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Epidemiology & Community Health


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

Suncreens and Skin Cancer: The Truth About Protection

This Fourth of July, millions of Americans will conscientiously slather on sunscreens before heading out for fun in the sun at beaches and picnics. For decades, we’ve been advised…

June 30, 2015EpiCH Faculty Homepage News

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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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