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Student Op-Eds

The published op/eds listed and linked below began as projects in my courses:

Mary-Jane Adole, “Reemergence of syphilis shows need for early screening.” Duluth News Tribune, December 21, 2023.
Ifrah Abshir, “The first prayer is for health.” The Minnesota Daily, December 14, 2023.
Diane Sherwin, “Advancing health equity must include eliminating racial inequalities in preterm birth.” The Minnesota Daily, February 1, 2023.
Vedushi M. Jain, “Minnesota must address the opioid overdose crisis among American Indians.” MinnPost, December 15, 2022.
Kaylee Lammers, “We can do better to train, support, pay child protective workers.” Syracuse Post-Standard, December 9, 2022.
Aleta Steevens, “The King of Wakanda should still be here: Patient navigators can save African American lives from colorectal cancer.” Duluth News Tribune, December 6, 2022.
Hana M. Al’Absi, “Michigan must address high diabetes rates among Hispanics.” Bridge Michigan, November 10, 2022.
Karen Chen, “Minnesota can do more to address tuberculosis among foreign-born residents.” MinnPost, January 5, 2021
Alexandria Kristensen Cabrera, “The impact of the opioid crisis on babies: Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome spikes in Minnesota.” MinnPost, December 23, 2020
Julia Interrante, “Minnesota’s Native Communities Deserve Investments in Prenatal Care.” The Gender Policy Report, December 15, 2020
Hannah Geressu, “Minnesota’s ‘No Child Left Inside’ program can address Native youth obesity.” Indian Country Today, December 7, 2020.
Victoria Anderson, “How Marquette County’s heart disease affects virus.” Mining Journal of Marquette County, October 24, 2020.
Robert Brehm, “How Texas rebuffed billions in ACA aid to insure the poor, and how Austin and other cities could fix it.” UrbanitUs, October 16, 2020
Anna Shcentinina, “Letter to the editor: The kids are not alright.” Minnesota Daily, January 26, 2020.
Keelia Silvis, “Too many African Americans are losing their sight to glaucoma.” Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, January 16, 2020.
Rachel Cruz, “Hispanic mothers face barriers to health.” The Daily Sentinel, December 11, 2019.
Meredith Gingold, “It’s time to study distracted biking in Minneapolis,” MinnPost, December 10, 2019.
Margaret Perez, “Doulas can improve birth outcomes,” Bemidji Pioneer, December 7, 2019.
Mary Gilbertson, “Rates of Self-Directed Violence Among Youth in Washington County Doubled in 6 Years – We Can’t Wait Another 6 to Address It,” Woodbury Bulletin, November 27, 2019.
Joseline Haizel-Cobbina, “Fall-related traumatic brain injury is a silent epidemic; we can do more to curb it,” MinnPost, January 31, 2019
Madelyn Klabunde, “An emergency for native Minnesotans is hidden inside the state’s opioid epidemic,” MinnPost, January 22, 2019
Emily Martin, “High insulin prices are lowering the quality of life for Hennepin County diabetics,” MinnPost, January 14, 2019
Emily Acers, “Head Games: concussions more frequent among youth sports,” Pine Knot News, December 28, 2018
Maddy Schwartz, “Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence,” MinnPost, December 21, 2018
Taiwo Aremu, “We must address the chlamydia epidemic among Black women,” Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, December 16, 2018
Ericka Lara Ovares, “Teenage American Indians and their babies: another addition to the Wall of Forgotten Natives,” Star Tribune, December 14, 2019
Jasmeen Chauhan, “Valley fever information needs to be more available” Bakersfield Californian, December 11, 2018
Fredrick Ogugua, “Minnesota can do more to curb teen e-cigarette use” MinnPost, December 11, 2018
Sarah Perez-Sanz, “The Future of Michigan's Skilled Labor Force Depends on the Health of Today's High Schoolers.” Benzie County Record Patriot, December 5, 2018
Casey Rieck, “Minnesota rates of hospital-acquired infections have decreased, but we still have a way to go” MinnPost, December 3, 2018
Julia Urban, “Time to do better for Minnesota's teens: Ways to address their high and rising rates of chlamydia” MinnPost, November 26, 2018
Hannah Brekke, “Expand options for dental care” Lacrosse Tribune, November 25, 2018
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