The study co-authored by Associate Professor Kyle Rudser revealed increased stiffness in the abdominal aorta in children exposed to secondhand smoke.
Research led by Associate Professor Rachel Widome showed nearly 30% of teens studied reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night.
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.
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.
PhD student Gabriela Bustamante evaluated the program that uses games and play to teach children about self-esteem, personal boundaries, anatomy, and more.
The Project EAT study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that 95% of those surveyed experienced nearly constant levels of high or low body dissatisfaction from adolescence into adulthood.
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.
Postdoctoral researcher Melissa Simone found that girls who used unhealthy weight-control behaviors and experienced the harms of weight stigma during adolescence were likely to use substances as adults.
A Project EAT study by adjunct faculty Marla Eisenberg found that up to 43 percent of adolescents surveyed reported being teased by family members about their weight.
The study co-authored by Assistant Professor Rachel Hardeman suggests that women who decline care may be labeled as ‘problem patients’ and stigmatized.
A Project EAT study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer shows food insecurity and other risk factors are linked to binge eating in adolescents from low socioeconomic groups.