Projects and Research Studies

Families and Long Term Care

Building systems and solutions that empower and improve the quality of life of persons with memory loss and their families across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries.

HIV/STI Intervention & Prevention Studies (HIPS)

The mission of the HIPS program is to advance the health of the community, locally, nationally and internationally, through research, education and service activities.

Home Alone

There is a lack of viable intervention strategies to alleviate the potential health risks of living alone with cognitive impairment (CI). This research project will develop and test the feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness of a home or telehealth-based,...


A study to gather data about how families living near our study parks use the space and park programming.

Project EAT

The Project EAT (Eating and Activity over Time) body of research examines a broad spectrum of weight-related problems among diverse young people across the life course from adolescence to adulthood.

COVID-19 Model Code

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) built a mathematical model to predict the potential impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

Grocery Assistance Program Study for Families

The purpose of this study is to determine whether different types of food benefit programs improve family nutrition.

Equity and Quality in Long-Term Services and Supports (EQuaLS) Projects

Assess measures of person-centered quality for users of long-term services and support and develop system-level solutions to address health equity.

Hungry to Learn: Studying Food Insecurity Among College Students

The purpose of the Hungry to Learn study is to gain insights into the problem of food insecurity among college students in Minnesota.

Testing for COVID-19 Infection Among Asymptomatic Health Care Workers

COVID-19 research studies for healthcare professionals. We are conducting several studies in this important population.

Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging

Advancing scientific excellence in long-term care and aging.

ActiveGut Study

This study examines how walking may influence the bacteria living in the gut of people with prediabetes.


A research study using home blood pressure checks to lower high blood pressure and treat hypertension.

Minnesota Prepared

A grant-funded collaborative program focused on building and sustaining the state and local public health workforce.

Residential Care Transition Module

A program for families of relatives in assisted living or a nursing home.


The purpose of this research study is to test an important question in relation to dietary recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes: Do diet beverages (e.g. Diet Coke, Crystal Light, Diet Snapple, etc.) influence aspects of diabetes control?

Stand & Move at Work

An evidenced-based workplace program designed to reduce workplace sitting and increase standing and moving.

Trumenba Study among Students (TruSS)

The purpose of the TruSS research study is to better understand the immune response to Trumenba® vaccine.

Effects of Media Controversies on Public Attitudes about Cancer Prevention

Our research uses multiple methods to investigate the impact of news coverage of cancer screening and prevention, particularly controversial messages, on the public’s cancer-related beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

Other Projects and Research Studies

Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Initiative
The IRL is a major new initiative from the RWJF to develop diverse teams of interdisciplinary research leaders across the country to help advance the vision of building a culture of health.

Sexual Health Research at University of Minnesota (SHRUM) Program
Our mission is advancing public health through research on sexuality, sexual wellbeing, and gender identity. Our studies are local, national, and international in scope with a special focus on addressing health disparities, especially those affecting LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, and sexual health in low income countries.

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics

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