Research led by PhD student Kaitlyn Berry found that delaying school start times from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. made it easier for students to feel awake and be on time.
Researcher Nicole Larson says the findings reveal a need to increase the reach and relevance of efforts to prevent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating to ensure they benefit young people across groups.
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 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.
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.
The results of the study by incoming postdoctoral fellow Vivienne Hazzard and Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer suggest the use of these products is an early marker of an eating disorder or that they actually serve as risk factors for the illness.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman has launched a first-of-its-kind, five-year study to investigate the association between racialized police violence and the occurrence of preterm birth and low birth weight among Black infants.
A University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns.
Faculty Katherine Arlinghaus and Melissa Laska say experiences with food insecurity can influence the behaviors and practices parents use to feed their children — and have long-term consequences for everyone.
The study led by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that people who practice yoga were equally or more likely to practice extreme weight control behaviors, binge eating or use steroids and protein powders/shakes to enhance muscles.
Assistant Professor Jaime Slaughter-Acey found that Black women with medium to dark brown skin tones were more likely to experience a preterm birth with increasing maternal age as compared to women with light brown complexions.
Research by PhD student Zachary Levin showed that some states have seen COVID-19 pediatric hospitalizations increase by as much as 5,000%. (Zachary Levin)