The Greenwall Foundation, which promotes bioethics research, has awarded Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of community health education at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $128,164 grant to support her research, “Exploring shared decision-making as an ethical response to the opioid epidemic.”
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a special Boston Alumni Night on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently profiled the work of three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs, including one whose research steering committee is led by Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler. The story describes the work of the hubs in exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian and Alaska Native youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide.
UMass Amherst's Center for Research on Families (CRF) recently named Associate Professor of Community Health Education Krishna Poudel a 2018-2019 Family Research Scholar.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber has been selected as the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter held their annual luncheon in April 2018 and inducted new members into its ranks.
A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.
Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Critical Public Health. Titled “Digital storytelling as critical narrative intervention with adolescent women of Puerto Rican descent,” the journal article presents findings of a two-year pilot research study focused on addressing sexual and reproductive health inequities faced by adolescent women of Puerto Rican descent living on the mainland United States.
On April 2nd, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” the latest event in its Dean's Symposia Series. Keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, discussed his state's experiences with drugged driving since it legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Grondel has served in law enforcement and traffic safety for over 25 years with the Washington State Patrol and traffic safety commission.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a campus kickoff event celebrating the launch of its new Center for Community Health Equity Research on Thursday, April 26, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Campus Center's Amherst Room. The Center welcomes renowned speaker Dr. David Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for a keynote talk titled "Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Present Realities & Future Directions.”
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