Students research across multiple areas of emphasis. Here are examples of research projects by emphasis.

Student Research

Multidisciplinary Social Science:

  • Entry into Nursing and Academic Nursing: Career Trajectories of Nursing Faculty Members.
  • The Long-Term Effects of Exposure to Medicaid in Early Childhood

Health Decision Science:

  • The evaluation of preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging for women with newly diagnosed early breast cancer.
  • Long-term comparative effectiveness of rheumatoid arthritis treatment strategies.

Health Policy and Analysis:

  • Medication Utilization of Dual Eligibles Before and After Medicare Part D: Cases of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics.
  • Analysis of the Relationship Between Psychosocial Factors and Self-Efficacy on Self-Management Behaviors in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

Clinical Outcomes:

  • Donor and Center Quality for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)
  • Measuring Quality of Diabetes Care for Medicare Beneficiaries.

Health Organizations and Management Science:

  • The Experience of Burnout among Primary Care Physicians.
  • The Roles of Reputation in Organizational Response to Public Disclosure of Health Care Quality.

Health Economics:

  • The Impact of Health Information Technology on Demand for Hospital Inpatient Services.
  • Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Elderly Medicaid Long-term Care Users.

Sociology of Health and Illness:

  • Reconstructing Research: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Gender and Socioeconomic Status in Medical Education.
  • Mental Health and Health Care Utilization Among Transitional Age Youth.

Faculty Research

See all Health Services Research, Policy and Administration Faculty

  • Prof. Kathleen Call, specializes in health disparities research, and is both a champion for and practitioner of, community-based participatory research.
  • Assistant Prof. Katy Kozhimannil has received national recognition for her work that focuses on maternal health, especially looking at government policies that impact perinatal health care of working mothers, rural, low-income and racial and ethnic minorities.
  • Assistant Prof. Sarah Gollust has playing a key role in a faculty-community collaborative to analyze childhood policy making in Minnesota.
  • Prof. Ira Moscovice leads the Rural Health Research Center, housed in the Division of Health Policy and Management. Research work conducted there informs decision makers of the plight and solutions to curing disparities rural vs urban health care systems.
  • Prof. Lynn Blewett is one of Minnesota’s leading authorities on health policy. She directs the State Health Access Data Center, a national hub that supports state’s efforts to monitor and evaluate programs to increase access and coverage.
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