Child Obesity:  Reflecting on strengths-based approaches to clinical care and looking forward to positive deviance approaches to research

Laura is a 1st year trainee at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is pursuing a PhD in Nutrition and a doctoral minor in Epidemiology at UMN. Her research is focused on the intersection of obesity and disordered eating in children and adolescents. She is interested in understanding how external factors such asContinue reading “Child Obesity:  Reflecting on strengths-based approaches to clinical care and looking forward to positive deviance approaches to research”

Improving CHW’s Work in the Spectrum of Cancer Care Across Minnesota

Yetunde is a 2nd year trainee at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is currently finishing up her MPH and dietetic internship at the UMN School of Public Health. She earned her Bachelor in Science in Nutrition – Dietetics at Auburn University in 2017. Her interests include maternal and child health, mental health,Continue reading “Improving CHW’s Work in the Spectrum of Cancer Care Across Minnesota”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Jessica O’Connell

Jessica is a first-year MPH Nutrition student and dietetic intern in the coordinated master’s program at the University of Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Human Nutrition at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Jessica has been an MCH Nutrition Trainee since September 2018. As a trainee,Continue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Jessica O’Connell”

Using Conceptual Models to Tackle Complex Public Health Problems Affecting MCH Populations

  An Example of How Structural and Intermediary Determinants of Health Affect Breastfeeding Rates among African American Women Despite the many known benefits of breastfeeding, a persistent discrepancy exists between African American mothers and mothers of other races who breastfeed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among all children born duringContinue reading “Using Conceptual Models to Tackle Complex Public Health Problems Affecting MCH Populations”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Kalia Thor

  Kalia is a second year MPH Nutrition student, MCH nutrition trainee, and a MNLEND trainee. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK and her dietetic internship through Iowa State University. She is currently working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. She has found a passion inContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Kalia Thor”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Somadee Cheam

Somadee is a first year MPH Nutrition student in coordinated masters program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she also received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics in 2018. She began her MCH traineeship in September 2018 and has been working on the development of the University of Minnesota’s Public Health NutritionContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Somadee Cheam”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Noelle Yeo

Noelle is a second-year MPH Nutrition student in the coordinated masters program and an MCH Nutrition trainee at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She completed her bachelors of science at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in nutrition, exercise, and health sciences in 2017 with minors in Spanish and business administration. After graduation in AugustContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Noelle Yeo”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Junia N Brito

Junia is a first-year PhD student in Social/Behavioral Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH). She is originally from Brazil, where she received her dietetic training and worked as both a clinical dietitian and as a dietitian food service manager. While living in the U.S., Junia has completed an MBA with aContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Junia N Brito”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Yetunde Akingbemi and Noelle Yeo

This blog post describes the experiences of two MCH nutrition trainees, Noelle Yeo and Yetunde Akingbemi, while attending the Making Lifelong Connections meeting in Tampa, Florida this spring. Noelle and Yetunde are second year students in the coordinated MPH Nutrition program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. They have both been MCH nutrition traineesContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Yetunde Akingbemi and Noelle Yeo”

UMN Trainee Spotlight: Megan Radamaker

Megan Radamaker is a MCH Trainee from the University of Minnesota. She is a second-year graduate student in the Coordinated Public Health Nutrition program. She is originally from Macomb, MI and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. Megan served as an AmeriCorp for the Cooking Matters ProgramContinue reading “UMN Trainee Spotlight: Megan Radamaker”