Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman is a co-principal investigator for the new Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota and will research the consequences of racism on the health of BIPOC populations.
Research led by PhD student Kaitlyn Berry found that delaying school start times from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. made it easier for students to feel awake and be on time.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters found the diagnoses of schizophrenia rose after Medicare instituted policies to limit the use of sedating antipsychotic medications to residents with the illness.
Researcher Jude Mikal found that in the first weeks of the pandemic Facebook users shared helpful details, spread misinformation, and even created a call-out culture to police social distancing behavior.
The study led by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that 1.1% of all physicians experienced permanent practice interruptions in April 2020, which is four times higher than the usual number from previous years.
The study led by PhD student Bert Chantarat showed that using the Multidimensional Measure of Structural Racism tool to analyze COVID-19 vaccination rates in New York City provides increased insight into the root cause of health inequities.
Rapidly translating research into practice improves experience and outcomes
The study by PhD student Romil Parikh suggests researchers identify nontraditional risk factors and treatments to reduce the possibility of developing AAA produced by midlife inflammation.
Researcher Nicole Larson says the findings reveal a need to increase the reach and relevance of efforts to prevent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating to ensure they benefit young people across groups.
The study, led by postdoctoral researcher Yuni Choi and Professor David Jacobs, showed that people who most frequently ate nutritionally-rich plant foods, and fewer nutritionally-poor plant foods and unhealthy animal products had a 52% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
The study led by Assistant Professor Hannah Neprash found that patients exposed to the flu at their primary care physician’s office were 31.8% more likely than unexposed patients to revisit with the flu within two weeks.
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.