News

January 23, 2018

Public Health Sciences alumna and fitness expert Eliza Shirazi '13 was recently interviewed in The Improper Bostonian magazine about her company Kick It by Eliza and entrepreneurial spirit.

January 23, 2018

The Kinesiology Department’s Judith LaBranche and Mark Miller were featured in a Daily Hampshire Gazette article exploring seniors’ winter fitness routines.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
January 22, 2018

Elizabeth Evans is among the eight faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project. As a PEP fellow, she will write policy briefs, develop an online presence, and engage criminal justice leaders, focusing on prevention and intervention strategies that address the different needs of women and men.

January 18, 2018

Recent MPH in Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine ’17 was awarded an ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) research position with the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

Gloria DiFulvio
January 16, 2018

A recent news story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at three local political activists, including Gloria T. DiFulvio, senior lecturer in Community Health Education and Public Health Sciences undergraduate program director, and how they have responded to the election of Donald J. Trump as president and his first full year in office.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology graduate Manny Acheampong ’15 recently detailed his experiences with workplace hostility while treating racially prejudiced patients in a Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
January 11, 2018

Results of a national study led by Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans, with others at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University of California, Los Angeles, suggest that risk for alcohol and drug use disorders among United States military veterans is increased by childhood adversity, and in ways that are different between women and men and different compared to the civilian population.

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.

January 9, 2018

Kinesiology Research Professor Stuart Chipkin comments in a story about a new European study that finds transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect.