Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM) aims to research the contribution of structural and interpersonal racism to disparities in chronic disease including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related chronic conditions (RCC) of hypertension and obesity.

Power to Quit II

The goal of this research study is to enhance smoking cessation rates for homeless smokers by testing the effects of an Intensive Smoking Intervention, and integrating alcohol abuse treatment with smoking cessation.

Project FEED

This study implements an electronic medical record-based screen for food insecurity in pediatric emergency department patients.

Project TRUST

This project approaches school connectedness and achievement as key social determinants of health and addresses important protective factors contributing to positive youth development and decreased tobacco and other substance use.

The Isbaar Project

This study is focused on reducing cervical cancer screening disparities in Somali immigrant women through a primary care based HPV self-sampling intervention.


This study evaluates how the increase in local minimum wage affects the health and wellness of Minneapolis minimum-wage workers over 5 years.