Category Archives: Faculty

Detecting Infectious Diseases

March 13

Infectious disease epidemiologist and SPH Regents Professor Michael Osterholm answers questions about infectious disease outbreaks and shares tips from his latest book, “Deadliest Enemy” about what we can do to prepare.

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Finding the Source: How Reproductive Age Women Get Opioids

March 10

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.

HealthNewsReview.org Now Offers Help to Improve Health-related News Releases

March 08

HealthNewsReview.org, which helps consumers critically analyze claims about health care interventions, is now working to correct problems before they start by reviewing health care news releases before they are published. PR professionals can send a draft of their planned news release and three of HealthNewsReview.org’s expert reviewers will examine the…

Narrowing the Cause of Mesothelioma in MN Taconite Miners

March 01

In the hunt for the cause of a rare cancer plaguing Minnesota’s taconite miners, research from Associate Professor Jeffrey Mandel shows the disease cases are likely not caused by non-asbestiform elongate mineral particles.