A study by PhD student Aaron Berger and Associate Professor Rachel Widome confirms that later school day start times are associated with improved mental and behavioral health for adolescents.
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Griffith Receives National Fellowship to Study Maternal Health in Uganda
Epidemiology PhD student Bridget Griffith has received the 2017-2018 Fogarty Fellowship in Global Health to spend a year in Uganda conducting research aimed at reducing maternal mortality.
Community Parks Help Low-income Families Be Active
A new study from Professor Simone French reveals that neighborhood parks can be a great, inexpensive way for low-income families with preschoolers to get more exercise.
Breast Milk from Heavier Mothers Has Higher Levels of Leptin and Insulin
A new study from Professor Ellen Demerath shows that the breast milk of obese mothers can be higher in leptin and insulin and is associated with slower growing babies at age six months.
Many Pregnant Women Using Opioids in US Report Mental Illness and Other Substance Use
Research from Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that pregnant women who use opioids for nonmedical reasons also have a higher prevalence of mental illness, or co-occurring substance abuse.
Identifying Eating Disorder Types and Patterns
A Project EAT study shows that eating disorders in teens are hard to stop and can change over time.
Finding the Source: How Reproductive Age Women Get Opioids
Building on previous findings that babies born with opioid withdrawal is increasing at a staggering rate, a new study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that nearly 1.5 million reproductive age women are taking opioids for non-medical reasons.
SPH Addresses Structural Racism in Maternal and Child Health Programs
A UMN team that includes Associate Professors Ruby Nguyen and Jamie Stang is part of a national collaborative of maternal and child health training programs working to increase diversity in their curriculum, faculty, and students.
Kozhimannil Receives Honorable Mention for Gibbs Prize and Highlights Workplace Barriers for Nursing Mothers
A 2016 study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil has received Honorable Mention for the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize, chosen by the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues.