Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Professor of Epidemiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, was selected for the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). The highly competitive award, given on the UMass Amherst campus for over 30 years, honors exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.
Andrea Ayvazian (Health Promotion and Policy) and Katherine Reeves (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) are among the 12 UMass Amherst faculty selected by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development as recipients of the 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.
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.
Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and principal investigator of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, was interviewed by the BBC World Service in London.
Research findings from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study, led by Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg, have been cited in a Topic article on the potential harm state-lotteries pose to Americans.
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.
An article criticizing the state of Illinois for doing little to address gambling addiction after video gambling was made legal there in 2012, quotes Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology and principal investigator of the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study.
The Physical Activity in Pregnancy Lab is seeking healthy pregnant women who are between the ages of 18-40 and in early pregnancy to participate in a study to measure the accuracy of a pregnancy physical activity questionnaire.
Three faculty from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences are among the six 2019-20 Family Research Scholars selected by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF). The CRF chooses six faculty members each year for the program based on their promising work in family-related research. The SPHHS recipients were Airín Martínez and Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professors in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, and Nicole VanKim, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
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