Caitlin Caspi, ScD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Caitlin Caspi

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-7074

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Rm 183
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fellowship in cancer-related health disparities, University of Minnesota

Fellowship in cancer prevention and control, Harvard University

ScD, Harvard University


Caitlin Caspi, ScD, joined the University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health research faculty in 2014. She was a fellow in the University of Minnesota Cancer-related Health Disparities Education and Career Development Program where she explored the social and physical environment as a determinant of health behaviors in low-income urban residents. Caspi also conducted research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts for six years. She earned her ScD from Harvard University in social epidemiology.


Research Funding Grants

2018-2023 NIH/NIDDK R01, Principal Investigator: “A Natural Experiment Evaluating the Effect of a Minimum Wage Increase on Obesity and Diet-Related Outcomes"

2017-2022 NIH/NHLBI R01, Principal Investigator: “A Multilevel Intervention in the Hunger Relief Network to Improve Diet Among Adults Experiencing Food Insecurity”


Caspi CE, Lenk K, Pelletier JE, Barnes TL, Harnack L, Erickson DJ, Laska MN. Food and beverage purchases in corner stores, gas-marts, pharmacies and dollar stores [published online ahead of print Sep 19, 2016]. Public Health Nutr.

Caspi CE, Tucker-Seeley RD, Adamkiewicz G, Roberto CA, Stoddard AM, Sorensen GC. Food hardship and obesity in a sample of low-income immigrants [published online ahead of print Feb 12, 2016]. J Immigr Minor Health.

Caspi CE, Davey C, Nelson TF, Larson N, Kubik MY, Coombes B, Nanney MS. Disparities persist in nutrition policies and practices in Minnesota secondary schools. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015;115(3):419-25.

Larson N, Davey CS, Coombes B, Caspi C, Kubik MY, Nanney MS. Food and beverage promotions in Minnesota secondary schools: secular changes, correlates, and associations with adolescents' dietary behaviors. J Sch Health. 2014;84(12):777-85.

Caspi CE, Dennerlein JT, Kenwood C, et al. Results of a pilot intervention to improve health and safety for healthcare workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2013;55(12):1449-55.