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Human beings are subject to countless diseases, conditions and health issues. To successfully keep patients healthy, clinical providers need access to information on each and every one of those potential problems.


At the University of Minnesota, our researchers and clinical care providers have a legacy of improving understanding around the issues that impact our health.

For more than 70 years, the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health has served as a leader in regional, national and international studies of the distribution, causes and prevention of major diseases. Our research examines on how human behavior affects health, illness and other potential health risks for individuals and populations.

Such research has been critical for clinical providers from our Medical School, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy, who can take this research and apply it within University of Minnesota clinics that see hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

Our researchers are also international leaders in zoonotic diseases, and establishing a baseline of understanding around how some viruses make the jump from animals to humans. Understanding these issues will be critical to the long term health of humans across the globe.

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