In the Media: News Roundup (October 22, 2021)

October 22, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz (Nutrition, Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; declining fertility; and the optimal number of steps to take per day to stay healthier longer.

Updated October 22, 2021:

Mass. colleges are seeing a spike in public health programs. Thank the pandemic. - Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean (Boston Business Journal, 10/19/21)

Study Suggests Taking 7,000 Steps a Day for Health Benefits - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology (, 10/15/21)

Covid fuels surge in student sign-ups for nursing school - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 10/15/21)

Are COVID-19's big waves over? Experts are split - Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (The Hill, 10/9/21)

Walking: How many steps are enough for you to prevent the risk of premature death? - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology (, 10/7/21) 

Are Reproductive Trends, Stress Hormones, and Population Density Linked? - Alexander Suvorov, Environmental Health Sciences (Neurology Advisor, 10/4/21)

Need motivation to exercise? Here are some reasons to get moving - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology (Los Angeles Daily News, 10/3/21) 

Longevity: A simple movement that reduces mortality risk by 70% and is completely free. - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology (Brinkwire, 10/3/21)

Do you really need to walk 10,000 steps per day? - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology   (WWLP Mass Appeal, 9/28/21)

Completing 10,000 steps a day is an arbitrary number, walking 7,000 steps is good enough - Amanda Paluch, Kinesiology (Firstpost, 9/27/21)