News

June 12, 2017

Linda Landesman, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has co-authored a new edition of Landesman's Public Health Management of Disasters with Rita V. Burke, PhD. The revised edition includes current federal preparedness guidance, examines approaches to public health surveillance, and identifies new and emerging communication technologies—such as smartphone applications and social media platforms.

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
June 9, 2017

Researchers from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study and the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences updated progress to date on a number of studies in their annual meeting at the Campus Center.

Photograph Nora Cameron
June 8, 2017

Public Health Sciences major Nora Ani Cameron has been selected to participate in the Summer 2017 Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP) internship program at Hampshire College.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Krystal Pollitt
June 5, 2017

Environmental health scientist Krystal Pollitt and Ezra Markowitz, an assistant professor of environmental conservation, will receive $14,850 to work with Partners for a Healthier Community, BayState Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department and others on “The Fresh Air Project: Profiling Children’s Environmental Exposures in Springfield.”

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
May 31, 2017

She explains that almost all of the health perks research has linked to exercise—from a stronger heart and lungs to more energy and clearer thinking—increase the most when people move from a sedentary lifestyle to a modestly active one.

Photograph Avelino Amado
May 31, 2017

Kinesiology doctoral student Avelino Amado recently co-authored an Op-Ed piece published in the Boston Globe, outlining the impact of the proposed federal budget cuts to graduate student research—both in the lab and the community.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 31, 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently honored members of the Kinesiology Department with grants to help them complete research.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Biostatistics alum Justin Baldwin '17
May 31, 2017

The grant will cover Baldwin’s transportation costs to South America, and room and board while he works.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
May 26, 2017

The Dean's Message appears in the May 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.