I am constantly amazed at our inability as a society to make steady progress in protecting human rights. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is a giant step backward for women’s reproductive health and constitutional rights.
SPHHS researchers and staff members, including professor emeritus David Hosmer, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Jennifer Whitehill (Health Promotion and Policy), and the UMass Amherst Biomechanics Lab (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about gun violence; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; environmental contaminants and male reproductive health; and running shoe design.
A team from the Department of Communication Disorders recently participated in the Massachusetts Optimism Walk, raising nearly $2000 to support Parkinson's disease research and awareness.
Public health students Grace Newfield '22MPH and Vi Pham '23 interview Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier about his work assessing the association of indoor air pollution exposure and acute respiratory infection risk among under-five children in Afghanistan. Their interview is part of the new Global Health Profile series.
The Physical Activity and Health Lab is seeking healthy adults, 18 to 65 years old, to participate in a study to improve algorithms in wearable activity devices.
Public health majors Alyssa Gibbons, Hannah Jones-Trudeau, and Suzanne Wilson interview Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Associate Professor at the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Amherst, about her work on mental health promotion among resettled Bhutanese adults in Massachusetts. Their interview is part of the new Global Health Profile series.
SPHHS alumni Tiana Davis ’17MPH, Preeti Nakrani ‘17MPH, and Melanie Wilk ’17 are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. They are joined by Sasha Jiménez ‘17, an HFA graduate who served as co-chair of the planning committee for the documentary film, MOSAIC, produced in partnership by the SPHHS and the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network (WMHEN).
Health promotion and policy doctoral student Faith English has been named a Graduate Fellow by the UMass Amherst Center for Justice, Law, and Societies (CJLS). She joins a cohort of six UMass graduate students in the 2022-2023 cohort.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alexander Suvorov is among the recipients of a Technology Development Fund award from the UMass President's Office.
A story appearing in the Spring 2022 issue of UMass Magazine highlights the work being conducted by UMass faculty and alumni to help all of us age gracefully, including the work of Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Amanda Paluch and nutrition alumna Uche Akobundu ’03MS.
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