News Archive

November 27, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), and Mira Weil, Kimberley Geissler and Laura Attanasio (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; the health impacts of ethylene oxide emissions; teaching sex education; and inadequacies in postpartum care.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer
November 19, 2020

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer is among an international team that recently received a five-year, $23 million NIH grant to extend the SEARCH (Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health) study. Since its inception in 2012, the SEARCH study has been designing and evaluating evidence-based interventions in rural Kenya and Uganda as part of the global effort to eliminate HIV and improve community health.

November 13, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Kimberley Geissler and Laura Attanasio (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; reports on the social and economic impacts of gambling; connections between toxins, genes, and disease; and inadequacies in postpartum care.

October 30, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (both Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Edward Calabrese (Environmental Health Sciences), and Sofiya Alhassan (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic, reports on the social and economic impacts of gambling, and how to keep children active during the pandemic.

October 16, 2020

SPHHS researchers Laura Balzer, Nicholas Reich, Rachel Volberg, and Brian Whitcomb, (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier, Richard Pilsner, and Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), and Elizabeth Evans (Health Promotion and Policy) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic, reports on the social and economic impacts of gambling, sperm biomarkers that may predict male fertility, the health effects of man-made chemicals, the effectiveness of face masks in protecting against air pollution, and prevention efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

October 2, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich and Andrew Lover (both Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology), along with undergraduate student Kerri Watkins (Nutrition), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic, tick surveillance research, pollutants, health tracking devices, and healthy diets.

September 21, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomed five new tenure-track and six new non tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year.

September 18, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), along with graduate students Parker Sweet and Clement Boaheng (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic.

September 14, 2020

The MPH Task Force has completed its review of the current SPHHS core curriculum for its MPH degree programs and issued its final report.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology wordmark
August 30, 2020

As part of a broader campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Biostatistics & Epidemiology team comprised of Laura Balzer, Andrew Lover, and James Peng has designed and will maintain the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard, launched on August 21, was developed to empower key campus stakeholders and the community at large to track public health data.

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