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November 19, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Youssef Oulhote, Nicholas Reich, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), Sarah Goff (Health Promotion and Policy), Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), and Nancy Cohen and Shawn Portwood (Nutrition), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; PFAS chemicals; problem gambling; the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer; and dietary habits.

BIO-EPI faculty members Raji Balasubramanian and Carol Bigelow
November 5, 2021

Biostatistics and Epidemiology faculty members Raji Balasubramanian and Carol Bigelow are among the inaugural group of FlexLearning Fellows (FLF) selected by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Design Engagement and Support group.

November 2, 2021

The SPHHS invites all stakeholders to submit third-party comments about the Self-Study Report or any aspect of the SPHHS directly to CEPH. You may do so up until 30 days before the reaccreditation team’s scheduled site visit on March 23-25, 2022.

October 22, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz (Nutrition, Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; declining fertility; and the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich
September 27, 2021

Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich kicked off the 2021-2022 UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on October 5, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. with a talk titled “How to Forecast a Pandemic: Lessons from COVID-19.”

September 24, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Kathryn Derose, Elizabeth Evans, Kimberley Geissler and Sarah Goff (Health Promotion and Policy), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; declining fertility; opioid intervention and treatment; fluoride varnish treatments; and the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer.

September 15, 2021

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is currently undergoing a rigorous self-assessment as part of its reaccreditation process with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The initial results of the school’s self-study report, which includes a systematic examination of its instructional, research, and service programs and activities, is now available for review online here.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
September 13, 2021

Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, who rose to national prominence for his COVID-19 pandemic forecasting leadership, has received a five-year, $2.16 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue advancing methods for real-time forecasting during infectious disease outbreaks.

August 27, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier and Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Katherine Boyer (Kinesiology), and MPH student Laura Fails comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; air pollution; declining fertility; muscle fatigue and footwear.

August 19, 2021

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that sixteen of its faculty have been granted tenure and/or promoted for fall 2021. They include Sofiya Alhassan, Andrea Ayvazian, Raji Balasubramanian, Carol Bigelow, Kathryn Derose, Eliza Frechette, Kimberley Geissler, Tomma Henckel, Young-Cheul Kim, Judi Labranche, Mark Miller, Claire Norton, Nicholas Reich, Jane Sackett, Laura Vandenberg, and Brian Whitcomb.

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