Research Studies: Public Health

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Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of smoking cessation telephone helplines, these programs generally reach less than 5% of smokers.

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The goal of this policy, secondary analysis study was to combine existing School Health Profiles survey data (2008) from secondary school principals and school level demographic data to evaluate equity/disparities in school-level nutrition policies/practices in a large number of schools...

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Second Harvest Heartland (SHH) and The Food Group (TFG - formally Emergency Fooshelf Network) are partnering with researchers at the University of Minnesota, United Way of Twin Cities, Intercongregation Communities Association and Twin Cities Hunger Initiative to explore ways to assess the...

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The goal of this research study is to enhance smoking cessation rates for homeless smokers by testing effects of 1) an Intensive Smoking Intervention, and 2) integrating alcohol abuse treatment with smoking cessation.


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Project BREAK was a joint effort between four Minnesota high schools and the University of Minnesota, Program in Health Disparities Research.

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The goals of this intervention study are to implement best practice strategies to expand and promote the SBP and test the impact upon 1) student participation rates, based on reimbursable meals served, 2) overall student caloric intake and diet quality and 3) body mass index and percent...

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The goals of this school focused obesity prevention policy evaluation study are to 1) evaluate the associations between school-level food and physical activity policy, practice environments, student diet, activity behaviors, and weight status and 2) determine the extent that the policy and...

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The objective of Project STARS is to investigate the use of objective laboratory results documenting child exposure to second hand smoke (biomarker feedback) on parental adoption of home smoking restrictions.

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Smoking prevalence in homeless populations is strikingly high, 70% or greater, however, little is known about effective smoking cessation interventions for this population.

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Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, and Tara LaRowe, PhD  

The aims of this study conducted a statewide nutrition and activity environmental assessment among licensed child care settings.

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