On the surface, Minnesota stacks up as one of the healthiest states in the US on average. But it’s also home to some of the nation’s biggest racial and ethnic disparities. Richard Lee and his team of collaborators aim to reduce this gap by focusing on the wellbeing of some of Minnesota’s youngest residents.
What makes a winning smile? This question is of interest to social psychologists, facial reconstruction surgeons, computer scientists, everyday people, and even late-night talk-show hosts. A team of University of Minnesota researchers took to the Minnesota State Fair to find out. The findings are worth smiling about.
“It’s like playing tennis without a net. You always win,” says statistics professor Charles Geyer about conducting unethical research. Discover how Geyer and other professors at the University of Minnesota mobilize the open science movement to inspire appropriate research practices.
Research from Traci Mann, professor of psychology, is included in this article about the rebranding of Weight Watchers. Now named WW, the company claims to want to shift its focus away from dieting and more toward wellness. Critics say it's diet culture in disguise.
Lambers Fisher (BA ‘01, psychology) is a marriage and family therapist as well as an adjunct instructor and speaker on multicultural awareness. He uses his own communication and problem solving skills he developed in CLA and applies them to the relationships he works to strengthen in his clients.