Melissa Laska

Finding Good Food Close to Home

Minneapolis is one of the most livable cities in the country, yet many residents lack easy access to healthy food — SPH is changing that picture.

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Federal Housing Voucher Program Reduces Binge Drinking in Girls, Raises it for Boys

A study by Associate Professor Theresa Osypuk examined how a program that helps people pay rent in private housing influences adolescent drinking behavior.

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a little baby

Hospital Data Shows Preterm Infants at High Risk for Maltreatment

Assistant Professor Susan Mason found that, compared to full-term babies, preterm infants had 1.6 times the risk of being re-admitted to the hospital within the first year of life for an injury suggestive of maltreatment.

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Developing an Anti-Racism Medical School Curriculum

Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman tested a methodology called Public Health Critical Race Praxis that helps researchers remain attentive to issues of equity in their work.

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SPH in the News

Amira Adawe: Twin Cities radio host aims to ‘redefine’ how we think about skin color and beauty (Star Tribune)

Lynn Blewett: Politics Friday: Campaigns and health care (MPR News)

Carrie Henning-Smith: Challenges of delivering babies in Greater Minnesota (TPT)

Rebecca Kehm: Socioeconomic status may affect racial/ethnic disparities among childhood cancer survivors (Cure Today)

Michael Osterholm: When is the right time to get your flu shot? (CBS News)

Pamela Schreiner: Study reveals benefits of companion animals (KIMT-TV)

UMASH: Reducing electrical hazards on the farm (Fillmore County Journal)

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