Theresa L. Osypuk, SD

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Theresa L. Osypuk

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-8279

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

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

SD, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2005

SM, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2002


As a social epidemiologist, my research examines why place and other social exposures influence health and health equity, including the roles of racial residential segregation, structural racism, neighborhood context, socioeconomic position, and social policies. My program of scholarship explores how seemingly “non-health related” social policies (including those directly concerned with housing or neighborhoods, or socioeconomic position) may reduce racial/ethnic health disparities.


Equity, mothers children and family, social epidemiology, neighborhoods, residential segregation, social policy, housing policy, population health, life course, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, immigrants, youth development, application of causal methods to understand social exposures.


Research Funding Grants

  • 2019-2024, NIH/NICHD, "Interdisciplinary Population Health Science Training: Linking Multilevel Forces Across Time," Multiple Principal Investigator
  • 2017-2022, NIH/NICHD, "Health, Neighborhood Context, and Mobility," Principal Investigator
  • 2017-2022, NIH/NCI, Co-Investigator, Subcontract PI
  • 2014–2017, NIH National Institute of Child Health/Human Development, "Residential Trajectories and Adolescent Health in Housing Voucher Experiment," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2018, NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, "Mediators and Moderators of a Neighborhood Experiment on Alcohol Use," Principal Investigator
  • 2017–2019, WK Kellogg Foundation, " 2.0: An Indicator and Policy Analysis Project to Advance a National-to-Local Child Racial/Ethnic Equity Agenda," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2020, NIH NIA, "Linking 1940 US Census Data to Five Modern Aging Surveys," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2017, NIH National Institute of Child Health/Human Development, Moderators and Mediators of Housing Mobility Effects on Youth Risky Behaviors, Co-Investigator


See all of my publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Janevic T, Osypuk T, Stojanovski K, Jankovic J, Gundersen D, Rogers M. "Associations between racial discrimination, smoking during pregnancy and low birthweight among Roma," European Journal of Public Health, Jan 2017
  • Schmidt NM, Glymour MM, Osypuk TL. "Adolescence is a Sensitive Period for Housing Mobility to Influence Risky Behaviors: An Experimental Design," Journal of Adolescent Health, Dec 2016
  • Osypuk TL, Slaughter-Acey JC, Kehm RD, Misra DP. "Life-course Social Mobility and Reduced Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes," American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Dec 2016
  • Yount KM, Crandall A, Cheong YF, Osypuk TL, Bates LM, Naved RT, Schuler SR. "Child Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Bangladesh: A Longitudinal Multilevel Analysis," Demography, Dec 2016
  • Nguyen QC, Rehkopf DH, Schmidt NM, Osypuk TL. "Heterogeneous Effects of Housing Vouchers on the Mental Health of US Adolescents," American Journal of Public Health, April 2016



  • PubH 6000, Topics: Urban Health and Social Policy
  • PubH 6320, Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • PubH 6370, Social Epidemiology


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