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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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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John Fankhauser

Bringing Global Experience to Executive Degree

Dr. John Fankhauser earns his Executive MHA degree while working with Ebola survivors in Liberia.

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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.

Community Parks Help Low-income Families Be Active
A new study from Professor Simone French reveals that neighborhood parks can be a great, inexpensive way for low-income families with preschoolers to get more exercise.

Disability in Older Adults Linked to Low Wealth and Living Alone
A study from Research Associate Carrie Henning-Smith found that the combination of low wealth and living alone creates one of the biggest risk factors for the onset of disability in older adults.

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Professor Roger Feldman discusses uncertainty about what happens if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.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

Lynn Blewett: High-risk pools: the newest proposal to fix the GOP’s health plan (Vox)

Michael Osterholm: The measles outbreak: Unfounded fears about vaccine puts kids at risk (Star Tribune)

Abigail Lano (student): Dental care should be brought to older Minnesotans (Faribault Daily News)

Tina Lingen (student, commentary): My doctor is my drug dealer in rural America (MinnPost)

Public Health Radio

Rachel Hardeman: The Role of Race in Health