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Epidemiology & Community Health

EpiCH

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.

Recent News

Vulvodynia has Minimal Effect on Decision to Conceive

In a recent study at the University of Minnesota, researchers found that despite painful symptoms associated with vulvodynia, the disorder ultimately had little effect on a woman’s decision to…

June 18, 2015EpiCH Homepage News Research

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Study Shows Food-insecure Mothers Use Different Parenting Strategies

A recent study involving researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found parenting practices related to eating and weight differ between food-secure and food-insecure mothers. Photo…

June 8, 2015EpiCH Faculty Homepage News

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Obesity Can Lead to the Alteration of Specific Genes

In a new study from the University of Minnesota, researchers found there are numerous areas of the genome where obese and non-obese individuals differ in terms of their “methylome.”…

June 8, 2015EpiCH Faculty Homepage News

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