News

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
December 18, 2017

On behalf of the entire School of Public Health and Health Sciences, thank you all for a year of continued growth and outstanding success. Our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends have contributed in ways that are often unseen, but have a tremendous impact.

December 18, 2017

Epidemiology alumnus Anand Lal MPH ’93 has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alicia Timme-Laragy
December 15, 2017

Northeast Public Radio recently interviewed Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy for its “Midday Magazine” program.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
December 13, 2017

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Pilsner recently received a five-year, $2.26 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to extend and replicate findings in an animal study of his earlier investigation into the effects of phthalate levels on sperm epigenetics and reproductive success in humans.

December 7, 2017

The Department of Communication Disorders partnered with the College of Nursing for an interprofessional education (IPE) event held on Friday, December 1st, in the nursing simulation lab in Springfield Center. The clinical focus for the day was on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

December 6, 2017

Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, was recently recognized for her work in breastfeeding and infant care, receiving a “40 Under Forty” award from the Berkshire Eagle. Every year the Berkshire Eagle recognizes 40 local individuals who have contributed to the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the Berkshires.

December 6, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek individuals between 13-20 years of age both with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a study examining speech, voice, and listening skills.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Leontine Alkema
December 5, 2017

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Leontine Alkema, with postdoctoral researcher Niamh Cahill and doctoral student Chuchu Wei in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and others, released new estimates and projections of modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR) and other family planning outcomes for the 69 poorest countries of the world.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
December 4, 2017

Community Health Education assistant professor Elizabeth Evans is co-author of a study that appears in the most recent issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The journal article, titled “Cost-Effectiveness of Publicly Funded Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California,” found that if California were to change its policies regarding access to opioid agonist treatments (OAT), the financial and societal benefit to the state could be significant.

December 1, 2017

The Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst recently profiled Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and 2017-18 Family Research Scholar Krystal Pollitt for its website. Pollitt spoke about her extensive research on the health impacts air pollution has on humans.