Research Projects


ACT Trial

The purpose of the study is to test how a 6-month exercise and cognitive training program affects cognition and brain function in people with mild cognitive impairment over 1.5 years.

Advancing Higher Education for Afghanistan's Development (AHEAD)

This program supports the government of Afghanistan and its Ministry of Higher Education to increase access to higher education for vulnerable populations, improve the quality and relevance of higher education to respond to market needs, and enhance the management and administrative capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) and government counterparts.

Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes

An interactive web-based resource designed for nursing faculty to create innovative effective clinical experiences for students in nursing homes.

Culturally Responsive Nursing Care for American Indian Elders

This interactive resource provides learners with culturally relevant knowledge and examples in American Indian elder culture and introduces strategies to appropriately address cross-cultural issues in clinical settings.


This study examines the efficacy of a remote health monitoring system called the "eNeighbor" for people with memory loss.


The purpose of the study is to test how a 3-month exercise and virtual reality cognitive training program affects cognition and fitness in people who want to improve their memory.


The purpose of our study is to increase our understanding of the effects of aerobic arm or treadmill exercise on leg pain, walking capability, and quality of life in people with claudication.

Families Preventing Diabetes Together

A program for the whole family to promote cooking skills, healthful eating and family meals.


This study examines how a six-month exercise program affects symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and brain function over a year.

Get a Head Start on Asthma

A useful resource for parents and teachers of preschool children with asthma.


The goal of this program is to help families eat healthy foods and eat meals together.

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Assessment Tool

A graphical tool that provides color representations of varying severities of incontinence-associated skin damage on different colors of skin.

Indian Family Stories

The goal of the Indian Family Stories Project has been to listen and learn from families who care for American Indian children with special health care needs in order to improve the quality of health care they receive.

Integrative Mental Healthcare

These modules explore how Integrative mental health considers the needs of the whole person.

Knee Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of participation in an 8-week yoga program with general aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises in older adults with knee OA.

Minnesota Youth Sex Trading (MYST) Project

The Minnesota Youth Sex Trading (MYST) project uses actionable research to identify prevention opportunities, guide systems change, and promote wellness among youth. 


The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of a physical activity and sleep tracking device on levels of physical activity and sleep among individuals eligible for cardiac rehabilitation.

PAD Prairie

The goals of this partnership are to promote community awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), facilitate screening and identification of PAD and to provide supervised exercise therapy for individuals with PAD in rural Minnesota communities.


Project PECAY will guide the development of a program that promotes healthy adolescent coping and behavioral health amongst Latinx and Somali teens.

Preparing Heart and Mind

Supporting parents during an uncertain time - when there are concerns about a baby’s health before and after birth. The care program includes a mobile app designed for a pregnant person and their caregiving partner (for example, a spouse, partner, or grandparent).


Prime Time is an 18-month youth development program designed to prevent early pregnancy among vulnerable teens. Prime Time combines one-on-one case management and peer educator group sessions, delivered in tandem.


SNAPSHOT stands for Students, Nurses and Parents Seeking Healthy Options Together. The SNAPSHOT team works together with the goal of helping kids make healthy choices when it comes to what they eat, how to be active and how much time to spend using screens, like watching TV and playing video games.


The overall objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a tele-health care coordination and case management nursing intervention for children with complex special health care needs.

Yoga for Parkinson's Disease

The study’s purpose is to assess the effect of yoga on measures of oxidative stress; motor function; and non-motor function in individuals with Parkinson’s disease