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  • MHA Alumni Profile: Jon DeYoung
    by Mona Rath on August 12, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Jon Deyoung, MHA ’19, is the Assistant Director of Health Equity at Cone Health   Jon DeYoung was a CPA spending his days auditing financial statements. He had recently graduated from Trinity Christian College in suburban Chicago. This work wasn’t an ideal lifetime choice, he confessed to himself. On weekends, however, DeYoung volunteered at a…Continue reading →

  • MHA Alumni Profile: Pradipta Komanduri
    by Mona Rath on August 12, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Pradipta Komanduri, MHA ’05, is Chief Operating Officer at University of Colorado Hospital, UC Health   At about five years old, Pradipta Komanduri remembers sitting in the family living room in Duluth, Minnesota eyeing a curious “necklace” around a visitor’s neck. It was a stethoscope worn by a family friend, Mala, a physician. “When she…Continue reading →

  • MHA Executive Profile: Vivian Anugwom
    by Mona Rath on August 12, 2022 at 8:05 pm


  • Rapid Response Media Messaging Research Will Promote Health and Racial Equity
    by Tom Stanoch on August 3, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Citing the urgent need for more effective and equitable health communication, researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Public Health (SPH) and Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC) are collaborating with two other universities on a unique rapid response research endeavor funded with a newly announced $5 million grant from the…Continue reading →

  • Elliot Arsoniadis and Thomas Byrd Join MN-LHS Program
    by Mona Rath on July 14, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    The Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS) is excited to welcome a new cohort of scholars to join the program in September, 2022. The MN-LHS K12 scholar training program is one of 11 institutions funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The…Continue reading →

  • What the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. the EPA ruling means to public health
    by Martha Coventry on July 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court curbed the ability of the EPA to regulate dangerous carbon emissions across the U.S. power sector. Instead, the agency must go through Congress to address problems at individual plants, a move that Associate Professor Jesse Berman says “will cause chaos” and make it unlikely for the U.S. to…Continue reading →

  • Fashaw-Walters appointed 2022 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies
    by Charles Truong on July 1, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has been appointed as the 2022-2023 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging

  • Simcik and team earns IonE Impact Goal Grant
    by Charles Truong on June 30, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Professor Matt Simcik and team earns an IonE Impact Goal Grant from the UMN Institute on the Environment

  • Reducing risk of maternal health problems among Medicaid patients could have additional benefits in reducing disparities
    by Martha Coventry on June 30, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Risk for maternal illness (morbidity) and death is unevenly distributed in the U.S., with some populations bearing substantially greater risk, including Medicaid-insured individuals, rural residents and Black and Indigenous patients. Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) looked at how these risks differed for people giving birth who were insured by…Continue reading →

  • Recent SCOTUS rulings and their impact on public health
    by Tom Stanoch on June 27, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    SPH colleagues: Last week, the U.S Supreme Court dealt two significant blows to public health. First, it struck down a New York law that restricted rights to carry a gun outside the home. It’s widely anticipated that this decision will have an impact on gun laws in other states and will allow more people to…Continue reading →

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