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July 31, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (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.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
July 29, 2020

Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence and associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has released the COVID-19 Forecast Hub's updated projections, four weeks out, for number of COVID-19 deaths nationally and by state. 

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy alumna Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
July 28, 2020

Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal earned her MPH in Community Health Education in 2002. She is an Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant MPH Program Director at Simmons University in Boston.

Communication Disorders alumna Alison Letvinchuk
July 28, 2020

Alison Letvinchuk received her MA degree in Communication Disorders in 2016. She currently works as a speech-language pathologist with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Community Health Education alumna J. Cherry Sullivan
July 28, 2020

Community Health Education alumna J. Cherry Sullivan ‘05MPH has been named a 2020 Commonwealth Heroine of Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

SPHHS alumnae Joycelyn Faraj and Wendy Ng
July 28, 2020

Alumnae Joycelyn Faraj ‘17PhD (Nutrition) and Wendy Ng ’17 (Public Health Sciences with a secondary major in Nutrition) have been selected for leadership positions within the Boston Alliance for Diversity in Dietetics (BADD).

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
July 27, 2020

During this time when "public health" has become a common term in our vocabulary, I want to thank policy makers, political officials, and community members for supporting public health measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

UMass Amherst Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences Angela de Oliveira
July 24, 2020

Angela de Oliveira has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She began a one-year term on July 1st, and will replace Tim Ford, who is stepping down at the end of August.

July 24, 2020

SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich (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.

UMass Amherst retired faculty member Howard Peters
July 22, 2020

Howard A. Peters, former director of health and safety and faculty in environmental health sciences, died at the age of 93 on Friday, April 17, in Homosassa, Fla.

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