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Opioid Use and Pregnancy

SPH Associate Professor and maternal health policy expert Katy Kozhimannil researches how opioid use affects reproductive-age women, pregnant women, and infants.

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Investigating Food Outbreaks

School of Public Health students investigate foodborne outbreaks through Team D, a group in the Minnesota Department of Health’s Foodborne Diseases Unit.

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Still Smoking

Despite public health efforts, smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.

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Understanding Obesity — Starting with a Baby’s First Meal

School of Public Health Professor Ellen Demerath’s MILK Study aims to understand how a mother’s weight and breast milk affects a child’s growth.

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Research News

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Professor Ellen Demerath leads the MILK study to help understand breast milk composition. (WCCO-TV)

In the News

Hyun Kim: Why Harvey will be a mental health disaster, too (Fortune)

Katy Kozhimannil: Top 5 questions to ask about your birth hospital (Minnesota Public Radio)

Michael Osterholm: Is floodwater bad for your health? (Forbes)

Bryan Dowd: Talk about privilege is best focused on policy (Star Tribune)