Alumni News

Do you have news you want to share with your fellow alumni? Whether you're telling us about advancements in your research or in your workplace, informing us about upcoming events, gatherings and fundraisers, or just sharing good news about new family members, we would love to hear from you! We will use stories for our website, newsletters, and other SPHHS publications.

To share your story, please email Patrick Freeman.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.

January 9, 2018

Public Health alumnus Neil Meltzer '78 recently received an ICON Honors award from The Daily Record for his work in the Maryland area through LifeBridge Health.

December 18, 2017

Epidemiology alumnus Anand Lal MPH ’93 has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

December 6, 2017

Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, was recently recognized for her work in breastfeeding and infant care, receiving a “40 Under Forty” award from the Berkshire Eagle. Every year the Berkshire Eagle recognizes 40 local individuals who have contributed to the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the Berkshires.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
November 27, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 recently spoke about his experiences as a student at UMass Amherst and how he created Global PT Day of Service to inspire the physical therapy community to do good around the world in a video produced by the UMass Profile Series.

UMass Amherst Epidemiology alumna Lindsey Russo
November 16, 2017

Recent Epidemiology alumna Lindsey Russo MS '17 was one of 28 students selected from across the country to present her research at the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health poster session held at the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting and exposition Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta.

UMass Amherst Health Policy and Management alumnus Larry Pellegrini
October 28, 2017

Health Policy and Management alumnus Lawrence Pellegrini PhD ’17 has co-authored with Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Kimberly Geissler an article in the journal Health Services Research. The article, titled “Social Security Disability Insurance Enrollment and Health Care Employment”, examines the relationship between the size of the health care workforce and enrollment in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in all fifty states.

UMass Amherst Epidemiology alumna Kathleen Segda
October 26, 2017

A new study from Epidemiology alumna Kathleen Szegda PhD '14 and Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson reports, based on a study of nearly 80,000 women, that underweight women and those who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women. Early menopause is defined as naturally occurring menopause before age 45.

September 28, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored alumnus Howard Shane with the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of public health and the health sciences, and alumnus Efosa Guobadia with its inaugural SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award, at its 8th annual Fall Celebration held September 23rd at the Fine Arts Center.

September 26, 2017

“Life happens. Sometimes you just have to write about it,” states Community Health Education alumna Elizabeth Chennamchetty MPH ’04.