Current Projects

Current research projects affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health are reflective of a deep commitment and significant contribution to the Medical School, Duluth campus mission in rural and indigenous health. 


  • Culturally-Based, Family-Centred Mental Health Promotion for Aboriginal Youth: Phase 2
  • Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program Pilot Project: Homelessness among Indigenous Adults
  • Qasgiq: Dissemination Using Yup’ik Indigenous Implementation Strategies
  • Stress and Type 2 Diabetes among Indigenous Adults
  • Mino-Bimaadizin


  • Assessing Supportive Resources of Veterans in Greater Minnesota
  • Pre-Doctoral Training in Primary Care 
  • Health Careers Opportunity Program

Substance Use and Abuse

  • Capacity Building for Tobacco Control in Tunisia, North Africa & Middle East
  • Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Psychiatric Conditions
  • Evaluating New Nicotine Standards for Cigarettes-Project 2
  • Predicting Smoking Abstinence via Mobile Monitoring of Stress and Social Context
  • Sex Differences and Progesterone Effects on Impulsivity, Smoking & Cocaine Abuse
  • Smoking, Sex Hormones and Pregnancy


  • Stress, Appetite, and Smoking Relapse
  • Stress Response and Opioid Dysfunction in Nicotine Dependence
  • SHB: Type I (EXP): Collaborative Research: EasySense: Contact-less Physiological Sensing in the Mobile Environment Using Compressive Radio Frequency Probes stress