University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
March 14, 2018

The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
January 10, 2018

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team led by Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has released a report on the first major adult cohort study of gambling conducted in the United States. By surveying the same individuals over time, cohort studies provide information on how gambling and problem gambling develops, progresses, and remits.

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.

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.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
October 26, 2017

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are conducting a multi-year, comprehensive study known as the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) reported results of their first patron survey to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at its meeting in Boston.

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.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
October 25, 2017

A coalition of anti-gambling groups has filed briefs supporting major sports leagues in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks to bring sports betting to New Jersey. The groups cite a 2015 study done by Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg that found a higher prevalence of gambling problems among sports gamblers compared with other forms of gambling.

October 23, 2017

The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will host “Global Health Challenges: A Panel Discussion for Collaborative Solutions” in the Integrative Learning Center Room S240 on Friday, November 3 from 9:30 to 11:15 am. The event will feature panelists Rita Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation (NSF); Jennie Ward-Robinson, president and CEO of the PAHO Foundation; and Michael Depledge, former head of science at the UK Environment Agency.

UMass Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
October 19, 2017

Susan Hankinson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, was presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy during the annual Faculty Convocation held October 11th in the Campus Center Auditorium. She was among eight UMass Amherst faculty members honored during the ceremony.

September 26, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and College of Nursing are recruiting pregnant women for a research study on sleep in pregnancy.

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