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The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health focuses on disease and health in various populations. Our faculty and students examine the distribution, cause and prevention of diseases, and how human behavior affects overall health. The division offers MPH, MS and PhD degrees. Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer serves as the interim division head.

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Osterholm awarded McKnight Presidential Chair in Public Health

A letter from Dean John Finnegan to SPH faculty, staff and students: It is my great pleasure to announce that University President Eric Kaler has awarded Professor Michael…

October 7, 2014Awards EpiCH Faculty

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Women With PTSD More Likely to Meet Criteria for Food Addiction

A new study from the School of Public Health suggests post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not only an important cause of psychological suffering but also a potential risk factor…

September 17, 2014EpiCH Faculty Homepage News

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Kids exposed to more fat shaming comments on TV than adults

In a general sense, children’s television has a reputation for being politically correct, however, a new study reveals television aimed at kids contains just as many, if not more,…

September 10, 2014EpiCH Faculty Homepage News

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