Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. She began a one-year term on September 1st following the retirement of David Buchanan.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes eight new full-time tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for Fall 2018 include Chi Hyun Lee, Andrew Lover, and Youssef Oulhote in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Megan Gross in the Department of Communication Disorders; Airin D. Martinez, Luis Valdez, and John Zeber in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy; and Gwenael Layec in the Department of Kinesiology.
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, assuming the role previously held by Professor Susan Hankinson.
A new study directed by Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson finds there is no association between physical activity at any age and early natural menopause.
Lisa Chasan-Taber, chair of biostatistics and epidemiology, has received a two-year, $431,000 grant from NIH’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to update, validate and refine the widely used Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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