The panel of experts offers professional and technical recommendations to support the CDC’s mission.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman is a co-principal investigator for the new Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota and will research the consequences of racism on the health of BIPOC populations.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters found the diagnoses of schizophrenia rose after Medicare instituted policies to limit the use of sedating antipsychotic medications to residents with the illness.
Researcher Jude Mikal found that in the first weeks of the pandemic Facebook users shared helpful details, spread misinformation, and even created a call-out culture to police social distancing behavior.
The study led by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that 1.1% of all physicians experienced permanent practice interruptions in April 2020, which is four times higher than the usual number from previous years.
The study led by PhD student Bert Chantarat showed that using the Multidimensional Measure of Structural Racism tool to analyze COVID-19 vaccination rates in New York City provides increased insight into the root cause of health inequities.
Rapidly translating research into practice improves experience and outcomes
Assistant Professor Dori Cross plans to use novel electronic health record data to study patient handoff and discharge practices as well as EHR-associated burden in a team context.
The study led by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that patients exposed to the flu at their primary care physician’s office were 31.8% more likely than unexposed patients to revisit with the flu within two weeks.
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.
Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash earned the honor for a study that showed female primary care physicians earn less revenue for the care they provide, but spend more time with patients than their male colleagues.