News

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
January 29, 2018

Welcome back to a new year and a new semester. I hope you enjoyed your winter break and return to campus feeling as excited and energized as I do. I’m proud to say that the SPHHS will be providing a full schedule of events this spring semester designed to educate, challenge, and enlighten us all.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen
January 29, 2018

Nancy L. Cohen, Professor of Nutrition, comments in a story about what and how much to eat before and after exercising if you are trying to lose weight.

January 23, 2018

The Kinesiology Department’s Judith LaBranche and Mark Miller were featured in a Daily Hampshire Gazette article exploring seniors’ winter fitness routines.

January 23, 2018

Public Health Sciences alumna and fitness expert Eliza Shirazi '13 was recently interviewed in The Improper Bostonian magazine about her company Kick It by Eliza and entrepreneurial spirit.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
January 22, 2018

Elizabeth Evans is among the eight faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project. As a PEP fellow, she will write policy briefs, develop an online presence, and engage criminal justice leaders, focusing on prevention and intervention strategies that address the different needs of women and men.

January 18, 2018

Recent MPH in Public Health Practice alumna Louise Valentine ’17 was awarded an ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) research position with the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

Gloria DiFulvio
January 16, 2018

A recent news story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at three local political activists, including Gloria T. DiFulvio, senior lecturer in Community Health Education and Public Health Sciences undergraduate program director, and how they have responded to the election of Donald J. Trump as president and his first full year in office.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.

January 12, 2018

Kinesiology graduate Manny Acheampong ’15 recently detailed his experiences with workplace hostility while treating racially prejudiced patients in a Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
January 11, 2018

Results of a national study led by Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans, with others at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University of California, Los Angeles, suggest that risk for alcohol and drug use disorders among United States military veterans is increased by childhood adversity, and in ways that are different between women and men and different compared to the civilian population.