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University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
August 13, 2018

Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg, who serves as the principal investigator on the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research study, was recently quoted in a Worcester Business Journal article exploring the challenges Central Mass tourism will face when two new casinos open in Massachusetts.

July 16, 2018

A new video produced by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment highlights the breast cancer research of Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, in collaboration with Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and Assistant Professor of Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
July 10, 2018

Rachel Volberg, research associate professor of epidemiology, discussed her research on the economic and social impacts of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville and surrounding communities on WAMC’s The Roundtable.

June 21, 2018

Epidemiology faculty members Nicole VanKim and Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, with Lynnette Leidy Sievert, anthropology, are among the inaugural recipients of seed grants provided by the campus’s new Institute of Diversity Sciences. 

June 18, 2018

Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent alumna Serena Houghton PhD ‘16 has received a three-year, $ 187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine central obesity and its relation to breast cancer risk and survival.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb
June 11, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
June 8, 2018

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, comments in recent Live Science and Reuters articles on a new study from researchers in Spain that suggests heavy alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of premenstrual syndrome.

May 25, 2018

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, is the editor of a new book titled Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation. This collection of essays and original research articles offers a comprehensive perspective of the importance of the menstrual cycle in women's lives.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves
May 24, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Katherine Reeves is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Titled “Depression, Antidepressant Use, and Breast Cancer Risk in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study,” the article presents findings of the largest prospective study to date to examine whether depression or antidepressant use can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

May 24, 2018

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.

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