Our Research Impact
School of Public Health faculty, staff, and student research is taking on the world’s most stubborn problems, from environmental pollutants in rural India to food equity in Minnesota. Our researchers’ work is far-reaching and impactful, from conducting the first Ebola vaccine trial in West Africa to leading the largest global HIV/AIDS treatment study.
From our backyard to around the world, our research strategy is prevention focused, population based, and collaborative. We work across disciplines and with local, national, and international colleagues to make real and lasting change. Our goal is to give all people the chance to be healthy.
Our SPH researchers receive more NIH funding than any other school of public health at a public university and SPH has the highest research funding per faculty member at the University of Minnesota.
Our students are a vital component of the research happening at the School of Public Health. They partake in original research, lead studies, and assist faculty on national and international projects, sometimes receiving University-based or national grants and scholarships to help support their work.
Student research can shape new policies and open eyes to unrecognized public health problems.
COVID-19 Model Code
SPH faculty provide code for modeling COVID-19 in Minnesota.
- University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health awarded $17.5 million to help develop national outbreak response network
- Public health initiatives can support caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia
- SPH’s Ruby Nguyen receives $13.6 million ECHO grant focused on recruitment and examination of environmental exposures among Asian American pregnant people and children
The Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity:
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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.