News Archive

September 26, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and College of Nursing are recruiting pregnant women for a research study on sleep in pregnancy.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
September 25, 2017

Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg is co-author of a recent report that examines problem gambling and addiction. In “Forms of gambling, gambling involvement, and problem gambling: evidence from a Swedish population survey” appearing in the current issue of the journal International Gambling Studies, Volberg and her co-authors examine four elements of problem gambling (PG): the type of game, frequency of gambling, the level of intensity (time and money spent) and the relationship between PG and the specific form of gambling.

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.

Susan Hankinson
September 18, 2017

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to build upon and advance her research group’s earlier work to identify and validate hormonal markers to better predict the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology alum Maegan Boutot
June 26, 2017

Results of a new study led by recent graduate alumna Maegan Boutot and Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson suggest that long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function.

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.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
June 9, 2017

Researchers from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study and the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences updated progress to date on a number of studies in their annual meeting at the Campus Center.

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 Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
May 11, 2017

She comments about a new report from the UMass Donahue Institute on the gaming industry and hiring at the Plainridge Park Casino. 

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology graduate student Alexandra Purdue-Smithe
May 11, 2017

Doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe and her advisor Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson found that high intake of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be modestly associated with lower risk of early menopause.

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