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UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
November 14, 2019

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter and Clinical Assistant Professor Raeann LeBlanc, College of Nursing, will present their research as part of a human-animal interaction symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, in Austin, Texas from Nov. 13 through 17.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Kimberley Geissler
November 14, 2019

A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study led by Health Promotion and Policy faculty members Kimberley Geissler and Elizabeth Evans.

November 13, 2019

The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health (IGH) in collaboration with the STEM Ambassadors Program will host a symposium titled “Achieving Global Equity through STEM Education: Health, Environment & Policy” on Thursday, November 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Old Chapel.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
November 8, 2019

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as Chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop titled “Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence.”

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
November 7, 2019

The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in problem gambling, according to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study research team led by principal investigator and Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg.

November 6, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently wrote an essay titled "Particulate Matter Air Pollution: Here’s Why The Facts Matter" for the Union of Concerned Scientists blog.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
October 30, 2019

This past weekend, I had the good fortune of experiencing my first UMass Amherst homecoming. I met many members of our SPHHS community, from students and alumni to our advisory board members, donors and friends who visited our campus over the course of homecoming weekend.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
October 30, 2019

A cross-disciplinary team of scientists, led by Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Pilsner, will use a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to expand research into the impact of phthalate exposure on male fertility. The three-year grant is part of the NIEHS initiative known as ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research). The program aims to stimulate unconventional partnerships among environmental health scientists in an effort to accelerate breakthroughs in research.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
October 29, 2019

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently appeared on a panel titled “Innovations in Nutrition & Health” at the Future of Food Summit held in September in New York City.

October 29, 2019

Frank Robinson (PhD ’94, Community Health Education) and Cristina Huebner Torres (PhD ’18, Epidemiology), both alumni of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and members of the SPHHS Community Advisory Board, were named 2019 Healthcare Heroes of Western Massachusetts by BusinessWest and Healthcare News.

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