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Black newborns and Black doctors

When Black newborns are cared for by Black physicians as opposed to white physicians, their in-hospital death rate is a third lower.

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SPH COVID-19 Expertise

Track the School of Public Health's ongoing response to COVID-19. Learn more

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Kids Eat Healthier

A recent study found that eating school meals improved the diets of U.S. children after the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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Series 2: If not now, when? Racism: A 400-year public health emergency

If not now, when?

Racism is a public health emergency, but what does that mean for an injustice that has been ongoing for centuries?


Public Health Spending Inflated

The U.S. federal government annual estimates on health spending overestimated actual public health spending by as much as two-thirds.

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Bringing Public Health to Medicine

Davis is on the health care worker monitoring team at the Minnesota Department of Health that assesses exposure risk for workers who came into contact with a patient, long-term care resident, a co-worker, or household contact who later tested positive for COVID-19.

“I looked into public health and I loved the connectivity within the field, and how public health requires multidisciplinary, team-based work. Now, at the tail-end of my degree, I’ve grown to appreciate the statistics and science behind epidemiology. I hope to enter into the medical field with these newly gained skills to make an impact at a clinical level.”

— Davis, Epidemiology MPH

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