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 December, 2017

Stephenie Lemon, PhD, collaborates with other researchers to reduce disparities in breast cancer care (UmassMedNow)

October, 2017

Center for Tobacco Treatment Research &Training awarded $1 million to bring training and research programs to Massachusetts communities (UmassMedNow)

 October, 2017

Barbara Olendzki, MPH, RD, LDN, attends The Town Hall Medicine Microbiome Summit to share her research on IBD and diet.(View video by login in here)

September, 2017

Congratulations to our long-term faculty and staff; Victoria Andersen(15 yrs), Stephenie Lemon (15yrs), You Fu Li (20yrs) & Linda Churchill (30yrs).

August 24, 2017

Wenjun Li, PhD, evaluate the extent of pain relief and functional improvement in total joint replacement (UmassMedNow)

May 18, 2017

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, presents a poster at the Seventh annual Clinical and Translational Science research retreat  (UmassMedNow)

March 2017

AHA dietary counseling has positive effect on reducing added sugar intake Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD (European Journal of Nutrition)

Winter 2017

Addressing Obesity in Diverse Communities: An Interview with Milagros C. Rosal, PhD, professor of medicine 'Outlook Newsletter' 

February 21, 2017

Should You Try Mindfulness Meditation to Treat Anxiety Disorder? Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD,  associate professor of medicine (U.S. News & World Report).

January 19, 2017

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer? Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine. (New York Magazine).

December 29, 2016

How to Break Your Tanning Habit For Good. Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine. (Cosmopolitan)

October 9, 2016

Health advocates: Some colleges’ make indoor tanning too easy notes Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine. (KHOU-TV Houston & USA Today).

Sep 15, 2016

Mindful eating app, program helps curb snacking. Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine (WCVB-TV).

Sep 4, 2016

Schools an 'untapped resource' in childhood obesity battle. Wenjun Li, PhD, associate professor of medicine. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette).

May 18, 2016 

Newly diagnosed diabetes increases risk of heart attack, stroke even among statin users: Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, MPH, (UmassmedNow), (Medpagetoday).

May 11, 2016 

"Can we be civil and succeed in academic medicine?”: Dr. Pbert asks at the 2016 Women’s Faculty Committee Awards Luncheon (UmassmedNow).

April 14, 2016

Michigan LGBT Community Centers Offer 2016 Smoking Cessation Programs - Denise Jolicoeur, MPH, CHES. (PrideSource).

April 10, 2016

Finding exercise that speaks to you, making it fun. Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine. (Chicago Tribune).

April 4, 2016

Wenjun Li, PhD, new study shows that pricing and packaging requirements for cigars has reduced youth access to fruit-flavored cigars (UmassmedNow).

February 21, 2016

Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, article on 5 new ways meditation improves your life (Men's Journal).

February 18, 2016 

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine,explains how social media can be used to promote healthy lifestyles.

January 24, 2016 

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, is featured in MedPageToday on research about 'Searching for a Fix to Unreliable Nutritional Research'.

January 20, 2016

Congratulations to Milagros Rosal for receiving the 2016 Chancellors Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity.

January 13, 2016

The Center for Mindfulness is featured in Worcester Telegram & Gazette in a story about the benefits and practice of mindfulness.

December 31, 2015

Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, article on new gadgets and apps that are trying to make mindfulness meditation easier for beginners.

December 31, 2015

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, study on high fiber diet among 14 Science-Backed New Year’s Resolution Ideas.

December 28, 2015

Top Five UmassMedNow Most-Read Stories of 2015, Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD,study of a simple high fiber diet.

December 17, 2015

Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA, talks about teaching medical students to help patients manage their weight, quit smoking.

December 9, 2015

Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, LDN, leads a cooking class that aims to prepare medical students for better patient care.

Various dates, 2015

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, NSF funded study featured in; (CMIO), (HealthItSecurity), (UmassMedNow) and (HDM).

October 27, 2015

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD & Sherry Pagoto, PhD, quoted in an article about7 Kiwi Fruit Benefits.

October 9, 2015 

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, co-authored an editorial in JAMA Dermatology that indicates skin cancer rates are higher in Gay and Bisexual Men.

October 5, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine, suggests ways to address a loved one’s weight issue.

September 29, 2015  

Elizabeth Procter-Gray, PhD, talks about a study on insights to help get more elders walking.

September 8, 2015

Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, talks about recent findings on how meditation affects the human brain.

August 13, 2015 

Wenjun Li, PhD, analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts.

July 31, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, is quoted in an article on off-campus college housing that provide students free access to tanning.

July 31, 2015

Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, explains how mindfulness may help to curb cigarette cravings.

July 23, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and WPI are developing an app called RELAX which targets stress eating.

June 6, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Quoted in an article in Boston Globe about apps used for stress management.

June 3, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Campaign on legal age limit for tanning beds.

June 1, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Talks about link between indoor tanning and cancer.

May 30, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: How to Make the Most of Your Health and Fitness Apps.

May 27, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Featured in Boston Globe in an article on Tanning Salons In Colleges.

May 19, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Raises awareness of tanning bed health concerns at Washington, D.C., forum

April 1, 2015

Yunsheng  Ma, MD, PhD:Can Burning the Midnight Oil Lead to Diabetes?

March 16, 2015

Lori Pbert, PhD: Provide practical guidelines for pediatric practice in smoking cessation.

March 11, 2015

Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD: Focusing on fiber may work for weight loss.

March 10, 2015

Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH: Access to healthy food limited in many Central Massachusetts communities.

February 17, 2015

Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds hot flashes can persist for many years.

February 16, 2015

Yun sheng Ma, MD, PhD: A simple diet focused on increasing fiber consumption.

January 24, 2015

Saki Santorelli, EdD, discusses using mindfulness to improve job focus and effectiveness.

January 29, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, comments on 15-calorie lozenges being marketed to help curb your appetite.

January 21, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD,talks about health-related apps in comparison to what is used in clinical practice.

January 6, 2015

ABC News: Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, explains how mindfulness techniques can help patients quit smoking.

January, 2015

Sherry Pagoto, PhD:UMass Med and WPI to team on healthy-eating app.

December 14, 2014

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, talks about mindfulness with 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper.

November 24, 2014

Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Lack of funding leaves police fitness up to local departments.

November 11, 2014

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, offers tips to restructure your home environment to aid in weight loss.

October 10, 2014

GMA features Sherry Pagoto, PhD: Tanning beds widely available on or near college campuses, despite cancer risk.

October 7, 2014

Wenjun Li, PhD: UMass Chan and DPH findings challenge previous conclusions about healthy eating.

September 29, 2014

Health Watch: Importance of Soluable Fiber starring Jennifer Fournier, RD.

September 18, 2014

Health Fair at the State House showcasing the Division’s extensive work! 

August 30, 2014

Martinus Evans graduated from University of Connecticut with a Masters degree in Health Promotion.

August 30, 2014

Tariana Little presenting poster at APHA Annual Meeting on November 15-19, 2014.

August 25, 2014

 Sherry Pagoto comments on a social networking site dedicated to science and research.

August 1, 2014

As skin cancer soars, UMass Chan researcher explores alternatives to sun tanning.

July 22, 2014

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

July 8, 2014

First-of-its-kind tobacco treatment training program launched

June 9, 2014

Worcester Prevention Research Center awarded $4.4 million from CDC

May 30, 2014

Pagoto weigh in on new tanning bed regs in New York Times

April 28, 2014

Ronnesia Gaskins quoted in an article about smoking cessation programs

April 25, 2014

UMass Chan first to develop evidence-based diet for inflammatory bowel disease

April 24, 2014

Judith Ockene named Distinguished Scientist by Society of Behavioral Medicine

April 22, 2014

Sherry Pagoto talks about the support that social media can offer in weight loss

April 21, 2014

Sybil Crawford discusses her recent study findings about women's menstrual periods during menopause

January 28, 2014 

Pagoto discusses cognitive-behavioral therapy and diet management

January 25, 2014 

Jolicoeur talks on training needed to become a certified tobacco treatment specialist

January 14, 2014 

Wenjun Li findings indicate change in design by tobacco companies

October 28, 2013

Ockene on hormone therapy: In the final analysis, proceed with caution

October 18, 2013

Wenjun Li, reports declining obesity among Mass. Students

October 17, 2013

Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine celebrates 30 years

October 10, 2013

Ockene plays key role in new advisory from American Heart Association

October 8, 2013

Pagoto finds proven behavioral strategies lacking

Winter, 2013

Divison Winter 2013 Newsletter