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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.

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.

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.