Alumni News

Do you have news you want to share with your fellow alumni? Whether you're telling us about advancements in your research or in your workplace, informing us about upcoming events, gatherings and fundraisers, or just sharing good news about new family members, we would love to hear from you! We will use stories for our website, newsletters, and other SPHHS publications.

To share your story, please email Patrick Freeman.

Health Promotion and Policy alumna Devon Goldberg
April 12, 2021

Alumna Devon Goldberg ‘20MPH is taking on opioid addiction in the New England area through her work as a community coordinator on the HEALing Communities Study.

Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine '17MPH
March 26, 2021

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing recently announced that Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine ’17MPH was the recipient of its 2020 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in the Emerging Professional Category.

Registered dietitian and Nutrition alumna Christina Reardon
February 26, 2021

Registered dietitian Christina A. Reardon, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2018 and completed her Dietetic Internship in 2019, is featured in an article appearing on the front page of the January 2021 issue of Better Health, a monthly supplement to the Springfield-based The Republican newspaper.

January 27, 2021

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has announced its Dean’s Seminar lineup for the Spring 2021 semester. The lineup will feature talks from alumna Louise Valentine '17MPH and SPHHS faculty members Mary Andrianopoulos, Susan Hankinson, Sara Mamo, Laura Vandenberg, and Mark Miller.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumnae Hillary Wright and Elizabeth Ward
January 26, 2021

Alumnae Hillary Wright and Elizabeth Ward, who both earned their bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition from UMass Amherst in 1984, have written a new book together titled The Menopause Diet Plan: A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health, and Happiness.

Health Promotion and Policy alumni Chris Barcelos
January 14, 2021

Health Promotion and Policy alumni Chris A. Barcelos ‘16PhD recently authored Distributing Condoms and Hope: The Racialized Politics of Youth Sexual Health, a new book published by the University of California Press.

Megan Harvey and Lisa Chasan-Taber
December 15, 2020

A new study led by epidemiology alumna and former postdoctoral researcher Megan W. Harvey ‘16PhD and Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber finds that Hispanic women with high levels of stress and anxiety gain less weight during pregnancy.

Allyson Rosati
December 3, 2020

Recent UMass Amherst graduate Allyson Rosati ’19, ’20G is profiled in a feature story appearing now on the UMass homepage. The article highlights Rosati's remarkable success as an undergraduate researcher in the environmental epigenetics lab of Associate Professor Richard Pilsner.

UMass Amherst Alumnus Dr. Akshay Kapoor '14
November 23, 2020

Public Health Sciences alumnus Dr. Akshay Kapoor '14 is among the members of the UMass Amherst community celebrated in a new video produced by the Alumni Association. The COVID-19 heroes were honored for contributing to the fight against COVID-19 during the campus’s virtual Homecoming 2020 celebration. 

Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine '17MPH
October 28, 2020

Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine ’17MPH is the author of The Art of Breaking Through, a new self-help book that outlines a simple, five-step approach to taking on life's most difficult moments.

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