News

February 19, 2021

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Rachel Volberg, and Andrew Lover (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Elizabeth Evans and graduate student Isabella Caruso (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the students at the core of the UMass Amherst COVID testing center's success; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; treatment of opioid use disorders; the safety of plastic bubbles used at concerts; and the link between high levels of gambling and increased mortality.

February 16, 2021

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted a live information session and Q&A featuring SPHHS faculty, staff and students on Friday, February 12, 2021. The presentation included an overview of the University's new high risk operational posture; a snapshot of COVID-19 cases and "how we got here"; strategies to support your well-being; and information on campus well-being resources.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Susan Shaw
February 16, 2021

Susan Shaw, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy and director of the UMass Amherst Center for Community Health Equity Research (CCHER), has been named a 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

January 15, 2021

Professor Emeritus David Buchanan has authored A Humanistic Approach to Health Promotion, a new book that presents a distinct, ethically robust framework for improving population health when the major causes of disease, death and disability are closely associated with human behaviors.

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany
January 14, 2021

Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a radio program examining incarcerated women who have been the victims of domestic and sexual violence. Mullany is the host of a weekly show on Brattleboro Community Radio WVEW-LP 107.7 FM.

Health Promotion and Policy alumni Chris Barcelos
January 14, 2021

Health Promotion and Policy alumni Chris A. Barcelos ‘16PhD recently authored Distributing Condoms and Hope: The Racialized Politics of Youth Sexual Health, a new book published by the University of California Press.

December 18, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Raji Balasubramanian (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier and Laura Vandenberg (Environmental Health Sciences), and Elizabeth Evans and Anna Mullaney (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; the potential dangers of repeated decontamination and re-use of N95 masks by healthcare workers; the results of a study of oral hormone therapy; the health impacts of plastics; guidelines for big data governance and opioid use disorder; and intimate partner violence.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
November 30, 2020

The use of big data to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts poses ethical concerns that could undermine its benefits without clear governance guidelines that protect and respect patients and society, a new study led by Elizabeth Evans concludes.

November 27, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), and Mira Weil, Kimberley Geissler and Laura Attanasio (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; the health impacts of ethylene oxide emissions; teaching sex education; and inadequacies in postpartum care.

UMass Amherst alumnus Danny Feldman '13MPH
October 26, 2020

Danny Feldman, who earned his MPH in Community Health Education in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is featured in the premiere episode of the "Captains Coaches Corner" video series produced by Christopher Newport University Athletics. Feldman serves as the Head Cross Country Coach as well as a track & field assistant for the university, which is located in Newport News, Virginia.

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