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Research Brief

Over-policing linked to higher odds of preterm birth

New research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) links the stress of living in an over-policed neighborhood with higher odds of preterm birth for both Black and white birthing people.

Marti DeLiema
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Talking aging family planning with U of M

Marti DeLiema Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development, shares tips on how older adults can have meaningful conversations with adult family members. 

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Research Brief

Severe food insecurity linked with disordered eating behaviors in young people, including binge eating five years later

Growing scientific evidence highlights a strong link between disordered eating and food insecurity (i.e., inconsistent or lack of access to adequate food), which disproportionately affects individuals across lower socioeconomic groups. A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health now shows how the relationship between food insecurity and disordered eating unfolds over time.

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Talking holiday decision fatigue strategies with the U of M

From making a gift budget to determining travel plans, the list of decisions this holiday season can feel never-ending. Consumer psychologist Professor Kathleen Vohs shares what to keep in mind this holiday season to avoid decision fatigue.

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Feature

It’s all about the interactions

The U of M’s Integrated Animal Systems Biology team makes discoveries to understand and improve the growth and health of food-producing animals.

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Expert Alert

Increased diversity demands diversifying traditional health care approaches

Health Services Management Faculty Director Frances Fernandez is available to comment on the growing urgency for health care systems and their leadership to reflect changes in the populations they serve, to provide services in ways that promote respect for cultural and language differences—approaches proven to increase treatment adherence and positive outcomes—and how these approaches can be integrated into health system operations today.