News

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
May 29, 2018

The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour and Human Kinetics recently announced the launch of the Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behavior (JMPB), with Professor Emerita of Kinesiology Patty Freedson serving as its editor-in-chief.

May 25, 2018

Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, is the editor of a new book titled Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation. This collection of essays and original research articles offers a comprehensive perspective of the importance of the menstrual cycle in women's lives.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
May 24, 2018

Graduation week is one of the campus’ busiest and most exciting of the year – the time when thousands of students graduate and their friends, family members, and faculty are on campus to support them. In addition to the university’s undergraduate commencement, each school or college at the university hosts a senior recognition ceremony where students are called up individually to the stage to be recognized for their accomplishments.

May 24, 2018

A field of 11 teams and more than 80 players turned out for the Kinesiology Club’s third annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament held in the Boyden Gym in late April.

May 24, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a special Boston Alumni Night on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club.

May 24, 2018

Peter L. Pellett, professor emeritus of nutrition whose work focused on relieving child malnutrition worldwide, died May 10.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves
May 24, 2018

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Katherine Reeves is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Titled “Depression, Antidepressant Use, and Breast Cancer Risk in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study,” the article presents findings of the largest prospective study to date to examine whether depression or antidepressant use can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Lisa Wexler
May 24, 2018

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently profiled the work of three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs, including one whose research steering committee is led by Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler. The story describes the work of the hubs in exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian and Alaska Native youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide.

May 23, 2018

Biostatistics doctoral student Stephen Lauer is the lead author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Titled “Prospective forecasts of annual dengue hemorrhagic fever incidence in Thailand, 2010-2014,” the article presents findings on dengue hemorrhagic fever prediction forecasting models tested over the course of a five-year period.

May 23, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber has been selected as the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.