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University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio
September 28, 2022

Senior lecturer and public health sciences undergraduate program director Gloria DiFulvio and public health major Hellen Muma appear on the news program Connecting Point to discuss DiFulvio's course “The Epidemic of Loneliness: On Connection, Belonging, and Public Health.” The course connects students with elders in the community to participate in documented conversations that in turn lead to a strengthened bond in community engagement.

ADVANCE faculty program logo
September 27, 2022

Five SPHHS faculty members – Sara Mamo (Communication Disorders), Liz Evans (Community Health Education), Katherine Reeves (Epidemiology), Katie Potter (Kinesiology), and Zhenhua Liu (Nutrition) – are among the 44 UMass Amherst faculty selected to the 2022-2023 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

September 23, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), and Gloria DiFulvio (Health Promotion and Policy) and Public Health Sciences major Hellen Muma comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and monkeypox; problem gambling; stroke and aphasia; and the public health course "The Epidemic of Loneliness."

August 24, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover, Nicholas Reich, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), Alicia Timme-Laragy and Laura Vandenberg (Environmental Health Sciences), Elizabeth Evans (Health Promotion and Policy), and Stuart Chipkin, Wouter Hoogkamer, Amanda Paluch, and the UMass Amherst Biomechanics Lab (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and monkeypox; problem gambling; stroke and aphasia; PFAS and other environmental contaminants; opioid treatment and interventions; gun violence; endurance running; walking and fitness; and running shoe design.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Krishna Poudel
August 22, 2022

UMass Amherst researchers Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar (Nursing) and Krishna Poudel (Health Promotion and Policy) have been awarded a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to replicate a refugee well-being program for displaced people from Ukraine and Afghanistan who have recently resettled in Hampden County.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
August 11, 2022

A new, jail-based opioid use disorder treatment program is intended to decrease the risk of opioid overdose among incarcerated people transitioning from jail to the community. A new study by Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans and researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate suggests improvements are needed in at least three critical areas.

Alumni Tiana Davis, Preeti Nakrani, Melanie Wilk, and Sasha Jimenez
June 22, 2022

SPHHS alumni Tiana Davis ’17MPH, Preeti Nakrani ‘17MPH, and Melanie Wilk ’17 are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. They are joined by Sasha Jiménez ‘17, an HFA graduate who served as co-chair of the planning committee for the documentary film, MOSAIC, produced in partnership by the SPHHS and the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network (WMHEN).

Health Promotion and Policy graduate student Anna Mullany
May 26, 2022

Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a pair of radio programs addressing issues of racism and health with faculty members Aline Gubrium, Elizabeth Salerno Valdez, and Luis Valdez.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio
May 26, 2022

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Gloria DiFulvio, Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Policy and Undergraduate Program Director for the Public Health Sciences major, is the winner of the school’s 2021-2022 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

May 25, 2022

SPHHS faculty are members of five teams that have been awarded Mutual Mentoring Team Grants by the UMass Amherst Office of Faculty Development (OFD). Two of the teams are comprised solely of faculty in SPHHS, and the three other teams are collaborations with faculty in other colleges. A total of eight teams and one individual faculty received mutual mentoring awards for 2022-23.

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