Cannabis Legalization

The newly launched School of Public Health Cannabis Research Center will assess the health effects of adult-use cannabis in Minnesota.

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Celebrating Two Years of Progress

In 2021, we launched our Strategic Plan for Antiracism (SPAR). In the past two years, we’ve worked hard to create and advance inclusive and supportive work and learning environments; hiring processes; salary adjustments; community-building events; and new training opportunities, among many other efforts.

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Homeless Camp Closures

A new study investigates if encampment sweeps harm the health of homeless people through material loss, trauma, and community fragmentation.

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Measuring equity in greenspaces

The new Urban Greenspace Access Score will help cities ensure that everyone has equitable opportunities to enjoy parks and greenspaces.

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Disparities in COVID vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine was a technological triumph, but a new study shows vaccination rates for some racial and ethnic groups lagged behind those for Minnesota’s white population.

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Students of SPH

Gabbie Cesarone grew up in St. Charles, IL, and studied biochemistry at Washington University. She wanted to do something in the STEM field, but also liked having a direct impact on people. That desire led her to public health and work that invests in the health and well being of all people. For Gabbie, a soccer player, Minnesota “...was like a perfect storm: I could engage in rigorous research activities at a top school of public health while also playing soccer on a Big Ten D1 stage.”

What do you like about being in Minnesota? One thing that I’ve noticed since moving here is that Minnesotans love Minnesota! There is state pride here more than anywhere else I’ve been. I feel like there is a deep loyalty and richness in the communities, the cities, and in the state. It has a special energy about it.

— Gabbie Cesarone, Public Health Administration & Policy MPH

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SPH Behind the Scenes

Our new video series, SPH Behind the Scenes, shines a spotlight on the people and places that make the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) such an amazing school. Join Interim Dean Tim Beebe as he tours some of the 30+ nationally and internationally recognized SPH centers.

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