Public Health Sciences
The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Public health faculty members are experts in many pressing public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. The Public Health Sciences major prepares students for entry-level public health positions; graduate programs; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing school.
In the Spotlight
Public Health Sciences major Jyotika Vallurupalli ‘21 has been selected as a 2021 student commencement speaker. She will deliver her address during the 3:00 pm undergraduate commencement ceremony for SPHHS majors on May 14.
Public Health Sciences major Hannah Guard will be honored as a UMass Amherst 21st Century Leader during the Undergraduate Commencement being held on Friday, May 14. The university honors a group of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors each year for their exemplary achievement, initiative, and leadership.
In January 2021, the Holyoke District Court launched the Holyoke Early Access to Recovery and Treatment (HEART) program. The program is designed to provide access to healthcare for individuals with an opioid use disorder who come before the court. The program is administered by the Honorable Judge William Hadley '80 in collaboration with community stakeholders and with support from Associate Professor Elizabeth Evans and her team of student interns.