Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith plans to study the role of community context and social infrastructure — places, spaces, and resources that facilitate social connectedness — in supporting social well-being among rural older adults in Minnesota and across the United States.
The study led by graduate Jessie Austin (MPH ’19) and Associate Professor Sonya Brady found that African American youth who felt more connected to their racial-ethnic identity and community have greater emotional well-being — even when experiencing racism.
Professor Lisa Harnack led the study that identified four features online grocery stores could include, such as a “healthy shopping” preference, to support customers.
In 2021, Marizen Ramirez received a Commuity-Engaged Scholar Award and was named the Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention.
A study conducted by a group of SPH faculty showed only 73% of hospitals posted pricing in a consumer-friendly format and far fewer presented data in ways that could be easily analyzed by researchers.
Professor Simon Rosser surveyed Tanzanian health care students and professionals to learn about their sexual health beliefs and practices in preparation for testing a new culturally-informed training curriculum.
Professor Lisa Harnack analyzed 37 different plant-based products and found they tend to be good sources of nutrients, such as fiber, folate and iron, but also higher in sodium.
A study by recent graduate Xuanzi Qin (PhD ’20) found that women were more likely to begin breast cancer treatment after the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors.
A study led by PhD student Laura Hooper provides evidence against persistent assumptions that weight teasing and disordered eating primarily affect affluent, white young people.
Ticks, including the Lyme Disease-carrying Ixodes scapularis or deer tick, are widespread across Minnesota and 2021 is shaping up to be a bad year.
Rural hospitals are closing at a rapid pace, adding challenges for patients and the emergency medical service (EMS) providers who help them.