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To Puerto Rico with love—and medical expertise

A large team of Medical School researchers poses.

In its fourth visit to the island, a Medical School team focuses on mental health.

Research Brief: Socioeconomic status affects childhood cancer survival rates

Childhood cancer

Findings from a U of M study provides insight for future intervention efforts aimed at closing the survival gap.

Research Brief: Rural residents lack workplace supports to juggle work and caregiving

Country road

A new U of M study shows caregiving can be particularly difficult for informal caregivers in rural areas.


Research Brief: Provider acceptance of Medicaid grew slightly after ACA expansion

A doctor writing on a clipboard

A new study from School of Public Health Associate Professor Hannah Neprash was published in Health Affairs.

Research Brief: Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users


U of M researchers found an oral cavity and esophageal cancer-causing chemical can form in an e-cigarette user's body.

UMN Expert: Aging U.S. population puts focus on family care

Joseph Gaugler (left) and Kenneth Doyle (right)

U of M experts Joseph Gaugler and Kenneth Doyle weigh in on the implications of the shift to family care.


The tick warrior

A female deer tick, black except for red on rear abdomen, on a white person's hand.

Researcher Benjamin Clarke wants to steer us clear of deer ticks—and Lyme disease.

UMN Expert: Deadly melanoma increases, but is also preventable

DeAnn Lazovich

University of Minnesota School of Public Health expert DeAnn Lazovich gives advice on how people can prevent melanoma.

Research Brief: Nearly all adolescents have eating, activity or weight-related issues

Research Brief

A new study by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, School of Public Health, reviews data from 1,455 participants. 

Research Brief: Traits and dietary intake of young adults who value gluten-free food

Demand has increased dramatically, but little is known about the public health impact of eating gluten-free food.

Research Brief: Explaining Herd Immunity Benefits Raises Willingness to Get Flu Shot

School of Public Health graduate Jacqueline Logan (MPH ’17) and Assistant Professor Nicole Basta led a study. 

U.S. Department of State Names Michael Osterholm U.S. Science Envoy

Michael Osterholm

Osterholm will combat biological threats by working with countries on infectious disease preparedness and more.