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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Health Policy and Management alumna Jing Hao
April 26, 2017

Health Policy and Management alumna Jing Hao, MPH ’09, PhD ’15, recently received the 2017 Early Career Investigator Award from the Health Care Systems Research Network and the 2016 Volunteer Award from the Chinese Health Policy Analysis and Management Society.

UMass Amherst alumna Elizabeth Chennamchetty
April 25, 2017

Community Health Education alumna Elizabeth Chennamchetty, MPH '04, is the author of a recently published memoir titled Bangles, Bindis and Babies: Becoming a Family. In the book, Chennamchetty recounts how she met her future partner – and MPH ’03 alumnus – Vijay Chennamchetty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and their journey from an "improbable romance" to a multicultural marriage.

April 10, 2017

SPHHS Dean's Advisory Board member Robert Littleton, Jr., '71 is one of six alumni being presented with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association at a ceremony being held at noon on Monday, April 24 in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

March 21, 2017

Kinesiology lecturer Judi LaBranche integrates LIFT, a fitness app developed by UMass Amherst alum Chris Blyth '96, into her Fitness Management and Exercise Testing and Programming courses. 

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
March 17, 2017

The group will hold a networking event in Bethesda, MD, on Friday, March 31st, and another in Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, April 1st.

March 10, 2017

Team captain Lisa Sommers, Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, invites students, faculty and staff from all departments within the SPHHS to join them this year as they try to reach their new fundraising goal of $3,000.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition alumnus Kumara Sidhartha
December 21, 2016

He received this honor in recognition of his public health efforts in cancer prevention.

University of Massachusetts Alum Leslie Chambers
December 10, 2016

The American Parkinson Disease Association President and CEO discusses her experiences as both an undergraduate and graduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and how today she’s bringing together experts from multiple disciplines to fight one of the world’s most complex neurological diseases.

University of Massachusetts Alum Leslie Chambers
October 24, 2016

Chambers was recognized for her work as President and CEO of the American Parkinson Disease Association.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
September 26, 2016

Volunteers from the Physical Therapy profession and communities around the world will come together on October 15th to promote sustainable change.