Aging

These faculty focus on healthy aging, long-term care, Medicare...


Lynn Blewett, PhD
Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care policy, access to care, disparities, Medicaid/CHIP, immigrant health, survey research, international health systems

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Mary Butler, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health services research, evidence-based practice, health behaviors in alternative health

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Mark Fiecas, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Aging, genetics, mental health, methods, neuroimaging, EEG, fMRI, time series, sleep, Bayesian methods

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Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Frizzell has been honored to be a tribal technical advisor for health care and services policy for over 29 years. She has extensive experience in working with countless tribes across the nation to enhance their infrastructures and assist in their quest for self-determination. She was chosen to be in the first class of Rural Health Fellows, a program initiated by the Office of Rural Health Policy and served as technical adviser and writer for the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (P.L. 94-437 as amended).

She currently serves on the national Office of Minority Heath’s Advisory Committee, Governing Board of the Minneapolis Indian Health Board; Global Health Faculty Associate; and an Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

She developed six classes in American Indian Health and Wellness; and an American Indian Graduate Minor and a Regents Certificate for American Indian Public Health and Wellness. She also teaches and provides presentations on tribal public health and wellness.

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Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD
Professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging

School of Public Health

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Peter Huckfeldt, PhD
Vernon E. Weckwerth Professor in Healthcare Administration Leadership

Division of Health Policy and Management

Aging, chronic diseases, post-acute care, Medicare, health insurance, consumer directed health plans, diabetes, health economics, health care provider organization and payment

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David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic disease, environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, genetics, infectious disease, injuries, methods, chronic disease epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, biomarkers, subclinical disease

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Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MBBS, PhD, MS
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Stroke, primary prevention, secondary prevention, chronic disease, mobile health technology

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Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic diseases, equity, cardiovascular disease, sleep, pharamcoepidemiology, dementia

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Hannah Neprash, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health economics, health policy, quasi-experimental methods, public insurance programs, physician behavior, payment and delivery system reform

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Jim Pankow, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic diseases, genetics, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, biomarkers, epigenetics 

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B.R. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic diseases, infectious disease, mental health, HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health, prostate cancer, LGBT health, sexual functioning, online interventions, e-public health

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Pamela Schreiner, PhD
Affiliate Faculty

Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Chronic diseases, methods, cardiovascular disease, subclinical disease, cohort, observational studies, menopause, anthrozoology, brain

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Tetyana Shippee, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Aging, equity, methods, quality of life, long-term care, racial disparities ,life course, cumulative inequality, access to care, racial discrimination

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Lyn Steffen, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, nutrition epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, diet assessment, diet patterns, nutrition in older adults, dietary intake and health, fatty acids & CVD.

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Irina Stepanov, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mayo Professor in Public Health

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, genetics, mother & children, tobacco, biomarkers, DNA adducts, analytical biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cancer, inflammation, regulatory science

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Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Aging, chronic disease, equity, management & economics, methods, medicare, cancer, health care outcomes, access to care

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