Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky was recently featured in a New York Times story about how walking the dog can be good for human health.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Kimberley Geissler recently presented research findings on the formation and performance of health care teams at the 7th conference of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) held June 10-13, 2018, in Atlanta.
UMass Magazine highlights the global impact the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is making through its field work in a feature article titled "Interwoven."
Associate Professor of Nutrition Elena Carbone has been selected to join the Standing Committee on Policy and Advocacy of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA). Founded in 2016, the IHLA is a non-profit, member-based association dedicated to the professional development of its members and the health literacy field.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer describes a machine learning method with implications for epidemiological research in a recent publication titled “Stacked generalization: an introduction to super learning.” Co-authored with Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, the article provides a practical introduction to ensemble methods that allow researchers to combine several different prediction algorithms into one.
Kinesiology students Colleen Sands and Christopher Moore recently received student awards to attend and present research at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 65th annual meeting held in Minneapolis. Both students work in the Physical Activity and Health Lab under the supervision of Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Kinesiology Catrine Tudor-Locke.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy David Buchanan says efforts to combat fatal opioid overdoses in Massachusetts seem to be making progress, but questions if the efforts have cut down on the amount of drug use.
Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg comments in a recent Huffington Post article on the potential impact of a six-year study of bisphenol A or BPA on human health.
In a comprehensive review of 38 relevant studies focused on walking cadence and intensity for adults, Tudor-Locke and team conclude that approximately 100 steps per minute qualifies as a good metric for moderate intensity levels in healthy adults, with vigorous walking beginning at approximately 130 steps per minute.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.