News & Events

  • Health Studies Major receives 10 Under 10 Award - The Department of Health Studies recognizes James Carrier ’13 as a 2023 recipient of a 10 Under 10 Award.  The 10 Under 10 Awards highlight young leaders who embody the true spirit and values of the University.  As a health studies major, Carrier interned in the Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at the Rhode […]
  • Career Event-Career Chats with Health Studies Grads - Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00pm in the Higgins Welcome Center for a Health Studies career chat.  Our guest speakers include 6 graduates from the Health Studies major at the University of Rhode Island.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your career options. Our guest speakers include: Julia Broccoli, […]
  • Having a partner more important than children to staving off loneliness during pandemic, new study finds - A new study released in the European Journal of Ageing found that having a partner had a greater impact than having children in helping to stave off loneliness among older adults during the pandemic’s first wave.
  • New Health Studies class to be offered in Spring 2023 - Professor Nash will be offering a new grand challenge class in the spring: HLT 400G: Public Health: Social Justice and Advocacy.
  • Dr. Cohen elected Chair-Elect of the American Public Health Association Aging & Public Health Section - Dr. Cohen was recently elected to become the Chair-Elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Greaney on her promotion - Dr. Greaney was promoted to full Professor in July. Congratulations! She will continue to serve as department chair, teaching classes, advising students, and conducting research.
  • Lily Rosa is the recipient of the 2022 Academic Excellence Award - Lily Rosa of Wakefield, RI received the 2022 Academic  Excellence award for Health Studies.   Lily has been an outstanding representative of the Department of Health Studies. She graduated in December 2021 with a B.S. in health studies and a B.A. in Italian. During her time at URI, Lily worked to promote health and well-being. She […]
  • Dr. Cohen to serve as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Public Health Policy - Associate Professor of Health Studies Dr. Steve Cohen has recently been asked to serve as a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Public Health Policy, a journal focusing on the major epidemiologic and social foundations of public health policy.
  • Dr. Sabik awarded a sabbatical - Dr. Natalie Sabik was awarded a sabbatical for this upcoming fall semester. During this time, she will work to further her research on chronic stress and the impact on body image and women’s health.
  • Dr. Nicholas Asselin, Speaker at Annual Symposium - On April 13, 2022 we were honored to have Dr. Nicholas Asselin, Medical Director, Lifespan EpiCenter and Assistant Professor at Brown University, speak to the faculty and students at the annual Health Studies Symposium.  Dr. Asselin is an ER physician who helped direct Rhode Island’s COVID efforts, including developing the field hospital at the Rhode […]
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