News Archive

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
July 22, 2020

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz has been appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is an internationally recognized expert on maternal and child nutrition who served on the 2015 Federal Advisory Committee for the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

July 10, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover (both Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and faculty research in response to the pandemic.

Epidemiology alumna and SPHHS staff member Rebecca Feinberg
July 10, 2020

Epidemiology alumna Rebecca Feinberg MPH '04, who works as a Research Development & Support Specialist in the SPHHS Research Administration Office, has recently published some of her writings with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Andrew Lover
July 8, 2020

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Andrew Lover is leading a team of researchers who are exploring the rate of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) exposure on campus and throughout Massachusetts, inviting faculty, staff and students to voluntarily participate.

Fruit and Veggies
July 8, 2020

An interdisciplinary research team is resuming recruitment for the New Moms Wellness Study after revising protocols to eliminate face-to-face contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
June 30, 2020

Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich has been awarded grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support innovation and expansion in his groundbreaking pandemic forecasting work.

June 24, 2020

Biostatistics and Epidemiology researchers Andrew Lover, Nicholas Reich, and Thomas McAndrew, along with Environmental Health Sciences’ Richard Peltier, are among the SPHHS individuals whose coronavirus response efforts are featured in the spring 2020 issue of UMass Magazine.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
June 24, 2020

UMass Magazine profiles the most recent grant awarded to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study team by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in its spring 2020 issue.

UMass Amherst assistant professor of epidemiology Nicole VanKim
June 24, 2020

A team led by Nicole VanKim (biostatistics and epidemiology) and Mark Pachucki (sociology) is one of three faculty-student research teams on campus to receive seed grants of up to $12,000 from the Institute of Diversity Sciences.

SPHHS COVID-19 online course advertisement
June 24, 2020

“Navigating COVID-19 Reopening Pathways,” a new summer course taught by assistant professor of epidemiology Andrew Lover and designed for alumni and working professionals, will present a unique opportunity for community, business, and public health leaders to come together and develop best practice guides for reopening businesses, schools, and other organizations amidst this on-going pandemic.

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