Associate professors Alicia Timme-Laragy (Environmental Health Sciences) and Brian Whitcomb (Epidemiology) are among the eight UMass Amherst faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Youssef Oulhote is quoted in a story about research on "bug bombs" conducted from North Carolina State University. Oulhote’s previous research has concluded that synthetic pyrethroids, the main ingredient in bug bombs, are closely linked to behavioral problems in children.
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, associate professor of epidemiology Katherine Reeves found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent chemicals used in such common products as shampoo, makeup, vinyl flooring, toys, medical devices and car interiors.
The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team has published a study finding little evidence of harm to society as measured by crime, divorce or home foreclosures due to the opening of a new area casino.
New research by Xuehong Zhang of Harvard Medical School, with UMass Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson and others, incorporates biomarker risk factors into established breast cancer risk prediction models to see if their joint contribution could increase the models’ accuracy. Their initial findings are promising, significantly improving predictive outcomes for invasive breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy (HT).
Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.
Epidemiology students now have a place online to build connections, network with peers and showcase their work thanks to the new social media group titled ‘OUT-BREAKERS, UMass Epidemiology Student Group’ on Facebook.
Sara “Sally” Bachman, an epidemiology alumna who received her MS degree from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in 1980, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.
Epidemiology’s Rachel Volberg recently explained why people are attracted to playing lottery games like Mega Millions to the Boston Herald.
The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty.