Grant funding will allow SPH researchers to develop new technology to determine areas at increased malaria risk following severe weather events.
SPH aims to develop new tool to measure residents’ access to urban greenspace
SPH researchers are creating the Urban Greenspace Access Score (UGAS) — a new measurement system that cities, policymakers, and urban planners can use to better understand which neighborhoods in US cities have limited access to greenspace — providing cities with crucial new information for improving greenspace access and promoting greater greenspace equity in urban planning.
New study shows that quitting smoking leads to a lower risk of household food insecurity
When a tobacco user quits smoking, their household is less likely to experience food insecurity in the following year, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) published in Annals of Epidemiology.
New project aims to reduce instances of hospital readmissions
With funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), SPH researchers will design a model that reduces hospital readmissions by providing more accurate and personalized descriptions of patient health risk.
CIDRAP team ushers in new roadmap to broadly protective coronavirus vaccines
The $1.25 million project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Making the Invisible Visible: Building Capacity for the Measurement of Structural Racism” will advance the work of measuring structural racism and its impact on racialized communities across the US.
Demerath Named Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Gaugler Honored with Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
With new NIH grant, University of Minnesota study will use innovative tools to research tick-borne pathogens in the field
Research funded through a $3.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks to transform our understanding of the transmission of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens.
Study from U of M School of Public Health selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Women’s Health Issues
A study from researchers at the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) has been selected by editorial staff at the prestigious Women’s Health Issues journal as its Editor’s Choice selection for the November/December 2022 edition. The SPH study focused on the uneven distribution of maternal illness and death in the U.S., with some populations bearing substantially greater risk, including Medicaid-insured individuals, rural residents and Black and Indigenous patients.
New study finds dramatic growth in undergraduate public health degree conferrals over the past two decades
Recipients of undergraduate degrees in public health are highly diverse, with more than 80 percent being women and 55 percent from communities of color. However, after graduation, only about 10 percent of degree recipients are currently choosing public sector employment opportunities.
SPH Assistant Professor Manka Nkimbeng receives career development NIH grant to focus on immigrant health
Researchers find 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids
New study of opioid use among pregnant people finds that 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids. Lead researcher Ruby Nguyen says “the findings of this study can be useful in future efforts to reduce opioid use during pregnancy and limit the negative consequences of fetal exposure to opioids.”