Current Projects - Research

Some of our current projects include the following studies:

Project TRUST approaches school connectedness and achievement as key social determinants of health and addresses important protective factors contributing to positive youth development and decreased tobacco and other substance use.

Family Matters seeks to identify how familial factors of racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse children act as risk or protective factors for predicting childhood obesity.

The WAGE$ study will evaluate how an increase in the local minimum wage affects the health and wellness of Minneapolis minimum-wage workers over 5 years. 

Through partnerships, SuperShelf transforms food shelves to provide welcoming and respectful environments to access healthy food.

UNderstanding Infrastructure Transformation Effects on Diabetes (UNITED) uses multiple sources of rich, longitudinal data to discover causal links between primary care patient-centered medical home practice redesign and improvement in the delivery of optimal diabetes care and diabetes-related utilization.