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.
A report authored by SHADAC researcher Elizabeth Lukanen shows the number of uninsured children in the U.S. increased by nearly 270,000 between 2016 and 2017.
Research from postdoctoral fellow Muna Tahir and Professor Ellen Demerath found mothers who had a higher diet quality at any point had children with lower weight-for-length ratios than women who had lower diet quality scores.
The study led by PhD student Aubrey Hubbard found that in children under five years of age, cancer rates increased for both common types of childhood leukemia, one brain tumor subtype, neuroblastoma and hepatoblastoma.
The study by SPH graduate Laura Attanasio and Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil examined data on hospital-based births in New York state in 2014 and found that hospitals with more midwife-attended births had lower rates of cesarean birth and episiotomy among low-risk women.
Associate Professor Ruby Nguyen received the President’s Community-Engaged Scholar Award to honor her work in service of the public good, and especially for the well-being of Asian families in Minnesota.
Professor Ellen Demerath recently published a new study showing that levels of leptin, insulin, and adiponectin in breast milk vary somewhat based on the mother’s weight.
A study by researcher Stuart Grande shows mHealth apps, such as Genia, help children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis share their needs and experiences with their families and care teams.