Health promotion and policy alumna Tiana Davis ‘17MPH has been appointed as the new Deputy Public Health Commissioner for the City of Springfield Department of Health and Human Services.
SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Laura Vandenberg (Environmental Health Sciences), Elizabeth Evans (Health Promotion and Policy), Wouter Hoogkamer and John Sirard (Kinesiology), and public health sciences student Caroline Williams, comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; the Biden administration EPA; opioid use; the health benefits of pet ownernship; and the need to make menstrual products available in schools.
Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Aline Gubrium examines the relevance of broader narrative contexts when developing public health responses to illness and disease in an invited essay appearing in the June 12, 2021 issue of The Lancet.
In an article appearing in the American Journal of Sexuality Education, doctoral student Mira Weil, senior author and faculty advisor Aline Gubrium, and alumna Aneliese Apala Flaherty ‘18MPH describe how they developed a new body-positive, queer and trans inclusive sexuality education curriculum for elementary school students called Liberatory Education Tools Teach, Affirm, Learn, Know (LETS! T.A.L.K.).
Sage Publishing has announced that Health Promotion and Policy (HPP) faculty members Kathryn Derose and Aline Gubrium have been named Co-Editors-in-Chief of The International Quarterly of Community Health Education. Beginning with their debut issue in October 2021, the journal will be retitled Community Health Equity Research and Policy (CHERP).
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored its 2021 scholarship recipients during an outdoor awards ceremony on April 30, 2021. The event was held under a tent outside the Totman Building with full COVID-19 protocols in effect. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.
Samantha Hano, a rising senior in public health sciences and psychology, is one of the nine UMass Amherst students selected as a spring 2021 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher.
Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a radio program examining intimate partner violence and rurality with five undergraduate public health sciences students as part of her weekly show on Brattleboro Community Radio WVEW-LP 107.7 FM.
Two SPHHS teams led by Associate Dean Katherine Reeves and Public Health Sciences Undergraduate Program Director Gloria DiFulvio have been awarded Mutual Mentoring Team Grants by the UMass Amherst Office of Faculty Development.
Over the course of May 13 and 14, 2021, the University of Massachusetts Amherst conferred over 2000 advanced degrees and 6,400 undergraduate degrees to the Class of 2021, including nearly 650 SPHHS graduating seniors and over 150 graduate students.
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