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2.5 yrs

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Program Benefits

  • Curriculum Aligned with Public Health Standards 
  • Specialized Field Experience 
  • No GRE Required
  • Strong Lasallian Values

Dr. Barnes is currently a Senior Outcomes Researcher at OptumInsight (UnitedHealth Group) with over 18 years of experience. Previously, Dr. Barnes was at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, and the University of South Carolina. Dr. Barnes has an interdisciplinary background spanning the fields of epidemiology, medicine, geography, health informatics, data science, and social sciences with expertise in study design, methodology, data analysis, and dissemination of research findings. Overall, his work centers upon identifying and addressing factors that contribute to and influence healthcare delivery and health-related outcomes in a range of populations.

Dr. Barnes received a B.S. in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.P.H. from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina. Most recently, Dr. Barnes completed a Master of Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Barnes has published in many high impact journals including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, Preventing Chronic Diseases, Health & Place, and the Journal of Pediatrics.

Notable Publications

  • Olson, Floyd B.; Greensweig, Daniel J.; and Riggs, Scott J. (1998) "The Future of Impact Fees In Minnesota ," William Mitchell Law Review: Vol. 24 : Iss. 3 , Article 1
  • Greensweig, Daniel J.; Gourlay, Aimee; and Kao, Irene (2016) "Increasing Productive Communication in Local Government and Decreasing Barriers to Community Interactions," Mitchell Hamline Law Review: Vol. 42 : Iss. 5 , Article 8.

Learn more about the faculty members teaching in the online Master of Public Health program: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.