Scientific Publications

As part of an organization doing leading research for more than 30 years, our team has conducted numerous population-health studies. Our research demonstration project, Hearts Beat Back Project: The Heart of New Ulm Project, has offered a unique environment for studying how various population-based interventions can impact the health of an entire community. 

  • Our team has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Heart Association, Population Health Management, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Clinical Medicine & Research, Preventing Chronic Disease, and more.

  • We have been well represented at national scientific conferences, such as the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Additionally, we have had a strong presence at local conferences in worksite health promotion, nutrition, physical activity, public health, epidemiology, nursing and medical informatics.
 

Journal articles

Lifestyle Changes and Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome in The Heart of New Ulm Project

VanWormer JJ, Boucher JB, Sidebottom AC, Sillah A, Knickelbine T. Lifestyle changes and prevention of metabolic syndrome in the Heart of New Ulm Project. (2017). Preventive Medicine Reports, 6: 242-245.

 

Clinical Implications of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol for a Rural Community: Data from The Heart of New Ulm Project

Miedema MD, Sidebottom AC, Sillah A, Benson G, Knickelbine T, VanWormer JJ. Clinical Implications of the ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol for a Rural Community: Data from the Heart of New Ulm Project (2017) Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 11(1): 94-101. 

 

Conference Presentations

  • Cultivating Trust: Processes and Approaches for Supporting and Sustaining Meaningful Collaborations. Rebecca Lindberg. ALL IN Data for Community Health National Meeting. April 19-21, 2017
  • Eight Years of Evaluating the Heart of New Ulm Project. Gretchen Benson, Cindy Winters. Association of Community Health Improvement National Conference. March 9-11, 2017.
  • Empowering Your Community to Improve Health: An Integrated Model to Creating a Culture of Health in a Rural County. Rebecca Lindberg. 2016 Michigan Critical Access Hospital Conference. Nov. 10, 2016
  • Changing the Restaurant Food Environment to Improve Cardiovascular Health in a Rural Community: Implementation and Evaluation of the Heart of New Ulm (HONU) Project Restaurant Initiative. Rebecca Lindberg, Abbey Sidebottom. American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting. Oct. 30, 2016.
  • Population Health: Lessons from One of the Nation's Most Innovative Rural Community Models. Toby Freier. Health Catalyst Health Care Analytics Summit. Sept. 8, 2016.
  • Engaging Rural Dental Clinics in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Derek Hersch.Illinois Rural Health Association 27th Annual Educational Conference. August 8, 2016.
  • AcademyHealth Community Health Peer Learning Program. Rebecca Lindberg, Abbey Sidebottom. June 2016.
  • The Heart of New Ulm Project — Rural Health Transformation: From Surviving to Thriving. Toby Freier, Cindy Winters. National Rural Health Resource Center webinar. June 8, 2016.
  • Designing a Culture of Health in Rural Minnesota. Rebecca Lindberg, Cindy Winters. National Rural Health Association Rural Health Innovation Summit. May 11, 2016.
  • How to Build Multi-sector Collaborations to Advance Community Health. Rebecca Lindberg, Gretchen Benson. The Practical Playbook National Meeting. May 23, 2016.
  • Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project Overview. Derek Hersch. Rural Health Community of Practice webinar. April 1, 2016
  • Implementing Data-driven Change at the Local Level and Lessons Learned from Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project. Cindy Winters. How Healthy is the Northland? Bridge to Health Conference. April 1, 2016
 

Conference Posters

AC Sidebottom, A Sillah, DM Vock, MD Miedema, R Pereira, G Benson,  R Lindberg, JL Boucher, T Knickelbine, JJ VanWormer. American Heart Association EPI/ Lifestyle 2017 Scientific Sessions. March 7-10, Portland, OR

R Lindberg, AC Sidebottom, RF Pereira, B McCool, A Sillah, R Werner, JL Boucher. 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. October 29 - November 2, 2016. Denver, CO. 

AC Sidebottom, A Sillah, DM Vock, MD Miedema, R Pereira, G Benson, JL Boucher, T Knickelbine, JJ VanWormer. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014. November 15-19, Chicago, IL.

A Sillah, AC Sidebottom, MD Miedema, T Knickelbine, JL Boucher, JJ VanWormer. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014. November 15-19, Chicago, IL.

MD Miedema, AC Sidebottom, A Sillah, G Benson, J Boucher, T Knickelbine, JJ VanWormer. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014. November 15-19, Chicago, IL.