The study led by Associate Professor Rachel Widome showed that teens slept roughly 40 minutes more each night when schools delayed their start times to approximately 8:30 a.m.
SPH Professor Alan Lifson and Assistant Extension Professor Serdar Mamedov partnered to create health information guidelines to be shared with store owners, employees, and shoppers alike.
Affiliate Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer led students Karmen Dippmann, Carly Edson, and Rachael Mills in the project to replace fear with facts among people incarcerated in the jail.
Assistant Professor Susan Mason is leading a study involving school-based mental health providers to test strategies for protecting children’s academic engagement and parent-child mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Associate Professor Ruby Nguyen is co-leading a study investigating how best to provide sexual and intimate partner/domestic violence services in Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The School of Public Health is modeling the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota to help the state avoid worst case scenarios.
Associate Professor Ryan Demmer is leading a study to test 500 health care workers without symptoms of COVID-19 to see what proportion of them are actually infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the illness.
Research led by Professor David Jacobs found that the younger people start smoking, the more likely they are to smoke daily as an adult — even into their 40s — and the harder it will be to quit.
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer talks about what healthy eating habits are, what parents can do to encourage their kids to have healthy eating habits, and more.
Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer co-authored a study that showed adolescents who regulated how much they ate based on feelings of hunger and fullness were found to experience less depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, and other related health issues in adulthood.
PhD student Collin Calvert led a survey of various stakeholders to learn why they think violent encounters between law enforcement and young black men occur in their communities.
The study by researcher Nicole Larson revealed parents who said they experienced moderate to high interference with having family meals also reported lower family meal frequency, greater difficulty scheduling family meals, and more fast-food intake.