rural Health Analyst with the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. She joined the Office of Rural Health in 2014. Her roles include facilitation of Community Health Needs Assessments and assisting with quality reporting and improvement activities for critical access hospitals in Oklahoma. Lara previously worked for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as an Extension Associate in a partnering role with the Office of Rural Health where she facilitated Community Health Needs Assessments. She also previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as a Research Associate in Community Affairs. Lara graduated with her B.S. in Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University in 2006 and her M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University in 2008.
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