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University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
September 18, 2018

A new study directed by Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson finds there is no association between physical activity at any age and early natural menopause.

September 18, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “All Things Considered” to dispute new research claiming the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
September 17, 2018

A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) now means that complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
September 14, 2018

Richard Pilsner, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.7 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award to support his further research on fathers’ preconception exposure to phthalates and potential effects on reproductive health through methylation of sperm DNA. This award for work in humans complements his five-year, $2.3 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award received last year.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
September 12, 2018

Lisa Chasan-Taber, chair of biostatistics and epidemiology, has received a two-year, $431,000 grant from NIH’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to update, validate and refine the widely used Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
August 30, 2018

Rachel Volberg, research associate professor of epidemiology, recently discussed a new program called GameSense on WBUR News and on WFRC.

Photograph Avelino Amado
August 27, 2018

When Avelino Amado arrived on the UMass Amherst campus in 2006 as an undergrad with an interest in physical therapy, he had no idea how his experience would one day lead him to encourage young minds to follow in his footsteps.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Lisa Wexler
August 27, 2018

A feature story written by Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler and colleagues appears in a recent issue of Northern Public Affairs magazine. The article explores the inroads Wexler and her team have been making in reducing youth suicide rates in Northwest Alaska through their community-engaged research partnership with the Maniilaq Association.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Krishna Poudel
August 22, 2018

In Indonesia and other areas of the Asia Pacific region, the HIV epidemic continues at a fast-growing pace among key population groups: people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers, and transgender people. In a commentary appearing online now in The Lancet HIV, Associate Professor of Community Health Education Krishna Poudel and Masamine Jimba of the University of Tokyo argue that identifying and addressing the gaps in their HIV care continuum is critical to improve their health.

August 21, 2018

The Behavioral Medicine Lab is recruiting individuals that are 21+ years old and do not currently own a dog.