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.

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.

SPHHS alumnae Joycelyn Faraj and Wendy Ng
July 28, 2020

Alumnae Joycelyn Faraj ‘17PhD (Nutrition) and Wendy Ng ’17 (Public Health Sciences with a secondary major in Nutrition) have been selected for leadership positions within the Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD).

Community Health Education alumna J. Cherry Sullivan
July 28, 2020

Community Health Education alumna J. Cherry Sullivan ‘05MPH has been named a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine of Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

Communication Disorders alumna Alison Letvinchuk
July 28, 2020

Alison Letvinchuk received her MA degree in Communication Disorders in 2016. She currently works as a speech-language pathologist with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Epidemiology alumna and SPHHS staff member Rebecca Feinberg
July 10, 2020

Epidemiology alumna Rebecca Feinberg MPH '04, who works as a Research Development & Support Specialist in the SPHHS Research Administration Office, has recently published some of her writings with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 

BusinessWest 40 Under Forty logo
June 24, 2020

Alumni Andrea Luttrell '08 (Nutrition) and Andrew McConaha '08 (Kinesiology) are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.

Photograph Avelino Amado
June 24, 2020

Kinesiology alumnus Avelino Amado, who serves as Diversity Program Manager at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, appears among the "100 More Inspiring Black Scientists in America" list recently published by CrossTalk.

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy alumna Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez
June 23, 2020

Health Policy and Management alumna Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez MS ’87 has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Martinez-Gonzalez serves as Executive Director and Vice President for Clinical Administration with the SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center.

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