Research led by Professor David Jacobs found that the younger people start smoking, the more likely they are to smoke daily as an adult — even into their 40s — and the harder it will be to quit.
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer co-authored a study that showed adolescents who regulated how much they ate based on feelings of hunger and fullness were found to experience less depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, and other related health issues in adulthood.
PhD student Collin Calvert led a survey of various stakeholders to learn why they think violent encounters between law enforcement and young black men occur in their communities.
The study by researcher Nicole Larson revealed parents who said they experienced moderate to high interference with having family meals also reported lower family meal frequency, greater difficulty scheduling family meals, and more fast-food intake.
Postdoctoral fellow Cynthia Yoon led the study which showed that adolescents who engaged in two or more disordered eating behaviors, such as frequent dieting, had higher BMI levels in adulthood than those who did not use those behaviors.
Associate Professor Jamie Stang co-wrote a commentary calling for the review of the U.S. guidelines to assure they reflect current research and thinking as well as factor in the diversity of women across the country.
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.