News

October 16, 2020

SPHHS researchers Laura Balzer, Nicholas Reich, Rachel Volberg, and Brian Whitcomb, (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier, Richard Pilsner, and Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Elizabeth Evans (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic, reports on the social and economic impacts of gambling, sperm biomarkers that may predict male fertility, the health effects of man-made chemicals, the effectiveness of face masks in protecting against air pollution, and prevention efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

October 2, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich and Andrew Lover (both Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), along with undergraduate student Kerri Watkins (Nutrition), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic, tick surveillance research, pollutants, health tracking devices, and healthy diets.

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.

September 18, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), along with graduate students Parker Sweet and Clement Boaheng (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic.

September 14, 2020

The MPH Task Force has completed its review of the current SPHHS core curriculum for its MPH degree programs and issued its final report.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology wordmark
August 30, 2020

As part of a broader campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Biostatistics & Epidemiology team comprised of Laura Balzer, Andrew Lover, and James Peng has designed and will maintain the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard, launched on August 21, was developed to empower key campus stakeholders and the community at large to track public health data.

August 24, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that twelve of its faculty members have been granted tenure and/or promoted for fall 2020.

August 21, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and faculty research in response to the pandemic.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
August 11, 2020

Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence and associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will continue to release the COVID-19 Forecast Hub's updated projections, four weeks out, for number of COVID-19 deaths nationally and by state.

August 7, 2020

SPHHS researcher Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) comments in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and faculty research in response to the pandemic.

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