News

School of Public Health faculty, staff, and students at the March for Science in St. Paul, Minn on April 22

The March for Science

SPH faculty, students, staff, and alumni gathered at the March for Science in St. Paul on April 22.

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Finding Her Field

Biostatistics MS student Connor Jo Lewis finds her field of study through her chronic lifelong condition.

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Detecting Infectious Diseases

Infectious disease expert and SPH Regents Professor Michael Osterholm (MS, ’77, MPH, ’78, PhD, ’80) answers questions about infectious diseases and shares insights from his latest book, “Deadliest Enemy.”

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Taking Policies to the White House

Public Health Administration and Policy MPH student Jake Maxon served as an intern at the White House to work on HIV/AIDS policy.

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Research News

Improving the Care of Chronically Ill Patients
Research from Assistant Professor Nathan Shippee shows that a person-centered patient care approach, called LifeCourse, significantly improves the experience of the chronically ill compared to usual care within just six months.

People Who Experience Discrimination at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Research by post-doctoral fellow Kara Whitaker shows that individuals who reported two or more major experiences of discrimination had a 34 percent increased risk of developing diabetes.

Majority of Sodium in American Diet Comes from Packaged and Restaurant Foods
Research by Professor Lisa Harnack shows that 71 percent of the sodium we eat comes from commercially prepared foods, such as restaurant meals and packaged foods.

Competition Lowers Insurance Premiums
Research by Associate Professor Jean Abraham and PhD student Coleman Drake shows that competition drives down premium costs in federal health insurance marketplaces.

The cover of Advances fall 2016 issue

Advances

The fall 2016 issue of Advances shows how a public health approach could prevent gun-related injuries.

Professor Roger Feldman discusses uncertainty about what happens if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (Fox 9)

In the News

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer: Teasing teens about weight may do lasting harm (U.S. News & World Report)

Michael Osterholm: Trump’s new budget puts Americans’ health in serious danger (Fortune)

Roger Feldman: Fairview-HealthEast deal continues trend of health systems bulking up (Star Tribune)

Kathleen Ronchi: Barriers to HIV testing in rural Wisconsin (Superior Telegram)