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Research

Highlights

National Coverage: media messaging trends from the ACA rollout

History was made this year when more than 8 million Americans became the first to sign up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA). MNsure, Minnesota’s ACA…

NORA Symposium on Occupational Health of Immigrant Workers

A video of the keynote lectures is now available for the 2014 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium, which took place Thursday, May 1. The symposium, “Occupational Health of…

Uninsured Minnesotans number falls by 40 percent

The number of Minnesotans without health insurance fell by 40.6 percent between September 30, 2013 and May 1, 2014, according to a new report prepared by the School of…

Positively Negative

The world loves to hear about research breakthroughs that trounce disease or save lives. But what about negative findings that show treatments or drugs don’t work? Can they be…

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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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