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Research

Highlights

New FPRC issue brief focuses on food loss, waste in the U.S.

UMN’s Food Policy Research Center announced the release of its latest Issue Brief: “Food Loss and Waste in the US: The Science Behind the Supply Chain” Roughly 40% of…

CTSI Releases RFA for New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program

This career development program from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides mentorship, training and funds to assistant professors (in rank ≤ 4 years) interested in clinical or translational…

Report: Percentage of Uninsured Children Declining

A new report compiled by the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) shows the percentage of U.S. children who lack health insurance fell to 7.5…

A Quality of Caring

A new study on Alzheimer’s nursing home care coauthored by SPH faculty Tetyana Shippee has identified state and federal policies that can facilitate improvements in patient care. Shippee thinks…

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Research

Faculty, staff and students in the School of Public Health investigate issues that affect populations worldwide. From research studies focused on neighborhoods in the Twin Cities to large-scale projects spanning several continents, SPH researchers look at health through a prism that includes physiology, the environment, communities, economics and policy.

This research builds on a proud legacy that includes groundbreaking findings like the connection between diet and heart disease that was established in the Seven Countries Study (1967).

Today, our researchers engage in individual studies and collaborate on projects with colleagues across the school, in various University of Minnesota colleges and departments, and at other nationally and internationally recognized institutions.

Robust Portfolio

The School of Public Health boasts the third-largest research portfolio among all colleges at the University of Minnesota. SPH researchers have seen great success in securing competitively awarded research funding. In fiscal 2012 alone:

  • Research grants totaling $78 million were awarded to the school and the number of awards increased 11 percent over the previous year.
  • The majority of that research funding came from the National Institutes of Health. In fact, SPH researchers receive more NIH funding than any other school of public health located at a public university.
  • Each SPH faculty member carries about $589,000 in research awards, making them among the most productive researchers at the UMN.

Contact Info

Beth Virnig
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Research
612-624-4426
virni001@umn.edu

Faculty Expertise

Looking for experts in areas ranging from clinical trials to nutrition and maternal health? See a directory of SPH areas of expertise.

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