Parents hesitant to protect children from cancer

SPH research explores why, as of 2016, only 43 percent of teens are up to date on recommended doses of the HPV vaccine.

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Cancer Research Powerhouse

A unique collaboration with the UMN Masonic Cancer Center gives our faculty and students access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and equipment, making us one of the best in the U.S. in biomarker research.

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Naming Structural Racism in Public Health

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Photo credit: Cindy Trinh, Activist NYC

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Bold New Direction for SPH

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Working Odd Hours Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable From Infectious Disease

Maria Sundaram is committed to protecting global populations from infectious disease. As an environmental health PhD student, her doctoral dissertation focuses on how vaccine protection differs between malnourished and well-nourished children.

“Public health has the power to expose social inequalities, and it gives people the power to fight back against these injustices. That’s what drives me to research infectious diseases.”

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