News

May 22, 2018

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.

Brian Whitcomb
May 8, 2018

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
March 30, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber writes about successful grant writing for early-career faculty in an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
March 29, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has been named one of the three recipients of the 2018-2019 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards.

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.

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.