Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith plans to study the role of community context and social infrastructure — places, spaces, and resources that facilitate social connectedness — in supporting social well-being among rural older adults in Minnesota and across the United States.
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.
Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash earned the honor for a study that showed female primary care physicians earn less revenue for the care they provide, but spend more time with patients than their male colleagues.
Professor Lisa Harnack led the study that identified four features online grocery stores could include, such as a “healthy shopping” preference, to support customers.
The study led by MD/MPH student Rohan Khazanchi found racial, health, and language differences in who initiated testing through telehealth services versus the emergency department.
In 2021, Marizen Ramirez received a Commuity-Engaged Scholar Award and was named the Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention.
A study conducted by a group of SPH faculty showed only 73% of hospitals posted pricing in a consumer-friendly format and far fewer presented data in ways that could be easily analyzed by researchers.
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.