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.
Russo’s project, “A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Fecundability," highlighted the association between physical activity and sitting behavior with fecundability in a population of women with prior pregnancy loss.
Founded in 1924, Delta Omega encourages and recognizes excellence in practice, research, education, and academic achievement in the field of public health. Today, the organization has more than 100 chapters throughout the world and more than 20,000 members from graduate schools and programs of public health, as well as from the public health practice community.
Russo applied for the Delta Omega poster session as the UMass Amherst Rho Chapter's representative after winning the Delta Omega category of the SPHHS Research Day poster competition in April.
"I was thrilled to have been selected to present my thesis work at the Delta Omega poster session," says Russo, who currently works as a Research Coordinator at VA Connecticut in West Haven. "This experience has helped reaffirm my desire to pursue a career in physical activity and reproductive epidemiology.”
Adds Russo, “I am most grateful for the ongoing support that I have received from the UMass Amherst SPHHS and from my advisor, Dr. Brian Whitcomb, and it was an honor to be able to represent the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in this context."