Environmental Awareness

Environmental Health student Mary Kosuth looks at plastic particles found in things we consume, like beer and salt. 

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Leading Richfield

Executive Public Health Practice student Maria Regan Gonzalez wins seat on Richfield City Council with a public health platform.

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Knowing Nutrition
The School of Public Health’s Nutrition Coordinating Center provides a nationwide resource used in advancing nutrition research.

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Helping Busy Kids Eat More Fruits and Veggies
A new School of Public Health study offers effective ways parents can encourage their kids to eat more fruits and vegetables outside of dinnertime.

Babies Born with Opioid Addiction in Rural U.S. on the Rise
As the opioid epidemic increases across America, a new study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that rural babies are being born with opioid withdrawal at an alarming rate.

Many Health News Stories Ignore Harms and Costs
New findings from the School of Public Health suggest that health care news stories often focus too heavily on the benefits of new treatments at the expense of other critical information, like costs or risks.

Finding the Ideal Body Composition for Preterm Babies
A project led by Professor Ellen Demerath is looking at how preterm babies can grow bigger in ways that don’t just focus on weight, but also bolster cognitive development and long-term health.

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Professor Roger Feldman discusses uncertainty about what happens if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.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

Jean Abraham: At year’s end, patients surge into hospitals and clinics for free care. (MPR)

Allison Watts: Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals. (Fox News)

Gary Schwitzer: Many health news stories lack independent sources. (Reuters)