News Archive

June 18, 2018

Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent alumna Serena Houghton PhD ‘16 has received a three-year, $ 187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine central obesity and its relation to breast cancer risk and survival.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Sciences alumna Anim Aweh ‘11 is the author of a recently published children’s book about a child coping with mental illness.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Mika Pollack (nee Timika Lightfoot) MPH ‘05 is the creator and host of the new podcast Overprescribed.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
June 12, 2018

The Greenwall Foundation, which promotes bioethics research, has awarded Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of community health education at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $128,164 grant to support her research, “Exploring shared decision-making as an ethical response to the opioid epidemic.”

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb
June 11, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
June 8, 2018

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, comments in recent Live Science and Reuters articles on a new study from researchers in Spain that suggests heavy alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of premenstrual syndrome.

June 8, 2018

Recent Environmental Health Sciences graduate Durga Kolla MS ’18 and Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney '17 have received Fulbright awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. They will study in Denmark and Swaziland, respectively.

June 8, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently authored a piece in The Conversation examining the causes of air pollution and its adverse impact on human health.

June 8, 2018

Kinesiology postdoctoral researchers Elroy Aguiar and Scott Ducharme, who work in Catrine Tudor-Locke’s Physical Activity and Health Lab, recently held guest spots on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
May 29, 2018

Ten School of Public Health and Health Sciences students recently won UMass Alumni Association Awards for 2018. Awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.

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