News Archive

May 24, 2019

Environmental Health Sciences graduate students Monika Roy and Klara Matouskova were among the nearly 40 students selected to present artistic representations of their research activities during the second annual Research Art Science Exhibition on display in the university’s Digital Media Lab in late April.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019

Richard E. Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has written an essay in The Conversation questioning proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air pollution regulations that would adopt alternative dose-response models when determining how much pollution causes negative health effects.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Aastha Pokharel
May 22, 2019

Aastha Pokharel ‘19, a Public Health Sciences and Biochemistry double major, is among six undergraduates selected as spring 2019 Rising Researchers. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.

May 22, 2019
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter inducted new members into its ranks during its annual luncheon in April.
May 22, 2019

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alexander Suvorov published an article in The Conversation in which he discusses how early exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) could put children at risk for lifelong liver or cardiovascular problems.

April 2, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 22nd Annual Research Day on April 2, 2019, in the Campus Center Auditorium. Epidemiology doctoral student Christine Langton took home first prize for her research.

March 11, 2019

Associate professors Alicia Timme-Laragy (Environmental Health Sciences) and Brian Whitcomb (Epidemiology) are among the eight UMass Amherst faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
February 25, 2019

In a new opinion piece written for Environmental Health News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg says the president's state of the union message lacked a necessary focus on cancer prevention, and specifically on research to "understand and communicate the role that environmental exposures play in cancer risk."

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences Chair Timothy Ford
February 25, 2019

Western Mass News recently interviewed Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences Timothy Ford on a feature story about the levels of bacteria spread by electric hand-dryers. He says air hand-dryers could transfer bacteria to hands by pulling contaminated air from the surrounding area.

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