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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Behavioral Medicine Lab is recruiting individuals that are 21+ years old and do not currently own a dog.
Health equity has been a cornerstone of the SPHHS’ mission to optimize the public’s health and quality of life for over 40 years, dating back to its inception in 1973 under the early leadership of its founding dean, the public health trailblazer and visionary Dr. William Alexander Darity Sr.
Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study investigating how exercise and footwear can impact individuals with knee osteoarthritis.