News

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.

October 28, 2019

Faculty and students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be presenting their research findings over the course of the American Public Health Association’s 2019 annual meeting being held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Soleen Ghahraman
October 28, 2019

Soleen Ghahraman, a senior Public Health Sciences major, recently volunteered at the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry’s (ABMDR) annual Walk for Life held in Watertown, MA.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
October 25, 2019

A publication from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter has been selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Editors’ Pick. The article, titled “Dogs as Support and Motivation for Physical Activity,” originally appeared in the July issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, the official clinical review journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Karianne Santiago Ruiz
October 24, 2019

Public Health Sciences major Karianne A. Santiago-Ruiz moderated a panel on "Youth and Millenials" as part of the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans New England Diaspora Summit held recently at Holyoke Community College.

October 21, 2019

UMass Amherst students Arianna Kazemi, Connor Kennedy and Gabri Silverman, undergraduate winners of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Public Health Data Challenge, and their advisor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, have published an article exploring the differences in the death, arrest and reoffending rates for opioid users in the USA.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
October 21, 2019

Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, recently appeared on WGBY’s Connecting Point program to discuss
her recent study which showed an increase in marijuana-related poison control calls in Massachusetts.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg
October 18, 2019

Laura N. Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has commented in numerous publications on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it will stop conducting or funding studies that involve testing on animals by 2035. The EPA is doing this in an effort to reduce the use of animals in toxicity testing.

October 18, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is quoted in multiple articles about the concern over the toxicity of ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic gas that has been emitted by a manufacturer in Atlanta, Georgia.

October 18, 2019

Associate Professor Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences) comments on Hampshire County’s “F” grade for air quality as assigned by the American Lung Association in a new report on high ozone days.