News Archive

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
March 17, 2017

The group will hold a networking event in Bethesda, MD, on Friday, March 31st, and another in Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, April 1st.

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
February 2, 2017

They say that financial problems were the most commonly reported negative impact of gambling, experienced by 3.8 percent of gamblers and roughly 51.1 percent of problem gamblers.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
January 19, 2017

Researchers led by Epidemiology's Rachel Volberg are reporting that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
January 16, 2017

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber was quoted in a recent Daily Hampshire Gazette article profiling one Smith College staff member's use of an office desk treadmill. “The bottom line is the more time you spend being sedentary, the higher your risk for a number of diseases,” she said.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 1, 2016

The ranking came about through a survey done by the firm of researchers whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is a co-organizer of the Western Massachusetts Health Summit in 2016
October 25, 2016

The event will be held November 18, 2016 in the UMass Campus Center.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
October 13, 2016

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is searching to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Equity position. Requirements include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service in support of an emerging Center for Advancing Community Health Equity, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with excellent potential for, or a proven track record of, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies.

University of Massachusetts Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
October 3, 2016

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is searching to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Requirements include demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program in biostatistical methods and excellent teaching skills. Successful applicants will be dynamic, collaborative researchers, whose methodological work is inspired by pressing problems in public health.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
September 26, 2016

The event brings alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends from all departments together to celebrate the SPHHS community.