Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil found that families living in non-urban-adjacent rural counties faced increased risk of out-of-hospital birth, birth in a hospital that does not provide obstetric care, and preterm birth, after losing hospital-based obstetric services.
A study by student Peiyin Hung (PhD ’17) revealed that rural women may have to travel up to 190 miles for pregnancy and newborn care.
A joint survey from MDH and SHADAC shows the state’s uninsured rate rose from 4.3 percent in 2015 to 6.3 percent, leaving approximately 349,000 Minnesotans without coverage.
PhD student Joe Servadio and Adjunct Professor Matteo Convertino developed a new method for identifying the most important data to use in creating risk factors and health scores.
Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith found that hospital discharge planners encounter transportation, financial, space availability and other problems when trying to place patients in rural nursing homes.
A recent study by post-doctoral fellow Mary Christoph reveals many people infrequently check the Nutrition Facts panels found on food packaging.
Research from postdoctoral fellow Megan Winkler shows that people who work non-standard work schedules are at increased risk for poor sleep, depression, substance use, and other health issues.
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that adolescents and young adults practicing yoga experience increased body satisfaction — especially if they had poor body image prior to starting yoga.
Assistant Professor Nicole Basta is part of a team testing a new strategy in Uganda that may offer residents living in high-density urban areas cheap, reliable transportation to vaccination clinics.
PhD student Kimberly Bonner is the lead author of a commentary on developing strategies for providing HPV vaccine to young girls who are not in school.