Category Archives: Epidemiology and Community Health
A study by PhD student Aaron Berger and Associate Professor Rachel Widome confirms that later school day start times are associated with improved mental and behavioral health for adolescents.
Skin cancer rates have been increasing steadily in the United States. We asked cancer researcher DeAnn Lazovich to explain the increase in melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. “75 percent or more of all skin cancer deaths are related to melanoma, one cancer that is largely preventable. The reason…
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.
Mother’s Day marks the start of National Women’s Health Week. We asked women’s health researcher Wendy Hellerstedt what women need to know about staying healthy. “Obesity is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. 40 percent of women in the United States are obese, and those…
Professor David Jacobs has received the 2017 Mentor of the Year Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.
Epidemiology PhD student Bridget Griffith has received the 2017-2018 Fogarty Fellowship in Global Health to spend a year in Uganda conducting research aimed at reducing maternal mortality.
Public Health Nutrition MPH student Rebecca Leighton was honored with the University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award for starting the Nutritious U Food Pantry.
Public Health Nutrition MPH student Tessa Lasswell was honored with the Minnesota Public Health Association’s Student Achievement Award for her work at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.
In July 2017, Minnesota liquor stores will be open on Sundays for the first time in nearly a century. While School of Public Health alcohol researcher Toben Nelson says the decision was largely consumer driven, there are also other issues to consider. “A lot of the debate has focused on…