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 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.

UMass Amherst alumnus Danny Feldman '13MPH
October 26, 2020

Danny Feldman, who earned his MPH in Community Health Education in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is featured in the premiere episode of the "Captains Coaches Corner" video series produced by Christopher Newport University Athletics. Feldman serves as the Head Cross Country Coach as well as a track & field assistant for the university, which is located in Newport News, Virginia.

UMass Amherst Public Health Practice alumna Karen Remley
October 26, 2020

Alumna Karen Remley, MD, ‘15MPH, MBA, FAAP, has been named the Director for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 21, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomed five new tenure-track and six new non tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences alumna Claire Moss
August 27, 2020

Public Health Sciences alumna Claire Moss ’17 recently received the American Public Works Association (APWA) New England Chapter Young Leader Award.

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy alumna Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
July 28, 2020

Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal earned her MPH in Community Health Education in 2002. She is an Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant MPH Program Director at Simmons University in Boston.

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