The MHDI Summer Research Program Experience

The MHDI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a part of the broader UNL Summer Research Program (SRP) that’s held every summer.  This NSF-funded research experience has hosted students from many different universities across the country, with students from many different disciplines. MHDI is the only REU in the Summer Research Program that offers research... Continue Reading →


Prevalence of Asthma by Race

By Ryan S. The prevalence of asthma in the general population has steadily risen over time. From only 3 percent in 1980 to almost 9 percent of the total United States population in 2012, it's an issue that deserves attention. Within this group, there are differences based on age, gender, occupation, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Though... Continue Reading →

The Existence of Food Deserts

By Ryan S. The USDA defines a Food Desert as a "part of the country vapid of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas." These areas lack healthy food options because there's a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, and other means of attaining healthy food. To be considered... Continue Reading →

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