Charles Oberg with Ed Locks, a Dutch EMT/nurse, on the island of Lesbos.

The Refugee Crisis in Greece

SPH alumnus and Emeritus Professor Charles Oberg (MPH ’84) shares his experiences providing medical care for refugees seeking asylum in Lesbos, Greece.

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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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Finding the Source: How Reproductive Age Women Get Opioids
Building on previous findings that babies born with opioid withdrawal is increasing at a staggering rate, a new study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that nearly 1.5 million reproductive age women are taking opioids for non-medical reasons.

Early ACA Local News Coverage Focused on Politics, Not Health
A study by Associate Professor Sarah Gollust shows local television news stories about the ACA were politically tinged — and rarely offered details on how the initiative worked or benefited viewers.

Depression Linked to Neighborhood Poverty and Violence
Depression affects 120 million people worldwide and a study from PhD student Spruha Joshi shows that the disease in older adults is linked to living in poor communities and neighborhood violence.

Cycling Saves Lives and Money in Minnesota
As part of a joint project with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Professor Mark Pereira finds that more cycling people do, the lower their risk for cardiovascular risk factors.

The cover of Advances fall 2016 issue


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Professor Roger Feldman discusses uncertainty about what happens if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.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: How reinsurance may help health insurers (Finance & Commerce)

Thomas Gilliam: Commentary: Thoughts on health care, freedom of choice and business models (Star Tribune)

Pinar Karaca-Mandic and Sarah Gollust: Local TV news did a really bad job of explaining Obamacare (Huffington Post)