PhD student Gabriela Bustamante evaluated the program that uses games and play to teach children about self-esteem, personal boundaries, anatomy, and more.
Professor Joseph Gaugler is leading a community-engaged assessment to identify and understand dementia prevalence, care needs, and patient resources in the African immigrant community in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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.
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.
A new collaboration among three of Minnesota’s most important health research, education, and care delivery organizations — University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Mayo Clinic, and Hennepin Healthcare — trains a cohort of scholars each year in a game-changing, modern approach to health care called learning health systems.
A pilot study by Adjunct Assistant Professor Pamela Jo Johnson found that people who participate in such support programs improve in their self-care activities and ability to work with their providers.
Professor Melissa Laska says college food insecurity has been linked with adverse health and academic outcomes for students, including difficulty concentrating in class, lower grade point average, and higher deferment rates.
Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee campaigned for the position with a platform aimed at ensuring the GSA has a focus on health equity in all efforts.
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 by Associate Professor Irina Stepanov shows the levels of toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in Natural American Spirit cigarettes are generally similar to those found in other commercial cigarette brands.