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Why Dropping Most COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Now Ethical

Debra DeBruin, PhD, co-authored the Health Affairs Forefront publication “Why Dropping Most COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Now Ethical” with Nir Eyal, Matthew K. Wynia, Thomas D. Harter, and Jason T. Eberl.
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Using a Web Platform for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: A Case Study in Resource Allocation

Debra DeBruin, PhD co-authored the Frontiers in Public Health publication: “Using a Web Platform for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: A Case Study in Resource Allocation” with Jonathon P Leider, Sarah Lim,…
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COVID-19 Vaccination and Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Mortality at Midlife in Minnesota

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published an article by a research team that includes Elizabeth Wrigley Field, PhD, and JP Leider, PhD.
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Research: Black, Hispanic and Asian Minnesotans under 65 more likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — and more likely to die of it

“[W]hile COVID-19 vaccines were effective…, they couldn’t fix the underlying health disparities that made communities of color more vulnerable to COVID-19…” The research team included Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD, and JP Leider, PhD.
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Public Attitudes about Allocating COVID-19 Vaccines: Is the Public Aligned with Equity?

Just months into the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it was clear that the impact was vastly unequal by race. Native American, Hispanic, and Black populations had elevated mortality compared to White and Asian populations. These disparities…
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Study: POC communities dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than white people

University of Minnesota researchers analyzed pandemic mortality data and found Black, Asian, and Hispanic populations had higher mortality rates than white people. "There is no question that communities of color continue to be hit the…
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Research shows public health agencies are critically understaffed

JP Leider, PhD, the study's lead author, states: “Transitioning a COVID-related surge in staffing to a permanent workforce requires substantial and sustained investment from federal and state governments to deliver even the bare minimum of…
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U of M School of Public Health receives $4.7 million to lead workforce consortium

JP Leider, PhD will lead the research to identify remedies for America's overwhelmed public health workforce. 
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Scott Jensen’s unconventional health care views spread beyond COVID-19

“I think there’s actually a problem when people who are experts and aren’t willing to exercise their expertise in ways that benefit both individuals and communities,” - Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C.
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Fall Vaccination Campaign Will Bring New Shots, Worse Access

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, PhD is quoted: “We have criticisms of the way the initial vaccine rollout happened, but there was really a very significant effort to get everyone vaccinated.”