Addressing Racial Inequities in Birth Outcomes
In Minnesota and across the U.S., African-American women and infants are at least twice as likely as white women and infants to die around the time of childbirth. A new project led by Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman aims to improve birth outcomes by studying best practices at Roots Community Birth Center, Minnesota’s first and only African-American-owned birth center.
Avoiding Weight Gain Starts in Adolescence
A new study from Professor David Jacobs and Project EAT shows that keeping your weight in-check as an adult is linked to the quality of your diet in adolescence.
Targeting Addiction: Opioid Prescribing Common Upon Hospital Discharge
A new study from Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic shows that Medicare beneficiaries who previously had no opioid use are commonly prescribed opioids, which include pain killers such as Vicodin, oxycodone, and morphine, upon hospital discharge.
Implementing a Soda Tax: Why the Messaging Matters
In an effort to reduce the consumption of soda, many have argued that adding a tax to the beverage may prompt people to drink less. Associate Professor Sarah Gollust finds that when adding a tax, the messaging is important to how consumers respond.
Assistant Professor Nicole Basta explores the use of the Meningitis B vaccine in a recent outbreak.