News Archive

Hannah Guard (left) and Jyotika Vallurupalli (right) flank Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
May 14, 2021

Over the course of May 13 and 14, 2021, the University of Massachusetts Amherst conferred over 2000 advanced degrees and 6,400 undergraduate degrees to the Class of 2021, including nearly 650 SPHHS graduating seniors and over 150 graduate students.

April 23, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), and Laura Vandenberg and Raphael Arku (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Public Health Sciences alumna Ellen Noble '18, comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; health impacts of chemical exposures; environmental justice; and a breast cancer fundraiser.

UMass Amherst Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics Carol Bigelow
April 23, 2021

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Carol Bigelow, Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and instructor in the online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has been selected to receive the school’s 2020-2021 UWW Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is given annually to recognize excellence in online teaching.

UMass Amherst Biostatistics and Epidemiology wordmark
March 26, 2021

Graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology have created a new UMass Biostats & EPI Student-Alumni group on LinkedIn. The group page will be a resource for networking, job opportunities, and discussion of the latest trends and research in the fields of biostatistics and epidemiology.

March 26, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Andrew Lover (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Laura Vandenberg, Richard Peltier, and Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences) and Sarah Goff and Jennifer Whitehill (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; effectiveness of masks; health impacts of chemical exposures; mental health challenges facing young people during the pandemic; and an increasing number of calls to poison control centers related to children accidentally ingesting edible cannabis.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer
March 19, 2021

Laura Balzer, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard, has been named a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Scholars are UMass Amherst faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in research, scholarship or creative activity.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer
March 19, 2021

Laura Balzer, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard, is partnering with Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) to provide an innovative new approach to campus public health messaging: a series of COVID-19 videos delivered via the MyUMass app.

March 12, 2021

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), along with Sarah Goff and Krishna Poudel (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine; and the link between tobacco use and inflammation among people living with HIV.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Andrew Lover
March 12, 2021

Preliminary results from a statewide study led by infectious disease epidemiologist Andrew Lover reveal an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection rate last summer of 5.3% among UMass Amherst undergraduate students and their families and 4% among faculty, staff, graduate students and their family members.

February 19, 2021

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Rachel Volberg, and Andrew Lover (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Elizabeth Evans and graduate student Isabella Caruso (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the students at the core of the UMass Amherst COVID testing center's success; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; treatment of opioid use disorders; the safety of plastic bubbles used at concerts; and the link between high levels of gambling and increased mortality.

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