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Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany and students
October 26, 2020

Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a radio program commemorating Indigenous People’s Day with several first-year students. They discussed Indigenous health, political-economic-social origins of illness, abolishing Columbus Day, and the meaning of solidarity.

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.

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.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
October 1, 2020

Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson presented "Why the Menstrual Cycle Matters," the first talk in the 2020-21 UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, on Wednesday, October 7, at 4:00 pm in a Zoom webinar format.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
September 27, 2020

Elizabeth Evans, co-principal investigator of the $10 million Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Clinical Research Center grant, will deliver a webinar on “A criminal justice-engaged research collaborative: Findings and lessons learned from Western Massachusetts” on October 14, 2020, beginning at 12:00 pm.

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.

UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center contact tracers
September 18, 2020

A team of SPHHS students working as contact tracers at the university's Public Health Promotion Center at the Mullins Center is featured in a new story on the UMass Amherst homepage.

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.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Krishna Poudel
September 8, 2020

Krishna C. Poudel, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, has been appointed to serve as co-director of the UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health.

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