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.
Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy adults 65-80 years old who are not exercising heavily.
Faculty in the Biostatistics program have issued a statement on the program's sexual harassment policy.
Public Health alumnus Neil Meltzer '78 recently received an ICON Honors award from The Daily Record for his work in the Maryland area through LifeBridge Health.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently commented in a story appearing in the online news site CityLab on the long term health effects of intense smoke pollution
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.
Research teams, including one led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, are participating in a national influenza forecasting challenge to try to predict the onset, progress and peaks of regional flu outbreaks to aid prevention and control. This year, the Reich Lab is leading an effort to improve the forecasting by increasing the collaboration between groups.
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.
Epidemiology alumnus Anand Lal MPH ’93 has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Northeast Public Radio recently interviewed Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy for its “Midday Magazine” program.