Department faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their areas of study. Our faculty pursue investigator-initiated studies on a broad range of individual and group health behavior and population studies.
Current research explores the efficacy of innovative rural health care delivery models (e.g. telehealth, distance delivery consultative models), the neurobiological mechanisms of stress and their relation to heart disease, and several examples of novel community health research with Native American communities. Our evolving research emphasis focuses on health issues relevant to rural and Native American communities. Learn more about our current research projects.
Faculty engage in collaborative research with investigators in the College of Pharmacy on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus and with our colleagues in the Medical School on the Twin Cities campus, as well as with other national and international scientists.