Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith found that rural U.S. counties with a majority of non-Hispanic black and majority American Indian/Alaska Native residents had up to double the rates of premature death compared with rural counties with a majority non-Hispanic white residents.
The study led by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil showed there were approximately 4,378 more cases of severe maternal morbidity and mortality among rural women than urban women.
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman co-authored an article that shows how the disclosure of a secret study of untreated syphilis in black men led many people to mistrust the medical system.
Research by PhD student J’Mag Karbeah identified key culturally sensitive values and practices among providers at a successful freestanding birth center serving a diverse urban community.
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman found the culturally centered care model of a Minneapolis birth center shows promise for delivering healthy babies and reducing racial inequities.
The new study by Assistant Professor Jaime Slaughter-Acey found light and dark brown black women reported experiencing the most microaggression, and were the two groups most likely to delay prenatal care.
SPH students founded Twin Cities Food Justice, a growing volunteer organization that rescues produce from small grocery stores and farmers markets and delivers it to organizations that work with food insecure communities.
The results of the study by researcher Manami Bhattacharya show foreign-born people have lower rates of HPV infection than those born in the U.S. and suggests their higher cancer rates are due to barriers to health care.
The study co-authored by Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman suggests that women who decline care may be labeled as ‘problem patients’ and stigmatized.
A study by Associate Professor Sonya Brady shows that the “Communities That Care” model helps local stakeholders work together to analyze and stop some of the major health issues threatening their own neighborhoods.
A study led by Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman found public health lacks a universal way of measuring structural racism and urges researchers to expand ways to quantify it for the study of its association with, and as a driver of, physical and mental health inequities.
Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman tested a methodology called Public Health Critical Race Praxis that helps researchers remain attentive to issues of equity in their work.