In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Evans set out to study the obstacles to treating this chronic condition with an effective medication, buprenorphine-naloxone. In a newly published paper in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, lead author Evans, along with researchers at UCLA and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, identify factors that inhibit the long-term use of buprenorphine, which was approved in 2002 by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder.
More than a dozen researchers from three UMass system campuses met recently for a daylong workshop to develop cross-campus collaborations on research related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Organized by Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Sarah Goff, the tri-campus research collaborative aimed to spark new ideas and proposals to help prevent and mitigate harm from these experiences.
After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to an investigation led by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Jennifer Whitehill.
Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking younger and older volunteers for a study on how fat affects muscle strength. Participants should be between the ages of 25 to 45 or 65 to 75, non-smokers, not pregnant, and free of neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.
It has been a privilege to serve these past seven months as interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Thanks to the efforts of myriad dedicated faculty, staff and students, we have accomplished much together during this short time.
Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology attended and presented their research at the 2019 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past June.
In a Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial lauding Northampton City Council’s resolution to eliminate religious exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements, the editorial board quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio.
The Spokeman-Review reports on a new study from Washington state that finds working teens are more likely use marijuana than those who don’t work. Jennifer Whitehill, Health Promotion and Policy, is one of the co-authors on the study.
Anna Mullany, a doctoral candidate in the Community Health Education program, recently published a column in the Brattleboro Reformer addressing opiate-related overdoses and deaths.
Business West covers the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team’s public presentation of its findings during the team’s recent Public Research Day held at the UMass Center in Springfield
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