Research & Training Centers
The School of Public Health is home to nationally and internationally recognized centers focused on high-caliber research, outreach and training.
Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO)
Identifies professional and public learning needs and develops strategies to meet them in partnership with School faculty and public health professionals.
Research & Training Centers within CPHEO:
- University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness
- Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health
- Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
- Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training
- Great Lakes Regional OTI Education Center, partner
U-SEEE — or University of Minnesota: Simulations and Exercises for Educational Effectiveness — has two centers. U-SEEE is also located within CPHEO.
- Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center
- Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Other SPH centers
Contributes to the safety and security of the global food system and significantly strengthens Minnesota’s ability to anticipate and respond to emerging issues and imminent threats from animal and foodborne diseases.
Center for Environment and Health Policy (CEHP)
Focuses on improving the assessment, management, and communication of environmental health risks and fostering better environmental policy decisions.
Committed to improving the health of children, women and families. The center offers a master’s degree in Public Health (including an online degree program), continuing professional education, and consultation and technical assistance to community based organizations and agencies.
Strives to reduce illness and death from infectious diseases by conducting original, interdisciplinary research and by facilitating public policy refinement and the adoption of science-based best practices among professionals and the public.
Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration in research that can ultimately affect the prevention and control of violence.
Fosters basic and applied interdisciplinary research and education in gerontology and geriatrics education, research, and service.
Creates opportunities to acquire, disseminate, and apply knowledge about the relationship between animals, humans, and their shared environment to improve the quality of life for all.
Facilitates studies that conduct research in osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, estrogen, exercise and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Pursues an interdisciplinary approach to advancing the quality and quantity of geriatric content in the health sciences.
MCWRC promotes child wellbeing by creating an interdisciplinary body of research focused on education and health of youth (co-occurrence/ common causes and consequences) in Minnesota.
Documents the prognostic and diagnostic value of electrocardiography for epidemiological studies and clinical trials nationally and worldwide.
Helps Minnesota businesses implement solutions that maximize resource efficiency, prevent pollution, and reduce costs to improve public health and the environment.
Develops, provides, and supports state-of-the-art methods and databases for researchers collecting and analyzing dietary data.
Provides a multidisciplinary program for the prevention and control of injuries, including catastrophic and long-term disabling injuries, with attention to the rural environment.
Provides assistance to academic, government, and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare and Medicaid data for their research.
Conducts research and disseminates information that will help policymakers better address the unique health care needs of rural America.
Helps states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with uninsurance, and evaluate state policy initiatives.
UMASH is one of nine Centers of Excellence in Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).