Theresa Osypuk
Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building
Mailing Address:

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

Theresa L. Osypuk, SD

Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


Faculty Member, Minnesota Population Center
Faculty Affiliate, Health Equity Work Group
Member, Healthy Weight Research Center
Director, Minnesota Population Center


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.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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

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