Exploring External Factors in Disease & Injury
One-fourth of all diseases – and most injuries – are caused by environmental factors. Many more are influenced by environment.
Diet, drugs, toxins and physical activity greatly influence risk and progress of conditions like:
- Brain function
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Orthopedic injuries
At Sanford Research, we study how environmental factors influence cellular function and human disease. We also study how physical activity and nutrition improve health and well-being.
We work to understand these processes from conception to adulthood.
The Environmental Influences on Health and Disease group is home to:
Sanford Health News
Orthopedic surgeon receives teaching and research award
USD Sanford School of Medicine honors Dr. Nathan Skelley’s dedication to students
NIH grants $6.2M for cancer studies at Sanford Research
Funding will support better understanding of cancer and better treatment
Classes & Events
PROMISE Summer Programs
Tue 06/13/23 8:30 AM - Tue 06/13/23 4:00 PM
Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium
Wed 06/14/23 8:30 AM - Wed 06/14/23 4:30 PM
The Sanford Center, Dakota Room