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Epidemiology Research Topics

The epidemiology division is currently researching urban and rural opioid resiliency to help address the addiction and overdose epidemic. We are also working on several projects to address inner-city violence and sex trafficking, as well as cancer survival disparities among black, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women.

Breast Cancer, Race, and Place

The BCRP study will hear from women living in Milwaukee and surrounding counties about their experiences with breast cancer. Participants will tell study staff their personal stories and share what was important to them throughout their lives in connection to cancer.

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Green Environment Time Outside (GetOutside)

The GETOutside intervention is a study looking at increasing time outdoors and reducing the symptom burdens of breast cancer survivors. Eligible individuals will participate in a six week program, and be randomized into intervention or control groups.

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Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health

Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health (GLNARCH) aims to provide a research and training environment that enhances the participation of AI/AN people in biomedical science, as well as the quality of AI/AN-related health research.

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Groundbreaking Approach to Homicide Prevention Expands Nationally

From an epidemiologist’s perspective, the unacceptably high rate of homicide and violence in our communities is a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. Dr. Mallory O’Brien has made violence prevention her life’s work. One of her major crime prevention initiatives has evolved from Milwaukee to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and has been adopted in several jurisdictions nationwide.