News

May 28, 2019

Eliza Frechette (Kinesiology) and Chi Hyun Lee (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) are among eight UMass Amherst faculty selected to receive Mutual Mentoring Micro-Grants by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development.

May 28, 2019

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.

May 24, 2019

The Center for Community Health Equity Research in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences held a free community forum in celebration of Public Health Month on April 30 at the UMass Center in Springfield. Co-sponsored by the City of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services, the event featured presentations about public health and human development research projects being conducted in Springfield.

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 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.

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.

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.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
May 22, 2019

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.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
May 22, 2019

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.