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University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
September 27, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes five new full-time tenure track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for 2017-2018 include Laura Balzer in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Laura Attanasio, David Chin, Elizabeth Evans and Jin Kim-Mozeleski in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy.

Andrea James
September 20, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted the next event in its Dean's Symposia Series, “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform,” on Wednesday, September 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm in Campus Center Room 904. The event examined the public health impacts of mass incarceration with a focus on women. Andrea James, the founder and executive director of Families for Justice as Healing, provided the keynote address.

September 15, 2017

As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

Alumna Laura Sylvester
August 8, 2017

Alumna Laura Sylvester MPPA/MPH '16 is highlighted in an alumni profile piece appearing on the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences website. The profile recounts how Sylvester recently celebrated the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - a bill she helped create and shape as a graduate student - at a signing ceremony with Governor Baker and other at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on July 27. 

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Senior Celebration 2017
May 13, 2017

The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Health Policy and Management alumna Jing Hao
April 26, 2017

Health Policy and Management alumna Jing Hao, MPH ’09, PhD ’15, recently received the 2017 Early Career Investigator Award from the Health Care Systems Research Network and the 2016 Volunteer Award from the Chinese Health Policy Analysis and Management Society.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host Danelle Lobdell
April 13, 2017

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) epidemiologist Danelle Lobdell will keynote the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) Dean's Symposium on “Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice.” The event will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room (10th Floor).

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
April 5, 2017

The poster winners are Alexandra Olmsted (1st place), Aurora Foster (2nd place), and Sridurgadevi Kolla (3rd place). Lindsey Russo was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
March 23, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network and several other organizations will host a forum, “Critical Resources for Health: The State of Hospital Community Benefit in Massachusetts” at the UMass Center at Springfield on Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m.

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