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University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
August 16, 2019

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.

UMass Amherst SPHHS Interim Dean Nancy Cohen
July 30, 2019

It has been a privilege to serve these past seven months as interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of myriad dedicated faculty, staff and students, we have accomplished much together during this short time.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
July 29, 2019

Business West covers the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team’s public presentation of its findings during the team’s recent Public Research Day held at the UMass Center in Springfield

July 29, 2019

Anna Mullany, a doctoral candidate in the Community Health Education program, recently published a column in the Brattleboro Reformer addressing opiate-related overdoses and deaths.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
July 29, 2019

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.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio
July 29, 2019

In a Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial lauding Northampton City Council’s resolution to eliminate religious exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements, the editorial board quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology graduate students at SER annual meeting
July 29, 2019

Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.

July 26, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded six Summer PhD Fellowships for 2019. The awards provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months. Students received nominations by their faculty mentors with concurrence from their graduate program directors.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
July 24, 2019

Co-principal investigators Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Dr. Peter Friedmann, Associate Dean of Research at the UMass Medical School-Baystate and chief research officer at Baystate Health, have received a $10 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to examine a pilot opioid treatment program for jail detainees in seven Massachusetts counties.

UMass Amherst Project Rover logo
July 23, 2019

Dog owners aged 65 and older may be eligible to participate in a free dog training class as part of a pilot study, Project Rover, by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter.

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