Richard MacLehose, PhD

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Richard MacLehose

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1932

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina

MS, Epidemiology, University of Washington

BS, Microbiology, Miami University


My research interests include applied biostatistics and reproductive and environmental health. This work translates across many different research projects, including studies about heart health; eating behaviors; occupational health and safety; and HIV support and prevention. 


Environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, methods, bias analysis, bayesian methods, causal inference


Research Funding Grants

  • 2017–2020, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "Contemporary Venous Thromboembolism Treatment," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, CDC Nat'l Inst for Occup Safety & Health, "Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety Training Grant," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "Project EAT-IV: Eating and Activity in Adolescents and Young Adults," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "RWJF Change Leaders Programs - Interdisciplinary Research Leaders," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2018, NIH Nat'l Inst of Child Health/Human Dev, "The Association Between Family Meals and Child Health and Well-Being," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2019, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "EAT 2010-2018: A Longitudinal, Multi-Contextual Study of Weight-related Problems," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH, "Assessment of a Community Support Worker Intervention for PLWH in Rural Ethiopia," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "Addressing Unanswered Questions About the Home Environment and Childhood Obesity Disparities," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2017, NIH Nat'l Institute of Mental Health, "A Mobile App to Increase Routine HIV Testing Among High-Risk Diverse MSM," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Pelletier JE, Laska MN, MacLehose R, Nelson TF, Nanney MS. "Evidence-based policies on school nutrition and physical education: Associations with state-level collaboration, obesity, and socio-economic indicators," Preventive Medicine, Feb 2017
  • Alonso A, MacLehose RF, Chen LY, Bengtson LG, Chamberlain AM, Norby FL, Lutsey PL. "Prospective study of oral anticoagulants and risk of liver injury in patients with atrial fibrillation," Heart, Jan 2017
  • Berge JM, MacLehose RF, Larson N, Laska M, Neumark-Sztainer D. "Family Food Preparation and Its Effects on Adolescent Dietary Quality and Eating Patterns," Journal of Adolescent Health, Nov 2016
  • Nanney MS, MacLehose RF, Kubik MY, Davey CS, O'Connell MJ, Grannon KY, Nelson TF. "School Obesity Prevention Policies and Practices in Minnesota and Student Outcomes: A Longitudinal Cohort Study," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Nov 2016
  • Jutkowitz E, MacLehose RF, Gaugler JE, Dowd B, Kuntz KM, Kane RL. "Risk Factors Associated With Cognitive, Functional, and Behavioral Trajectories of Newly Diagnosed Dementia Patients," The Journals of Gerontology, April 2016