Health Equity

These faculty focus on social determinants of health, structural racism, American Indian health...


Timothy Beebe, PhD
Interim Dean and Mayo Professor

School of Public Health

Equity, mental health, methods, survey methods, patient reported outcome measurement, health measurement, health care access for vulnerable populations, adolescent health, behavioral health, health insurance

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Jesse Berman, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Air pollution, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, GIS, interpolation, spatial analysis, weather

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Zobeida Bonilla, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Latino/a health, global health, Caribbean, medical anthropology, qualitative research, qualitative program evaluation

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Sonya Brady, PhD, LP
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Equity, mental health, adolescent health, community engagement, theory and conceptual models, substance use, violence exposure, sexual health, stress & coping, resilience 

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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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Kathleen Call, PhD
Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Equity, methods, health insurance, access to care, survey methods, community engaged research

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Dana Carroll, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Epidemiological research methods; health disparities; tobacco prevention and control; tobacco regulatory science; biomarkers of tobacco use and cancer risk; community cancer prevention and control

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Lynn Eberly, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

School of Public Health

Aging, chronic diseases, equity, mental health, methods, medical imaging, neuroscience, neurology, endocrinology, psychiatry, statistics education, clinical trials, clinical research

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Simone French, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Environment & exposure, equity, food & nutrition, mother & children, food policy, food environment, low income food access, food behavior, physical activity, obesity prevention, community interventions 

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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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Sarah Gollust, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Equity, politics, public opinion, communication, media 

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Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity

Division of Health Policy and Management

Maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, health equity, structural racism, population health, medical education

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David Jacobs, PhD
Professor

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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Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Equity, injuries, alcohol use and problems, policy, neighborhood influences

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Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA
Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Health care policy, maternal and child health, rural health, health care quality, policy evaluation, health equity 

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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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Melissa Laska, PhD, RD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Equity, food & nutrition, public health nutrition, obesity prevention, food environment, food access, healthy food retail, nutrition policy, food security

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Jennifer Linde, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Food & Nutrition, obesity intervention, eating disorders, equity, mental health, assessment

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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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Richard MacLehose, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

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

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Susan Marshall Mason, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Social determinants of health, maternal and child health, adverse childhood experiences, child maltreatment, psychosocial stress, weight-related health, reproductive health, health inequalities, epidemiologic methods

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Donna McAlpine, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Equity, mental health, methods, mental health services, race & ethnic inequities, survey methods, community engagement 

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Ira Moscovice, PhD
Mayo Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Rural health, quality of care, hospitals

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Ruby Nguyen, PhD
Associate Professor and Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology; Women's Health; Chronic Conditions; Environmental Exposures; Undergraduate Public Health Education

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Theresa L. Osypuk, SD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

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.

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Todd Rockwood, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Equity, methods, measurements, survey research, social class

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Nathan Shippee, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Health Policy and Management

Patient complexity; chronic disease management; mental health; disparities and barriers to care; diabetes; depression; quality of care; practice-based studies/real-world evaluation; publicly insured and low-income (Medicare and Medicaid) populations

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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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Rachel Widome, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Epidemiology, prevention policy, equity, tobacco, obesity, adolescents/young adults, sleep, veterans, social & economical factors

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