Small device, big returns

No bigger than a candy bar, this DNA sequencer can rapidly assess pathogen infection in rodents and ticks in the field and help researchers get a jump on emerging threats.

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All of our exceptional programs provide expert faculty, flexible options, leadership training, and real world experiences. No GRE required. View our degrees and programs

Testing the climate of our school’s culture

In December 2022, SPH conducted a survey to gauge how people felt about being part of our school. The questions asked, among other things, how supported people felt, was the school atmosphere welcoming, and if SPH does a good job educating its staff and faculty about creating inclusive workplaces and classrooms. The results showed a positive trend compared to the last survey in 2020 and since we launched our Strategic Plan for Antiracism in 2021.

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Intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is a leading cause of maternal injury and deaths, yet SPH study finds screening is not routine.

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Alcohol and oral cancers

Alcohol is a risk factor for cancers of the mouth and a new study may find out why.

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Workforce overview

The U.S. needs at least 80,000 new public health professionals, so what are the strategies to correct the situation?

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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 in fall 2022.

Students of SPH

Sam Greenwald graduated from Vassar College and came to SPH to focus on identifying and meeting the unique health care needs of gender and sexual minorities. Before receiving his MS, Sam was a part-time student data worker at the Minnesota Department of Health and a research assistant at SPH with Drs. Simon Rosser and Tetyana Shippee on an NIH-funded study of how long-term services and supports (LTSS) intersect with LGBTQ and dementia patients.

“When discussing how to improve LGBTQ health, the conversation usually ends at increasing cultural humility among providers. This is unquestionably important. That said, there’s a need for more rigorous, quantitative research on this relatively small and hard to reach population.”

— Sam Greenwald, Health Services Research, Policy & Administration MS

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