Student Research

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences provides its students with a variety of resources and opportunities to conduct and present their research. Our faculty members provide guidance and mentorship in innovative, transdisciplinary research that spans the basic and applied sciences and public health, clinical practice and community applications. Students have an opportunity to work in diverse settings, from laboratory and clinical work to community-based research and outreach efforts. Together, we work across disciplines on many pressing public health and wellness issues such as chronic and infectious diseases, maximizing health and functioning across the lifespan, optimizing nutritional programs and food quality, physical activity and diabetes prevention, reproductive and cancer epidemiology, women’s health and communication impairment.


Research Day

This event is held each year to provide an opportunity for the university, media and surrounding communities, as well as faculty, staff and peers within the SPHHS, to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach efforts being conducted by our students. On this day, students from all departments within the School present posters of their work in a faculty-juried poster session. Posters are judged based on content and presentation, and select individuals receive awards in two distinct categories: Research and Practice.

Additionally, one student is presented with the Delta Omega Honor Society Award. The Delta Omega award winner is given an opportunity to submit his/her abstract for further consideration as part of the Delta Omega Society’s poster session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

The 17th Annual SPHHS Research Day is scheduled for April 8, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, and is part of the Delta Omega Rho Chapter's National Day of Service during National Public Health Week. **The deadline to submit abstracts is MARCH 25, 2014.**

For information on abstracts and competition criteria, download the SPHHS Research Day Poster Abstract Form (in the Downloads bar at the side of the page). We encourage all students to join us.

Poster Printing

Research posters can be printed at the UMass Amherst Learning Commons. Follow the link for more information. Download the SPHHS poster template (in the Downloads bar at the side of the page).


Additional Student Research Resources

Human Subject Submissions
Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies
Office of Research and Engagement