Research

Our Research Impact

School of Public Health faculty, staff, and student research is taking on the world’s most stubborn problems, from environmental pollutants in rural India to food equity in Minnesota. Our researchers’ work is far-reaching and impactful, from conducting the first Ebola vaccine trial in West Africa to leading the largest global HIV/AIDS treatment study.

From our backyard to around the world, our research strategy is prevention focused, population based, and collaborative. We work across disciplines and with local, national, and international colleagues to make real and lasting change. Our goal is to give all people the chance to be healthy.

Our SPH researchers receive more NIH funding than any other school of public health at a public university and each SPH faculty member carries an average of $684,000 in research awards — the highest per capita at the University of Minnesota. 

Student Research

Our students are a vital component of the research happening at the School of Public Health. They partake in original research, lead studies, and assist faculty on national and international projects, sometimes receiving University-based or national grants and scholarships to help support their work.

Student research can shape new policies and open eyes to unrecognized public health problems, for example:

Research Headlines


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Student Research

Research Day 2015

Research Highlights

SPH Solves Salmonella Outbreak

Helping Solve Obesity

Get to Know Our Researchers

Jim Neaton

Katy Kozhimannil

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics