Naomi Thyden

Research Interests and Project Expertise

Institutional policies and fundamental causes of racial health disparities. 

Biography

After earning my MPH in Epidemiology in 2014, I spent three years at the Minnesota Department of Health as an epidemiologist before returning to the University of Minnesota to pursue a PhD. My time in public health practice made it clear that there is a need for research that informs solutions to health disparities. My research focus is on institutional policies and fundamental causes of racial health disparities. 
 
I am a Graduate Research Assistant for an R01 NIH grant to analyze data from Moving to Opportunity, which randomized families to one of several publicly-funded housing options.