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.
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.
Research by Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith reveals that people in rural areas reported less social isolation and more social relationships than urban residents.
The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the School of Public Health works with numerous partners to address stress in farmers, farm workers, and their families.
The Project EAT study found that over time the rates of dieting increase for both men and women — and extreme forms of weight control, such as purging and using diet pills, went up for men.
Project EAT research led by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer revealed that only two percent of females and just seven percent of males surveyed never had an eating, activity or weight-related problem between adolescence and adulthood.
Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith found that hospital discharge planners encounter transportation, financial, space availability and other problems when trying to place patients in rural nursing homes.
Research from postdoctoral fellow Megan Winkler shows that people who work non-standard work schedules are at increased risk for poor sleep, depression, substance use, and other health issues.
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that adolescents and young adults practicing yoga experience increased body satisfaction — especially if they had poor body image prior to starting yoga.
An analysis by Assistant Professor Mary Butler shows trials of physical activity, prescription medications, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, or cognitive training interventions did not prevent dementia in patients who did not have it at the time of the studies.
Research from Sonya Brady links behavior problems in children with caregiver stress and suggests they could both be helped through in-school, family-based mental health services.