Category Archives: Feature stories

Jake Maxon on the steps of the White House.

Taking Policies to the White House

March 13

Public Health Administration and Policy MPH student Jake Maxon served as an intern at the White House to work on HIV/AIDS policy.

University of Washington student and MnTAP intern Daniel Sales with one of IBM’s HVAC systems. Photo by Brian Morgan

Making the Environment Their Business

February 07

SPH’s Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) works with businesses across the state to produce less waste and to save water and electricity.

Kosuth runs her experiments on plastics in the Environmental Health Sciences lab at the School of Public Health

Environmental Awareness

January 05

Environmental Health student Mary Kosuth is investigating microplastics and whether or not they end up in our food and drinks.

Don’t Shoot

November 02

How a public health approach — which focuses on keeping people safe and informing policy — can help solve one of our country’s biggest problems.

ARIC study participant

Conquering Heart Disease for 30 Years

September 22

For 30 years, the School of Public Health has been home to one of the world’s largest and longest running studies about heart health — the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

At the Emory Global Health Case Competition, the Minnesota team, including three public health students, stretches before presenting their case.


August 25

Creating a healthier population means tackling hard-to-solve, complex issues. At Minnesota, students are at the center of some of the world’s most pressing problems through their involvement in case competitions.