After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to an investigation led by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Jennifer Whitehill.
The Spokeman-Review reports on a new study from Washington state that finds working teens are more likely use marijuana than those who don’t work. Jennifer Whitehill, Health Promotion and Policy, is one of the co-authors on the study.
A new study appearing in JAMA Network Open led by Health Policy and Management doctoral student Vishal Shetty and assistant professor David Chin finds that ACOs need a balance of primary care and specialist providers to optimize reductions in health care spending.
A journal article published by Laura Attanasio, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, and co-author Katy Kozhimannil of the University of Minnesota, was recently named Best Research Article for 2018 by The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH).
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.
Kimberley Geissler, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy, and Jacquie Kurland, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, have been named 2019-20 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholars. ISSR's mission is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is one of its key strategies for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass Amherst.
Three faculty from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences are among the six 2019-20 Family Research Scholars selected by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF). The CRF chooses six faculty members each year for the program based on their promising work in family-related research. The SPHHS recipients were Airín Martínez and Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professors in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, and Nicole VanKim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy John Zeber recently appeared on Connecting Point, a news show produced by local PBS station WGBY.
Attanasio is quoted saying that in the United States fewer than 9 percent of births are attended by midwives, compared with more than two-thirds of births in some European countries. She says that lack of awareness about midwives and a misconception that midwives only attend home births is a key reason for the comparatively low rate.
In a recent study exploring the feasibility of introducing gun safety discussions and interventions into routine health care settings, investigators including Associate Professor John Zeber suggest that there is some support for promoting firearm safety in pediatric primary care as a universal suicide prevention strategy for adolescents.
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