The new program is designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds and offers the opportunity to combine public health and data science into one degree.
School of Public Health awarded $10 million to lead Midwest hazardous waste training consortium
Professor Peter Raynor heads the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training, which provides 37 different courses to train workers and community residents who may be exposed to hazardous substances in nine states.
U of MN School of Public Health Dean John Finnegan Jr. to retire
Finnegan has served as dean for 16 years and maintained SPH’s top 10 national school ranking, increased student enrolled by 65 percent, and led initiatives to prevent sexual misconduct and gun deaths.
Hardeman Awarded Blue Cross Professorship of Health and Racial Equity
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman is the first Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity and works to understand the racist roots of health inequities and discerns how to create more just systems going forward.
Family deaths may keep Black and Native American young adults from graduating college
Research by PhD student Naomi Thyden shows that young adults who were college-aged when a sibling or parent died were about half as likely to graduate from college.
Huckfeldt named Weckwerth Professor in Healthcare Administration Leadership
Associate Professor Peter Huckfeldt joined the school in 2014 and has instructed courses in health economics and maintains an active research agenda focused on the organization and payment of health care providers as well as the effects of delivery interventions targeting more vulnerable populations.
University Names Laska a Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Being named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor will give Melissa Laska an added opportunity to support communities in eating healthy foods.
Rachel Hardeman Honored with McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
As a new McKnight Presidential Fellow, Rachel Hardeman will continue to use health sciences research methods to dismantle racism and tackle health disparities.
Old drug, new use: Can hydroxychloroquine work against COVID-19?
Some doctors treating COVID-19 patients have used hydroxychloroquine as a last ditch attempt to save lives. But does it work? A School of Public Health and Medical School partnership is investigating.
Characterizing systemic bias in health care
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman co-authored a study of reports anonymously submitted by medical students detailing the characteristics of bias and its results in academic medical settings.
SPH creates one of nation’s first American Indian Public Health and Wellness Certificates
The certificate introduces students to the American Indian health care and services system and teaches them to work respectfully and effectively with federally recognized Tribes and American Indian communities.
Integrated Food Systems Leadership Program welcomes the inaugural Class of 2020
The 2020 IFSL cohort is comprised of working professionals from across the food system – including government, academic and industry – and represent a diverse set of roles, such as research, safety, marketing and sales, quality control, education and others.