Science and Research
New system connects patients with COVID-19 outpatient treatments
The system is designed to quickly and fairly connect patients and providers with facilities offering monoclonal antibodies and other treatments.
Measuring infectious viruses in the air
Researchers found that a two-sampler approach may be necessary to detect viruses and accurately measure their concentrations.
Counting pediatric hospitalizations in the U.S.
Student research showed that some states have seen COVID-19 pediatric hospitalizations increase by as much as 5,000%.
Studying how stress from COVID-19 affects healthcare workers
The research will help healthcare systems determine how to support the health and well-being of employees during the pandemic.
Predicting COVID-19 infections in MN
An online tool uses key data to predict how many new infections and hospitalizations gatherings could trigger in the state.
Measuring coronavirus infection among MN grocery store workers
A study is recruiting 1,000 Minnesota grocery store workers to see if they have antibodies for the COVID-19 virus.
Food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic
New research shows food insecurity is on the rise for young adults — people ages 18-26 years old — and reveals a need to expand food assistance benefits and other measures.
(Nicole Larson and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer)
Caring About Mothers During the Pandemic
A student study is evaluating changes in food insecurity, stress, and weight-related behaviors among mothers.
(Jessica Friedman and Junia N. de Brito)
Vaccine trials ensure they are safe and effective
Learn how clinical trials work and the ways researchers and the FDA are safely speeding up the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Ensuring College students Have Enough to Eat
A new paper points to a need to update SNAP eligibility requirements, communication, outreach, and technical assistance to better serve today’s college students — especially during COVID-19.
Testing a Treatment Combination
The school’s Coordinating Centers for Biometric Research is running a trial to test a COVID-19 treatment that combines a highly concentrated solution of antibodies with the drug remdesivir.
Measuring Coronavirus Infection In Health Care Workers
A study screened nearly 500 symptom-free Twin Cities health care workers to see if any were actively infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
(Ryan Demmer and Shalini Kulasingam)
Can a new treatment thwart COVID-19?
A global clinical trial in hospitalized patients is looking for answers.
Learning how Minnesotans interact
Analyzing the daily social contact patterns of people to improve COVID-19 computer modeling.
(Shalini Kulasingam, Eva Enns, Kathleen Call, and Kelly Searle)
Measuring Air Pollution During National Shutdown
U.S. air pollution dropped during March and April compared to the same months in previous years.
Ending Disparities in Long-Term Care Centers
Study calls for increased support, supplies, and data tracking during COVID-19.
Researchers are testing to see if the drug losartan can help COVID-19 patients.
(Joseph Koopmeiners, John Connett, James Hodges, Thomas Murray)
Improving Nursing Home Care
People of color in Minnesota's nursing homes experience lower quality of life compared to white residents.
COVID-19 Model Code
SPH faculty provide code for modeling COVID-19 in Minnesota.
(Eva Enns and Shalini Kulasingam)
Partnering with Somali community
New resource helps Somali grocery stores teach community about COVID-19.
Health Insurance Disruptions
18.4 million Americans could face disruptions and potential loss of health insurance.
(Lynn Blewett and Ezra Golberstein)
Resources for Hennepin County Jail
SPH and Medical School create COVID-19 educational resources for those in jail.
Protecting Family Mental Health
How can school-based mental health providers support children and families at home?
Confronting Domestic Violence
Researching the best services for domestic and sexual violence during COVID-19.
SPH is modeling the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota.
(Eva Enns & Shalini Kulasingam)
Testing Health Care Workers
Identifying how common COVID-19 virus is among asymptomatic health care workers.
Can social media help people be happier, healthier, and well informed during COVID-19?